Strategic HR Leadership

Unlock your employees’ potential with our Strategic HR Leadership program. We’ll examine the strategic role human resources plays in bolstering your organisation’s competitive edge through better people performance, while developing your leadership skills to make it happen. You’ll also acquire the latest, ready-to-implement concepts needed to retain and attract quality individuals, and gain support for well-planned initiatives within your organisation.

“This subject helped consolidate my real-world knowledge with practical methodologies that underpin sustainable strategic growth.”

Catherine Crowley

Head of People | Swisse Wellness Pty Ltd
Melbourne, Australia 


  • Senior human resource (HR) leaders with strategic organisational influence
  • General managers of business units, responsible for implementing HR strategy 


  • Build sustained competitive advantage
  • Design and implement HRM initiatives
  • Gain support from key stakeholders
  • Evaluate HRM initiatives
  • Motivate and retain talent 



A study guide with readings and cases is provided.

On-campus participation

The following key themes are explored:

  • Competitive advantage through people
  • Motivating and retaining talent
  • Performance management and strategy execution.


  • A 250-word reflective diary, due at the end of the on-campus participation (worth 10%)
  • A 2000-word written assignment, due four weeks after the on-campus participation (worth 80%)
  • A 250-word executive summary, submitted with the written assignment (worth 10%) 


Ian Williamson

Ian has more than a decade of experience consulting across the public and private sectors. An acclaimed academic, Ian’s research focuses on developing effective ‘talent pipelines’ to enhance organisational and community outcomes; how organisations recruit, select and retain knowledge workers; managing diverse workforces; and the role of human resource practices in driving firm innovation.

Read Ian’s full profile.


5 – 6 June 2017