Announces Resounding Registrations in the Leadership Online Accreditation Program

In May 2011,’s Institute for Human Resources (IHR) introduced the Leadership institute as part of the virtual certification program for more than 200,000 member HR professionals. The global social network allows members to drive the website content and facilitates HR experts to connect and share the latest industry trends and information. In one year, the Leadership institute has been the most popular program attracting more than 11,600 registrations in 86 online courses, all available in archive viewing mode free of charge at any time of day or night. The certification is a unique program in that it provides a specialized accreditation in a focused track of HR.

HR professionals are choosing the convenient and functional virtual learning method where they control their education. They have access to the latest learning technology, and the most up-to-date relevant webcast content, all from the comfort of their own favorite laptop location. Each webcast selected and viewed earns one IHR credit hour for a participant to count towards their certification. For the Leadership Certification, 80 hours of webcast credit courses are required for completion.

The next Leadership virtual event is open for registration and scheduled for July 12 and 13, 2012. A past popular webcast attracting the highest registration numbers was “STR8-TALK for Difficult Conversations: How to Communicate Feedback with Candor and Care” presented by Tina Smagala, Regional Director from RV Rhodes LLC.

“Never has leadership development in business been more valuable to the economy and the health of business. It is not only the focus of most CEO’s but it is essential to staying competitive in this rapidly changing world.’s online certification in the leadership track addresses this need covering new aspects of leadership for both the emerging and the established leader.”
Dr. Beverly Kaye, Founder and Co-CEO, Career Systems International

The certification and accreditation process for the Developing Organizational Leadership Capabilities program is developed and guided through an independent Advisory Board composed of industry experts for each domain with access to the latest technology, best practices and thought leaders in their respective spaces. Interested content providers may contact Lynnette Rumble at

Jack Zenger, Zenger Folkman
Todd Davis, FranklinCovey
Christine Grimm, Aria Consulting International
Jeff Hayes, CPP, Inc.
Beverly Kaye, Career Systems International
Brent Kedzierski, Shell
Robert Morgan, SHLPreVisor
Maggie Walsh, The Forum Corporation
Ryan Walter, Leading Performance
Richard Wellins, DDI – Development Dimensions International

Check the Schedule for Upcoming Virtual Events or the Archive Listing for all programs with specialized focus in this or any division of HR. For HR professionals interested in sharing a recent project or topic, Submit an Idea here. Also get connected here with a new Linkedin subgroup on Leadership.

About is a virtual company that believes in HR education, and networking. As the largest social network and online community of over 200,000 HR professionals, connects HR professionals and suppliers with easy access to shared knowledge on best practices, industry news, webcasts, and online certification to help them develop their most important asset — the people. Meet, network, share and learn.

About The Institute for Human Resources (
IHR focuses on education, online certification, and career development in the HR profession. IHR currently covers 20 key HR verticals ranging from Leadership, Workforce Management, Rewards and Recognition, Quality of Hire, Integrated Talent Management to Employee Wellness and others. Each program provides a full list of education, virtual events and accredited certification courses for a 12 -18 month period. Education, training and certification credits are available with “authorized partners” as well as with educational webcasts and award-winning virtual events. See List of All Programs.

For more information contact:
Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator,
1-877-472-6648, ext. 104

Lynnette Rumble
Facilitator — Developing Organizational Leadership Capabilities
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