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Internal Business Partnering Skills

Learn what it means to be a Business Partner and practise the skills you need for the world of work as it is today.

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Designed for those who are new to their business partnering role or who are looking to transition from adviser to Business Partner, this programme will help participants learn what it means to be a Business Partner and the fundamental knowledge and skills that are required.

The course supports participants to put the skills learnt into practice and reflect on their experience with the support of our team and a cohort of peers. Using various tools and models participants will understand their current position in relation to business partnering and form a plan for how they want to shift their practice. Internal Business Partnering provides the opportunity to test out changes to the participants’ practice in the workplace with the support of other learners in an Action Learning Set environment.

Who is this course for?

  • Newly appointed Business Partners from business support areas such as HR, Finance and IT
  • People wanting to transition into a business partnering role in the near future
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  • Develop a toolkit of relational skills and approaches underpinned by simple, practical, and useable models
  • Communicate and interact confidently as a business partner, with your team members and across your organisation
  • Create value as a business partner by developing effective and trusting relationships

Effective, agile and responsive internal service delivery is critical to how increasingly diverse organisations adapt to change, function and thrive. The ethos of business focussed partnering is the fundamental pillar of this Internal Business Partnering Skills programme leading to increased engagement, improved retention and productivity, in an increasingly diverse workforce and agile environment.

Course Outline

Internal Business Partnering Skills is structured as follows:


A course covering the fundamental knowledge and skills that are require to become a Business Partner


Return to the workplace to apply learning for 1-2 months (including a self-facilitated action learning set)


One half-day virtual follow-up session which includes presenting learning to colleagues and development planning

Venue for Face-to-Face Courses

Roffey Park Institute in the UK

Our venue, set in the idyllic Sussex countryside, is a welcome contrast to the sometimes-intense workplace. This environment enables teams and individuals to develop as people and professionals.


We deliver the Internal Business Partnering Skills as either an in-house programme for teams or as part of a wider, tailored development programme.

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