Develop Key Competencies to Excel as a Strategic Business Partner

Shift from talking about being strategic to behaving strategically.

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Without competency development:

  • HR will continue to be seen as a roadblock rather than a strategic business partner
  • HR will not make the shift from talking about being strategic to becoming strategically aligned within the organization

Developing competencies to excel as a strategic business partner will:

  • Create clarity in what HR needs to accomplish
  • Build behavior that will propel lasting change within the organization

Module 1: Define and Assess Competencies

The Purpose

  • Understand proficiency levels for key competencies.
  • Organizational goal setting.
  • Set benchmark metrics for progress tracking.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Goals and starting proficiency levels are discussed and agreed upon.
  • Metrics are created.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Establish department and role competency proficiency levels.
  • Proficiency levels for the four key HR competencies are defined.
1.2 Establish high-level development objectives.
  • Organizational and departmental goals related to becoming a strategic HR business partner are planned.
1.3 Set benchmark metrics.
  • Baseline metrics are set.

Module 2: Create Competency Development Plan

The Purpose

  • Determine development priorities.
  • Create activities to aid in development of those priorities.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Priorities are realized and activities are developed.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Prioritize focus for competency development opportunities.
  • Creation of development opportunities according to priority and competency.
2.2 Create development activities for each prioritized development point.
  • Development activities for each competency’s prioritized development is devised.

Module 3: Prepare to Evolve for Ongoing Impact

The Purpose

  • Lay out potential pushback areas and determine solutions.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Communication strategy and solutions for pushback are created.

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Prepare for stakeholder pushback.
  • Defined categories of pushback and potential ideas to address expected pushback.

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