Do I have to take the class to join the workgroup?
No. Members may join a workgroup and only engage in the peer-to-peer meetings and take advantage of the online resources. Members may also engage in a practicum under faculty guidance. We recommend the courses as a starting point, however, due to their quality and impact, first and foremost, but also because they provide a common language and approach to human capital problems for group members.
How long do I have to complete the program?
One year from the date on which you join. The pace at which members work, however, is entirely up to them. Some members have completed their practicums in just a few months, others take a full year. Regardless, all members enjoy access to all the meetings and online resources for a full twelve months.
What if I can’t make all the meetings?
There is no requirement to attend all the meetings. However, most members try their best to attend them all due to the value they receive on their work projects and other problems and issues that they are wrestling with at work.
Is there a minimum seniority level for membership?
No, but in practice, most members tend to be relatively senior. Common titles include Vice President, Director, Senior Director, Executive Director, and Senior Vice President.
Can I renew my membership after I finish my practicum?
Yes, you can and most of our members choose to do so. Why? Because although their immediate project is complete, there are more often than not follow on projects or completely new projects altogether that benefit from the counsel of a local peer group as well HCI's repository of online information.
Will my practicum be published? What if it contains sensitive information?
Nothing is ever published without the express, written permission and participation of our members. Many members choose to publish their practicum to share their experience and insight with others. Some choose to do so but only after removing potentially sensitive information. Others choose not to publish at all. It is entirely up to each individual member.