Certificate Course in Strategic HR Business Partnering

Mode of Delivery: Online (Synchronous and Asynchronous)
Learning Platforms: Moodle Learning Management System and Zoom

1. Feb 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 24, Mar 1, 2022
2. Jun 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 2022
3. Nov 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, 2022

Time: 8:30am - 12nn

Course Description:
This course is aimed at developing the HR practitioner’s competencies in translating business strategies into organizational capabilities and ensuring that these become sound HR practices. The emphasis of the course is on equipping the HR practitioner with a basic grounding in the various functions of a business enterprise, with the end in view of becoming effective business partners. As such, the course is applications-oriented, and is focused on translating what is learned in class to real-life corporate situations. 

Course Objectives:
At the end of the course, the participants are expected to:

  1. Assess themselves vis-a-vis the role and competencies of an HR strategic partner
  2. Understand basic concepts in strategic management
  3. Describe the functions and concepts in the business value chain
  4. Describe how HR can contribute to business strategies and needs

Course Outline:
In these modules, participants will learn about the nature of business and strategy. Utilizing the strategic management model, participants will also learn how to conduct internal and external analysis. The business value chain, from concepts, processes, to analysis is also discussed.

  • Module 1: The Strategic Business Partner
  • Module 2a: Understanding Business & Strategy: External Analysis
  • Module 2b: Understanding Business & Strategy: Internal Analysis

 In these modules, participants are given an overview of the various business functions particularly in (a) marketing, sales and service, (b) finance and other support functions; and (c) operations and other logistics.

  • Module 3a: Understanding Business & Strategy: Operations and Marketing
  • Module 3b: Understanding Business & Strategy: Marketing & Finance
  • Module 3c: Understanding Business & Strategy: Finance

 These modules focus on how to formulate and execute business strategies. Furthermore, the alignment of HR plans and fostering HR-Line partnership is discussed.

  • Module 3d: Understanding Business & Strategy: Strategy Formulation and Execution
  • Module 4: Linking Business and HR Strategy

General Technical Requirements

  • Computer installed with MS Office apps (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Stable internet connection for live or synchronous sessions
  • Technical dry run prior to the course

Dates Available: 
18 000.00