Join us for a three part webinar series: Business Skills for HR Professionals
Session One: Business Acumen
FREE for members | $49 for non-members
According to the Corporate Executive Board, Business Acumen is the most important strategic attribute for HR professionals. If this quality is not present, HR professionals will be limited in making further contribution, and will continue to be focused just on reactive, functional and tactical activities. The good news is that business acumen—seeing the bigger picture; understanding customers and the market, recognizing how all aspects of the organization need to work together, and articulating how the organization adds value—can be learned and enhanced.
This webcast presents information, models and tools that can help HR professionals be more business focused. It improves their understanding of the business issues and challenges that keep business leaders awake and helps them recognize that the business’s agenda is HR’s agenda. After participating in this webcast, participants will be able to:
• Discuss why business acumen is an essential quality necessary to being recognized as a business leader.
• Describe the importance of aligning HR’s agenda to strategy and business goals.
• Anticipate how external factors might impact the business in the future.
• Use a SWOT analysis to help establish the HR agenda.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
David C Forman is the author of Fearless HR, the President of Sage Learning Systems and former Chief Learning Officer of The Human Capital Institute. The courses he has developed and taught for HCI have been taken by thousands of HR professionals all over the world. In 2002, David worked with SHRM to create materials to support the GPHR certification program. Prior to these experiences, David spent 25 years in the training industry, working with large global organizations to improve the knowledge, skills and performance of their people. Major clients include FedEx, IBM, DuPont, Microsoft, SAP, American Express, PwC, Ford, Prudential, Apple, Scripps Healthcare, Allstate Insurance and the University of Farmers. In 1984, David had the unique opportunity to work with Apple on the release of the Macintosh; and several years later to help IBM streamline and cross-train over 22,000 manufacturing employees.
David has written more than 40 articles on talent management, analytics, strategic human resources, learning systems, high-performance cultures and leadership. He has also spoken at many national and global talent and leadership conferences, both in his role of hosting HCI’s conferences for many years but also as a key note speaker.