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Partnership Workshop Agenda

Increasing the Value of HR-Business Partnerships

Increasing the value of HR-business partnerships

Charlotte-area, small group workshop

This program is valid for 6.0 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.

This activity has been approved for 6.0 (business) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through the HR Certification Institute.


The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Being a strategic business partner for a line of business can be challenging when the business expects transactional support rather than your strategic insight. Great news! Professionals can use proven techniques to shift business expectations so that you can add serious, strategic value.


Learning Objectives / Topics

  • Explain to business partners how HR and talent development professionals add value to the line of business

  • Analyze and diagnose the business needs

  • Apply the reactive technique to shift from transactional requests to strategic discussions

  • Apply the proactive technique to lead a strategic discussion

  • Create a relationship-building plan


About the Facilitator

Gary A. DePaul, PhD, CPT, is a certified performance technologist with more than 20 years of academic and corporate HR experience. He has worked at Lowe’s Home Improvement, Ceridian, Fidelity Information Services, Johnson Controls, and Arthur Andersen.


He authored Nine Practices of 21st Century Leadership and The Most Effective and Responsible Clinical Training Techniques in Medicine. Gary also has several articles and blogs about HR and leadership topics.


Gary owns the Gary DePaul Leadership Consulting and HR Leadership Curators.


More information about Gary A. DePaul, PhD, CPT


Alignment to SHRM Competency Model

Interpersonal: Relationship Management

Leadership: Leadership & Navigation

Leadership: Ethical Practice

Business: Business Acumen

Business: Consultation


Alignment to HRCI Exam Content Outline

Numbers correspond to exam outline

FA= Functional Area R=Responsibility K=Knowledge of



FA01: K19

aPHR Task: 10



FA01: K19

aPHRi Task: 10



FA01: R02 R03 K05 K08 K09 K11

FA03: R01 K31 K33 K35

FA05: R03 R10



None applicable



FA03: K35

FA06: K65 K68 K75



FA01: R10 K13 K16

FA03: K36 K37 K38 K40

FA05: K55



FA01: R09 R12 K16 K17 K18

FA02: K20 K26 K35 K38

FA03: K44 K54



FA05: K99 K107