Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS) Designation
The MHCS Designation recognizes expertise in the principles and practical application of Strategic Talent Management. It is designed for individuals and teams who recognize that talent is the most powerful competitive lever today, and transforming industrial-era organizations into market leaders in the global knowledge economy.
Strategic Talent Management is a critical new business science for leaders at every level of the enterprise. Attracting, engaging and empowering great people, the ability to monitor and measure their business impact and ROI, and developing an innovative, high-performance culture are essential to business success in the 21st century. The HCS Certification and MHCS Designation comprise the only comprehensive curriculum and recognized credentials in this new field.
Practical Application, Real-World Impact
The MHCS Designation Program drives practical, real-world application of concepts explored in the Human Capital Strategist (HCS) certification process. It recognizes work that advances the state of the practice, while solving a real-world talent challenge within the candidate's organization. This is a valuable process for both organization and individual, and is a unique and transformational method for implementing new talent practices across the enterprise.
MHCS Course and Practicums
The MHCS program includes the preparatory Master Human Capital Strategist course, and successful completion of a business case practicum. The HCI practicum methodology, which includes framing the business problem, developing an effective plan, executing successfully against it, and measuring outcomes, combine to demonstrate the candidate's grasp of key concepts and knowledge. At the same time, HCI practicums represent practical solutions that move the needle, and contribute real value to the candidate's organization.
HCI faculty advisors are assigned to assist candidates throughout the process. The faculty advisor reviews the initial outline generated, discusses the criteria for an excellent practicum, and comments on drafts at varying stages. When the practicum is ready for submission, it is reviewed by HCI's senior faculty, then presented at a Masters Workgroup meeting. Candidates have one year to complete the designation process, though most accomplish it in two to four months.
The MHCS designation is awarded on the basis of demonstrated strategic knowledge, and implementation experience.
Candidates for the MHCS Designation are required to:
- Complete the Human Capital Strategist (HCS) pre-work and 2-day workshop
- Pass the Human Capital Strategist (HCS) examination
- Complete the one-day Master Human Capital Strategist and Pre-Practicum Workshop
- Identify, address, solve and measure a real-world talent problem
- Prepare and present a business case practicum documenting the process