HCI is a global community that provides world-class education, resources, mentorship, and community for HR professionals from all over the world.

You can join the community for free. Indeed, there are no requirements to register. Free members have access to a growing list of resources such as expert research, white papers, infographics, videos, ebooks, and more. Additionally, you can participate in free, live webinars with thought leaders and industry experts.

Furthermore, the community offers its paid members many learning and networking opportunities. You can become a premium member with a yearly fee of $395. Premium members access, among other things, to a Strategic HR Toolkit, full of exclusive resources, quarterly masterclasses, and expert advisors. Premium members can leverage ongoing support via email, along with two 30-minute calls with expert HCI advisors.

HCI hosts monthly conferences that allow you to stay on top of industry trends and best practices. The premium membership includes access to one of these conferences. If you are not a premium member, you can also access these conferences by buying a one-time pass, a 3-conference pass, or an all-access pass.

On the other hand, the community provides industry-recognized, individual certifications to assist your career development. All certifications are paid. Moreover, you can access many certifications at once and other perks for a discounted price by joining HCI's Human Capital Academy. Students of both the individual certification and the academy can connect with each other in HCI's own platform. This allows you to interact with fellow peers and develop your professional network.

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  • Membership: Free Community
  • Year Founded: 2005
  • Founders:

    Michael Foster

  • Online Group: Yes
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: Virtual


Access world-class education for HR professionals:
HCI offers several resources such as expert research, blog posts, white papers, podcasts, videos, and more. These resources, along with their workshops and certifications allow you to stay on top of your career development efforts.

Connect with fellow peers:
Students of individual HCI certifications and the Human Capital Academy can connect with fellow peers, bounce off ideas, and expand their professional network.

Attend virtual conferences and webinars:
The community hosts regular, free webinars with thought leaders and industry experts. Additionally, you can buy different passes to attend the monthly HCI conferences. Premium members have also access to quarterly masterclasses.


No requirements.


Learning Events

Free members of HCI can access a series of past and upcoming free live webinars. These webinars provide you with fresh ideas and insights from thought leaders in the industry. On the other hand,  premium members can access more learning opportunities, such as:

  • Virtual ConferencesPremium members get the Virtual Conference Pass, which allows them to access one of HCI's monthly virtual conferences. You can also buy an All-Access Pass to be able to attend all 12 conferences throughout the year for a discounted price. On the other hand, you can buy a ticket for each conference individually, or buy a pass for access to 3 conferences of your choice.
  • HCI Masterclasses: Premium members can access quarterly masterclasses on relevant topics for HR professionals. These masterclasses feature special guests who are experts and thought leaders in the HR space.
  • HR Advisor: Premium members can access ongoing support via email from HCI's experts, along with two 30-minute calls with expert advisors.

Additionally, you can access the Business Strategy for HR Workshop for $495, which is virtual and it will teach you everything an HR professional needs to know about business strategy.

Networking Events

Members of the Human Capital Academy and the HCI's individual certifications will be able to connect and interact with fellow HR peers. This allows you to expand your professional network and meet like-minded professionals in your industry.

Content Library

Free HCI members can access a huge content library of webcasts, expert research, and other resources. On the other hand, Premium members will receive the Strategic HR Toolkit, which includes practical, actionable resources to help you in your career development. The toolkit includes resources like tools, templates, checklists, surveys, and more.


HCI offers a considerable variety of individual, industry-recognized certifications for HR professionals. All certifications are paid. Likewise, you can access several of these certifications (and more!) for a discounted price by enrolling in the Human Capital Academy.


"Content covered was comprehensive and I will certainly be able to apply to my work very quickly. In addition, Meghan Hargrave is a wonderful facilitator. Not only did she weave in additional knowledge to the content and make it even richer, but she also created an engaging environment for all attendees, sometimes hard to accomplish with a virtual experience." -Katherine Y.

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