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Strategic HR Business Partnering Program

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Identify Critical Business Challenges. Design Solutions. Meet Business Challenges.

We coach your team to take meaningful action.

Collaborate with Cornell faculty and with teams from a diverse set of companies for this action-learning program to shape creative, business-driven solutions for your organizations.

Collaborate with Cornell faculty and with teams from a diverse set of companies for this action-learning program to shape creative, business-driven solutions for your organizations.

With your chosen team of HR business partners and COE/specialists (intact, matrix or project-based), you'll partner with Cornell faculty to develop value-added solutions for one of your company's critical business challenges.

During the program, our faculty will provide research, case studies and tools to help participants understand the relationship between business imperatives and talent investments. As part of guided discussions, teams will also brainstorm ideas, learn and share best practices, and exchange feedback with other teams.

As part of this immersive three-day experience, you will:

  • Bring a real-world project to work on and leave with an action plan to implement change
  • Participate in thought-intensive team-building exercises
  • Receive personalized guidance from faculty, benefiting from their depth of HR content expertise
  • Enjoy time for invaluable in-person networking with professional peers

Each day, post-session, teams will synthesize the day's learnings regarding their projects and, with faculty supervision, identify HR solutions to take back to their respective organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate business strategy models and growth opportunities
  • Assess talent gaps and evaluate strategic HR options
  • Integrate systems thinking to optimize performance
  • Adopt a design thinking approach to develop solutions
  • Leverage internal HR partnerships effectively
  • Identify metrics to gauge ROI

Who Should Participate

Your chosen team of HR business partners and COE/specialists

Recognition of Achievement

Certificate of Completion from the Cornell ILR School

Earn Continuing Education Credits

This program qualifies for Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) credits or Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) credits.

Recertification credits are awarded upon successful completion of this program.

Schedule and Price

Dates and Location

Three-day program
Spring 2021

Cornell University
ILR New York City Conference Center
570 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY

Program Fee*

Teams of 4 or 5: $30,000
Teams of 6: $34,000

*CAHRS members receive a partner discount

Program Details

Day 1

Business-Driven HR Strategies

Explore how to align HR and business strategies to drive performance

Understand how to differentiate business strategies and growth opportunities

Study frameworks for evaluating strategic choices

Team Working Sessions: Reframing organization-specific business challenge

Day 2

Consultative Approach to Developing HR Solutions

Learn how to apply systems thinking to drive performance

Practice techniques for assessing talent gaps and implications for HR strategies

See how to extract and communicate data-driven insights to influence change

Team Working Sessions: Identifying a strategic approach to solution development

Day 3

Action Plan Presentation and Feedback

Use talent management solutions to work through challenges

Apply effective methods for measuring ROI

Employ design thinking to develop creative HR solutions

Final Team Presentations: Developing an innovative plan of action

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