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Best HR Practices Post-Close, Certification Course

This certification course covers tips on employee announcements, employee retention, communicating with acquired employees, and more.

What you’ll learn

  • Identifying and retaining key employees
  • 3 critical groups for deal success
  • 4 announcement day practices that make a difference
  • Creating an operational talent assessment

Course content

Shifting from a finance-focused M&A approach to a people-focused M&A approach

The 3 dials of the deal

Integrating Key Talent

Dealing with uncertainty, stress, and the identity crisis

Practical advice for practitioners

Q&A with Dr. Klint Kendrick

Who is this course for

This course is intended for HR professionals who want to learn how to maximize employee value, retention, and communication during integration.


Klint Kendrick
Chair of the HR M&A Roundtable and Former HR M&A Leader at Oracle & Boeing

Dr. Klint Kendrick is a results-oriented Human Resources professional offering 15+ years of experience leading key growth initiatives in diverse industries including manufacturing, aerospace and defense, media, and information technology (IT). He is recognized as an authority on people, culture and leadership issues in M&A who has presented at high-profile events sponsored by Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg BNA, McKinsey, Mercer, Willis Towers Watson, and Chicago Booth.


Upon completion, members will receive a "Best HR Practices Post-Close" certification.

Have any questions?

What is the M&A Science Academy?

The M&A Science Academy is an online-platform where you can access courses taught by M&A professionals. The courses cover a wide variety of M&A topics such as integration, divestitures, due diligence, management styles, and more.

The M&A Science Academy includes courses from M&A experts who are eager to share their stories, failures, and successes.

Our goal is to provide users with knowledge from industry practitioners that can be applied to their own practices.

Where can I watch the courses?

All courses are available 24/7 on the M&A Science Thinkific page.

Which courses are right for me?

The M&A Science Academy courses were created to cover a range of topics based upon common M&A challenges. We are going to be adding new content regularly so feel free to explore new areas!