Who should attend
Who is the masterclass for?
Both new and experienced HR Business Partners, Consultants and Managers. Also high potential HR talent and HR leaders looking to understand how they might develop their wider HR population
About the course
Part 1: The fundamentals of effective HR business partnering
Our two business partnering masterclasses offer a stimulating mix of input, exploration and peer discussion over a range of topics relevant to the partnering role.
Effective HR Business Partnering Part 1 focuses on:
- understanding the business partner role
- building credibility and trust
- partnering attitudes
- developing commercial acumen.
Having explored your current experience against best practice, you will leave the day primed to deliver value to your organisation, and with a strong foundation upon which to continue developing your partnering capability.
Which HR Business Partnering masterclass should you take part in? Part 1 focuses on the more behavioural side and fundamentals of partnering excellence, whilst Part 2 builds specific knowledge around talent management, HR metrics and performance (how to add value to the people process areas).
These are independent programmes. Whether you take both masterclasses or just one depends on your own role, current challenges and career plans; you do not need to do one before the other, or complete both, for either programme to make sense.
The Henley HR masterclass difference
Our four HR masterclasses are all delivered with a focus on organisational context; participants are encouraged to consider and discuss their own challenges. With each topic we look at the relevant technical information alongside the soft skills needed, ensuring participants have the confidence and credibility to use their knowledge effectively back in the workplace.
Henley HR masterclasses:
- Are designed and delivered by a programme director who is an experienced senior HR professional and a skilled facilitator, and who has undertaken research into the HR discipline
- Have immediate practical takeaways such as an action plan aligned with personal learning objectives
- Ensure a setting with greater empathy – Henley faculty understand the increasing complexity of the HR role
- Provide peer-networking and a relevant support network to take away.
Who is Effective HR Business Partnering Part 1 for?
It is relevant and effective for both new and experienced HR business partners, and consultants and managers working alongside these roles. It will be useful for high potential HR talent and HR leaders looking to understand how they might develop their wider HR population. Participants may also include:
- Senior HR business partners wanting to perfect their skills and drive value
- HR specialists working across the business
- Anyone business partnering with a HR focus.
- Understanding the changing context of HR and the business partner role
- Role challenges and personal challenges (behavioural and technical)
- Partnering attitudes - group insights and individual insights
- Value creation - developing commercial acumen and linking your role to business outcomes
- Building credibility and trust (functional and individual)
- How to make more effective relationships
- Challenges of translating to new capabilities
- Effective behaviours and attitudes.
- Understand how your current capability stacks up against industry best practice (and a research-validated benchmark), and translate this to the context of your role
- Further develop your confidence by closing gaps in knowledge and understanding
- Work with a supportive peer group who share similar challenges
- Develop the mind-set and strategic capability to play a more proactive leading role in the business.
HR specialists will revisit and enhance their generalist knowledge around the fundamentals of the HR business partner role, for example; personal credibility, partnering attitudes, and building value.
For your organisation
Capability is the key differentiator in strategic deployment and gaining or maintaining competitive advantage. Organisations that sponsor participants through this masterclass will ensure they have that capability - HR business partners who are commercial, business outcome-focused and skilled in supporting, advising, coaching and challenging business leaders.
Paul has over 25 years of international experience in leading consultancies. His client experience spans all market sectors, including clients such as Network Rail, DHL, Bank of England, HM Treasury, BAE Systems, Swiss Re and Siemens. Paul is a founder of the European Organisational Design Forum...
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