IMI Diploma in Strategic HR Management

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Design, build and manage a human organisation that will execute your business strategy. The programme focuses on effectively and practically building a high performance culture, leading change and creating high engagement work practices.

Who This Programme Is For

  • Directors and managers who wish to design, build and implement a high performance human organisation that will dominate it’s marketplace
  • Experienced HR specialists/managers who wish to develop the competence required to lead the Human Resource Function at Executive Team Level
  • Managers who have responsibility for leading and implementing change
  • Owner managers in SMEs

  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Location: IMI Campus
  • Next Programme: 11.11.2014
  • Modules: 6
Fee (Corporate Member) Fee (Non Member)
€7,890 €9,950

Early Bird Discount: We are pleased to offer an early registration discount of €500 on our Master of Business Autumn Programmes.  Offer ends 31 July 2014.

Email us today at programmeadvisors@imi.ie

Next programme start dates: 11, 12, 13 November 2014

Module 1: 11, 12, 13 November 2014

Module 2: 09, 10, 11 December 2014

Module 3: 06, 07, 08 January 2015

Module 4: 03, 04, 05 February 2015

Module 5: 03, 04, 05 March 2015

Module 6: 31 March, 01, 02 April 2015

 

 

Programme Impact

By completing the IMI Diploma in Strategic Human Resource Management, you will:

  • Architect the human organisation that will efficiently deliver your business strategy
  • Understand how to practically and effectively deliver cultural change
  • Establish how leadership and HR processes drive human behaviour and deliver business results
  • Diagnose the functional and dysfunctional elements of your organisation’s culture and put plans in place to extinguish the dysfunction
  • Define the culture required to execute your business strategy
  • Build a world class performance management process
  • Design a total reward system for your organisation
Programme Content

MODULE 01 – Strategic Human Resource Management

‘Building Competitive Advantage through People’

  • The human organisation as competitive advantage
  • The concept and philosophy of SHRM
  • Designing a structure for high performance
  • Building a HR strategy
  • The strategic HR professional /internal consultant

MODULE 02 – Managing Performance

‘Building High Performance People, Teams and Organisations’

  • Planning and contracting for high performance
  • Process and techniques for giving assertive feedback and positive coaching
  • Reviewing and assessing performance
  • Recognition and reward processes that incentivise high performance
  • Managing marginal performers / providing consequences

MODULE 03 – Leading Change

‘Fast Culture Change’

  • Diagnosing current state
  • Architecting the New Organisation
  • Creating momentum
  • Overcoming resistance / resistors
  • Evolving and accelerating change
  • Making the new structure perform with built-in adaptive capabilities

MODULE 04 – Organisational Development / Internal Performance Consultant

‘New competencies for the new performance professional / Crafting high performance’

  • Engaging employees and delivering a high commitment organisation
  • Diagnosing and improving the climate
  • Competence frameworks as an integrative HR management tool

MODULE 05 – Talent Management

‘Attracting, selecting, testing, stretching and developing people that make a real difference’

  • Building an employer and leadership brand
  • Building a talent competency framework
  • Selecting and testing talent
  • Stretching and appraising talent
  • Building talent pools and bench-strength
  • Developing talent

MODULE 06 – Engaging People

‘Creating and maintaining High Engagement’

  • Building a high engagement management and HR system
  • Diagnosing and benchmarking engagement levels
  • Analytics / tools for improving engagement
  • Interventions to improve engagement
  • Evaluating effects of engagement on real performance outcomes
Programme Features

Proven engagement techniques

The programme focuses directly on developing techniques for addressing workforce engagement in the challenging contemporary environment.

Empower teams and build high performance

The programme philosophy is based upon empowering managers to lead their organisations as positive coaches and assertive managers.

Class diversity & networking

Each year the IMI Diploma in Strategic Human Resource Management attracts a diverse cohort of experienced HR managers from a wide range of industries and backgrounds who are intently focused on broadening their knowledge and developing their skills. Throughout the year you will work closely with your class colleagues and you will leave the programme with a valuable network of business contacts and friends.

SHRM case analysis

Real-life human resources case studies relating to major programme themes will be regularly analysed in class. These will include analysis of human resource challenges in a variety of Irish and multinational contexts – bringing major issues to the fore in robust classroom debate.

Action learning

IMI’s teaching methods feature intensely practical classroom exercises and group activities designed to accelerate the transfer of learning back to the workplace. Our unique approach features the use of ‘HR Practice Challenges’ where you will be tasked with solving real-life, practical workplace challenges for both your and your fellow classmates’ businesses.

World class HR strategy

Over the duration of the programme you will build a comprehensive HR strategy. As well as being part of the assessment process this document often doubles as a practical HR blueprint for many of our participants’ organisations.

Cutting edge toolkit for delivering change

A key, tangible, takeaway from the programme is a cutting edge, proven toolkit of frameworks, models and techniques to enable you to develop: • a change strategy • a communications strategy • an implementation plan

Unique faculty

IMI faculty have a unique blend of academic qualifications and real world business acumen. This combines with their unrivalled business experience working with practicing managers to create a truly dynamic classroom experience.

Faculty include thought leaders from Ireland and abroad, and a series of senior executive guest speakers from the worlds of HR and high performance. Recent speakers have included Kieran Mulvey (Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission), John Conway (former Group HR Director at AIB) and Gary Keegan (Director of the Irish Institute of Sport).

