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Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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Apr 20—24, 2020
5 days
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
USD 9800
USD 1960 per day
Sep 21—25, 2020
5 days
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
USD 9800
USD 1960 per day


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About the course

Take charge of your career. Transform your HR function from operationally reactive to strategically proactive.

This cutting-edge program will help you build and implement a business-focused HR strategy and develop your HR unit as a truly strategic business partner.

Together with world-renowned HR thought leaders, you will explore your business strategy and examine the cultural, capability, and talent requirements necessary to make your strategy a reality. You’ll investigate the ways your workforce can have a major impact on your firm's performance and learn how to identify who creates value in the firm, and where and how they play this role. You'll emerge with a roadmap to create customer and business value through HR.

The Experience

This fast-paced five-day program brings together a diverse group of professionals who are focused on getting the most out of their human capital. You’ll map your HR operation to the organization’s strategic goals and develop an implementation plan to drive results. The program combines action-learning activities, simulations, group discussions, team exercises, lectures, case studies, and projects.

  • Day 1: Business strategy: value creation
  • Day 2: Linking value creation to effective HR Strategy
  • Day 3: Workforce strategy: key elements for success
  • Day 4: Aligning your HR practice: metrics
  • Day 5: Finalize your return to work plan for change

Organizational Benefits

  • A customized strategic plan to shape workforce planning and HR operations
  • Metrics to assess and demonstrate the value of your HR operation
  • Tools to ensure every employee creates customer and economic value for your firm
  • Methods to align HR practices with your organization’s strategic priorities

Individual Benefits

  • Actionable understanding of linking business strategy to workforce strategy and HR strategy
  • Build frameworks to create strategic workforce planning, identify strategic positions, develop talent targets to impact the success of the business
  • Expanded knowledge of research-based best practices in HR
  • Increased confidence in your ability to implement strategic HR initiatives that drive organizational growth

Who should attend

  • HR Managers responsible for the design and implementation of HR strategies
  • Vice Presidents and Directors of specialty functions within HR
  • HR Generalists

Trust the experts

Bill Joyce

William F. Joyce is Professor of Strategy and Organization Science at the Amos Tuck School of Business of Dartmouth College. He also teaches Executive Education programs at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Dr. Joyce has consulted extensively with organizations in the Un...


Dick Beatty

Research Richard W. (Dick) Beatty Professor of Human Resource Management at Rutgers University. He received his B.A. from Hanover College, his M.B.A. from Emory University, and his Ph.D. in Human Resources and Organizational Behavior from Washington University. Professor Beatty teaches in the ...


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