The HR Business Partner Certificate Program

Date and Time

Starts:04/20/2017 8:30 AM

Ends:07/13/2017 4:30 PM

Event Type



Yorkville Conference Center

150 Bloor St W

Toronto, ON


HRPA Members:
$2000 + Taxes
$2400 + Taxes
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Additional Information

Registration Deadline:
April 13, 2017

Event Sponsor


This program is offered over four dates:
Day 1: April 20, 2017
Day 2: May 18, 2017
Day 3: June 15, 2017
Day 4: July 13, 2017

Important: Event capacity limited to 16 attendees. Please consider that class might be full before registration deadline.

This program is delivered as an intact certificate program in which registrants must attend all of the dates specified.

It’s time to benchmark what it really means to be an HR Business Partner (HRBP). In this certificate program, attendees will learn both a practical HR Business Partner framework and the development strategy to prepare an HR professional for the role. The HRBP role combines coaching, facilitation and consulting methodologies with organizational design and development principles. With those abilities, the HR Business Partner can become a proactive resource: effectively consulting stakeholders, diagnosing dysfunction, triaging issues, and providing solutions when able. This certificate program is designed for intermediate-level HR professionals.

Learning objectives:

<  Know and understand the framework of accountabilities of an HR Business Partner

<  Know the acceptable benchmarks of effective business partnering

<  Have the skills to be an effective business partner:

<  Know how to consult with the business line on the barriers to the line’s success

<  Know how to diagnose the root causes of, and prescribe solutions to, barriers to the line’s success

<  Know how to triage issues

<  Know when and how to coach the line

Please click here to see Program Agenda

Who should attend:

Current and future HR Business Partners seeking to understand the framework of consulting with the line; and HRBP managers seeking to benchmark the expectations of business partnership.


To determine if your company qualifies to cover the cost of this program, click here.

Speaker bio(s)

 Tony Welsh

Tony Welsh, Executive Vice-President, Design, Forrest & Company Limited

Tony Welsh brings over 30 years of training, design and organizational development experience to Forrest & Company Limited. Forrest specializes in customized solutions that test Tony’s genius to precisely match the requirements of a client to the specifics of a program.

Tony is an expert process facilitator and has delivered – and designed – many Forrest programs, including the renowned Leadership Path™. Tony was the lead designer of the Human Resources Business Partner Program, Forrest’s Leadership Suite™ and Effective Thinking Suite™, now in public offering through training partners. He is certified in Effective Intelligence™.

A favoured speaker, Tony has conducted seminars and webinars on performance management, employee engagement, and talent management for HRPA members; been interviewed by The Globe and Mail – Report on Business, and conducted a webinar on decision making for Canadian HR Reporter Magazine.

Tony retired from the Canadian Army Reserves at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Whenever he can find the time, Tony enjoys camping and hiking and, having played football in high school, is an enthusiastic follower of the sport. He also dabbles in creative cookery.

 Lisa Zangari

Lisa Zangari, Director, Coaching & Facilitation, Forrest & Company Limited

Lisa Zangari is a seasoned senior executive with a work history that illustrates strong strategic management skills, a solid background in human resources and a 20+ year career focused on delivering high levels of employee engagement, performance and results. At her core, Lisa is passionate about helping people reach their potential!

Often characterized by her “big picture” perspective, she is a strong collaborative leader with the proven ability to build highly-competent, high-performing teams. She is known as a superior relationship manager, negotiator, coach, facilitator and consensus builder, with a talent for galvanizing and developing teams and leaders into execution, action and the delivery of results.

Lisa has held the position of CHRO for international organizations in the technology and precious metals industries. Over the last 13 years, Lisa led the development and execution of global culture & talent management strategies, including organizational design & effectiveness, talent planning and acquisition, succession, leadership development, performance, engagement, executive compensation and total rewards. In addition, Lisa has successfully led multiple integration efforts for small to large acquisitions around the world, including North and South America, West and South Africa, Australia, India, Philippines, Russia and Europe.

Having also served the Chairs of the HR & Compensation Committees for three large publicly-traded companies, Lisa understands the importance of strong working relationships with the Board of Directors. Her ability to develop trusting relationships, articulate the ROI for talent investment and deliver results have proven very effective during her corporate tenure.

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