Humaneer Development and Licensing Program (HDLP)

Become the “go-to” evidence-based people-problem solver where you work, lead or consult

Become a licensed humaneer

Learn to apply a new set of principles and methods essential for designing and managing today’s predominant “knowledge work” to high levels of performance.

Knowledge work was once reserved for only owners and their executives. Today, however, knowledge work is found in every job at all levels (though often unrecognized). Continued reliance on industrial-era work design and management principles and methods — conceived for coal mining and production-line work — will continue to undermine the engagement and performance of today’s workforce.

Why does Knowledge Work require new principles and methods of work design and management?

The infographic separates the actual work of organization members into two types (horizontally), Manual Work (or Task work) and Knowledge Work (or Cognitive work). The distinction between these two types of work has been ignored for years yet has finally become critical to management for what’s being called Industry 4.0 (I4.0) or the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

These are the two fundamental types of work people perform. For Manual Work, work is assigned as standardized tasks for which there is one right way to perform the work, and any variation creates waste. For Knowledge Work, work is assigned as adaptive responsibilities (i.e., response-abilities) for which the worker determines how to proceed based on a broad objective, the situational context, her capabilities, and any other relevant factors. Each of these types of work requires different worker capabilities, management methods, workplace culture, etc.

All jobs can be characterized based on the proportion of these two fundamental types of work making up the job. Using a four-category scheme learned from management authority, Peter Drucker, we can illustrate the four archetypes of jobs, to which he frequently referred — Creation, Service, Logistics and Production – using these or similar terms. The differences between each archetype are highly relevant to the design and management of human work and people-dependent operations.

As the transformation to a digital economy accelerates, as capable workers become even more scarce, and as industrial-era work design and management methods continue to have a pernicious effect on workforce performance, you and other licensed humaneers will experience increasing demand for your services. You will be the designers of human work that confidently meets management’s operational-performance objectives while simultaneously providing workers a much more satisfying and rewarding work experience.

Your special capability, and your new responsibility, will be to partner with managers to redesign their organizations’ human work. Your objective will be to demonstrate, and lead the adoption of, new principles and methods for work design and management. This new approach will create an immediate, sustainable, and improvable step-increase in effectiveness and productivity. Furthermore, it will make managing easier on managers and more satisfying to a peak performing and adaptive workforce.

The unique value proposition of humaneers is that they can help managers simplify managing while simultaneously increasing the potential, productivity and satisfaction of all kinds of human work. The Humaneer Development and Licensing Program (HDLP) will develop and license you to create this new source of economic value for employers and clients.

How is Development different from Training and Education?

HDLP is a Development program, and distinguished from the more common Training and Education courses in the market.

This infographic illustrates important differences between Development and Training and Education. Please note, it is the complexity of the work that should determine which instructional method to use.

The terms, Training, Education and Development are often used interchangeably, yet each is a distinct approach to create learning. If pointed out, we recognize the difference.

  • Training prepares us to behave in a standardized way
  • Education provides us with additional relevant knowledge to enhance understanding and decision making
  • Development challenges us to achieve a new objective, or a familiar objective in a new way, within customary and defined guidelines

Furthermore, Development may require Training and or Education, yet Development’s principal emphasis is on using one’s own capabilities and taking action to achieve some objective, then learning from the experience.

Humaneering is both science and art

Learning the work of a humaneer cannot be accomplished in today’s lecture-based university courses, from video lectures, by reading books or by searching the Internet. All of these media can support this learning, yet practice is key.

Humaneering is still emerging as a new applied science. It is synthesized from more than 200 science disciplines and the work of hundreds of scholars. And all of this knowledge is then synthesized into clear principles and methods for application to the increasingly complex challenges of organizing and managing people for productive purposes.

And, because every situation shares similarities though is ultimately unique, the application of this science is an art that can only be learned at a professional level through guided practice.

