Becoming an Effective HRD

HR should build the capability of the organisation to deliver its strategy and create value, requiring a blend of technical HR, business and interpersonal skills from an HR Director. This programme takes a business-centric approach to enhance your understanding of how HR delivers value. It will improve your capability in planning, implementing and evaluating HR initiatives and support you in managing key organisational relationships.

Central London, United Kingdom


Two-day Residential: 22 - 23 June: 9.00 - 17.00 each day 
Action Day: 14 July 2022
Course in Detail

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Members £2,750 + VAT
Non-members £5,500 + VAT

About this Programme

Becoming an Effective HRD will focus on the high-level behaviours and skills that CRF’s research has identified successful HR Directors have and display. Building on your technical competence, the programme will increase the impact you have on organisational performance. It will provide practical tools covering key concepts.

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

  • Develop a deep understanding of value creation, including how HR can create sustainable value
  • Learn how to apply your understanding of HR theory and practice against these commercial and strategic imperatives to create credibility within the business
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of delivering HR’s foundations efficiently, flexibly and simply
  • Understand when, where and how to use evidence in decision making, and how to ensure managers and leaders take their responsibilities seriously.

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