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Learn about Human Development and become a Professional

The ASEAN Human Development Organisation is the international community of human development professionals building the future of work. In 2021 we launched the first certification programme worldwide.  

Who is this for?

The programme is for human development professionals working in companies, professional services, government and non-government organisations and higher education.

Why get certified?

Certification provides you with the foundations you need to be a recognised human development professional. The content is based on United Nations and ASEAN principles and the learning experience builds practical knowledge and capabilities, as well as a international network of graduates.

Benefits of Certification

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The AHDO programme gave me a helicopter view of human development leadership and how it contributes to sustainable development.

Yulius Bulo
Operations Director of a Corporate Foundation, Indonesia

The certification helped me understand Human Development on a wider spectrum. I now use it in my consulting work with clients.

Mallory Loone
People Development & Engagement Entrepreneur and Advisor, Malaysia

Human Development is a paradigm mindset shift for leaders towards a “Human Net Positive” philosophy that brings sustainable growth across all stakeholders.

Daniel O’Connor
Chief People Officer Asia, Singapore

I was amazed by the rich technical experience of the trainers, the innovative learning stye and authentic discussion with other participants

Kyawt Kay Thi Win
Country Director, Business Coalition for Gender Equality, Myanmar

The AHDO programme took me out of my comfort zone and was a great learning journey, especially important for us leaders in the Deaf community across ASEAN.

Dr Anthony Chong
Inclusion Educator and Activist, Malaysia

The programme is eye-opening and a valuable learning about the real meaning of “human development” in practice. I can use it in my workplace.

Mithi Sandalo
Organisational Development and Change Leader, Philippines

What do you learn?

The programme is organised online in 9 modules with sessions on Saturday to accommodate working professionals.

The learning components are human development foundations, knowledge sharing, capability building, action learning and career development.

Certification is assessed according to criteria from the quality of learning and participation, team project and individual assignments.  AHDO certification takes place in interview format with assessment and recommendations by a panel. Participants receive support from learning facilitators, mentors and alumni coaches.

Level 1 for Professionals

The Level 1 Certification is designed for individuals interested in human development. This programme, a first of its kind, will be the foundational programme you need to be a recognised human development professional.

Level 2 for Experts

The Level 2 Certification positions you for strategic human development needs inside organisations or as a service provider. Build your capabilities for high value human development work with this programme

Level 3 for Leaders

In the Level 3 Certification, selected participants benefit from the opportunity to work through their own responsibilities as leaders in a community of leaders from diverse domains and with the support and guidance from world-class mentors and thought leaders.

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