A new landscape demands a fresh set of business partnering capabilities – whatever your HR role.
This tailored blended group learning programme will help your HR function build strong business acumen and trusting partnerships with stakeholders in order to build growth for all and deliver results in this new world of work.
Please contact us for a discussion about how this programme could help your organisation.
For a taste of this HR business partnering programme we also run a 2-hour virtual workshop which we can run in-house for your team – find out more
This programme is for HR leaders at every level whose ability to deliver results depends upon building robust and trusting partnerships with their stakeholders, and who want to:
As a result of this program, HR leaders will be able to:
Virtual workshop one – Business partnering for a new era – 3 hours + min. 4 hours
What is business partnering? How have recent changes shifted the demands and opportunities for business partners? What does our research reveal about the challenges facing HR leaders?
We will explore how to make the role more successful and impactful within your own context, and ensure that your priorities and activities are driven by business needs. You will also get to know fellow participants, clarify learning objectives, explore the programme content and begin your guided preparatory assignments.
Inter-session assignments and peer coaching group
Assignments include your Enable-HR Profile and some guided learning about business acumen and how your own organisation works, including a mapping tool for context, landscape, stakeholders and business drivers, and some data gathering.
We will organise the first peer coaching group with your facilitator, and set you up to organise additional group and/or paired peer co-coaching so that you are fully supported and build relationships with your fellow participants.
Virtual workshop two – How to be a business ally – 3 hours
3 core threads:
How to deepen your understanding of business context, priorities & numbers in a way that enables you to align your/HR’s contribution.
How to understand and interpret business drivers, goals, strategy and priorities in order to address the problems that are relevant to the business and enable business outcomes.
How to speak in the language of your stakeholders and avoid relying on HR themes and jargon.
Assignments will build on business acumen and provide a framework to begin linking talent and culture priorities with business priorities.
Facilitated peer group coaching and further group and paired co-coaching.
Virtual workshop three – How to be a talent value builder – 3 hours
How to understand and optimise talent processes so that they respond to business needs.
How to advocate for talent and facilitate reframe stakeholders’ thinking.
How to work with stakeholders to create solutions that improve talent acquisition, engagement, retention and development ROI.
Building on your talent/business framework, identifying and evaluating options and working on the business case.
Virtual workshop four – How to be a business-driven change maker – 3 hours
How to use analytics and Agile tools and mindset and drive efficiency improvements
How to identify projects and win support from business leaders
How to tackle cross-functional issues and opportunities; address root causes and respond with practical solutions.
Assignments will build learning about Agile approaches, and provide a decision-making framework for prioritising projects.
Virtual workshop five – How to be a trusted culture leader – 3 hours
How to manage your unique responsibility as an HR leader to role model, coach and promote the organisation’s values.
Advocacy of the importance of culture and behaviour and their impact on performance and business outcomes.
How to have coaching conversations with leaders and managers and facilitate their thinking about the impact of their behaviours.
Paired coaching exercise to embed learning about coaching conversations. Assignment to incorporate learning about the business value of culture into their talent/business framework.
Virtual workshop six – How to be an influential co-creator – 3 hours
How to navigate a path through complexity.
How to build and communicate a powerful vision of the future using a clear and positive narrative.
How to work out what influences your business leaders and stakeholders.
How to embody confidence and build it in others.
Assignments will work on two levels:
They will further build their action plans in readiness for the final workshop.
Virtual workshop seven – Commitment and action – 3 hours
We will bring all the threads together and support participants to build clarity and commitment to their action plans.
Consolidate their ‘Business Talent Framework’.
We will pull together, explore and embed all the learning they have achieved throughout the programme.
Participants will share and celebrate their progress and achievements, and identify how to use this to build their personal stature- their reputation and credibility within their organisations.
Execution assignments and peer coaching group
The final steps in their Business Talent Framework will be completed so that they have a clear plan for execution.
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