Strategic HR Business Partner (SHRBP) Certification

Optimize Your Talent Strategy

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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 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 organization. We know the best practices of high-performing HR organizations 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

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Work credibly with clients to support organizational strategies

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Develop collaborative relationships that impact business outcomes

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Implement and measure effectiveness of talent management initiatives and solutions

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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 19.5 HCI, 19.5 HRCI, 19.5 SHRM, and 18 ATD recertification credits
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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.

Learn How to Earn a Human Capital Strategy Credential

Course Outline


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
Analyze Business Data to Create Insights and Guide Decisions
  • 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

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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 and Change
  • 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

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Solve Business Issues by Implementing Solutions
  • Recognize 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 Evaluating Impact
  • Measure business outcomes
  • Use the analytics value approach to create insights and take action
  • Visualize 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

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