This concentrated program focuses on the critical tools
middle and upper level HR professionals need to make a tangible connection
between their firm's talent base and bottom line performance. Key benefits
include: Linking business and HR strategy, bridging core talent areas and
bottom-line results, aligning people, processes, and systems with market and
financial targets; using the total HR system to drive performance; developing
metrics that facilitate planning, control, and performance.
Sponsored jointly by Cornell University and SHRM
In today's environment, HR managers and executives are
accountable for results that drive business performance. That means they must
balance their operational and functional duties with the strategic imperatives
of the business. That's not easy to do.
This concentrated program focuses on the critical tools HR
professionals need to make a tangible connection between their firm's talent
base and its sustainable strategic success. The program begins with the
mechanics of developing an HR strategy that is linked with business strategy.
But it goes beyond the traditional emphasis on programs and policies to clarify
the real connections between a firm's core skills, its HR system, and its
bottom-line performance excellence. This approach focuses on the concrete steps
needed to combine competencies, measurement, alignment, and design.
The program is lead by senior faculty from Cornell
University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Center for
Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS). Cornell is recognized as the premier
university-based program in strategic human resource management. In addition to
faculty interactions, participants will have to engage senior HR executives from
firms where these ideas and practices are put to use. The goal of the program
is to help HR professionals go beyond only a focus on business partnership to
cultivating their skills as business leaders.
Developing business and HR strategy
Bridging core talent areas and bottom-line results
Aligning people, processes, and systems with market and
Using total compensation and rewards to drive performance
Developing metrics that facilitate planning, control, and
Selected Faculty Leaders
Scott Snell, Professor of Human Resource Studies,
Patrick M. Wright, Professor of Human Resource
Studies, Cornell University
Who Should Attend
Experienced HR executives and managers who already hold,
or who aspire to, business partner positions in their firms and have a desire to
enhance their effectiveness in, or qualifications for, these roles.
Experienced line executives or managers who have recently
moved, or are anticipating moving, into business partner roles in HR
Experienced line managers who regularly partner with HR
executives or managers and who wish to learn to do this more effectively.
Especially good results accrue when line and HR business partners attend
SHRM Member: $1,600
includes instructional materials and some meals