HRBP Master Class

HR Business Partnering has it’s own set of unique challenges. Since 2015 we have run the HR Business Partner Summit and now our master class.

The workshop is designed to build your skills in being a high performance business partner. It is a compliment to our Certificate in HR Business Partnering which focuses on building your knowledge however can also be attended if you are in an HRBP role, or working towards becoming an HRBP and want to make sure you are ready!

As always with elephant workshops, we focus on outcomes so you leave with practical tools, techniques and real life learnings to use on the job.

Course Content

HRBP Master Class 1: Strategic Effectiveness

Runs from 9am – 12.30pm

HRBP Models, roles and responsibilities – In this first session you’ll learn the different HRBP models that have been developed, and when each may work best. You’ll also discover what all the different competency models have in common in terms of HR Business Partner skills, and what HRBP’s deliver within different structure.  You’ll then discuss what model you work in, what’s in your role, and how you can overcome the challenges you face.

Building Business Acumen – HRBP’s who are commercially astute and understand financial’s can build more credibility with their business and add real value when working with senior leaders. In this part of the workshop you’ll develop some fundamental skllls in this area.

Developing Strategic Leadership skills – One of the differences from an HR Advisory role and an HR Business Partner role is the strategic component of your role – both in your own thinking and developing this in leaders.  In this session we are working to develop your skills in the following:

  • Problem solving and decision making. As an HRBP you’re dealing with more complex issues with hidden root causes. Learning how to get better at both thorough, systematic problem solving and quick, effective decision making is essential.
  • Thinking strategically. What are the tools and techniques you can use to think long term, and help your leaders be more strategic in how they manage?

HRBP Master Class 2: Building Resilience

In the face to face workshop this runs 1.30pm to 5pm. In the virtual workshop this runs 9am – 12.30pm.

Building Resilience – In this section of the workshop you’ll cover tools and techniques to help you both develop your own resilience to deal with a VUCA world, but also to help grow this in your managers and your business.

With guest presenters Katrina Kidson (for our Wellington and Virtual workshops) and Maya Nova (for our Auckland workshop).

Engaging your managers – We now work through some practical tools and techniques, including sales and marketing principles that we believe every HR Business Partner should know, so they can use them to engage their managers and people leaders to be HR’s delivery arm.  You’ll also get to discuss the challenges you face in this area and leave with new thinking and ideas on resolving these challenges.

Design Thinking Think Tank: We finish by taking you through how you can use Design Thinking principles to change how design and deliver your HR processes. You will be able to brainstorm issues that you are facing in your HRBP roles and then share ideas, tools and techniques. This is run as a unconference style session and generates some amazing discussions!

HRBP #1: Thursday 23 March
HRBP #2: Friday 24 March
Virtual :  $395 (early bird) or
$495 (full price). Self paced $245.
HRBP #1: Thursday 25 May
HRBP #2: Friday 26 May
10% discount for booking 2 people
or if you’re an Elephant VIP

Our Facilitators

We have a team of awesome facilitators, who are HR and change experts. For the HRBP Master Class and Certificate we also have guest presenters.

Guest Presenters

Matt Bonner, Business Advice, Tax, Associate, Baker Tilly Staples Rodway

Matt deals with high wealth individuals and families with complex domestic and international tax issues. He has a particular interest in land transactions, GST, and tax effective structuring. He blends his practical and accounting skills with complex tax ideas to provide clients with pragmatic solutions that work! Matt takes responsibility for managing Baker Tilly Staples Rodway’s Tax 111 Q & A Service with Thomson Reuters, and regularly presents tax training both in-house and for CAANZ. He is also a committee member of the CAANZ Tax Special Interest Group in Wellington.

A keen outdoors enthusiast, Matt spends most weekends running around the hills of Wellington or freediving on the rugged South Coast gathering crayfish.

Katrina Kidson, Business Coach

Katrina helps make work a better experience for everyone.  She has an amazing combination of sharp business capability blended with a deep understanding of people, fulfilment, and happiness.

She is sought to help teams and managers transform their workplaces for the better.  First time managers also love working with her, appreciating the support and tools as they transition successfully into the role.

Her background includes various CEO and Director roles, working in family businesses, and being part of the Asia Pacific Leadership team of a large corporate.

For more about Katrina click here.

Maya Nova, Mindfulness Coach

Maya is a mindfulness coach, mentor and speaker with over a decade of experience working with smart, busy people, helping them to regain clarity and balance and integrate mindfulness into their everyday life and work. She specialises in bringing mindfulness training to work, and collaborates with HR managers and executives to help them meet their goals.

She also delivers Mindful leadership programs, run presentations and webinars and offer ongoing mindfulness training. She has worked with government organizations, businesses, community groups and individuals to help them achieve greater levels of productivity, well-being and happiness.

For more about Maya click here.

What people say about attending:

Thank you for putting on a great event! You covered off some very key areas for an HRBP and made them very interesting.

Really helpful HRBP workshop, I am now planning my professional development based on snippets of this day.

A fantastic course overall. The fact that I came away with some essential knowledge meant I could come into work and confidently make changes

I really enjoyed it, there was a variety of content and some helpful tips and information

Can’t attend in person?

And if you have questions, send them through and we’ll get the presenter to answer these for you!

Why not purchase our self paced module? You get recordings of the webinar sessions, and an assignment to complete to test your knowledge. This is personally marked by one of the Elephant team, who will provide you with coaching and feedback on your answers.

Wanting something a little more formal? What about our 12 month HR Business Partner Certificate? This has modules with assignments to complete, marked by our team, with personal feedback and coaching.

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