Business Partner Practitioner

Develop your business partnering, influencing, data analytics and coaching expertise to gain stakeholder buy-in across your organisation.


4 days

Online class


Use your early bird voucher while booking before 18/10 to get a 10% discount. Use code:Earlybirdbpp at checkout*

Now more than ever, the fast changing and competitive world of work requires people professionals to work closely with internal business leaders to enhance workforce performance and achieve organisational goals.

This principles-led, evidence-based, and outcomes-driven course will develop your commercial acumen, data analytics, influencing and coaching skills. This includes how to gain stakeholder buy-in and support and all the key elements of a successful business partner.

Informed by the latest CIPD research, this course has been developed by the CIPD with Giles O’Halloran, our experienced Lead Tutor for business partnering. It addresses the key competencies required to function as an effective and valued business partner.

All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months. The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.


In this course you will develop your skills in:

  • recognising key internal and external factors impacting business
  • aligning people with business strategy
  • implementing practical partnering solutions
  • applying modern business models to strategy and planning
  • exploring ways for effective customer connections
  • executing solutions-based ways of working
  • strengthening your position as a trusted business advisor
  • identifying and enhancing influencing skillsets
  • qualifying, mapping and engaging key stakeholders
  • coaching the leader to surface insights and raise awareness
  • applying techniques to coach others in reaction to organisation change.

Is this course right for me?

This participant interactive course is ideal for business partners who are looking to strengthen their position as a competent business thinker, enhance performance and their influence in their organisation. It’s recommended to:

  • Senior practitioners who want to further explore the key issues that business partners face today and be a strategic change agent
  • Aspiring Managers seeking to strengthen competencies and build a strong foundation in their role
  • Owners of small and medium sized businesses desiring to advance capabilities as commercially driven business partners in influencing, data analysis and coaching

*The discount will be in addition to your membership discount but cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

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