Build confidence and credibility as a successful HR Business Partner.

Programme details


13 - 15 November

It’s nearly twenty years since David Ulrich called for “A New Mandate for Human Resources” in his HBR article of that title, and organisations started to restructure their HR departments to include Business Partners. With Business Partnering now established in the majority of organisations, the focus is on how to deliver value and drive change in our rapidly evolving world of work. A key success factor in this is the credibility, skills, and mindset of individuals in Business Partner roles.

Our HR Business Partner Skills programme explores the current state of business partnering, and how organisations are updating the role to respond to fundamental shifts in the world of work. The programme considers the tension between transactional and strategic aspects of the role, and gives you tools to support a strategic focus. You will have, the opportunity to enhance your consultancy, influencing, and political skills, (including skills practise with professional actors) so you are confident and credible with your internal stakeholders. Throughout the programme you will be supported and challenged by your facilitators and fellow participants to plan for creating more value for yourself, your team, and your organisation after the programme.

Our HR Business Partner Skills programme consists of a three day residential workshop, with optional virtual follow up coaching with a facilitator.

Why should you attend this programme?

  • Understand the evolution of the Business Partnering model, and possible future directions
  • Increase your ability to apply a commercial and strategic lens to your role
  • Enhance your consultancy, influencing and political skills
  • Build your credibility and confidence
  • Grow your network of HR professionals

Listen to our programme faculty and a recent participant discuss our HR Business Partner Skills programme


Business Benefits

The BP value proposition combines strategic business capability with excellence in the delivery of the day-to-day.

Successful BPs work with leaders to shape, steer and advise on HR issues. They apply the consultancy skills needed to effectively support line managers with day to day HR activities. HR Business Partners have the ability to activate and realise an HR strategy.

The programme has been invaluable. A lot of insight as to “what needs to change” was made possible. It has given me good direction.

Vandana Menon, Cyient Europe Limited

There are plenty of professional management tools introduced during the three days’ workshop. They helped me a lot on how to convince and influent our stakeholders. Real actors simulations impressive me very much, in which I can practice learned skills into this session. I can apply these learned methodology and tools to add HRBP’s value.

Jane Yang, Nestle China



Duration and fees

UK Programme

3 days


£2,400 + VAT

inclusive of all tuition fees, materials, meals and accommodation


Programme director

Programme director

Catherine Shepherd

MA (Cantab) MSc

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