Chief Human Resources Officer Programme

Create value as a strategic people leader
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Professionally designed for your success

The Chief Human Resources Officer Programme has been designed with the needs of busy executives in mind. The programme offers a flexible learning format, including faculty sessions, guest lectures and case studies, for maximum career and business impact.


Complete the programme and undertake topical electives in select areas of people operations that supplement the core curriculum.


Benefit from the experiences of world-class faculty and influential HR leaders from the Cambridge community to build a lifelong global network.


Draw upon the School’s interdisciplinary academic research and groundbreaking scholarship in psychology and human behaviour to solve real-world problems.

What you will learn in this programme

The Chief Human Resources Officer Programme will enable you to:

  • Apply new frameworks and management techniques to appreciate and address the organisational challenges and opportunities of the 21st century

  • Implement new approaches for leading and inspiring a modern workforce

  • Effectively influence board-level discussions on strategic issues that relate to the people side of the organisation to improve strategic alignment

  • Design strategies to empower your workforce in a continuously changing world

  • Critically act on the societal expectations for your organisation and the social responsibilities of the contemporary CHRO role

Key programme features


Core curriculum

Kick-start your learning with 18 weeks of in-depth core sessions on HR strategy, leadership training and culture building.


Action plan

Undertake practical exercises at the end of each module, applying key concepts to create an HR playbook for your organisation.


Success coach

Craft your learning journey in line with your career goals with a success coach assigned to your cohort.


World-class faculty

Learn from global thought leaders and cutting-edge researchers.


Peer interaction

Engage with high-achieving peers from around the globe and grow your network.


Minimal weekly commitment

Learn at your own pace with a weekly commitment of three to five hours.


Practitioner insights

Glean insights from global industry experts with guest lectures throughout the programme.


In-person capstone module

Interact with faculty, peers and global industry leaders during an in-person capstone module and certificate ceremony.


Programme Completion Benefits

Earn select Cambridge Judge Business School benefits upon completion of the programme.


The curriculum comprises a mix of online core and elective modules. The core modules are structured around four pillars of contemporary HR leadership and talent strategy. Following this, you will have the opportunity to explore strategies for an increasingly digital workplace with a choice of electives.

Action plan

Action plan

Over the duration of the programme, you will apply key concepts from each module to complete practical exercises that will form the basis for the development of an HR playbook for your organisation. You can take advantage of faculty live sessions, webinars and the Slack channel to ask questions and ideate with your peers and success coach. Upon completion, you will be required to present your action plan to your cohort. The action plan will be a useful asset when proposing new HR initiatives to the board of directors in your organisation.

Meet the faculty


Faculty Director for the Chief Human Resources Officer Programme; Professor of Organisational Sociology and Leadership, Cambridge Judge Business School

Thomas Roulet is a social scientist who researches and teaches how individuals and organisations can lead social change and adapt to a changing workplace. His main research in...


Faculty Director for the Chief Human Resources Officer Programme; Associate Professor in International Business and Research Fellow of Cambridge Judge Business School

Jochem Kroezen is interested in the bidirectional relationship between organisations. His main research interest focuses on processes of institutional change. Currently, he is...

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Shahzad Ansari

Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Professorial Fellow of St Edmund’s College

Andrzej Moyseowicz

Guest Lecturer, Innovation Partner at freemavens

Allègre Hadida

Associate Professor in Strategy, Fellow of Magdalene College

Faculty Member Simon Learmount
Simon Learmount

Associate Professor in Corporate Governance, Fellow of the Centre for Business Research (CBR), Fellow of Pembroke College

Christopher Marquis

Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management

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Lionel Paolella

Associate Professor in Strategy & Organisation

Jennifer Howard Grenville

Diageo Professor in Organisation Studies, Deputy Editor of Academy of Management Journal



Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a certificate of completion in Cambridge by Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education.

Who is it for?

The Chief Human Resources Officer Programme is ideal for:

  • Senior HR executives in mid-to-large corporations accomplished in overseeing functional operations and aiming to develop strategic capabilities and influencing skills to prepare for leadership transitions to CHRO roles

  • HR or people operations heads tasked with leading the function in a different direction and wanting fresh perspectives on disruption or problem-solving strategies in a modern workplace

Participants should preferably have:

  • More than 10 years of work experience in HR

  • Accomplished work experience in functional, technical or business roles

  • An agenda for change

Programme Completion Benefits

Earn select Cambridge Judge Business School benefits upon completion of the programme including:

  • Access to Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education’s Leader’s Club network

  • Regular newsletter with updates on the latest research, activities and events at the school

  • Discount on future CJBS Executive Education open-enrolment programmes

  • Invitations to worldwide networking events including in-person events and webinars

  • Join the exclusive CJBS Executive Education LinkedIn group


Connect with a programme adviser for a 1:1 session

Our programme advisers have helped senior executives around the world choose the right programme for their career goals. Schedule a 1:1 to get a deeper understanding on why the Chief Human Resources Officer Programme is the right fit for you.


Phone: +971 800 0321209 (UAE) / +44 178 664 9936 (UK) / +1 573 527 3654 (USA) / +52 55930 20507 (LATAM)

Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options available.

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