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Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP) Certification

Build credibility and become a high impact, strategic partner to your stakeholders.
Course Fee (Virtual) SGD3,295
Course Fee (In-Person) SGD3,995

Course Trainer

Ron is the former CEO of Great Place to Work-Gulf and CHRO of Al Raha Group, based in Riyadh. He holds certifications from HCI as Global Human Capital Strategist (GHCS), Master Human Capital Strategist (MHCS), and Strategic Workforce Planner (SWP).

Ron was cited by CIPD as one of the top five HR thinkers in the Middle East. He received the Outstanding Leadership Award for Global HR Excellence at the World Human Resources Development Congress in Mumbai, and was named as one of the 50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia.

Ron’s prior roles include senior HR roles with Xerox HR services, IBM, and Martha Stewart Living.

Ron’s board memberships include the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, McKinsey Quarterly Executive Online Panel, and HCI’s Expert Advisory Council on Talent Management Strategy.

Ron’s work has been featured in the Wall St. Journal, Inc. Magazine, Workforce Management, and numerous international HR magazines covering Africa, India, and the Middle East.

Who Should Attend

Because strategic HR is not a role but a way to work, this curriculum is suitable for any early- or mid-career professional who wants to increase credibility, influence, and impact. If you’d like to boost your business and financial acumen, analytics capabilities, consulting skills, and solution design and implementation, this course will help you.

If you are a specialist working in a Center of Expertise, the focus on business and financial acumen, as well as collaboration and co-creating solutions, will help you increase your value to clients and partners.

sHRBP is also suitable for teams or functions transforming from tactical functional specialists to strategic, high impact partners. Since the class focuses on solving a real business challenge, participants will leave with an action plan that they can immediately implement.


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“Ron brought up a significant number of business case which helps to relate to any organization and stimulate thinking. The discussion in break out room was appreciated as we can discuss and relate the case studies while concurrently understanding potential practice in different organization.”
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“The training provides me the systematic approach to act as Strategic HRBP. I like those best practices shared from other companies by Ron, very eye opening and thought provoking. The training helps me to form my mission statement as HRBP.”
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“This is one of the wonderful session I had where it helps me make my belief stronger met we are on right path of strategic transformation for our HR department whether the strategic area in financial acumens workforce analytics and connecting employee engagement metrics with financial, it all makes sense.”
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“The training has shifted my perspective from being transactional to being strategic. I cannot wait to go back to the office & return the value to my organization.”
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“Really enjoyed the program. It reinforced my belief in HRBP role and equipped me with the knowledge to help other stakeholders in my organization to also better understand the role and value of HRBP.”
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“It is an insightful training with up-to-date training materials. It could be very helpful for setting the right mindset and high-level consulting HR skills.”
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“I recently changed my position from HR Generalist to HRBP and this course help me to fully understand the role and responsibility of HRBP and to change my mindset. The content was extremely useful and I would strongly recommend to my colleagues in HR function.”
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“This training has given me a very insightful of this new role we are embarking. It has given me the kickstart with useful guides, plenty of referrals and the sessions of seeing a different perspective of the situation.”

Course Introduction

Are you ready to work as a strategic, high impact partner to your clients and make work better for people? Would you like to move from being reactive to proactive? To increase your credibility through business and financial acumen? To enhance collaboration with your clients and CoEs? To work as a trusted advisor?

HCI can help. Our research has determined the strategic mindsets and skillsets needed to advance your career and organization. We know the best practices of high-performing HR organizations and we’ve made it easy for you to incorporate them into your work.

Our intensive 3-day Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP) Certification program immerses you in a highly interactive, hands-on learning experience and equips you with processes and tools to put ideas into action.

Best of all? You’ll be able to work on a real business challenge during class and consult with our expert facilitators and your colleagues.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll work your way through HCI’s Prepare/Partner/Perform framework using your own business challenge. You will learn how to:

Work More Strategically

  • Approach your work with a strategic mindset that is collaborative, evidence-based, business driven, and adaptable
  • Make incremental changes to work more proactively
  • Align talent strategy with business strategy and goals
  • Speak the language of the business and understand the thought processes, goals, and strategies used to make business decisions
  • Understand what it means to be strategic and how to act strategically
  • Increase credibility and influence through value that is added in every interaction

Demonstrate Business and Financial Acumen

  • Understand business and financial terminology and concepts
  • Identify and communicate quantifiable benefits of talent initiatives
  • Justify talent initiatives by demonstrating benefits and ROI

Use Meaningful Business Analytics

  • Use metrics that align with business objectives, even if data is housed across multiple databases/sources
  • Communicate evidence-based insights to gain buy-in and drive change

Enhance Your Consulting Skills

  • Partner with business functions and consult to determine root causes
  • Communicate the value of HR/talent initiatives through the lens of the business

Co-Create Solutions

  • Collaborate with clients and CoEs to create talent management solutions that increase engagement, retention, development, and strategic talent acquisition efforts
  • Use project management to collaborate with all stakeholders, enhance buy-in, and implement initiatives effectively

Manage Change

  • Understand the different phases of change, common objections to change, and how to lead others through change
  • Drive change through people, measuring results, and making it sustainable

Measure Progress

  • Evaluate talent management outcomes with business metrics
  • Scale solutions so that resources are used wisely and impacts are greater

What to Expect

Leave every HCI program with a free toolkit, access to additional videos and research, and a set of skills that you can use on the job immediately

Access log-in information, certification materials (participant guide and toolkit), and the exam in your MyHCI profile

Chat and interact with your facilitator and peers via WhatsApp Group available on mobile or desktop after the training course

Earn your HCI certification by attending all of the sessions, complete all classwork, and pass the multiple-choice exam with a score of 80% or higher

