Strategic HR Leadership


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Please apply 4-6 weeks prior to program commencement.

20 Jun - 21 Jun 2018

2 days

Carlton Campus

A$ 3050


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.

The program may be undertaken in an assessed mode, leading to an accredited Specialist Certificate from the University of Melbourne. Learn more.

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

Catherine Crowley
Head of People | Swisse Wellness Pty Ltd


Who should attend?

  • Senior HR leaders with strategic organisational influence
  • General managers of business units who are interested in enhancing organisational performance through better utilisation of employee, human and social capital.

Key benefits

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

Program journey

Your program journey is designed to ensure you emerge with new skills and behaviours, aligned with your learning goals.

Program preparation

  • A study guide with readings and cases is provided before the workshop commence
  • Access to workshop materials and networking.


Onsite program delivery will commence at 8:30am on day 1 of the program and conclude at approximately 5:00pm on the final day.

The following key themes are explored:

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

Post program

  • Continued access to workshop materials, facilitators, thought leadership and networking through our online-learning platform.

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Ian Williamson
Helen macpherson smith chair in leadership for social impact | Strategic HR Leadership.

Ian WilliamsonIan 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.

Dates and fees


20 Jun - 21 Jun 2018
2 days
Carlton Campus
A$ 3050

*When undertaken on an assessed basis as part of a Specialist Certificate, course fees are GST exempt.

This program is non-residential. The program fee covers tuition and meals during the workshop. Please apply 4-6 weeks prior to program commencement.

Specialist Certificate accredited pathway

This program may be undertaken in an assessed mode, leading to an accredited Specialist Certificate from the University of Melbourne. The Specialist Certificate provides the flexibility to tailor your course to your specific developmental needs by choosing from a select range of open programs.


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


If you undertake this program in an assessed mode, the fee is A$3,000 and GST exempt.

How to enrol

To enrol in this program as part of a Specialist Certificate, click on the relevant link below:

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