L&D as Business Partner

CIPD Training
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1 day
560 GBP excl. VAT
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Course description

L&D as Business Partner - 1 day course - CIPD Training

This one-day course will help participants boost their own credibility with fellow senior managers operating at strategic levels within a company, and further develop their business partnering skills; using a holistic approach. Participants will learn to work closely with the business by designing L&D systems and interventions that address strategic business issues. 

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Suitability - Who should attend?

The L&D as Business Partner course is ideal for L&D practitioners responsible for the strategic provision of learning and development for their organisations and individuals who are outsourced and/or externally based consultant looking forward to acquire the skills and knowledge required to operate as business partners.

In-house training

All our programmes can be run in-house, where we can tailor the content to your organisation’s unique needs.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Participants will leave with an overview of the theories and practical examples needed to help them explain the role of ‘business partner’ and the potential contribution to an organisation. They will also be able to position L&D in relation to the strategy of an organisation.

Training Course Content

The course covers the following topics:

Welcome and Introductions

  • Overview of purpose, structure and style of programme.
  • Participants introduce themselves, where they are from, what they are hoping to get from the programme, what challenges they are facing.

The role of business partner:

  • developing the ability to think strategically
  • how to integrate L&D policies and practices with other organisation practices
  • working with others at all organisation levels within the organisation
  • providing added-value from the L&D perspective.

The contribution of L&D to the organisation:

  • conducting an external analysis of the organisation
  • assessing internal capabilities
  • current challenges facing organisations and learning and development implications
  • aligning your L&D strategy with organisation goals
  • integrating your policies vertically and horizontally within the organisation’s wider HR and organisation policies.

Policy & strategy issues:

  • the purpose and content of L&D policy
  • alternative ways to communicate policy
  • service level agreements
  • contracts
  • procedures.

Strategies for implementing L&D policy

  • the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing
  • internal versus external provision
  • shared services
  • cost centre versus profit.

Setting and evaluating performance standards:

  • the value of needs analysis at all levels
  • the importance of setting performance standards
  • sources of information available.

Review, Action Planning & Evaluation

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The cost of this course is as follows:

Non-Member Price: £560 + VAT

CIPD Member Price: £505 + VAT

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CIPD Training

Shaping the future of the HR and L&D profession. The CIPD is championing better work and working lives, setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisational development.  With more than 100 programmes, CIPD Training is one of the UK's...

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