Strategic HR Leadership (SHRL) Certification

Create and grow high-performing HR teams through intention, interaction, and influence with our new virtual series for HR leaders.

2 day in-person class or 3 half-day online sessions

Offered in-person, online, and in-house

Accredited by Human Capital Institute US

Course Introduction

Create and Grow High-Performing HR Teams Through Intention, Interaction, and Influence

In HR, we are often responsible for engaging and developing our employees. In many cases, we lead initiatives that provide real value to our organizations. Yet, there is a lack of dedicated development for HR leaders, despite our responsibilities or the partnerships we have with other leaders. We think you deserve more than that, and our research backs us up.

As someone who formally or informally manages a team, or who helps clients manage their team performance, you recognize that leadership is about more than submitting performance reviews and tracking team metrics. It’s about enabling team members to work effectively together and achieve results. It’s also about displaying the right leadership behaviors that increase your credibility, influence, and impact.

In this course, you’ll discover what makes teams effective and how to apply these practices to the vital HR leadership role you currently play or want to play in the future. You’ll receive practical tools that you can use right away to bring your team’s or your own performance to a new level.

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Learning Objectives

Assess Your Team Leadership Skills

Identify opportunities to upskill by applying practical tools and techniques.

Connect Teams to a Larger Purpose

Foster a sense of purpose by explaining the link between your team's work the organization's strategy.

Intentionally Design Teams

Design teams with a clear purpose and unambiguous expectations.

Optimize Team Interaction

Develop skills and behaviors in your team that allow for positive dynamics and productivity

Influence Outcomes

Grow your influence by building relationships, evaluating outcomes, and exhibiting leadership behaviors.

Earn Credits Towards Leading Industry Certifications

This certification has been approved for 12 General recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

SHRM has pre-approved this certification for 12 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) toward SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠ Certifications.

The 12 hours completed can be counted toward re-certification for any HCI certification.

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. Human Capital Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠.

Detailed Agenda

Session 1: Intention – Communicating Team Purpose and Setting Clear Expectations
  • Defining HR Leadership 
  • HR Leadership’s Pivotal Role
  • The Three I’s in Effective Teams: Intention, Interaction, and Influence
  • A Shared Purpose
  • Building trust with a team
  • Communicating purpose
  • Understanding and articulating the business strategy and the team’s purpose
  • Strategic alignment in team design
  • Keeping expectations clear
  • Drafting a team charter
Session 2: Intention – Designing Teams
  • Competencies for roles
  • Mapping talent to roles
  • Leveraging diversity and acting inclusively
  • Mitigating unconscious bias
  • Solutions to fill roles on a team
  • Build/buy/borrow planning chart
  • Being intentional with inherited teams
Session 3: Interaction – Fostering Empowerment and a Team Mindset
  • Empowering the team to choose methods for accomplishing goals
  • Fostering a team mindset
  • Growing a team mindset
  • Empowerment to participate: Building psychological safety
Session 4: Interaction – Promoting Continuous Learning and Feedback
  • Promoting continuous learning and feedback
  • Developing teams
  • Why train teams?
  • Matching training to team needs
  • Workplace learning today/sources of learning
  • Identifying learning opportunities for teams
  • Reinforcing learning
  • Providing continuous feedback
  • Coaching as a follow-up to feedback
Session 5: Influence – Leveraging Relationships and Forming Connections
  • Leveraging relationships within and outside the team
  • Forming stronger connections with team members
  • Formal and informal networks
  • Barriers to relationship-building
  • Questions to expand networks
Session 6: Influence – Evaluating Outcomes and Modeling the Right Behaviors
  • Evaluating outcomes and behaviors
  • How organizations measure success
  • Individual, team, and organizational measures
  • Reward and recognition
  • Modeling the right behaviors
  • Team leader responsibilities
  • Assessing yourself
  • Action planning

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