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Strategic HR Management and Business Partnering Workshop

5 Day Training

Dates: 10 – 14 June | 12 – 16 August | 07 – 11 October 2024
Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa
Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on request

Course Introduction

This is a transformative program designed to elevate HR professionals into strategic business partners. Over the course of the next five days, participants will embark on a journey to enhance their strategic thinking, leadership capabilities, and business acumen within the dynamic field of Human Resources.


This Strategic HR Management and Business Partnering Workshop goes beyond traditional HR functions, focusing on aligning HR strategies with overall business objectives. Through engaging discussions, practical case studies, and collaborative exercises, attendees will gain insights into crafting HR initiatives that drive organizational success. Join us in exploring the strategic role of HR in today’s ever-evolving business landscape, equipping yourself with the tools and knowledge needed to become a key contributor to organizational growth and excellence.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the evolution and importance of strategic HR management.

  • Explore HR’s role as a strategic partner in organizational success.

  • Learn techniques to align HR strategies with overall business goals and an understanding of HR’s contribution to organizational success.

  • Conduct a strategic analysis of the business environment.

  • Enhance leadership and communication skills for effective engagement with organizational leaders.

  • Develop strategic thinking and problem-solving capabilities within an HR context.

  • Explore the role of emotional intelligence in HR leadership.

  • Understand the importance of workforce planning in achieving organizational objectives.

  • Identify and develop key talents within the organization and strategies for effective talent acquisition and retention.

  • Develop key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure HR’s impact on organizational success.

  • Evaluate HR programs and initiatives using effective measurement methods.

  • Identify current trends and challenges in the HR landscape and explore continuous improvement strategies for enhancing HR effectiveness.

Who should attend?

  • HR Managers, Directors, and Executives

  • HR Business Partners

  • Skills Development Specialists

  • Organizational Development Specialists

  • Anyone interested in expanding their understanding of HR Leadership roles within HR departments.

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Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Training Outline

Day 1: Fundamentals of Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Module 1: Introduction to Strategic Human Resource Management

  • Overview of Human Resource Management

  • Difference between Strategic HRM and Traditional HRM

  • Role of HRM in organizations

Module 2: Concepts and Context of SHRM

  • Understanding Strategy

  • The strategic management processes

  • Role of HR in strategic management

Module 3: Aligning HR Strategy with Business Strategy

  • Internal and external environment analysis

  • The significance of strategic fit

  • Case studies of successful alignment

Day 2: Role of SHRM in Organizational Performance

Module 1: HRM and Organizational Performance

  • Understanding the relationship between HRM and performance

  • HR performance indicators and metrics

Module 2: Strategic Workforce Planning

  • Importance of workforce planning

  • Tools and techniques for workforce planning

  • Case study: Workforce planning

Module 3: Talent Management and Succession Planning

  • Role of strategic HRM in talent management

  • Importance and process of succession planning

  • Case study: Talent management

Day 3: Introduction to HR Business Partnering

Module 1: The HR Business Partnering Model

  • Origin and evolution of the HR business partner role

  • Roles and responsibilities of an HR business partner

Module 2: The Relationship between Business Partnering and SHRM

  • How SHRM informs the business partnering approach

  • Case study: Successful business partnering

Module 3: Skills and Competencies of an Effective HR Business Partner

  • Essential skills for HR business partners

  • Building relationships and influencing stakeholders

  • Case study: Building skills as an HR business partner

Day 4: Implementing HR Business Partnering

Module 1: Transitioning to a Business Partnering Model

  • Steps for transitioning to a business partnering model

  • Overcoming common challenges in the transition

Module 2: HR Business Partners and Change Management

  • The role of HR business partners in managing change

  • Effective change management strategies

Module 3: HR Business Partners and Organizational Culture

  • Influence of organizational culture on business partnering

  • Role of HR business partners in shaping culture

  • Case study: Culture and HR business partnering

Day 5: Case Studies and Future Trends in SHRM and HR Business Partnering

Module 1: Case Studies in SHRM and HR Business Partnering

  • Detailed analysis of successful implementation of SHRM and HR business partnering

  • Lessons learned and best practices

Module 2: The Future of SHRM and HR Business Partnering

  • Emerging trends and their impact on SHRM and HR business partnering

  • Preparing for the future: Skills and competencies for the next generation of HR professionals

  • Module 3: Course Wrap-up and Feedback

  • Recap of key concepts and insights

  • Open forum for questions and discussions

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