New Technology & HR Masterclass

Learn about the technologies shaping Industry 4.0 and how they are changing HR

2 day in-person class or 5 half-day online sessions

Offered in-person & online

Accredited by HRD Future & People Collider

Course Introduction

Technology is changing the workplace and workforce at an ever-increasing pace. With the focus on the digital transformation of organisations, functions and individuals, the need to understand how technology works has never been greater.

This program brings together leading methods in online learning. Learners will have access to multiple self-directed activities and participate in interactive online classrooms over 3-days.

This course is designed specifically for Human Resources professionals, using straightforward language instead of technology jargon, and sharing examples from HR and other familiar contexts. Each technology is discussed in detail; from its history, the opportunities and problems they have today, to how they may evolve in the future.

In this course, it is not the HR vendor tools that are presented, but instead the technology underneath that drive them. With so many vendors using fancy technology-related words, the need to understand and question what is behind the marketing taglines has never been greater.

Course Objectives

This course provides detailed knowledge about 5 new Industry 4.0 technologies; AI, RPA, Blockchain, VR, AR and IoT and how they are impacting and can be used to impact organisations, Human Resources and employees. The main course objective is to arm HR professionals with the knowledge they need to make effective decisions regarding the application of these technologies in their workplace.

This course ensures HR has a solid knowledge of the new technologies that drive digital transformation by helping them answer the following questions.

1. What are the top business reasons for HR Technology investments?
2. What is inhibiting HR from achieving successful digital transformation?
3. What are the tools and strategies necessary for digital transformation?
4. What are the risks and impact of choosing poor fitting systems in business?


  • The program will be delivered through a mixture of online classes and self-directed learning activities outside class.
  • Online classes will be held over Webex with presentations and lectures, group activities and discussions, and other online activities using Kahoot and Slido.
  • Participants will be given case studies, articles, videos and podcasts to undertake self-directed learning activities outside class time to enhance their learning experience.

Course Trainer

Philippa (Pip) Penfold is the CEO and Co-Founder of People Collider, a company whose purpose is to educate HR professionals about technology and enabling them to construct Human Workplaces with Technology. Pip built 20 years of corporate HR experience, formulating HR strategies, designing HR programs and implementing new HR practices, before moving into the HR Technology industry. Throughout her career Pip has managed many technology implementations, and supported HR functions and companies with their digital transformation

Key Benefits of Attending

Learn how new technologies can be used in HR, through case studies and use cases.

Increase your ability to guide and shape the digital transformation of Human Resources, by being able to identify the right technology for different problems and opportunities in HR.

Become an astute customer for HR technology vendors. Through a better understanding of the technologies you will be able to challenge and question HR technology vendors about their tools and promises

Network with other future-focussed HR professionals who understand the impact technology has on HR and are keen to use it to shape the future, rather than letting technology shape HR.

Ensure ongoing employability by developing in-demand knowledge about technology to win in the future workplace.

Who Should Attend?

Human Resource professionals who have a responsibility for or interest in how new technology is shaping the workplace and workforce.

People who are curious to learn the fundamentals of technology so they can assess and critique HR vendor tools more effectively and improve the choice of tools to their organisation.

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