Melbourne Business School Short Courses Strategic HR Leadership

Strategic HR Leadership

Give your organisation a sustained competitive advantage by unlocking the productive potential of your employees.

Learn how to maintain an engaged and motivated workforce - and get the leadership skills you need to make it happen.

Learn how to maintain an engaged and motivated workforce - and get the leadership skills you need to make it happen.

Our Strategic HR Leadership course is designed for senior HR leaders and managers of business units who want to enhance performance by better utilising employee, human and social capital.

You will acquire the latest, ready-to-implement concepts and global best practice techniques to attract and retain quality talent, and learn how to gain support for your initiatives from important stakeholders.

Who Should Attend?

HR manager

  • Senior HR leaders with strategic organisational influence

General managers

  • Who want to enhance organisational performance by better utilising employee, human and social capital

Key Takeaways

Engage your people to drive performance

  • Build sustained competitive advantage through your people
  • Motivate and retain talent to reduce turnover and increase performance

Design and implement better HRM initiatives

  • Learn proven theory, practical frameworks and best-practice techniques
  • Evaluate the alignment of HRM initiatives to your organisation's goals

Win key stakeholder support

  • Accurately measure your HRM initiative's return on investment
  • Effectively communicate HRM's strategic value to your business

Topics Covered

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Competitive advantage through people

Learn how to embed business strategy across your organisation through your people to increase operational effectiveness
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Motivating and retaining talent

Understand the value of employee retention and build strategies to improve and maintain employee engagement
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Performance Management Strategies

Understand the key elements to an effective performance management system and how to implement them successfully


Ian Williamson

Ian Williamson


Ian is an expert in the field of human resource management and the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Commerce at Victoria Business School in New Zealand. His research focuses on how organisations recruit, select and retain knowledge workers and the role of human resource practices in driving innovation.

Before joining the Victoria University of Wellington, Ian spent more than a decade at Melbourne Business School where the led the Asia-Pacific Social Impact Centre. He has consulted to firms including Accenture, ANZ, NAB, Nestle and News Corp.

This is a non-residential program. The program fee covers tuition and meals during the workshop.

Applications typically close one week prior to commencement, however, to secure your place we encourage you to apply early. Applications received less than one week prior to commencement will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 will be required to confirm your booking.

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