About Human Capital Innovations and the HCI Academy

Your Source for Personal, Professional, and Organizational Growth and Development


Since 2007, the HCI team has been helping our clients break through the personal and organizational obstacles that seem to be holding them back in their professional life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled at work. Let us help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your professional goals and organizational success. Let us help you learn how to create and maintain a people-centric workplace and organizational culture. 

Our HCI Academy upskill and re-skill courses, high-demand micro-credentials, and professional certificates are industry-recognized and cover the most important issues facing organizational leaders and human resources professionals today.

Our curriculum of industry-leading human resources and organizational leadership courses help managers and leaders navigate complex organizational, leadership, and HR issues, stay at the cutting edge of innovation in HR, and bring their whole selves to their work. The applied curriculum will help you make your mark on the future of work and make an immediate impact in your organization!

All HCI Academy courses, high-demand micro-credentials, and professional certificates are designed, developed, and delivered by award-winning and internationally renowned scholars, educators, thought leaders, executives, and practitioners. Each course is approved for 5 hours of recertification credits from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and verified via Credly.

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About Dr. Jonathan H. Westover

Chief Academic & Learning Officer of the HCI Academy


Jonathan H. Westover, Ph.D. is an award-winning, #1 best-selling Author, ranked # 1 HR, Innovation, and Future of Work Global Thought Leader & Influencer (Thinkers360), ranked in the Top 30 in Management and Organizational Culture (Global Gurus), entrepreneur, management consultant, teacher, and research academic based in Orem, Utah. He is Managing Partner and Principle of Human Capital Innovations, LCC, the Chief Academic and Learning Officer of the HCI Academy, and is the host and producer of the popular Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast. Jonathan serves on a host of nonprofit, community, and association boards and committees and has received numerous awards for his teaching, research, and service to the community.

Current Professional Roles Academic: Dr. Westover is a professor and chair of Organizational Leadership in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University, Academic Director of the UVU Center for Social Impact and the UVU SIMLab, and Faculty Fellow for Ethics in Public Life (previously the Associate Director) in the Center for the Study of Ethics. Dr. Westover has been published widely in academic journals, books, and practitioner publications. He is a regular visiting faculty member in other international graduate business programs.

Consulting: Jonathan is an experienced organizational leadership, people management, and organizational development consultant and managing partner and principal at Human Capital Innovations, LLC). For two decades, he has worked to help transform organizations across the globe. He is also the producer and host of the Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast and Managing Editor of Human Capital Leadership Magazine. Previously, Jonathan was an external consultant with the firm Targeted Learning, and an internal consultant in the Human Resource Development office at Brigham Young University, in the corporate Organizational Development office at InterContinental Hotels, and in the corporate Organizational Development office at LG Electronics in Gumi, South Korea.

Thought Leadership: Jonathan is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, Non-Resident Fellow in Social and Development Policy with the Nkafu Policy Institute (part of the Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation), member of the HR Certification Institute CEO Advisory Council and past member of the board of directors, member of the Humantelligence Scientific Advisory, Board Chair and Director of the Corporate Division of the Global Listening Centre, a CIPD Academic Fellow, and an Advance HE Senior Fellow. Jonathan has been published widely and quoted as a management expert in popular and professional media locally, nationally, and abroad (such as Forbes, The Economist, U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, PBS, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MarketWatch, HR.com, SHRM.org, HRCI.org, The Washington Post, and USA Today).
Highlights of Past Academic and Professional Roles and Distinctions • Fulbright Scholar and AMINEF Senior Scholar at the Indonesian Ministry of Education & Cultural Affairs in Jakarta, Indonesia (2023)

• Visiting Scholar, European University Institute, Florence, Italy (2023)

Outstanding Leader in Experiential Education Award, National Society for Experiential Education, 2021

Book Review Editor and Board Member, The Social Science Journal (Western Social Sciences Association), 2021-present.

National Science Foundation Grant, Undergraduate Preparation through Multidisciplinary Service Learning at Utah Lake, 2020-2024

• Visiting Academic at Harris Manchester College at the University of Oxford (2019)

• Fulbright Scholar and AMINEF Senior Scholar at Atma Jaya Catholic University in Jakarta, Indonesia (2018)

• Senior Fellow, The Higher Education Academy (Heslington, UK), 2018-present

• Academic Fellow, CIPD (London, UK), 2018-present

• Learning Innovation Research Fellow at the Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia (2017)

• Visiting Scholar at the East-West Center in Washington (2017)

• POSCO Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii (2016)

• Visiting Scholar in the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. (2015)

• Fulbright Scholar at Belarusian State University in Minsk, Belarus (2012) Education


Jonathan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology: Research and Analysis (with minors in management and Korean) from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences and his Master of Public Administration degree (emphases in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management) from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology (emphases in International Political Economy and Work and Organizations) from the College of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of Utah. He has also received graduate certificates in demography and higher education teaching from the University of Utah.


Other University Specializations:
• Human Resource Management (5 courses), University of Minnesota, 2018
• Organizational Leadership (6 courses), Northwestern University, 2018
• Leading People and Teams (5 courses), University of Michigan, 2016
Strategic Management and Innovation (5 courses), Copenhagen Business School, 2016
• Improving Leadership & Governance in Nonprofit Organizations (5 courses), The State University of New York, 2016
• Challenges in Global Affairs (4 courses), Universiteit Leiden & Université de Genève, 2015
• Virtual Teacher Program (5 courses), University of California, Irvine, 2015


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