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Strategic Management of Human Capital

A focused programme to raise the profile of the human capital role in the commercial arena; linking strategy, commercial awareness, cultural change and development of talent

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  • Format: Bespoke training
  • CPD: 18 hours for your records (depending on your requirements)
  • Certificate of completion

Course Overview

This programme will show how to create a well structured strategy to effectively manage the talent pool of the organisation and details how to communicate and get senior management ‘buy-in’. By highlighting the major obstacles that experts have already identified, it takes the role of HR beyond that of the HR Business Partner to the level of a corporate adviser in all commercial and company strategic decisions.


Day one

Module 1 – Understanding board level corporate and strategic decisions

This module looks at how to use commercial data through business case studies to realise the organisation’s corporate vision and how HR can contribute to its success.

Module 2 – Operating at a strategic level

From the commercial data, and looking at the global market place, this module identifies the external and internal forces that can affect or determine the commercial success or failure of the business.

Module 3 – Raising your commercial and financial awareness

This module takes all we have learnt about the commercial road-map of the organisation and looks at the business logic as to why these decisions were made, and how to develop human capital and your role as a business consultant to achieve these objectives.

Module 4 – Educating businesses into the value of the human capital

This module takes your new commercial knowledge and will enable you to challenge the traditional view from management and stakeholders as to the value of HR and its governorship over the human capital of the organisation.

Day two

Module 5 – Influencing stakeholders and key decision makers

This module classifies the behavioural skills required to raise the profile of the HR function within business. You will examine the pre-requisite approaches required when working on the relationships at the top, identifying the influential stakeholders and measuring the existing relationships.

Module 6 – Bringing the outside in: Research and external networking and its value

This module looks at how to follow the latest trends and success stories in strategic human asset management and how to communicate these developments to senior management and highlight the benefits to the organisation.

Module 7 – Driving cultural change programmes from the top down

The success of change in the business depends on two factors – the mechanisms of change processes and the human acceptance. This module explores how to integrate these two factors and how to get the management teams buy-in to make it happen.

Day three

Module 8 – Demolishing the HR Ivory Towers

This module looks at how to implement your strategies into the processes of the business effectively and with a sustainable momentum that will reap commercial and personal rewards for all involved.

Module 9 – Moving your HR team from reactive to proactive

This module concentrates on the leadership skills of the human capital manager and explores how to take your HR team from a reactive transactional focus to a proactive partnering approach.

Personal action plan

Who is this programme for?

  • HR directors
  • Group HR managers
  • Senior HR business partners
  • HR controllers
  • HR managers and senior HR professionals

Jocelyn Hughes

Jocelyn Hughes is a recognised expert in HR management and personal development, having worked in training and personal development since the early 1980s. A strong advocate of training for a reason, she has a practical approach to training which aims to provide participants and organisations with readily useful content, transferable to the workplace. Having enjoyed a successful career in training management, she began working as a freelance consultant in 1998, working with major blue chip organisations across the UK and internationally. Jocelyn is widely respected for her experience and expertise. She is a qualified NLP practitioner and is a published author of ‘Contact Centre Management’ with Echelon Publishing.

More details

Run Strategic Management of Human Capital Bespoke training for your team

3 days

Typical duration

Pricing from:

  • GBP 1,200
  • Per attendee
  • Course tailored to your requirements
  • At your choice of location, or online


We don't have any currently scheduled dates for this course but we can customise it to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

Contact our in-house training expert Aleksandra Beer to discuss your requirements:

Reviews of IPI's Strategic Management of Human Capital training course

Really enjoyed the course, very thought provoking. Good pace and good interactive sessions with a good presenter.

Jun 6 2016

Sara Stephens
Group HR Development Manager, Edward Billington & Son Ltd

Jun 6 2016

All is pretty good

Heshem Anwar
Head of HR - Commercial, CS & Link BU, Orange Egypt

Nov 10 2015

This is one of the most beneficial courses I have ever attended. I even told Jocelyn she should live with us.

Samah Elsaghier
Lead, Training & Development, Mobinil (Egyptian Company for Mobile Services SAE)

Nov 10 2015

Content is invaluable to me at work and in my daily life. Jocelyn is amazing.

Goula Charalambous
Syscap Ltd

Jun 2 2015

Very relevant, very helpful and undertaken at a good pace. Many thanks.

Keith Balshaw
Head of People Strategy, Southern Water

Jun 2 2015

Content was excellent, case study complex and a lot to take in over a short space of time

Jan Dear
Human Resources Manager, Wilson James

Nov 10 2015

Very engaging, positive and informed

Tracey Smillie
HR Manager, GAC Shipping

Nov 10 2015

Excellent to all

Mary-tereze Nagy Habib
Head of Human Resources - Commercial & CS, Mobinil (Egyptian Company for Mobile Services SAE)


  • Edward Billington & Son Ltd
  • EnQuest
  • First Names Group
  • GAC Shipping
  • Harting Ltd
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Southern Water
  • Syscap Ltd
  • The Warranty Group Ltd
  • Totaljobs Group
  • Wilson James


  • Mobinil (Egyptian Company for Mobile Services SAE)
  • Orange Egypt


  • Westland Horticulture

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Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749