L&D as Business Partner CIPD

L&D as Business Partner


Updated on 03 July, 2016
Price: QAR 560

Course details


This one-day course will help you to boost your own credibility with fellow senior managers operating at strategic levels within a company, and further develop your business partnering skills; using a holistic approach.

Run as it features here, or run in-house where the content can be tailored to suit your organisational needs; cost effective if a number of people require training.

Course Tutors

Mr Alistair Redgrave

Alistair is a highly committed, professional Consultant with wide expertise in developing and delivering global Human Resource Development strategies, management and sales development programmes.  Alistair is focused on delivering results to organisations in line with business and strategic goals.  Alistair has extensive senior management experience in large multinational organisations in Operations, Sales, HR and Training.He has supported organisations with building and restructuring functions to improve the service and strategic alignment to the business. He has helped with the development of Business plans, Organisational Strategies, HR and Learning and Development strategies, advised on the development of global policies and procedures, helping to align to local requirements and developed internal resources to become more effective Senior Managers.Client engagements have given Alistair extensive international experience throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  He has advised and delivered highly focused training to large multinational companies and public sector organisations.

Mr Alistair Jamie Redgrave

Who is it for

The L&D as Business Partner course is ideal if you’re an L&D practitioner responsible for the strategic provision of learning and development for your organisation; or if you’re an outsourced and/or externallybased consultant wanting to acquire the skills and knowledge required to operate as a business partner.


You’ll leave with an overview of the theories and practical examples needed to help you explain the role of ‘business partner’ and the potential contribution to an organisation. You’ll also be able to position L&D in relation to the strategy of an organisation.


Welcome and Introductions

  • Overview of purpose, structure and style of programme.
  • Participants introduce themselves, where they are from, what they are hoping to get from the programme, what challenges they are facing.

The role of business partner:

  • developing the ability to think strategically
  • how to integrate L&D policies and practices with other organisation practices
  • working with others at all organisation levels within the organisation
  • providing added-value from the L&D perspective.

The contribution of L&D to the organisation:

  • conducting an external analysis of the organisation
  • assessing internal capabilities
  • current challenges facing organisations and learning and development implications
  • aligning your L&D strategy with organisation goals
  • integrating your policies vertically and horizontally within the organisation’s wider HR and organisation policies.

Policy & strategy issues:

  • the purpose and content of L&D policy
  • alternative ways to communicate policy
  • service level agreements
  • contracts
  • procedures.

Strategies for implementing L&D policy

  • the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing
  • internal versus external provision
  • shared services
  • cost centre versus profit.

Setting and evaluating performance standards:

  • the value of needs analysis at all levels
  • the importance of setting performance standards
  • sources of information available.

Review, Action Planning & Evaluation

About CIPD

The CIPD — the professional body for HR and people development, is the voice of a worldwide community of 140,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives. We’ve been setting the benchmark for excellence in HR and L&D for more than 100 years and we already have more than 2,000 members operating in the Middle East.

CIPD have designed and delivered training programmes in over 50 countries worldwide and provide development programmes for over 15,000 learners a year. 

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