“Historically, many within the HR Profession have lamented the lack of respect and acknowledgement for the services they provide. Now opportunity is banging at the door of every HR Function to reverse that situation. The need to be more strategic and business-linked is evident.” – J Robinson, and D Robinson, Strategic Business PartnerHRBP

The HRBP Certification Program is designed to help participants learn to consult and partner with their clients to develop strategies, manage change, improve processes, solve problems, resolve conflicts, and improve relationships.

Participants will examine how HR departments have transformed and redesigned their resources by employing business and OD skills to become a strategic partner and leader. Participants will learn proven skills and tools to help turbo-charge the organization’s growth results by boosting their consulting capabilities and facilitation skills to develop for strategic partnerships with senior leaders.

Learn to collaborate with your internal clients and develop solutions to business challenges. The HRBP Certification Program will help participants to become a Business Partner which will add value to themselves, their functions and their organizations.

If you are interested in gaining this certification in the field of OD to advance your career potential!  Register today!

Here are the benefits of gaining an HRBP Certification

  • Build your brand as a certified HR Business Partner
  • Apply proven methodology to create a solid HR Strategy plan
  • Begin applying OD principles immediately in your job
  • Influence leadership with expert advise
  • Become a catalyst of change in your organization
  • Lead change management initiatives effectively
  • Impact the bottom line of the organization with results
  • Sharpen your facilitation and conflict management skills
  • Apply what you learn immediately in your current role
  • Earn 24 HRCI Credits
  • Receive 24 SHRM – DPR
  • Gain the credential “HRBP” to be recognized as a Certified HR Business Partner

Who Should Take This Online HR Certification:

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Talent Management Professionals
  • Training and Development Professionals
  • OD Professionals

Online Sessions

This Certification Program will be delivered as an online program over the course of 4 months, meeting for eight sessions of three hours each.  Sessions will meet bimonthly. The sessions will be 8.30 am to 11.30 am EST.

Once you register, you will receive confirmation of all meeting dates and times. Each session is facilitated live by an experienced HR Consultant.

Certification Requirements

  • Attend all 8 sessions over the four month period
  • Complete all assignments
  • Complete self-development plan
  • Complete a final examination
  • Upon completion of these requirements, you will receive your certificate via email

Online Sessions

Online Sessions are 3 hours long and meet twice a month. Once you register, you will receive confirmation of all meeting dates and times. Each session is facilitated live by an experienced OD Consultant.

The cost of this course is $3,800.00 USD.


Features of IOD’s Certification Programs

  • Convenient
    • Connect from anywhere to the online meetings
    • Interactive sessions with experienced OD practitioners in an instructor led format
    • Virtual sessions meet once a month on the same day of the month and at the same time
  • Flexible
    • Program schedule is flexible enough to cover multiple time zones/regions
    • We understand the workplace and personal demands, in some cases we can accommodate for make-up sessions so you won’t miss the learning experience
  • Affordable
    • Group discount available for groups of 5 or more.
    • Individual payment options might be available upon request
    • Special discount for referrals and additional courses.

Learning Objective:

  • Understand the role of the HR Business Partner, skills & competencies required and HRBP Models by Thought Leaders
  • Learn Partnering Skills to influence, gain commitment & buy-in from Business Leaders
  • Learn to become an Internal Consultant in Action by diagnosing challenges, developing & deploying interventions, measuring impact
  • Learn Coaching and Facilitation Skills to provide coaching and conduct effective meetings, training sessions, and feedback sessions.
  • Learn to manage change by partnering with leaders, teams, and stakeholders to create a sustainable change process.
  • Learn to manage projects, reinforce change and overcome resistance.
  • Learn problem solving and negotiation skills, how to evaluating and Measuring Success.
  • Participants complete an assessment, and development plan to identify the areas for development.
  • Participants work on real business challenges while developing new skills and competencies.
  • Participants receive coaching and feedback in a comfortable environment to support their new role.

Course Outline:

  1.  Introduction to HR Business Partnering – Understanding the Role of the HR Business Partner and Building Client Support and Commitment
  2. Building Effective Relationships through Influencing, listening and questioning.  Build trust by providing unconditional positive regard for the client.
  3. HR Consultative Process–Recognize the process of consulting from entry to evaluating and measuring success.
  4. Coaching and Facilitation skills – Coaching clients and teams to solve problems and make effective decisions, and demonstrate strong facilitation skills to lead effective meetings, conduct training and teambuilding sessions.
  5. Change Process–Plan and lead effective change and partner with leaders, teams, and stakeholders to implement a sustainable change process.
  6. Project Management –Use project planning tools to create an action plans to identify priorities, goal setting to develop a project plan and  ensure plans are executed.
  7. Working with Others- Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Negotiation Skills, Overcoming Resistance and Handling Conflict.
  8. Evaluating Outcomes and Sustaining the Change. Finalizing the Contract,Complete Deliverables, Evaluating and Measuring Success.

Additional Resources Provided:

  • 8 Participant guides, one for each session
  • Complete set of the presentation slides each month
  • Access to over 30 guidelines and templates
  • Comprehensive list of TM publications and references.
  • Up to 6 hours of coaching and mentoring with an experienced Talent Management Professional
  • Access to career opportunities and referrals through our social media notifications
  • Access to our weekly updates and articles
  • Preferred alumni registration and discounts for additional certification programs


Professional Development Requirements

  • It is suggested that participants complete 2-3 additional courses yearly to keep their certification up to date.