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.

Upcoming Study Groups

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Two new courses and their study groups will launch in July:-

  • Role and job design for good work and higher productivity
  • Putting people first providing meaning and performance

To join any study group you first need to purchase the relevant course. Visit our courses page to do this. Once you have purchased your training course you will have access to the Member Zone and you will be able to join the associated study group. New courses will be added to the website at least a week before each study group start date.

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.

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business meeting, meeting, business
40 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.

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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.

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meeting, adults, business
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.

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meeting, office, business
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.

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businessman, team spirit, teamwork
32 Lessons

Reward: 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.

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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.

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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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