Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP) Certification

17-21 June 2019, Hamilton, Ontario

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About the Event

As an HR professional, you need to enhance your skill sets and adopt a new strategic mindset to advance your career and your business. HCI’s intensive 3-day certification program is designed to facilitate this transformation. You will be immersed in a highly interactive, hands-on learning experience and equipped with processes and tools necessary to put ideas into action.
The role of the HR Business Partner is increasingly important. In fact, employers are twice as likely to fill HRBP positions from outside the organization. The struggle to find key strategic capabilities like business acumen and consulting skills within existing HR teams is a shortage they cannot afford. Close this critical talent gap by enrolling in sHRBP.

After completing the sHRBP certification program, you will be able to:

  • Earn the credibility with your business partners that positions you as a trusted advisor
  • Work with your partners to co-create innovative talent management solutions
  • Help your HR team execute on your business strategy through those solutions


Mark Hacker Human Capital Institute - HCI




Adopting a strategic mindset 
Understanding the Prepare/Partner/Perform framework
Adopting a strategic mindset and skill set
Assessing yourself on the strategic continuum
Working through a strategic lens

Analyzing business data to create insights and guide decisions 
Understanding the importance of business data to HR
Asking critical questions
Identifying internal and external business factors
Measuring business impact with business metrics

Aligning overall talent strategy to business priorities and objectives 
Understanding HR’s pivotal position
Aligning talent strategy to business strategy
Increasing your relevance to business
Describing types of business strategies
Varying talent strategies according to business strategies
Documenting priorities and measurements
Communicating with the Talent Measurement Value Approach
Aligning HR interventions with talent and business strategies


End of Day One



Consulting with clients to determine issues and root causes 
Reviewing a day in the life of an HRBP
Understanding consulting types: reactive vs. proactive

Using a consulting model
Creating a questioning strategy
Determining root cause
Collecting data and preparing insights
Collaborating with partners
Sharing findings with clients
Developing recommendations
Working with CoEs

Communicating progress to gain champions and influence positive change 
Creating change through people
HCI’s Change Management Model
Understanding resistance to change
Making the case for change
Communicating about change

Creating solutions that drive impact and change 
Understanding your role as an HRBP
Developing HR interventions
Identifying the impact of talent optimization on business
Using the appropriate talent management solutions holistically
Aligning business issues, talent issues, and solutions


End of Day Two



Solving business issues by implementing solutions 
Recognizing the need for project management
Implementing solutions
Using different project management (agile vs. waterfall)
Implementing a solution
Using project management process and tools:
• Initiation
• Project scope
• Project charter
• Planning
• RASCI Model
• Execution
• Closing
Addressing project management challenges

Sustaining solutions by evaluating impact and iterating so they can be used elsewhere in the organization 
Determining measurement intervals
Using leading indicators to measure progress
Putting reporting in place
Creating insight from data
Using the analytics value approach
Visualizing data
Use storytelling to drive key points
Scaling solutions model

Action Planning 
Determining what you can do immediately, in 30 days, in 6 months, and in a year


End of Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP) Certification

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