• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

The cross-functional role of HR puts it in an ideal position to contribute effectively to the formation of organizational strategy. The inherent features of the HR function, in terms of communication and human resource placement, greatly benefit implementation of strategy. HR's role in evaluating strategic performance is key to moving an organization in the right direction. In this course, you'll get an overview of the final three stages in the strategic planning process: the development of organizational and HR strategy, implementation, and evaluation. The path contents are based on the Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK), 2015 of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). While the curriculum helps learners to prepare for the SHRM certification exams, it is equally useful for HR professionals who want to develop capabilities for improving their effectiveness in the workplace and advancing their careers.

Learning Objectives

Organizational and HR Strategy

  • identify HR's role in ensuring the human resource strategic plan succeeds
  • recognize how to sustain competitive advantage
  • distinguish between cost leadership and differentiation business strategies
  • distinguish between types of growth strategies
  • recognize HR's role in mergers and acquisitions
  • recognize HR activities during the divestiture process
  • identify the strengths of using narrative as a communication strategy
  • demonstrate your understanding of the activities involved in strategy development and HR's role in the process

Strategic Plan Implementation Process

  • identify the components of a business case
  • identify project management tools used in strategy implementation
  • recognize HR's role in transition management
  • demonstrate your understanding of how strategy is implemented and HR's role in managing transition

Evaluating Strategic Performance

  • identify means of defining performance expectations
  • recognize examples of metrics used to evaluate organizational effectiveness
  • distinguish between data analysis methods
  • demonstrate your understanding of how to define expectations and measure organizational performance

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Strategic Planning and Policy