Attend this training and earn 19.5 HCI, 19.5 HRCI, 19.5 SHRM, and 18 ATD recertification credits

Course Outline

• Understanding the Prepare/Partner/Perform framework
• Adopting a strategic mindset and skillset
• Assessing yourself on the strategic continuum
• Working through a strategic lens

• Understanding the importance of business data to HR
• Asking critical questions
• Identifying internal and external business factors
• Measuring business impact with business metrics

• Understanding HR’s pivotal position
• Aligning talent strategy to business strategy
• Increasing your relevance to business
• Describing multiple types of business strategies
• Varying talent management strategies according to business strategies
• Documenting priorities and measurements
• Communicating with the Talent Management Value Approach
• Aligning HR interventions with talent and business strategies

• Reviewing a day in the life of an HRBP
• Understanding consulting types: reactive vs. proactive
• Using a consulting model
• Creating a questioning strategy
• Determining root cause
• Collecting data and preparing insights
• Collaborating with partners
• Sharing findings with clients
• Developing recommendations
• Working with CoEs

• Understanding your role as an HRBP
• Developing HR interventions throughout the talent management cycle
• Using the appropriate talent management solutions holistically
• Aligning business issues, talent issues, and solutions

• Creating change through people
• HCI’s Change Management Model
• Understanding resistance to change
• Making the case for change
• Communicating about change

• Recognizing the need for project management
• Using different approaches to project management (agile vs. waterfall)
• Implementing a solution: four steps
• Addressing project management challenges

• Measuring business outcomes
• Using the analytics value approach to create insights and take action
• Visualizing data
• Use storytelling to drive key points
• Scaling solutions

• Determining what you can do immediately, in 30 days, in six months, and in a year

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions or need help? Please feel free to get In touch with us 🙂

(65) 6980 7730

To successfully earn an HCI certification, you must:

  • Attend all of the sessions. You may be excused for a maximum of two hours of class time.
  • Participate in group discussions, complete all classwork, and submit the evaluation.
  • Pass the certification exam with a score of 80% or higher.

The multiple-choice exam (required for all certification courses) can be taken any time after attending and does not expire. The exam consists of 40-60 questions depending on the course taken.

Each certification is valid for a three-year period. Renewal is based on continuing education credits that demonstrate currency in the field. Credits may be earned by attending HCI learning programs, completing additional courses, or through outside educational activities. The accumulation of 60 credits extends the certification for three additional years. Learn more about HCI recertification here

You can register online by filling the registration form on our website. Alternatively, you can also register by email or phone.

To register by e-mail, please send the delegates name, job title, email address, company name and telephone number to or alternatively you can email the scanned copy of the completed registration form.

For more information, please call +65 69807730

All our public events are conducted in English, unless otherwise stated. English subtitle are available for some of the online courses.

The registration fee includes admission to the events, exam and cert for certification courses.

For in-person course, a comprehensive set of documentation material in both printed and digital format or only printed format for some of the course distributed at the venue, lunches and 2 refreshment breaks for in-person classes. Hotel accommodation and travel costs are not included in the registration fee; however, we do have corporate rates with the hotel venue. Email to for more information.

There is no deadline for registration. However, for some courses, sometimes we do limit the number of delegates to ensure optimum course interaction. We advise you to register as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment and to allow adequate time for our administration process. for in-person class, if you need to register on the day itself (walk-in registration), then kindly contact our customer service department at +65 69807730. If time restricts, you can go directly to the event venue, and approach our officer in charge over there. Our personnel will assist you with subject to seat availability.

Full payment must be received within seven (7) working days upon receipt of invoice or before the event date, whichever is earlier.  A LOU with company stamp is requested for those organizations that cannot make payment on time.

Payment Mode


  • Account Name: HRD Future Pte Ltd
  • Account Number: 695-207639-001
  • Beneficiary Bank: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited
  • Beneficiary Bank Address: 65 Chulia Street OCBC Centre Singapore 049513
  • Swift Code: OCBCSGSG

For other currencies, we may provide you a different bank account depends on currencies. Email to for more information.


Please make all cheques payable to: HRD Future Pte. Ltd. (Appliable in Singapore Company only)     


We are using Stripe as the credit card payment gateway. Additional credit card charges per transaction are applied. Please contact our team for more details.

Can I change the name/details of the delegate(s) after registration?

Yes, a name can be changed at no additional cost. Please email providing the details of the delegate(s) you wish to replace and the details of the replacement(s). This email should include:

  • Full names, titles and positions in company
  • Company name
  • Direct telephone (for any urgent purpose)
  • Delegate’s email address (for us to send the Pre-Course Reading Material and Questionnaire)

I have registered for an event but I can no longer attend, what is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation policy can always be found in the Terms & Conditions section of your registration form. Basically, cancellations can be made if it is submitted more than 30 days prior to the event.

For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the event, you have several options:

  • You can send a replacement as we do substitution free of charge
  • If no one from your organisation can attend, formal written request for withdrawal is required and an acknowledgement sent out. If the request is done before a month of the commencement date, a credit voucher is issued to the organization to be used within 12 months of the date of issuance.

Can I get a copy of the delegate list prior to the event?

We do not disclose delegate list prior to the event taking place. A list of participants will be available at the event only.

Can I get a copy of the course materials prior to the event for self-study?

Yes for some of the courses. However since we always update course materials closer to the event date to ensure all data is most updated, we are only able to provide course materials approximately one week before the event dates. A full payment is requested in order to receive the course material in advance.

What is the dress code for the event?

Most of our delegates who attend our courses prefer to wear business/ smart casual clothing. No shorts please. You can also bring optional formal clothing for your personal dinner or networking functions.

Who should I inform about my dietary requirements?

We will email you the event details letter approximately two weeks before the day of the events. You can highlight any special dietary requirements by reply the email.

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