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+Acumen Human Capital Strategy

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    3-4 Hours per Week
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+Acumen is the World's School for Social Change. At +Acumen, we want to provide you with easy access to the cutting-edge tools, leadership skills, and global community necessary to create effective social change. We do this by offering free and low-cost online courses, which have more than 500,000 signups from over 190 countries.

About This Human Capital Management Course

Developing strategies to attract, retain, and develop employees can give an organization a significant competitive advantage. This human capital management course will lead you through the basics of developing a human capital strategy. You will learn how to intentionally design your organization’s values and culture, recruit and hire the right people, adapt your organizational structure as you scale, and build effective teams.

You will also learn how to structure compensation, manage employee performance, and offer relevant professional development. This human capital management course is ideal for leaders thinking about how to build and grow their teams.

Course Supported By:

Course Supported by Hitachi

Course Topics:

  • Module 1: Culture and Values
    Develop organizational values and culture intentionally
  • Module 2: Developing Your Organizational Structure
    Draft your organizational structure and plan for how it will adapt over time
  • Module 3: Recruiting and Hiring
    Adopt practical tactics for recruiting, interviewing, hiring and firing
  • Module 4: Optimizing Performance
    Structure monetary and non-monetary compensation so that employees feel valued and rewarded
  • Module 5: Talent Development
    Gain strategies to implement professional development programs and manage employee performance

Who Should Take This Human Capital Management Course?

This human capital management course is designed for nonprofits leaders, human resources staff, and people managers.

In order to take this free online course, you will need a device that allows you to listen to audio, access course materials, and upload your assignments.


Learners are eligible to receive a Certificate of Achievement for this course through the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley Haas). Berkeley Haas is known for its role in defining a new generation of business leaders with a focus on social impact. Ranked #2 among all business school nonprofit programs in the United States (US News & World Report, 2017), Berkeley Haas inspires and empowers innovative solutions to pressing social and environmental challenges through the work of the Institute for Business and Social Impact (IBSI) and the Center for Social Sector Leadership (CSSL).

To earn a Certificate of Achievement for this course, you need to earn more than 50% of possible points on quizzes and assignments to obtain a passing grade. Quizzes are worth 15% of your total score, while assignments are worth 85%.

Philanthropy University is a non-degree, diploma or credit granting initiative. Philanthropy U, Inc. is the concept developer and sponsor of the initiative. Learners are not entitled to earn college or other academic credit.


All use, reproduction and distribution of content in this course is subject to a CC-BY-NC-ND license.