CIPD HR Business Partner


Dubai: 12 - 14 February 2017   |  9 - 11 April 2017

Abu Dhabi: 12 - 14 March 2017  |  7 - 9 May 2017


Riyadh: 26 - 28 February 2017 | 2 - 4 May 2017 

Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Fee: USD 2,550

PwC’s Academy, in exclusive partnership with CIPD, is proud to bring to the region the HR Business Partner course*

A lot has changed since David Ulrich, the ‘father’ of HR business partnering first presented his model for the optimum delivery of HR in the 1990s.  HR business partnering is now a popular and widespread approach to organising the HR function and there is an ongoing debate over what the role involves, how it should be put into practice and the challenges faced.


This three day course aims to develop the knowledge and skills of business partners to enable them to build credibility to influence key business stakeholders. Participants will familiarise themselves with the changing context of HR business partnering, explore key themes for today’s HRBP and build the capabilities required to successfully operate in today’s workplace. They will gain insights on what it means to be a ‘business savvy’ HR professional, understand and speak the financial language of business, and appreciate the important role of HR analytics in developing an evidence based approach to HR.

Who should attend?

All aspiring HR Business Partners, Junior HR Business Partners who want to sharpen their skills and mid-level HR practitioners and professionals who are keen to understand the role in more detail would benefit from this course.

Our methodology

This interactive session will be delivered using a mix of multisensory approaches including facilitated sessions, group work, case studies, exercises and activities. Participants will also receive a workbook with additional content for self-guided learning.

Key outcomes

Attending this course provides a valuable opportunity to learn about key aspects of the HR business partner role to help participants to make, and influence, informed decisions that are evidence based and benefit the organisation. By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Appreciate the changing context in which HR is operating and the resulting shift in expectations and skills required of the HRBP role
  • Explain the four foundations of business savvy HR and understand how to apply this in their organisation 
  • Speak the financial language of business and apply this in their role to develop their credibility
  • Apply fundamental financial knowledge to everyday HR scenarios
  • Work with data to apply evidence based HR and workplace analytics to utilise an insight-led approach to HR
  • Make a commitment to their personal development as an HRBP


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate from CIPD and PwC’s Academy.

Contact us

Amna Salim (UAE)

Direct: +971 4 515 7200


Iv Borromeo (Qatar)

Direct: +974 4419 2761


AlHaitham AlHaidari (KSA)

Direct: +966 11 211 0400