We’re excited to have you join us to explore the wonderful yet challenging insights concerning how HR pioneers are using artificial intelligence to create a more personalized experience for candidates and employees. The course officially starts start on Monday, February 18th, 2019 and commences March 22nd, 2019.

 

Q: Why did Future Workplace create this online course?

A: This course was born from the needs of our clients. As we worked with our members of the Future Workplace Network, (a consortium of heads of HR, Learning and Talent from FORTUNE 500 companies) we discussed the growing importance of upskilling the HR function in why and how to use artificial intelligence to enhance all aspects of the employee life cycle from sourcing interviewing and recruiting candidates, to on-boarding new hires, developing employees, and on-going coaching and reinforcement of new skills. As artificial intelligence becomes ubiquitous in our lives, HR leaders and their teams need to take a leadership role in crafting a strategy for how to use AI in their organization.


Q: What are any Pre-requisites?

A: We have designed this course to be largely self-contained with few prerequisites other than your availability to spend a minimum hour each week engaging with the content.


Q: Who is the target audience for this course?

A: The target audience includes any HR professional or IT professional interested in how to leverage the power of artificial intelligence for HR. The job roles include Digital Learning, Employee Experience, Enterprise Learning, Global Recruiting, HR Business Partner, HR Operations, Leadership & Development, Organizational Effectiveness, People Analytics, Performance Management, Talent Acquisition, and Talent Management.


Q: Will I use artificial intelligence as part of the course?

A: Yes, you will get exposure to AI in a few ways. First in Module 1, you will be exposed to our AI Technology Landscape and will receive a list of Personal Productivity bots you can try, as well as sharing your experience with others on this. Secondly, when you enroll in the course, Using AI 4 HR, you will join an AI-powered community of HR professionals with live trending content on a range of articles curated on the topic of how AI and Machine Learning is impacting HR. This additional content will help you stay on top of the latest thinking on these trends every day. Plus, by using machine learning you can also create custom feeds based on your interests, get daily updates, and share your insights with others.


Q: What is the expected level of effort to complete this Course?

A: This course will likely require at least one hour of effort per week to cover the basic content. Supplementary and optional advanced material is also available for each module and is designed for HR practitioners who wish to explore the application of artificial intelligence to that particular function more deeply, be that recruiting, new hire on-boarding, or learning & career development. If you plan to cover optional content, a reasonable estimate would be one additional hour beyond the basics. The discussion boards and engagement with other HR learners will also provide you with opportunities to engage even further.


Q: What type of online support is provided during the five weeks of Using AI 4 HR?

A: We’re committed to making this the most accessible and results-driven artificial intelligence online course for HR practitioners, filled with real world applications of artificial intelligence in the workplace. We have trained online teaching assistants, knowledgeable of the content and trained on the NovoEd platform to support you in your journey of how to use artificial intelligence for HR.


Q: Do I receive recognition of course completion?

A: Upon course completion you will receive a certification badge. A badge communicates three core elements: Who achieved the learning or certification? What did they do to earn this recognition? What organization stands behind this achievement? We have partnered with Acclaim from Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into an open badge.


Q: What are the benefits of an open badge?

A: Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified. Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online. Open badges provide concrete evidence of what you accomplished to earn your credential and the skills you now have in your domain of expertise.


Q: How will I know if I’ve earned a badge?

A: Each week, the requirement for attainment of the relevant digital badge will be communicated to you.  Upon completion of the in-course requirements for a badge, you will receive an email notification with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.


Q: Can I receive a badge for completing one module?

A: Digital Badges are only rewarded for the completion of Modules 2, 3, and 4.


Q: Where and how can I share my badge?

A: You can share your badge directly from the badging platform to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website; or in your email signature.


Q: What are the course timing milestones:

A: The course will officially start on Mon February 18th, 2019. Once registered you will receive an email with further details to get started! We will use USA Eastern Standard Time (EST) to designate deliverables and course flow. This should simplify coordination among learners as much as possible. New content will be released each Monday. You are welcome to sign on and complete that week's coursework whenever is convenient to your schedule. If you are taking this course as a part of a team, we encourage you to coordinate with your team to complete the coursework together. Course completion is March 22nd, 2019.


Q: What happens if I miss a week and can't complete an assignment due to travel or prior commitments? 

A: This course is semi-asynchronous combining the strengths of both synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. This means that there are elements of the course that will enable real time communication and collaboration during synchronous sessions while also providing built-in flexibility to allow learners to connect at each person's own convenience and schedule through asynchronous modules.


Q: What if I need more time to complete the course beyond March 22nd, 2019?

A: If you are traveling and require more time to complete your deliverables and receive your badge, you will send an email to AICourse@futureworkplace.com outlining your request and include a suggested timing of your completion prior to June 30, 2019.


Q: How long after the online course ends will I be able to access the content? 

A: Following the completion of the course, participants will be able to access the course materials until June 30, 2019. The discussion forums will no longer be made available for new posting after the completion of the course. From time to time, we will also share recent news stories with you to highlight interesting and timely events related to the application of AI for HR.


Q: What happens if I take a vacation or go on a business trip during the course period?

A: No problem! We designed this course with new material released each week-- but you can also take this asynchronously, at a time that best works for you. In fact, the course content will be available until June 30, 2019 so you can catch up and have extra time to complete the online course.


Q: How will I access the companion book:

A: As a gift to you, we have arranged for ALL learners, to have access to an eBook of the Award-winning Book “The Future Workplace Experience.” Recognized by Axiom for the Silver Award for the best business book for human resources and by the Community College Futures Assembly for their Bellwether Award, the book guides readers step-by-step through the process of recruiting top employees and building an engaged culture, providing clear rules for re-thinking, re-imagining, and re-inventing your organization. All course participants will be provided with a unique code and link to download their personal copy of the eBook.


Q: What are the opportunities to interact with other learners?

A: Frequently throughout the course, you will be invited to comment on the posts of other learners. The discussion forums are meant to be an area where learners can interact with each other, ask questions, and share experiences and resources. We encourage you to explore various posts and contribute to a lively discussion forum​ ​community each week!


Q: Can I register a team for the online course and can we work together as a private group? 

NovoEd's platform enables social and collaborative learning with groups. You can register your team and use NovoEd's "group feature" to create your own private group where your can interact, share notes, and collaborate on projects in your own dedicated workspace on the platform. For inquiries about team pricing, please email ksolar@futureworkplace.com.


Q: Is my registration/ticket transferable? What is the refund policy?

Registrations are non-refundable but you may transfer your registration to another qualified practitioner at any time prior to the start of the program at no charge.


Q: How will my registration data be used?

By registering for this program, we will use your contact information to communicate updates about the course to you. You also give permission for the course organizers to follow up with you after the course. If you wish to opt out of having your contact information shared, please contact the course organizers via email at info@futureworkplace.com.