Start Date Location Duration
06/10/2022 DELIVERED - ONLINE Oct 6th - 3 Days Express Interest

Course details

L&D Business Partnering Skills


(formerly known as Internal Consulting Skills for L&D Professionals)




As your career progresses, it is imperative to shift from “order-taking” and driving L&D initiatives on your own to a strategic partnership with the businessBut this shift takes time, and a new set of capabilities and a change in how you interact with the business. 

At its heart, this new approach means helping your internal client to sort out the root causes of performance problems rather than simply providing a training solution.

To be a true and effective partner you must act as a mirror for the client to help them clearly see their own problems. This enables a true strategic partnership that develops the most appropriate solutions, delivering real benefit to the business.







This three-day programme, designed in partnership with IITD and HPC and delivered online, will provide you with the practical tools and capabilities to strategically re-position the L&D function within the business and to allow you to ask the questions that will drive solutions. 


Using a mixture of the latest research, case-studies and real-play techniques, this programme will accelerate your shift to a strategic partner within the business.


Next programme: October 6th, October 13th and October 20th (three days)


This programme is developed for the L&D professional, Learning Specialist, People Development Business Partnering roles.


By the end of the programme participants will:

o    Have the ability to advise and support the Organisation in delivering its strategic goals
o    Position L&D as a strategic function and business partner
o    Acquire the tools and communication skills to lead successful diagnostic, implementation, and review meetings
o    Grow confidence in their internal consulting ability and expertise
o    Develop commitment from business leaders and peers
o    Effectively deal and engage with resistance, difficult people, and conversations


Module 1 - 1 DAY

•    Understanding the L&D Environment - Strategic Drivers, Policies, National & International trends
•    Business Partnering Skills
•    Model for Stakeholder Engagement (Consulting Process)

o    Personal Awareness
o    Building Relationships
o    Building Trust

Module 2 – 1 Day

•    Model for Stakeholder Engagement (Consulting Process)

o    Strategic Influencing
o    Enabling Change
o    Stakeholder Commitment

Module 3  - 1 DAY
•    Communication Skills of Consulting Conversation
•    Practical Application, Strategic Conversations with Actors



Programme Fees:

€850 participants eligible for Trainers' Learning Skillnet funding

€1,100 for non-members

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