HDLP participant experience

The Humaneer Development and Licensing Program is designed to guide and inform this learning and development process. Still, there is a limit to what any development program can do for its participant. Make no mistake, the real challenge lies with the participant and the courage and effort each participant applies to their own development opportunities.

This challenge is made more practical and achievable with the learning scaffold provided by the HDLP, because this limits the participant’s concern to their current course level topics. Each level provides immediately usable and valuable humaneering knowledge and methods, virtually all of which will increase the participant’s overall work performance and career potential.

From our pilot testing, we learned that many participants will feel “filled with new perspective, methods, and knowledge to apply” and be satisfied just with completing Level 1, and will be “eager to begin applying what they already learned and experienced.”

Those who immediately charged ahead into the more advanced methodology levels (i.e., Levels 2 to 4) were eager to equip themselves with new and better ways of thinking and working, both for themselves and for their organizations. Level 4 continues to be the stopping point for the Client-Site Apprenticeship approach to this development, typically chosen by organizations eager to get their people applying humaneering to resolve costly or threatening challenges.

Participants eager to share what they had learned and to lead others, either as independent consultants or within their current organization, pressed on to the leadership and practice intensive levels, Level 5 through 7. Some amazed even themselves by booking their own projects, others worked on those and HTI projects, and some preferred to do pro-bono work for social agencies.


Coming soon!

We are currently making minor content changes based on recent pilot testing. These descriptions will be available no later than Oct 1 2019. In the interim, please direct any content questions to faculty@humaneeringtech.com. Thanks for your patience.


Coming soon!

We are currently making minor content changes based on recent pilot testing. These descriptions will be available no later than Oct 1 2019. In the interim, please direct any content questions to faculty@humaneeringtech.com. Thanks for your patience.

Coming soon!

We are currently making minor content changes based on recent pilot testing. These descriptions will be available no later than Oct 1 2019. In the interim, please direct any content questions to faculty@humaneeringtech.com. Thanks for your patience.

Coming soon!

We are currently making minor content changes based on recent pilot testing. These descriptions will be available no later than Oct 1 2019. In the interim, please direct any content questions to faculty@humaneeringtech.com. Thanks for your patience.

Coming soon!

We are currently making minor content changes based on recent pilot testing. These descriptions will be available no later than Oct 1 2019. In the interim, please direct any content questions to faculty@humaneeringtech.com. Thanks for your patience.

Coming soon!

We are currently making minor content changes based on recent pilot testing. These descriptions will be available no later than Oct 1 2019. In the interim, please direct any content questions to faculty@humaneeringtech.com. Thanks for your patience.

Coming soon!

We are currently making minor content changes based on recent pilot testing. These descriptions will be available no later than Oct 1 2019. In the interim, please direct any content questions to faculty@humaneeringtech.com. Thanks for your patience.

Price

The cost for Level 1 is $3,240. The prerequisite for Level 2 is passing Level 1. Levels 2 to 4 are also $3,240, and Levels 5 to 7 are $5,240, with the additional $2,000 covering costs for increased faculty support. Only because we operate for the public good can we offer such a value.

However, one-time savings are now available to (a) support Humaneering Global Awareness Month, (b) reward the people waiting patiently on a list for us to create this program, and (c) celebrate the long awaited launch of v4.0 (beta).

Enroll in Level 1 on or before 30 September 2019 and save US$2,000 with the write-in coupon “discover-level1”.

Enroll in Level 1 between 1 October 2019 and 31 December 2019 and save US$1,000 with the write-in coupon “launch-level1”.

Furthermore, if you enroll and take advantage of either of these savings (i.e., depending on the date you enroll), we will continue to give you that same savings for each and every additional HDLP course you enroll in within the next two years!

And don’t forget, your complete satisfaction is fully guaranteed. Try the course RISK-FREE for 30 days. If not completely satisfied, we will return 100% of your purchase price. Furthermore, this and all HDLP courses have a 3-year warranty, should you become dissatisfied at a later date. There will never be a better time to enroll.

