Elevate HR is an interactive online or onsite program designed to develop strategic HR leaders by honing in on key competencies and leadership behaviors through expert 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.

Develop and deploy critical competencies for strategic HR functions

By focusing on four strategic HR competencies (relationship building, organization awareness, data literacy, and business acumen) and the behaviors required to be an effective leader, Elevate HR helps to create strategic HR leaders who are better prepared to unravel the increasingly complex challenges of today.

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.

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This program has been approved for 1 to 1.5 continuing professional development (CPD) hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA).

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McLean & Company is recognized by SHRM and can award Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

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HR Certification Institute’s® official seal confirms that McLean & Company meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credit(s) for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.

Strategic HR professionals focus on:


Building relationships to provide value to internal and external stakeholders.


Business acumen & financial literacy to develop an understanding of the business and industry to inform talent decisions.


Data literacy to identify, interpret, and tell a story with talent data.


Organizational awareness to more effectively align HR advice and strategic direction with organizational objectives.


Developing as integrated leaders to unravel the knotty challenges that today's organizations face.

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 various activities to support practice.


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. What we do in the program is just the first step. Learning is evaluated through a pre and post program 360 and sustained by learning reinforcements over several months after the sessions finish to keep new behaviors top of mind for participants. This ensures you see the return on your investment.

We work with our members
to find the best delivery solution.

Options include:

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