Jon Ingham Strategic HR Academy

Building strategic HR capabilities to transform people, organisations and business management

Developing HR’s strategic capability beyond CIPD / SHRM / degree level

Training Courses

Offer on demand access to strategic HR training designed to improve the strategic impact of HR practitioners.

Study Groups

Regular facilitated group-based learning which is centred on our strategic HR training courses.


Provide access to multiple HR training courses, study groups and the Member Zone social hub for HR practitioners or partners.

Academy Courses

16 Lessons

Competitive Advantage Through Organisation Capabilities

You will gain: - Clarity in how HR can be more strategic and why the prevailing idea about this topic condemns HR to remain a support function; - The confidence to have more impact based on understanding why HR deserves to be seen as the main driver of competitive success; - Two key tools to think about the value HR can provide, to ensure that in everything we do, we provide as much value as possible.

30 Lessons

Culture Change: What and How

This training explores both the range of opportunities available to change a 'culture' and how the appropriate actions can best be implemented to optimise people's contribution at work.

38 Lessons

Digital Transformation for HR

Attend this training to review the changes HR needs to manage the disruption digital business brings which will require a more people-centric, collaborative approach to change if organisations are going to navigate beyond the pandemic successfully.

37 Lessons

Employee Experience to Create and Share Value

Join this course to learn more about the value of employee experience which provides a potentially smarter approach to meeting employee and organisational needs than HR’s traditional emphasis on engagement and leads to other major benefits too.

39 Lessons

HR Transformation for Creating Value

Leverage the opportunities of this training which reviews best fit opportunities to develop new HR structures, processes, cultures, HR practitioner skills, and client relationships. It will also review the opportunities provided by digital technologies, not just in the service centre, but also to increase the effectiveness of specialists and business partners, or people working in similar, strategic roles.

0 Lessons

Leadership and Management in the New World of Work

This course presents leadership as a relationship focused on the individuals / groups being led. It explains how the way we lead and manage people needs to be redefined and reorganised, with people in leadership positions selected and developed differently too.

16 Lessons

Organisation Design for Modern Compelling and Effective Working

Learn how organisation design can provide the best possible opportunity to implement business strategies with a conducive environment for employees and teams to maximise their contribution.

29 Lessons

Performance Management Re-engineering

Attend this course to understand how performance management can be re-engineered – to have a true and significant impact on business performance.

36 Lessons

Process Design in both HR and the Business

Business process design is the fundamental building block of good organisation design. This course provides a methodology for business process design and gives participants experience in applying the methodology to one or more of their organisation’s business teams. Attend this course to better understand how effective processes can be created and how to facilitate the development of better processes within your own HR team and with your business teams. Key topics covered include: The need for holistic and best fit design for HR processes Effective approaches for implementing process design with your business teams.

33 Lessons

Putting People First for Meaning and Performance

Learn how to develop strategies to create an organisation which meets your employees' expectations as well as the needs of your business. See that this will create the competitive advantage your company needs. Know that you've helped all the people who work for your company to achieve their potential and meet their other personal goals. And be part of the future of HR.

32 Lessons

Reward Innovation: True Transformation vs Timid Tinkering

Build a case for change. Attend this training to review the opportunities to renew reward within a transformed approach to HR and in order to deliver cost savings and improved results in our businesses.

32 Lessons

Role and Job Design for Good Work and Higher Productivity

Learn how to reinvent roles and jobs to improve productivity and to develop jobs, engagement and productivity in your own organisation

26 Lessons

Strategic Partnering to Improve HR Credibility and Contribution

Catch-up with the latest thinking on strategic HR business partnering and to fully understand the approach, the role and the job.

38 Lessons

Wellbeing and Resilience: Moving Beyond Engagement

Performance of a business and fulfilment of your employees' potential depends on each person's ongoing wellbeing, especially during peak periods and as things change. Learn how to design your organisation and its work to enable this optimal form of employment.

Hello there! Now is still a good time to enrol on our Strategic HR Business Partnering programme as well as Putting People First and Employee Engagement.

People are now so important to organisation success that we must build strategy with people and around people.

Please check out our autumn study groups, download the schedule below for dates.

Jon Ingham

Course Director

Click on the above image for a 2-page schedule of study groups 2021-22
Online Courses

To join a study group, first you need to enrol on a course which will admit you to the member zone and joining instructions.

Study Groups

Study groups are supported by four Zoom calls during the life of a study group. These help members of the group get to know each other, enable discussion on more complex issues, support activities (depending on the course) and provide a basis for reviewing the application of content to your participants’ own organisations


You will be awarded a certificate upon completion of each course.

Be in Demand with Our Professional Training

Prior to this academy, Jon had been delivering face-to-face HR training for over ten years, upskilling thousands of HR practitioners in the UK, Middle East, Asia and elsewhere.

Jon Ingham is a leading HR strategist and delivers the Academy's training - providing the content and facilitating its interactive aspects

All course content is built upon a shared perspective on people-centric, strategic HR, but also highlights other perspectives on learning areas.

The range of courses ensures HR practitioners can take a strategic approach to all their work.

Jon specialises  in helping HR practitioners apply academic research, new technology and innovation to the way they generate competitive advantage through their people.

Find Out More About the Academy

Jon Ingham speaks about the making of the Strategic HR Academy and how it works.

Jon Ingham, author of 'The Social Organization' focuses on how to develop employee connections and relationships for improved business performance.
For a new take on organisation design read Jon Ingham's article published in HR Magazine [November 2019].
Case studies from leading organisations feature in Jon's first work book, 'Strategic Human Capital Management; Creating Value Through People'.
HR Magazine [October 2019] publishes Jon Ingham's views on the role of people-centric groups in organisation design.

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