Strategic hr academy


Hello! I’ve recently set up this digital Strategic HR Academy which is based on the face-to-face training I’ve been running for the last ten years.

I hope this Academy might be a useful resource for you or your colleagues, particularly given the lack of time / opportunity many HR professionals have had to attend training recently and the criticality of strategic HR to business success through and beyond the pandemic.

Courses consists of about ten hours of pre-recorded videos and other learning materials. Study groups share the learning experience and academy membership provides access to the member zone forums.

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Enrol now on a new Culture Change course and study group.

Enrolment is also open for the our popular Organisation Design course and study group.

Now is also the time to enrol on the Performance Management course and study group.
Jon Ingham
Academy Director
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.

Course Brochures

Academy Brochure
HR Transformation
Organisation Design
Performance Management
Process Design
Putting People First
Reward Innovation
Role and Job Design
Strategic Partnering

Course Taster and Academy Videos

Jon Ingham provides a taster of what you can expect to encounter on the Performance Management Re-engineering course.

Jon Ingham provides insights into the workings of the Academy

Jon's students have said.....

“Good foundation, information for HR business partnering. Gave good ideas and insight into improving our model and thoughts. Very enjoyable.” HR Director,
“Flexible agenda – fitted to what we wanted to learn. Loved the enthusiasm and very engaging. One of the most enjoyable sessions I’ve been on in a long time – very useful and easy to adapt into everyday life – good mix of theory and practical skills.” HR Officer
“Good breadth of research provided and a strong mix of personal experience.” HR Manager
'Stimulated a lot of thinking.’' HR Director