Human Capital Leaders in Education Professional Standards

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As many school districts struggle to recruit and retain top talent and ensure equitable access to excellent educators, schools need knowledgeable and skilled human capital professionals now more than ever.

pHCLE_badgeBattelle for Kids, in collaboration with the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA), developed new professional standards for human capital leaders in Pre-K‒12 education. The standards outline the competencies that human capital leaders should master to:
  • Develop comprehensive human capital management systems (HCMS)
  • Manage key human capital decisions, in areas, such as workforce planning, recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, and professional development
  • Balance strategic and transactional HR practices
  • Build a cohesive HCMS through branding and communication
  • Maximize the use of data for continuous improvement
  • Implement the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and other state and federal policies impacting human capital in education

The standards are rooted in research and best practices specific to human capital in education, and are also informed by feedback from hundreds of educators from across the country, including AASPA and its state affiliates.

Download a copy of the standards and learn more about the Human Capital Leaders in Education (HCLE) certification.