Becoming an Expert Business Partner

This is a course that will give you the tools to be an expert business partner within HR, Finance, IT, Internal Comms and other disciplines.

DateVenuePrice
Thu 01 Mar 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm Manchester
Double Tree by Hilton

Double Tree by Hilton

Address

  1 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3DG

Telephone

  0161 242 1014

Directions

If you're travelling by train, exit Manchester Piccadilly through the main exit and bear left, crossing the pedestrian bridge.  Doubltree Hilton is the glass fronted building directly ahead of you.

It's a 1 minute walk.


Conference rooms:

All the conference rooms are on the mezzanine level of the hotel.


Parking

There are various NCP car parks all within a 2 minute walk of Doubletree Hilton.  Argent Place and Piccadilly Place are both next door.  Dale Street car park is a 2 minute walk away.

 

Hotels

Doubletree Hilton is a lovely hotel and often has rooms available, however they aren't able to offer delegates who wish to stay overnight a preferential room rate.  Other local hotels include:

Malmaison Manchester -  directly opposite Doubletree.

Premier Inn Piccadilly - 2 minute walk away.

 

Venue website

Doubletree Hilton Manchester

£495.00*

*Two delegates £460.00 per delegate.

Rated by 42 delegates

Overview

How do you translate your expertise into action?  Are colleagues or clients asking for help implementing decisions that have been made without your input?  With the right consulting and relationship building skills you can help your clients make the best decisions and avoid mistakes. 
This course provides practical, proven tools that will help you:

  • Build your personal credibility so that you can influence decision makers early on
  • Adopt a structured approach to consulting that will communicate your expertise and bring out the information needed to make great business decisions
  • Challenge, extend and organise your ways of working so you can be effective business partner
  • Become the go to expert for advice in your field

This one-day course will provide you with a set of frameworks, tools and techniques that will equip you to draw out and analyze key information from your client in a way that builds trust and credibility.  It will also help you work collaboratively with your client to create practical and productive solutions to their business problems.

What you'll learn

  • How your clients make complex business decisions and how to support their decision making process
  • How to scope the level of intervention required from you
  • A mapping tool for understanding their business context
  • 3 ways to demonstrate your credibility in the business partnering process and become a trusted advisor
  • The ‘T Form' - a process for recording, processing and evaluating change drivers, business challenges and desired outcomes
  • 8 challenging questions to ask  to assess the true cost of a problem
  • The 4 step method to create a collaborative solution based on their ideas
  • A tool to objectively weigh up the effectiveness of options before committing to action.

Who is it for?

  • You work in the public or private sector as an IT, HR, Finance, Engineering, Housing or Marketing or other professional partnering with senior and line managers to design and deliver business solutions
  • You are new to the role of business partner
  • You have been a business partner for years and feel like you need a refresher 
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Your facilitator

Shona Ward

Shona loves to help people make changes in their people skills that produce big results. She is a Managing Partner of the Learning Curve Network and has been designing and delivering interactive training events since 1987.  She began her career providing individual counselling and psychotherapy in Further Education, Health and Social services and uses this background in psychology to make her training effective and long lasting. She provides management development, staff event facilitation and interpersonal skills training across multiple sectors and has worked with manufacturing companies, language schools, insurance companies, publishers, utility companies, housing associations, NHS Trusts, and universities .  Our clients say that she is engaging, informative, and inspires confidence.

Here's what our delegates are saying about this event…

Excellent. Good skills to use in lots of different situations.

HR Manager

I learnt some good skills that I can put into practice in my everyday work.

Business Relationship Manager

Enjoyed it. Good mix of practice and theory. Very interesting and engaging introduction to tools and techniques.

Business Relationship Manager

Great range of tools and techniques put across excellently by Shona Ward. Really hit the mark for me. An essential resource for both newly appointed and experienced business partners or those who have a business partner element to their role.

IT Business Partner

Excellent. Good skills to use in lots of different situations.

HR Manager

I learnt some good skills that I can put into practice in my everyday work.

Business Relationship Manager

Enjoyed it. Good mix of practice and theory. Very interesting and engaging introduction to tools and techniques.

Business Relationship Manager

Great range of tools and techniques put across excellently by Shona Ward. Really hit the mark for me. An essential resource for both newly appointed and experienced business partners or those who have a business partner element to their role.

