Becoming an Effective HRD

Becoming an Effective HRD focuses on the high-level behaviours and skills that research has identified successful HR Directors have. Building on your technical competence, the programme will increase the impact you have on organisational performance.
You will develop your capability to plan, implement and evaluate HR initiatives, alongside your strategic and commercial thinking to increase your personal impact as part of the leadership team.
Two-Day Residential:
Greater London
Action Day:
Central London
Two-Day Residential:
8-9 May 2024
Action Day:
20 June 2024
CRF members £3,250
Non-members £6,500

About this Programme

The purpose of HR is not simply to ‘do HR’ but to build the capability of the organisation to deliver its strategy and create sustainable value for all stakeholders. Building this capability as an HR Director requires a blend of technical HR, business and interpersonal skills. This programme takes a business-centric approach to enhance your understanding of how HR delivers value to you and the business. It will improve your capability in planning, implementing and evaluating HR initiatives and support you in managing key organisational relationships.
You will develop the skills to drive conversations that go beyond ‘what do you want HR to do?’ to ‘how can HR best deliver value to you?’.

Who Should Attend?

Attendees will typically be the Head of an HR Centre of Excellence / Expertise, Head of an HR Shared Services Operation or a Senior HR Business Partner. You should be aspiring to your first HR Director role, be new in position as HR Director, or be looking to significantly increase your effectiveness and business impact as an existing HR Director.

Benefits of Attending

  • Developing a deep understanding of sustainable value creation – balancing the short-term needs of shareholders with the long-term needs of a broader set of stakeholders
  • Applying your understanding of HR theory and practice to commercial and strategic imperatives, creating credibility within the business
  • Knowing when, where and how to use evidence in decision-making
  • Understanding the importance of delivering HR’s foundations efficiently and flexibly
  • Ensuring managers and leaders take their responsibility seriously
  • Bringing fresh new thinking from the outside world into your organisation
  • Being ‘politically savvy’ to deliver initiatives in complex and ambiguous organisations

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