People Analytics in Practice: LIVE ONLINE Four Week Program

People Analytics In Practice is a LIVE ONLINE course, held in 2 hour sessions once a week for four weeks, taking place on Thursdays starting October 29th.

The sessions are focused on learning by doing and are highly interactive and collaborative.

Live Online Instructor-Led Certification Course Pricing

$749 nonmembers / $450 members
Members of the Future Workplace Network are eligible for discounted pricing. Please email for more details or to receive your registration code.

Meet Your Live Session Leader: Heather Whiteman

Lecturer, People Analytics, UC Berkeley, and Future Workplace Fellow

Heather Whiteman, PhD, is an expert in people analytics, talent management and the future of work. Heather has 15 years of experience transforming organizations through the use of people data in areas such as performance, productivity, hiring, retention, diversity ethics & inclusion, learning & development, organizational design, HR policies, digital transformation, workforce planning, employee sentiment, mergers & acquisitions, and more. She has held executive roles at companies like General Electric and has led teams in talent management, learning & development, HR operations, technology, workforce planning and analytics. Heather has a master’s in Industrial Organizational Psychology and a doctorate in Human Capital Management. Heather is currently a lecturer of People Analytics at universities like UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Stanford Continuing Studies and serves as a Future Workplace Fellow. Heather is also a member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 260 which develops and sets global Human Resource Standards. Heather has helped hundreds of professionals learn how to apply people analytics for success in their organizations.


In our ever increasing digital and data-driven world, the People Analytics in Practice: LIVE ONLINE Four Week Program prepares participants to leverage the power of data to transform the way we work, learn, and re-imagine HR practices. Today, data analytics in HR is one of the fastest growing, most in-demand skillsets for HR professionals.

The People Analytics in Practice: LIVE ONLINE Four Week Program will provide hands on experience led by an expert lead faculty, Heather Whiteman PhD, former Global Head of People Analytics for GE Digital. You will also meet and learn from guest experts in people analytics. The course is designed to transform participants, regardless of past analytics experience, into practitioners who can apply people analytics to solve business problems at their organization.

Work in Groups to Grow Your Network and Obtain Support from Peers
Receive Live Coaching from Faculty & Learn From Guest Experts
Apply People Analytics to a Business Problem in Your Company
Receive 10 SHRM/HRCI Re-certification Credits

This course is designed for hands-on, real-world application of people analytics for those at any level. Learners will receive content customized to their level of analytics experience.

Senior HR Leaders will find an opportunity to test out approaches for applying people analytics in their organizations.

HR Directors and Managers will find opportunities for applying analytics to understand the teams they support.

HR Subject Matter Experts in talent acquisition, L&D, and other areas, will find techniques for applying analytics to their specialty.

Materials you will be able to leverage in this course:

Learners who complete this course are eligible for 10 re-certification credits from SHRM and HRCI.


These sessions are best suited to individuals seeking to learn how to apply people analytics in their company, with job titles such as:

  • HR Business Partner
  • People Analytics Associate
  • HR Specialist, Talent Acquisition
  • Manager or Director, Talent Management
  • Manager or Director, Performance Consulting
  • Manager or Director, Talent Development
  • HR Business Partner
  • People Analytics Associate
  • HR Specialist, Talent Acquisition
  • Manager or Director, Talent Management
  • Manager or Director, Performance Consulting
  • Manager or Director, Talent Development


The Four Weeks of the People Analytics in Practice: Live Online Four Week Program include:


You will have a wealth of resources to aid you along your journey in the course. But it won’t stop there! You will take with you:

worksheets with techniques that you can apply in your own business

your own team’s in depth work product, designed in this course

examples of other projects solving problems using people analytics

You will also have the steps and strategies, as well as the confidence that comes from practice and experience, to apply this approach to other problems in your organization after the course has ended.
If you love it and want even more practice, you can sign up for a future session and try your hand at a new or more challenging project next time!
You also may enjoy taking the online course “Solving Business Problems Using People Analytics” to get a more holistic understanding of applying people analytics through readings, lecture videos, expert case studies and exercises.


Can a large group participate from the same company?

Yes, reach out to Future Workplace to discuss how your team can complete a project using your company’s data and solve a specific business challenge you are facing.

What if I have already taken “Solving Business Problems Using People Analytics?” Is this live course right for me?

Yes! There is no duplication between the two courses; don’t worry about getting bored, this will be an exciting way to apply what you’ve already learned! Solving Business Problems Using People Analytics is a 5-week online course with prerecorded video case studies you complete on your own time. People Analytics in Practice gives you an opportunity to put a specific people analytics plan into action with coaching from both your instructor and other learners.

Should I take one of these courses first?

The courses are designed to be effective no matter whether you take only one or both. If taking both, they are designed to work well regardless of the order in which they are taken. If you decide to take both courses, you will find that by taking one you will automatically be better prepared and have a deeper appreciation for the other, but you will never be at a disadvantage for not having taken both or by choosing to participate in one before the other.

What is the weekly time commitment?

Two hours per week for each online live session, and a half hour each week in between live sessions.

What happens if I miss a session?

All live sessions will be recorded and you will receive a link to review each session on your own time.