Elevate HR

Strategic HR Development

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Elevate HR is an interactive program designed to develop strategic HR leaders by honing in on key competencies and leadership behaviors through research-driven facilitation, engaging activities, and peer learning.

Maximize development investment in HR

HR skills are in high demand in today's business landscape, and developing them is one of the biggest challenges facing HR leaders.

Build a world-class professional network

Elevate HR allows your HR professionals to network in a learning environment, building experiential bonds that last a lifetime. They receive exposure to a variety of industries and learn from peers.

Develop and deploy critical competencies for strategic HR functions

The Elevate HR program empowers HR professionals to unravel the increasingly complex challenges organizations face. By combining a focus on the four competencies key to becoming a strategic HR department – relationship building, organizational awareness, data literacy and business acumen, and the behaviors required to be an effective leader – Elevate HR helps to create strategic HR leaders.

Program Design Principles

Elevate HR takes a different approach to learning by embracing an experiential style that focuses on peer-to-peer discovery and discussion focused on key topics. Program participants will learn the frameworks they need to determine how to perform in real-world situations, supported by in-person practice during sessions.

Peer-to-Peer Discovery

Elevate HR uses peer-to-peer discovery as a key learning method because it is highly engaging and has strong memory value. Peer learning is much more likely to be retained for later use than lecture-based learning alone.

Experiential Rather Than Lecture-Based Learning

Elevate HR embraces experiential learning because of its potential to drive business value. When learning is immediately applied into functionally specific and business-relevant contexts, new behaviors are dramatically more likely to become productive work habits.

Engrained, Sustained Learning

Learning doesn’t happen overnight, and what we do in the classroom is just the first step. Learning is sustained through onsite visits followed by learning reinforcements over several months to keep new behaviors top of mind for participants. This ensures you see the return on your investment.

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This program has been approved for 35 continuing professional development (CPD) hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).

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This program is valid for 35 PDCs for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠.

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McLean & Company is a registered provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® preapproved this program for 35 HR (General) credits toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, or sPHRi™ recertification.


Elevate HR spans 12 months, including two 2.5-day in-person sessions with peers, 360-degree assessments before and after the program to quantify improvements, live online discussions, and learning reinforcements.

Contact us for details on the Elevate HR program and to learn how you can invest in your HR team

Our next public courses start November 4-6, 2020 in Toronto, ON, Canada.

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