Aspiring Group HRD

Using the insights of current board-level HRD’s, we deliver a programme tailored to participants’ capability needs.
A great HR function builds people and organisational capability to deliver business strategy. CEOs expect their HR leaders to have functional expertise, but also require their HRD to be a commercially-focused business leader.

Central London
Module One:
16-17 September 2024
Module Two:
4-5 November 2024
Module Three:
13-14 January 2025
CRF members £9,500
Non-members £19,000

About this Programme

For over 30 years, CRF, and sister organisation Strategic Dimensions, have been listening to HRDs and CEOs about what they want from an effective HR leader. This gives us a unique insight into the role of a ‘board-level HRD’ and what differentiates the great from the average.
Building on this exclusive research and experience, this programme delivers a highly-tailored learning experience with participants able to shape the content of the course to suit their development requirements.
This course has a proven track record of supporting HR professionals to become Group HRDs, or become more effective having recently moved into the role.

Who Should Attend?

This programme is suited to those looking to progress to Group HRD roles. Candidates will likely already be HRDs of a business unit, region or function or Centre of Excellence Leaders. It is also recommended for newly-appointed Group HRDs looking to increase their effectiveness, and many past attendees have been nominated as part of organisation succession planning.
There are limited enrolment slots, in order to facilitate a supportive learning environment. The 2022 attendees comprised three HRDs, two Heads of Talent and two Heads of HR

Benefits of Attending

  • Support in making the transition into a board or executive team HRD role, within a FTSE listed or similar size organisation
  • The tools and skills required to move beyond your core HR role and become a holistic business leader including interview preparation via Strategic Dimensions
  • Exclusive access to an alumni network of peers and experts to support you through your career
  • The ability to deliver external business insights to ensure you become an effective HRD
  • Sustained development through a six-month programme of learning, implementation, reflection and analysis
Course director

Nick Holley

After 17 years in HR leadership roles in global organisations like Arthur Andersen and Vodafone, Nick spent 10 years at Henley Business School where he was a visiting professor and Director of the Centre for HR Excellence. He has developed and delivered HR capability programmes for organisations across the UK and Europe, and internationally.
Patrick Jones - Course author