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Jan 30, 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Feb 19, 2020
London, United Kingdom
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Apr 2, 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom
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About the course

Develop your skills and progress as a business partner. Discover how to influence stakeholders, build credibility and take your organisation forward, with this one day course.

The HR as Business Partner course is your gateway to attaining valuable information on how partnering operates in practice, in both public and private sectors. Discover how you can develop and progress as a business partner, either personally or within your organisation.


By the end of the HR as Business Partner course, you'll be able to:

  • Appreciate the business partnering approach and its key drivers
  • identify how business partnering differs from other approaches such as internal consultancy, HR manager or director role
  • learn to assess the implications for HR careers and your organisation as a whole
  • recognise the attitudes, knowledge and skills required of an HR partner
  • assess your own organisation’s readiness for HR partnering
  • devise strategies for influencing line managers
  • develop a personal ‘partnering’ action plan.


  • What is HR business partnering?
    • a brief history of partnering with illustrative UK case studies
    • partnering’s promise – how it delivers benefits
    • partnering’s problems – when partnering struggles
    • partnering journeys – review of partnering paths taken
    • organisations that have successfully implemented partnering
  • What makes a great HR business partner
  • Development of HR business partner
  • Operating as an HR business partner
  • Key actions.

Who should attend

HR as Business Partner course is extremely well suited to you if you’re a new HR business partner, currently aspiring to this role, or an HR professional looking to introduce partnering into your organisation.

Trust the experts

Giles O'Halloran

Giles O’Halloran, Lead Tutor HR Business Partner Programmes, CIPD. Giles is an experienced HR and Recruitment professional who works as a freelance consultant, strategist, writer and coach. He started his HR career with IBM after first reading Modern Languages at Warwick University and becoming ...


Gary Cookson

EPIC helps people and places to Evolve, Perform, Improve and Compete. I’m Gary Cookson – a portfolio HR, OD and L&D Director doing a mix of self employed, associate and freelance work. I’m a CIPD Chartered Fellow, a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute, a qualified coach and mem...


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