Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP) Certification

Build credibility as an HR leader that influences, impacts and advances your business and your career

Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP) Certification

Are you ready to take a new, strategic approach to human capital management? Would you like to move from being reactive to proactive? To increase your credibility through your business and financial acumen? To enhance collaboration with your clients and CoEs? To work as a trusted advisor?

Human Capital Institute can help. Our certification has been designed just for you by experts in human capital strategy and learning.

Our proprietary research has determined the strategic mindsets and skill sets necessary for you to advance both your career and your organization. We know which best practices define HR strategies at high-performing organizations and we’ve made it easy for you to incorporate them into your work.

Earn Credits Towards Leading Industry Certifications

This certification has been approved for 19.50 Business recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program, it means that this program has met the criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
SHRM has pre-approved this certification for 19.50 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.
Human Capital Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠.

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Course Fee: $2,750

Classes are in-person in major metro areas or online. Also available on-site or online for your team. Learn more.

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Who Should Attend?

The sHRBP curriculum is designed for functional leaders, people leaders, and individual contributors seeking to advance their careers by elevating personal proficiencies, leading high-impact HR teams, and executing talent strategies that have a measurable impact on the business. Some of the roles that will benefit from obtaining the sHRBP certification include:

  • Senior HR Business Partner

  • HR Business Partner

  • HR Director

  • HR Generalist

  • Talent Development Director

  • People Manager

  • Talent Analyst

Why Should You Attend?

During this intensive 3-day certification program, you will be immersed in a highly interactive, hands-on learning experience and equipped with processes and tools necessary to put ideas into action.

Best of all? You’ll be able to engage in real-time strategic HR planning during class by using a real problem you’re tasked with solving back at work. Apply what you learn and consult with our expert facilitators and your colleagues to better understand your business’s unique challenges.

What Will You Learn?
You’ll explore a new approach to strategic human resource management, working your way through HCI’s Prepare/ Partner/ Perform framework using your own business challenge. You will learn how to:

  • Work More Strategically

    • Approach human capital management with a strategic mindset that is collaborative, evidence-based, business driven, and adaptable.
    • Make incremental changes to HR strategies work more proactively
    • Align talent management 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 & Financial Acumen

    • Understand business & financial terminology and concepts
    • Identify and communicate quantifiable benefits of talent initiatives
    • Justify HR strategies 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 strategies and 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 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

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In-Person Classes

Melbourne, Australia
Oct 23-25, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM AEDT (Australia/Melbourne)
Chicago, IL
Oct 28-30, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM CDT
Phoenix, AZ
Nov 4-6, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM MST
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 4-6, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM PST
Nov 6-8, 2019 | 9:00AM-5:00PM AEDT (Australia/Melbourne)

Online Classes

Oct 23-25, 2019 | 11:45AM-8:00PM EDT
Nov 12-14, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EST
Dec 2-4, 2019 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EST
January 2020
Jan 6-8, 2020 | 11:45AM-8:00PM EST
February 2020
Feb 5-7, 2020 | 8:45AM-5:00PM EST
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Course Outline


Work credibly with clients to support organizational strategies.

  • Adopt a strategic mindset

  • Analyze business data to create insights and guide decisions

  • Align overall talent strategy to business priorities and objectives


Develop collaborative relationships that impact business outcomes.

  • Consult with clients to determine issues and root causes

  • Create specific solutions that drive impact and change

  • Communicate progress to gain champions and influence positive change


Implement and measure effectiveness of talent management initiatives and solutions.

  • Solve business issues by implementing solutions

  • Sustain solutions by evaluating impact and iterating

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Course Fee: $2,750

Classes are in-person in major metro areas or online. Also available on-site or online for your team. Learn more.

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