A Unique Program for Mid-Career HR and LR Professionals
Having a solid grounding in the functional areas of traditional HR, such as compensation or recruitment and retention, is now just the price of admission. To really make your mark and have a measurable and recognized impact, you as a human resources and labour relations professional need a deeper tool kit. As one of Canada’s most respected and specialized management development units, Queen’s IRC has developed a new program that will help you go far beyond transactional mastery.
In the unique Advanced HR program, learn how to pull on key HR levers and make adjustments within the HR function for greater impact in the larger organization.
The program’s curriculum has been validated by both scholarly and professional research. It incorporates the ground-breaking work by David Ulrich and others, that identifies the knowledge and abilities that people management practitioners require now and in the coming years to be credible and valuable contributors.
* You must have a CHRP designation or equivalent experience to be admitted to this program.
a) You as a Credible Activist
What does it take to move into a business support role? How does a highly skilled HR Specialist build trusting relationships with the business units they support? This module focuses on what it takes to work from the “outside in” with a business unit, understanding how unit leaders think about the business and what’s important from their perspective. Take away a plan for building credibility with your business unit.
b) You as an HR Innovator and Integrator
Moving into a business support role means learning to look at the unit as a whole. What HR support does the unit need, and what is your role in understanding, integrating, and interfacing where appropriate? Participants will create a learning plan to build their capabilities in understanding when and how to leverage all facets of HR in supporting the business.
c) You as Capability Builder
Advanced HR practice requires the ability to work at the intersection of culture and leadership development. This unit focuses on the HR leader’s role in culture and organizational capability building. Discussion will focus on how the HR leader can significantly influence culture through leading the talent development efforts of the organization.
d) You as Strategic Positioner
Success as a senior level HR practitioner requires an absolute understanding of the external customer and how the organization’s understanding of that customer frames the entire context for strategy. Participants will be introduced to a model for understanding that framework and how understanding the work requirements of various levels of the organization strengthens the strategic position.
Transforming Knowledge into Action
Learn how to:
- Gain an understanding of HR’s role in building sustainable organizational capabilities
- Develop easy-to-integrate insights that will help you understand the larger business forces and forge key partnerships
- Acquire new skills to build your personal and departmental credibility
- Use diagnostics to identify organizational blockages that need to be confronted
- Develop a plan to integrate your personal strengths with organizational needs
- Create a proactive approach to managing your career in people management
- A copy of HR From the Outside In: Six Competencies for the Future of Human Resources, by David Ulrich et al
Human Resources and Labour Relations professionals with at least three years experience managing an HR department or functional specialists, as well as CHRP designation or equivalent profile
Sandi Cardillo is president of Conrad Associates based in Boulder, Colorado. Sandi consults with both profit and not-for-profit organizations applying accountable management principles in structuring, talent management and improved managerial practices. She has over twenty years of experience in management, human resources, organization development and internal consulting. Sandi serves as a facilitator in the Queen’s University IRC’s Advanced Human Resources program.
Sandi brings practical management and human resources experience to her consulting work. She is known for her ability to integrate high-level conceptual frameworks for the executive level, assisting them in breakthrough thinking in the...
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