Build Credibility and Become a High-Impact, Strategic Partner to Your Stakeholders

Are you ready to work as a strategic, high-impact partner to your business? Do you want to be proactive rather than reactive and help make work better for people? Would you like to work as a trusted advisor and enhance collaboration with your clients and CoEs? HCI’s Certification Programme can help. Our Strategic HR Business Partner course has been designed just for you by experts in HR and learning.

Our proprietary research has determined the strategic mindsets and skillsets necessary for you to advance both your career and your organisation. We know the best practices of high-performing HR organisations and we’ve made it easy for you to incorporate them into your work.

During our intensive 3-day certification program, you will be immersed in a highly interactive, hands-on learning experience and equipped with the processes and tools necessary to put ideas into action. You’ll be able to work on a real business challenge during class and consult with your colleagues and our expert faculty.

What You’ll Learn


Work credibly with clients to support organisational strategies


Develop collaborative relationships that impact business outcomes



Implement and measure effectiveness of talent management initiatives and solutions

What to Expect

Select virtual or in-person training dates and times that fit your schedule


Finish your HCI program with a free toolkit, access to additional videos and research, and a set of skills that you can use on the job immediately


Access log-in information, certification materials (participant guide and toolkit), and the exam in your MyHCI profile


Chat and interact with faculty and peers in person or via Zoom


Earn your HCI certification by attending all the sessions, completing all classwork, and passing the multiple-choice exam with a score of 80% or higher


Renew your HCI certification every three years by obtaining 60 credits


Attend this certification program and earn 13 HCI, 13 HRCI, 13 SHRM, and 12 ATD recertification credits

Earn Your Human Capital Strategy Credential

Build the in-demand strategic capabilities you need to advance your HR career and lead the future of HR in only 18 months. You’ll take three core programs and two strategic accelerators as well as complete mentoring and an advised portfolio project. Graduates of this program demonstrate a breadth of HR knowledge and capabilities to bring wherever they go.

While our courses are primarily online, we understand that everyone’s needs are unique.

That’s why we also offer in-person options to cater to your specific requirements. Interested in learning more?

Contact us to discuss how we can meet your needs with pricing options, whether it is at your location or a suitable off-site location.

£2,695 per delegate

Course Outline I Day 1 I Prepare I 9.30 – 16.30 (GMT)


Adopt a Strategic Mindset

Understand the Prepare/Partner/Perform framework

Adopt a strategic mindset and skillset

Assess yourself on the strategic continuum

Work through a strategic lens


Understand the importance of business data to HR

Ask critical questions

Identify internal and external business factors

Measure business impact with business metrics

Align Talent Strategy to Business Priorities and Objectives

Understand HR’s pivotal position

Align talent strategy to business strategy

Increase your relevance to business

Describe multiple types of business strategies

Vary talent management strategies according to business strategies

Document priorities and measurements

Communicate with the Talent Management Value Approach

Align HR interventions with talent and business strategies

Course Outline I Day 2 I Partner I 9.30 – 16.30 (GMT)



Consult with Clients to Determine Issues and Root Causes

Review a day in the life of an HRBP

Understand consulting types: reactive vs. proactive

Using a consulting model

Create a questioning strategy

Determine root cause

Collect data and preparing insights

Collaborate with partners

Share findings with clients

Develop recommendations

Work with CoEs

Create Solutions that Drive Impact

Understand your role as an HRBP

Develop HR interventions throughout the talent management cycle

Use the appropriate talent management solutions holistically

Align business issues, talent issues, and solutions

Communicate Progress to Gain Champions and Influence Positive Change

Create change through people

HCI’s Change Management Model

Understand resistance to change

Make the case for change

Communicate about change

Course Outline I Day 3 I Perform

Solve Business Issues by Implementing Solutions

Recognise the need for project management

Use different approaches to project management (agile vs. waterfall)

Implement a solution: four steps

Address project management challenges

Sustain Solutions by Elevating Impact

Measure business outcomes

Use the analytics value approach to create insights and take action

Visualise data

Use storytelling to drive key points

Scalable solutions

Action Plan

Determine what you can do immediately, in 30 days, in six months, and in a year

Your Choices


We know solving complex issues requires serious effort; however, using the Lego® Serious Play Method ®, we help teams unlock the power of work-play, improve engagement, and ignite better outcomes.



We elevate and ease your learning journey by combining leading practices, videos, thinking tools and quizzes that help simplify complexity and increase your personal power and business confidence. 



We lead development programmes for leaders and HR professionals focused on accelerating business results through strategic human capital practices that fuel high-performing outcomes.



We identify market gaps and formulate masterclasses which help leaders
and practitioners elevate their performance, enrich engagement, and increase their confidence to lead. 



We combine pioneering and leading practices, the science of simplification, human design, value communication and craft tools that help us gain control, making our work lives easier, more fulfilling and empowering confidence. 



We work with individuals and teams on their unique challenges and opportunities, accelerating and improving how to generate value and confidence for themselves and others.


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