The Flexible Workplace - Strategies for Your Organization (W2)


Learn the Fundamentals of Workplace Flexibility and Increase Organizational Effectiveness

Work-life balance is increasingly becoming important to employees, and organizations must find ways to implement flexibility in the workplace to attract and retain employees. In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of workplace flexibility and a process for building a flexible workplace that maximizes employee productivity and supports the goals of your company. Topics covered include: 

  • The concepts and components of total rewards.
  • Various approaches to workplace flexibility.
  • How to conduct a discovery process to determine flexibility issues and identify their root causes.
  • Creating and presenting an effective business case for workplace flexibility.
  • Critical issues for implementing workplace flexibility. 

This course is designed for human resources professionals and business leaders with an interest in or responsibility for work-life programs and flexible work arrangements.

It is a required course for the Work-Life Certified Professional certification. The course includes real-world case studies and examples that provide practical application in workplace flexibility. Specific areas covered include: 

  • Total Rewards and Workplace Flexibility
    • Understand workplace flexibility in the context of total rewards. Learn about work-life as a strategy and approaches for achieving workplace flexibility.
  • Identifying Issues and Root Causes
    • Learn the business indicators; how to gather data to identify flexibility issues, needs and roots causes; approaches for scanning the external environment; and how to analyze and package qualitative and quantitative data. 
  • Identifying Potential Solutions
    • Learn the components of an effective business case and how to present your case. 
  • Developing and Implementing Solutions
    • Dive into implementation by understanding the role of the workplace flexibility team, key areas of an action plan, solution considerations and issues critical to successful implementation.
  • Evaluating the Solutions
    • Gain skills in evaluating the success of the workplace flexibility solution, presenting evaluation data and how to continuously improve the program.

Upon completing this work-life course on workplace flexibility, you will have knowledge to increase your organizational effectiveness.

Ready to learn more about flexible working arrangements?

This course is available in a variety of formats, including online and in-person.

Find a class format that works for you and register today.

Class no longer offered after October 31, 2019.

Learning Options


On-site instructor-led delivery of course materials with the added value of face-to-face interaction with a subject-matter expert and peers.

Course and Certification Exam

Members: $1,495 USD

$2,200 USD

Course Only

Members: $1,390 USD

$2,085 USD

E-Learning Plus

Online learning with access to pre-recorded course modules combined with scheduled group conference calls and live online instructor-led discussions.

Course and Certification Exam

Members: $1,395 USD

$1,950 USD

Course Only

Members: $1,175 USD

$1,540 USD


Self-paced online learning with access to pre-recorded course modules delivered by an instructor.

Print Option
60-Day Access
(course materials shipped within 7 business days)

Member: $1,350 USD

$1,880 USD

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Green Option
60-Day Access
(e-course materials available online immediately)

Member: $1,285 USD

$1,780 USD

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Please note: 60-day access to e-course material starts immediately on the day of purchase. Purchase includes course materials and exam.

Self Study

Independent learning with access to printed course materials and exam option.

Course Materials and Certification Exam

Members: $1,275 USD

$1,780 USD

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Certification Exam Only

Members: $875 USD

$1,130 USD

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Course Credits & Certifications

  • Recertification

    Course: 2 credits

    Exam: 0.5 credits

  • CEUs

    Course: 1.5 credits

    Exam: 0.3 credits

  • HRCI Recertification

    16 classroom hours

  • SHRM Recertification
    16 classroom hours

This exam is required for the following certifications:

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Who Should Register

This course is intended for human resources professionals and business leaders with an interest in and responsibility for work-life programs that are designed to attract, motivate and retain employees.

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