St Albans, United Kingdom (PressExposure) May 14, 2009 -- Aimed at senior HR business partners, the programme will help them focus on aligning the HR agenda with the strategic business imperatives of their organisations, on deriving competitive advantage for the business through delivery of that agenda and on developing their own strategic leadership skills.
The Advanced HR Business Partner programme is intended to provide HR professionals looking to move to more senior roles with the necessary leadership skills to understand and contribute to overall business management. Typically participants will have been charged by their organisations to set an HR agenda that is aligned to, and supports, the overall business agenda - rather than being responsible for a discrete area of HR.
The programme is based on real-world business research by the Henley Human Resources Centre of Excellence [http://www.henley.reading.ac.uk/executiveeducation/excellence/cl-hrcentreofexcellence.asp] into what is required from HR today.
Nick Holley, Programme Director, said: "Great human resources people need to understand what drives the business and focus on HR's contribution as part of overall business leadership. One HR Director commented to me that there are many people with strong HR knowledge but few with the business acumen or personal strength to challenge and influence their peers. Our research with many leading international businesses has revealed what a good HR leader looks like and this programme will enable participants who work as part of a senior team to develop those commercial and influencing skills."
The 'Advanced HR Business Partner' programme is part of Henley Business School's new portfolio of executive development programmes aimed at helping organisations to develop effective leadership and the right calibre of managers to survive and thrive in today's turbulent economic times.
As part of an extensive executive education offering, which also includes both customised and tailored qualification programmes, these management courses and leadership courses are highly practical, designed to create immediate impact and make a real difference back in the work environment.