HR academy

HR academy

📈 Given the huge market demand for qualified HR professionals, Cascade People & Business designed the HR academy that aims to train high-level HR professionals who want to grow in the field of human resource management.

🎓 HR academy is an effective combination of in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical work in the field of HR, the program of which is aligned with SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™) and is approved by the Armenian HR Association.

👩‍🏫 Our trainers are leading specialists in the field of HR. All of them have long experience and in-depth knowledge in the field of HR, as well as international HR certification enabling them to combine and convey Armenian and international practical and theoretical HR trends and solutions.

⌛ The duration of the HR academy is 5 months. It covers about 30 key areas of the HR industry. There will be 32 meetings (3 hours for each meeting). At the end of the program there will be a final test, as well as a defense of practical work.

👉 The fee for the full HR academy course is 426 000 AMD.

✅ After successfully completing HR academy, you will receive:

🔹 In-demand career certificate the program of which complies with international SHRM standards and is approved by the Armenian HR Association,
🔹 Opportunity to join the professional network of the Armenian HR Association with the prospect of constant growth, connections and promotion,
🔹 Individual professional coaching and consultation of a specialist in the field,
🔹 Internship at Cascade People & Business,
🔹 Preference for your candidacy in case there are vacancies in our extensive staffing network.


👩‍🏫 Arpi Karapetyan – SHRM-SCP, SPHRi, EPC, Ph.D. – Founder and General Manager at Cascade People & Business – over 28 years in HR, over 17 years in training and teaching

👩‍🏫 Hasmik Vardanyan – SPHRi, SHRM-SCP – Chief HR Officer at “Target Group” CJSC –  over 15 years in HR, over 17 years in training and teaching

👩‍🏫 Astghik Sargsyan – PHRi, Hay Group, DOOR International – Chief People Officer at Galaxy Group of Companies – over 20 years in HR, over 15 years in training and teaching

👩‍🏫 Yvette Torossian – ICP-LEA, ICP-AHR – Human Resources Manager at Webb Fontaine Holding Armenia – over 19 years in HR

👩‍🏫 Anna Barseghyan – SPHRi – HR Business Partner at ServiceTitan Armenia – over 13 years in HR

👩‍🏫 Mary Mazmanyan – PHRi, HRBP, AIHR – Organizational Development Team Lead at – over 18 years in HR, over 7 years in training and teaching

👩‍🏫 Gayane Avetisyan – SPHRi, PAHR – Talent Acquisition Manager at Webb Fontaine Holding LLC – over 6 years in HR

👩‍🏫 Lianna Hayrapetyan – SPHRi, BBCC – HR Manager at Adobe – over 15 years in HR, 3 years in training and teaching

👩‍🏫 Arpi Melik-AdamyanPHRi, Assoc CIPD – Human Resources Officer at UNFCCC – over 17 years in HR

👩‍🏫 Yana Balukhina – HR Manager at Freedom Broker Armenia – over 15 years in HR

👩‍🏫 Tatev Vardanyan – Head of HRM Division at Evocabank CJSC – over 6 years in HR

👩‍🏫 Nina Grigoryan – MBA, City College of Sheffield University – People and Culture (HR) Lead at R&D Center at Philip Morris International – over 20 years in HR


🔹 Introduction (4 subtopics)

🔹 Organizational Effectiveness & Development (3 subtopics)

🔹 Organization Culture (2 subtopics)

🔹 Motivation (5 subtopics)

🔹 Recruitment (4 subtopics)

🔹 Training & Development (2 subtopics)

🔹 Employment Law (2 subtopics)

🔹 Communication and Relations (4 subtopics)

🔹 HR in Global Context (2 subtopics)

🔹 Final Paper


  • Duration of the program – 5 months
  • Program will be held around twice a week
  • Duration of each session – 3 hours
  • Start date – March 5, 2024
  • Full course fee – 426 000 AMD
  • Maximum number of participants – 15