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Strategic Change Management for HR Professionals

Focus on delivering strategic, rather than operational, HR policies and practices.



Sustaining organisational performance during an era of radical change depends upon an organisation's ability to harness its human power. For this reason, senior management may pressurise Human Resource departments to demonstrate how they can add value to the organisation. HR departments are required to be more pro-active and focus on delivering strategic, rather than operational, HR policies and practices. This course will focus on how the HR function within organisations can make decisions and accomplish strategic choices to deliver effective organisational change.

Who should attend

This course is designed for HR professionals who are responsible or are directly involved in leading strategic change and managing the process through the HR department.

CPD Qualification

Aligning HR Strategy with Organisational Strategy and Identifying and Analysing Organisational Challenges

  • Involving HR in strategic planning and decision making
  • Maximising organisational structures and relationships to enhance business success 

Effectively Communicating the Strategic Choice

  • Creating and distributing new HR policies and procedures to support business goals
  • Developing and communicating the vision for change
  • Communicating change upwards, downwards and across the organisation

Dealing with Resistance to Change

  • Promoting HR as an effective strategic change agent
  • Negotiating, bargaining and conflict resolution across the organisation
  • Supporting and advising managers, and employees, throughout the change process

Recruitment and Selection for Change

  • Implementing effective human resource planning to meet future challenges of change
  • Recruiting and retaining sufficient and suitable staff to deliver change goals
  • Assessment centre management
  • Assessment centre design and administration
  • Optimising and promoting flexible working arrangements

Talent Management to Support Strategic Change

  • Assessing the skills and competencies available to implement necessary change
  • Designing talent management strategies that support the business change strategy
  • Developing talent management policies and procedures



By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Analyse the strategic challenges
  • Create and implement a plan to meet the transitional challenges
  • Create communication channels to support strategic change
  • Become effective change agents to support staff through change
  • Plan, recruit and retain change focused staff
  • Create a training and development strategy to support the new business plan
  • Create reward and exit strategies
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Decision Making
  • Human Resource Strategy
  • Managing Change
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Strategic Planning, Formulation and Design
  • Talent Management
  • Training and Development

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