Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS™) Designation

Certification Overview

Primary Reasons for Taking HCI Courses

  • HR organizations wanting to become more strategic and relevant in today’s economy
  • Employees with experience in one or two talent practices who want a fuller perspective
  • Managers and executives who want to become talent leaders
  • Talent management professionals who want updates on the latest research, best practices and implementation tools
  • Professionals who want to achieve the certifications and designations as a way to demonstrate currency and competence in a rapidly emerging field

Goals of HCI Programs

  • Synthesize research, thought leadership and best/next practices on talent management
  • Provide practical guidance and tools to help organizations improve their talent practices
  • Help to establish industry standards in the emerging field of human capital management
  • Provide a forum for continued discussion, debate and experimentation of talent practices

How are these programs different from SHRM certifications?

  • While SHRM certifications are valuable, they focus on general HR knowledge, not talent management principles.
  • Strategic talent management is not an extension of traditional HR; it is a unique and powerful new business science.
  • SHRM certification programs and other HR training are often centered on the administrative and operational aspects of human resources, while the HCI Certifications and Designation are measures of strategic knowledge and expertise.

Learning Architecture

  • Blended model of presentations, case studies, assessments, multimedia modules and activities
  • Led by highly experienced faculty
  • Concerted effort to leverage knowledge and share best practices among all participants
  • A test that must be passed at 75% or higher and work products and practicums to receive the certifications and designations
  • Deliverables are a participant’s guide and a resource guide/toolkit

Human Capital Strategist (HCS) Certification

  • Description:  A three-day course that provides the latest research, best practices and thought-leadership for the full spectrum of talent management practices
  • Requirements:  The  HCS is achieved by completing the course, passing the test at 75% or higher and completing the pre-class assignment
  • Key Topic:  The importance of talent management, ROI, workforce planning, talent acquisition, engagement, development, deployment, managing and leading talent, retention, metrics, integrated talent management and the role of HR in strategic talent management.

Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) Designation

Description:  An advanced designation awarded based on tangible contributions to advancing the practice and science of talent management in an organization

Requirements:  Have the HCS certification, Complete the two-day Human Capital Planning and Pre-Practicum Workshop

  1. Identify, address, solve and measure a real-world talent problem
  2. Prepare and pass a business case practicum documenting
  3. the process within six (6) months from the exam

Key Topics: Aligning strategy to human capital practices and implementing/executing human capital initiatives

David Forman- Chief Learning Officer (HCI-USA)

  • Forman joined HCI in 2005, and currently serves as Chief Learning Officer.
  • As CLO, Mr. Forman is responsible for curriculum design, development of HCI’s certification and designation programs, and serves as a liaison to HCI’s academic and learning communities worldwide.
  • He is also the principal author and developer of the Global Learning System for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
  • Prior to HCI, Mr. Forman designed, developed and implemented technology-based training solutions for leading organizations, including IBM, Federal Express, DuPont, Deloitte & Touche, Exxon, Microsoft, the Ford Foundation, the Children’s Television Workshop, Sony and AT&T.
  • Mr. Forman has written over 40 articles and books in the fields of human capital, globalization, training, evaluation, return on investment (ROI), and instructional design; and is a frequent presenter at major industry conferences and seminars, both in the United States and abroad.

Course Date : 13 – 17 February 2011

Course Time : 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Course Location : Kuwait – Gulf University for Science & Technology – Meshref

For Any further Information you can contact 99766708 or



About Debaawy
Mohamed AL Debaawy is a Kuwait-based Egyptian national, with a wide exposure to Arabic and Non-Arabic cultures. He speaks Arabic and English – fluently. Result oriented with an influential approach to Learning & Development function. Have a clear contribution into HR & Service Line strategic plans by linking its strategic goals and objectives with the overall HR & Business Strategy which develop a competent and talented workforce; available at all times to feed into the existing operational and growing needs of the business.

2 Responses to Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS™) Designation

  1. Thank you very much. Debaawy

    You are very helpful and inspires learning and development.
    Please do stay in touch.

    Best regards,
    Francis Jeyaraj

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