  • Professionals – Current and aspiring HR, HCM, OD, T&D, I/O Psych, IE and OI professionals
  • Executives – Including COOs, CFOs, CHROs, and VPs of these functions
  • Managers – Leaders managing people-dependent operations or a workforce >50 people
  • Individuals – Independent people wanting to maximize their career and earning potential
  • Government – Leaders responsible for any part of the economy or employment
  • Coaches – Growth-minded executive, management, career and life coaches
  • Entrepreneurs – Emerging leaders building people-dependent operations
  • Investors – VC’s investing in people-dependent businesses
  • Improvers – Change agents, continuous improvers, transformers and other leaders
  • Vendors – Anyone planning to sell workforce and human-capital related products and services to support today’s and tomorrow’s human work

You will acquire a comprehensive understanding of science-based humaneering technology, and experience how its use resolves so many of today’s workforce employment and management problems, for both managers and employees.

This experience will demonstrate for you why the continued use of outdated Industrial Era workforce management methods disengages most workers, minimizes their productive potential, and results in a continuous stream of systemic people issues (e.g., widespread disengagement, unwanted turnover, low job satisfaction, resistance to change and stagnant productivity).

Humaneering is a “human-nature” or “people” technology (i.e., in contrast with engineering, a physical-nature or machine technology), and it is already clear that growing and harvesting human potential will become a fundamental requirement of Management 4.0 in the 21st century. 

 

Participation in the HDLP is more like joining a professional development community. In fact, we think of it as membership, and you may see this language reflected in this website and in our conversations. Enrollment in Level 1 begins your development journey. For example, you will have 2 years to complete the course (and could probably talk us into more). When you complete the course and receive your Level 1 license, you will retain access to the course content, continuously updated, whether you continue to the next level or not.  

Each course in the sequence includes IP-protected video instruction, reading materials, action assignments you can complete in your home community, case problems to resolve, quizzes and brief writing assignments. As well, you are guided to locate helpful sources and content that support humaneering’s application.

Courses feature optional weekly Zoom web-conference discussions of the course content and your questions at times that encourage global participation. Instructors provide encouraging feedback and helpful direction on your assignment submissions, and are available for one-to-one instruction whenever helpful to you.

Course instructors are Professional Humaneers, and they are sometimes assisted by generous participants like you who are simply further along in the course sequence.

During the IP Level 2 through IP Level 4 courses, top performing participants will be eligible to perform course-relevant support tasks for field projects HTI has underway. During the IP Level 5 and higher courses, the instructional focus shifts to supporting participants in securing and accomplishing their own assignments (i.e., internally if employed, externally if independent).

When you pass each course, you will receive a royalty-free IP License, valid for 3 years and renewable by passing an examination focused on new material introduced since your license was awarded. This license authorizes you to access and practice at that license level of humaneering technology, and to continue your development at the next level at any time.

You can expect that we will assist you in finding work at your license level, and encourage you to continue your development if you choose to. 

 

Take these courses from anywhere in the world with a reasonable Internet connection, using all devices, desktop, laptop, tablet and phone. English-only at this time, though we already have plans to translate the course into the languages in most demand.

Beginning January 2020, Level 1 courses will begin on the first Saturday of every month, except December. The course is designed to require a part-time participant (i.e., spending 8 to 12 hours per week on the course material) approximately 8 weeks to complete, though it is self-paced.

The one-hour, two times per week online class sessions follow an 8 week course cycle, though participants may go faster or slower at their discretion. These online sessions are optional and recorded for you, and typically occur on Saturday morning and Wednesday evening (UTC-6 time zone). Each course includes a manageable (i.e., realistic difficulty and time requirement) capstone assignment and passage of the Licensing Exam for the corresponding license to be awarded. 

Despite the online design, you will be impressed with the close faculty interest and support for your work in the course.

Because of the faculty’s active role in instruction and coaching, class size must be limited, and classes that fill will be closed to additional enrollment without advance notice. If you would like to start in a particular month, please enroll early.

 

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