Business partner practitioner

Make a stronger impact in your organisation by learning to work more closely with internal business leaders to enhance performance and achieve organisational goals.

Development Programme

Access to the CIPD Learning Hub

15% discount for CIPD members

£1,485.00 exc. VAT

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Virtual class

Perfect for:

Business partner
People Managers
Aspiring manager
Small businesses
Business owner

You’ll learn how to:

  • build insight by analysing the key factors impacting a business
  • analyse and generate insights from data to present a compelling story
  • develop your influencing skills and engage key stakeholders
  • coach others to support organisational objectives.

About this course

Course length: Four days over four weeks

Delivery: Online classes, and self-directed learning

Suitable for: People professionals who want to enhance their business partnering skills

Topics covered

  • strategic context
  • business approach to business partnering
  • influential partner
  • organisation coach-mentor.

What to expect from this ‘CIPD business partner practitioner’ course

This CIPD business partner practitioner course is for people professionals who are ready to develop their business partnering skills. It addresses the critical competencies needed to function as an effective and valued business partner.

This principles-led, evidence-based, and outcomes-driven course was developed by the CIPD with Giles O’Halloran, our lead tutor for business partnering. You’ll build your commercial acumen, data analytics, influencing and coaching skills and learn how to gain stakeholder buy-in and support.

What you’ll need to do on this CIPD ‘business partner practitioner’ course

This is a four-day, over four weeks, online course.

You’ll receive additional reading and a pre-course activity, which we recommend you complete before the first session.​

What you’ll get on this course

At the end of this CIPD business partner practitioner course, you’ll receive a certificate.

You’ll receive a resource pack before the course begins. This will include your additional reading and pre-course activity.

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ‘business partner practitioner’ course, you’ll be able to:

  • determine factors impacting business strategy
  • enhance working relationships across different levels
  • connect evidence-based practice with business context
  • recognise the benefits of contracting and consulting customers
  • demonstrate solutions-focused problem solving
  • position a business partner as an outcomes-driven strategic thinker
  • enhance influencing skills for stronger positioning as a trusted advisor
  • determine stakeholders and influence with impact
  • choose and apply a coaching/mentoring approach.

Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.