In the current climate, the role of the HR business partner has become essential in supporting the organisation through complex and changing business landscapes. It is no longer enough to just deliver good transactional services, a much deeper and broader understanding of business is needed. It’s also crucial to have the ability to work alongside all levels of management, with greater self-awareness and the right skill set, to positively influence the organisation at both a strategic and tactical level. This leap demands that you have the right expertise and knowledge to add value to commercial decisions and link HR to the overall business strategy. During this process, HR needs to demonstrate that it can support the business in taking robust decisions and drive change by helping consider the options and optimal solutions.
During this highly experiential two-day programme you will:
This programme has been specifically designed to improve your skill set and ability to develop the influence HR has on leadership and the broader organisation. It will enable you to implement new initiatives and approaches that leverage people capability and support the business in its overall strategy. These new skills will make you an invaluable asset to the business and allow you to reach your full potential as a high performer.
During the two days you will:
HR professionals who want to add value to their HR function and be a high-performing member of their senior management team, including:
During this module participants will consider their business partner brand and develop the compelling case for their contribution. Understand the difference the HR business partner role makes to commercial success.
In this module participants will examine a proven consultancy framework. They will become familiar with the key skills and a variety of tools and techniques to support implementation of the framework. There will be an opportunity to practise using and applying these skills through case studies.
Explore a model for internal consultancy
** Define the stages of client engagement
** Levels of engagement
** Clarify the need and analyse the key issues
** Explore the skills and behaviours needed in successful implementation of the model
Understand the clients’ agendas – a framework to build awareness and develop clarity of where and how the HRBP can add value
Types of relationships
** How to manage client meetings successfully
** Identify where the HR relationship is positioned
** Understand your personal power in cementing trust
** Key behavioural skills needed to build and maintain rapport
Tools to engage others
** Ensure buy-in
** Method to deliver agreed outcomes which are practical, realistic and sustainable
** Re-evaluate and plan for ongoing success
This module has been designed to focus on how the HR business partner drives and supports change within the organisation. Using practical discussion and exercises it will examine the role of HR as the catalyst and facilitator of change to illustrate how you can apply this to any change project within your organisation.
The final module is dedicated to bringing all the models, tools and techniques together in case study activities to help embed learning. Discussions and facilitated debate will provide participants with the opportunity to practise using the skills they have learnt. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask the trainer questions and receive feedback on the use and application of the tools.
Sheila Clark is a versatile and commercially focused HR, Leadership and Management development consultant with broad experience of learning design and delivery. Prior to setting up her own learning and development consultancy, Sheila was the Corporate HR Director at BAA plc. She has worked with organisations across many industries including aviation, defence, government, publishing and pharmaceutical industry sectors. Her client work has given her the opportunity to work with HR and senior management teams to develop and assess capability, build competence, coach, implement leadership programmes and develop strategy. Her approach is to work alongside client organisations developing strategic and tactical interventions to energise individuals and teams, enabling them to implement sustainable change.
This course qualifies for the following CPD programmes: