Hybrid Working Introductory Programme

Recognise how hybrid working can be implemented successfully and explain the associated impact on the organisation and employee experience.


4-6 hours

Online self-directed

Introductory Programme


Hybrid work is one form of flexible working, representing significant change for organisations as well as people professionals and their activities. At scale it is relatively new, but demand and interest are growing. To implement hybrid working successfully, people professional and practitioners need to consider how it influences all stages of the employee lifecycle, as well as inclusion and wellbeing.

This introductory course will help people professionals recognise the benefits, challenges and risks relating to hybrid work. It covers the specific changes to practices that might be required, key success factors and how to take the first steps in reflecting on one’s own organisation’s thoughts and practices.

Written by Gemma Dale, author of How to Work Remotely and Flexible Work, the programme uses evidence and research-based content to present the current context of hybrid work, the different ways that hybrid is being implemented and the potential impact on organisational culture and employee engagement.

Throughout the course, you’ll be encouraged to take part in reflective activities to help embed your learning into your day-to-day practice. You can also access a community of peers where you can share knowledge and experience with others, whilst developing connections. As part of this learning experience you will have access to one live webinar. Webinars are scheduled twice per calendar year so you'll have two dates to choose from.

All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months. The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.

CIPD Members

You already have access to the features and benefits of the Core Learning Subscription, which includes this course, as part of your membership, access it here.

Is this course right for me?

This programme provides a solid grounding for those seeking increased awareness of hybrid working and how to leverage it. It will encourage people professionals and practitioners with limited experience to look deeper at how to implement hybrid work successfully, preparing them to reflect on their own organisation and discuss practical actions with stakeholders.

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