Online Programmes
Strategic Thinking for HR Professionals
4 Weeks
Start Date
October 11, 2021 (virtual sessions: Oct 11 & Nov 3)

There are two broad orientations about what the focus of Human Resource Professionals needs to be in organisations. One orientation focuses on the soft side – employee engagement, wellness, satisfaction, even happiness. The emphasis is on the ‘Human’ side of things, not the ‘Resources’. The argument is that these things are of value , and ultimately translate to making the organiszation a great place to work, and helps to achieve its objectives. However,  there is often no clear line of sight between these activities and the organisation’s ability to achieve its objectives. The other orientation ostensibly focuses on the ‘bottom-line.’ The emphasis is on the ‘resources’, not the ‘human’. This group theoretically tends to use every metric in the book in the strictest terms to measure performance, is probably closer to the top team in the organisation and is not into TGIFs or any such ‘frivolous’ activities.

The focus, however, needs to be on both terms – human resources – simultaneously for organisations to truly thrive for the long term. There must be an alignment between human resources and the organisation’s strategic objectives.


Key Learning Objectives/ Benefits

At the end of the programme, participants will:

  • Interpret their organisation’s strategic objectives in HR terms
  • Relate HR programmes and practices to organisational goals
  • Effectively support the delivery of the organisation’s objectives


Programme Curriculum

Module 1 (week 1): Setting the course: The role of strategic thinking in HR practice

Module 2 (week 2): Understanding the language of business

Module 3 (week 3): Strategic thinking competencies and how to build them

Module 4 (week 4): Thinking strategically about people

Target Audience

The programme is especially designed for HR professionals/business partners at the middle to senior management cadre in organisations.



Contact Us
× How can I help you?