IT Business Partner

Great! Lots of useful food for thought, useful approaches to take forward in my role.

Corporate Affairs Business Partner

Really useful, interesting and thought provoking. Useful tools to implement in my role. Practical, definitely worth undertaking. There was a lot to get through, and sometimes it felt a little quick.

HR Manager

Enjoyed the majority, I think I preferred the morning to the afternoon, some of it felt more relatable than others, some maybe higher level. Great thought provoking course.

Business Relationship Manager

Massively useful, loads of helpful tips and guidance to communicate effectively in complex situations. Shona was great!

Corporate Affairs Business Partner

Good to take time out with colleagues to reflect on our experiences and learn some new tools we can use.

HR Manager

Positive. I felt there could have been more interactive sessions in the morning. Although everything was helpful and some great tools to take away.

Business Partner

Very useful, thought provoking. Helpful tools, techniques, experiences and teaching to explore the most effective way of partnering and drawing out solutions. Definitely worthwhile.

IT Business Partner

Brilliant, really engaging and thought provoking. Great tools to take back and use in our work.

Corporate Affairs Business Partner

Excellent

HR & BD Manager

Excellent. Great tools, engaging and practically loaded.

SVP, HR

Excellent, very practical.

Personnel Manager

Very good, nice tools, nice pace of learning, practical.

HR Business Partner

Excellent, very useful and practical. You will get a lot out of it, even if its something you do regularly.

HR Business Partner

Good, varied but a lot of it felt like instinct or common sense.

HR Business Partner

Really useful tools I shall practise going forward. Invaluable.

HR Manager

Well structured, interesting course with some really useful tools. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable trainer.

Procurement Associate

Excellent, very practical.

Personnel Manager

Excellent. Clear modules you can easily us to improve your business partnering.

HR and OD Manager, Wulvern Housing

Excellent. Great tools, engaging and practical. For anyone looking to gt stuff done and partner with any business unit. For all professions. Even for other aspects of life, not just work.

Senior VP HR

Very thought provoking and a good understanding/overview of role and coaching.

, Business Partner

Excellent, an eye opener to the world of business partner, not all theory but practical tools that can really grow you in the role.

HR Business Partner

It was really informative with useful tools and frameworks that I can take back to my day to day business.

Finance Business Partner

Very informative, useful tools which can be applied in day to day working life. Also enables you to step back and look at your current approaches. Very worthwhile.

HR Officer

Excellent delivery and content. It gives you the tools to start exploring issues and to get to the solutions not only with business partnering but to use in everyday issues.

HR Advisor

Thoroughly enjoyed the session. Very informative. Good networking opportunity. Provides some really useful tools that I can use on a daily basis in my role.

Strategic HRBP

Helped provide some structure to business partner role. Useful exercises and thinking material. Helpful to clarify role.

Performance Business Partner

Useful techniques, strategies.

HR Manager

Very good and effective. Great tools to take away and use within my organisation.. Very helpful and informative gives you good ideas to think about.

HR Manager

Informative, helpful, good tools to take away and use in my role. Good mix of information on slides and interaction and participation.

HR Business Partner

Good informative session. Particularly enjoyed the decision making cycle and the assessing the client sessions. Good grounding understanding of the BP model.

HR Business Partner

OK. Models good, but session was not brilliant structured and too detailed.

Business Partner

Very useful. Lots of content, great value but fatigue by 4pm! Interesting and useful toolkits for managing difficult meetings, changing minds and finding great solutions.

Business Improvement Manager

Very well structured, opportunity to follow a process with practice from beginning to end.

Business Partner, Organisational Development

Good quality, structured approach on using tools effectively. Structured, interactive, useful.

Business Partner

Really useful tips, resources and tools. Left feeling more confident.

Business Improvement Partner

Excellent tools to take away and use back in the workplace. Liked 2x positive and 1 x negative. It would have been helpful to have more information on transition into a business partner role, eg management expectations.

HR Manager

Enjoyed the training. I will use a lot of what I have leant today even though my role is not a business partner role. Really useful.

Auditor

Very useful. Great tools and techniques to take away and adapt for workplace. Will be able to share with my team when I get back to work.

HR Business Partner

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