Participant Testimonials

“This programme enabled me to challenge my thinking and to explore how we architect and deliver world class performance through a high performance culture created by how we structure, engage and up skill our boxers, technical team and leaders.”
Billy Walsh, Head Coach
Irish Amateur Boxing Association

“Studying Strategic HR at the IMI allowed me the time to step outside my own organisation and objectively view our processes while critically reviewing how HR was supporting the company’s strategy. The Strategic HR programme equipped me with the tools to successfully articulate HR concepts and to make valuable contributions at senior executive level. I would recommend this programme for HR individuals who want to take their careers a step further and contribute at senior level
Patricia Conlon, Human Resources Manager
Propylon Limited

“I was unsure if I was making the right course choice. However, having completed the programme I am truly amazed at the breadth and depth of knowledge that I have gained and the fact that it was delivered in such a focused way. Strategic HRM is truly cutting edge and an essential tool for any business, whether your business is in a period of decline or growth, HR professionals or business owners will benefit from this programme.”
Sarah Jane Barrett
Lexcell Management Consultants

“The way in which people are managed, motivated and deployed, is key to shaping a company’s business strategy. This programme has enabled & highlighted the tools required for a planned and coherent framework, which reflects Car Trawler’s business strategy. I thoroughly enjoyed the programme, with excellent lecturers, leading a diverse group of highly motivated students, creating an atmosphere of higher learning. I encourage anyone seeking self improvement and career enhancement to enrol in the IMI Diploma in Strategic HRM.”
Gillian French, Director of Operations
CarTrawler

“The IMI Diploma in Strategic HRM provides any HR executive with a comprehensive set of tools, techniques and models to formulate and implement an effective HR strategy. Together with the high quality of speakers, lecturers and blend of theory and practice this programme significantly enhances the skills and competencies of HR at a strategic level within the organisation.”
Mark Rogers
Human Resources Manager (Operations)
Danone Ireland

Payment Options

For 2014, the IMI offers promotional rates and innovative payment options that make our programmes more accessible than ever.

IMI prices are inclusive of teaching materials, meals and parking at the IMI Campus. These prices are only guaranteed for the 2014 intake of IMI Diplomas. We offer all our Diploma participants a 10% discount on double rooms at the IMI National Management Centre.

Organisations that purchase several IMI Diploma places in any calendar year may be eligible for MoB Corporate Partnership. By becoming an MoB Corporate Partner, your organisation can avail of considerable additional price discounts and other benefits. For more information on IMI pricing, financing options and MoB Corporate Partnership, contact the team at 1800 22 33 88 or email programmeadvisors@imi.ie.

Monthly Payments

Pay for your IMI Diploma by monthly payments spread over the duration of the programme. There is no interest charged for choosing this payment option. Terms and conditions apply.

IMI Staged Payments

Pay for 60% of your course in advance of its commencement and pay the 40% balance by January 13th 2015. There is no interest charged for choosing this payment option. Terms and conditions apply.

Loan Packages

Short term loan packages are now available to facilitate payment for MoB programmes. Eligibility for these loans will be determined by our financial partner.

Tax Relief on Tuition Fees

If you are paying for your tuition fees yourself, it is now possible to apply to the Revenue Commissioners for tax relief for this IMI programme. The amount of relief available varies from person to person, and may be as high as €1,400. Tax relief is allowable per programme, per participant, per academic year. Relief will not be available for any part of tuition fees which are met directly, or indirectly, by grants, scholarships, employer payments etc. Please see www.revenue.ie for further information on how to apply for this relief. All decisions on individual tax relief requests are subject to the discretion of the Revenue Commissioners.

For more information on IMI pricing, financing options and MoB Corporate Partnership
contact the team at 1800 22 33 88 or email programmeadvisors@imi.ie.

Just 3 Steps to a Master of Business

The Master of Business is based around a framework of eleven IMI Diploma Programmes.

By completing any two IMI Diplomas and a Business Research Project within a five year timeframe, you will earn 90 credits (the national standard for a Masters Qualification) and will be conferred the title ‘Master of Business’. The Master of Business and its constituent IMI Diplomas are accredited and awarded by University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork.

Master of Business Degree diagram

How does it work?

  • Step 1: Successfully complete any one of the suite of eleven IMI Diploma programmes.
  • Step 2: Successfully complete a second IMI Diploma of your choosing.*
  • Step 3: Successfully complete the IMI Business Research Project.

…And you’re there!

Timeframe

A key feature of the Master of Business (MoB) is its flexible timeframe, which allows you to tailor your participation around work/life demands. Whereas each of the three MoB steps takes approximately six months to complete, you have a five year window within which to complete all three steps and attain the MoB.

Therefore, depending on your preference, you can complete the MoB in two years, or within up to five years.

The MoB philosophy

Unlike traditional MBAs and Business Masters, the IMI’s MoB is driven by an intensely practical, action learning philosophy. Throughout the MoB, classroom learning is applied to real-life business challenges via exercises, group work, case studies and projects that centre on both your day-to-day work and the challenges currently facing your organisation. Both you and your organisation will derive genuine real-world benefit from your participation.

Who is eligible?

If you have earned a Level 9 award from another academic institution, or if you completed an IMI Diploma since October 2008, you may be considered eligible to proceed directly to the second stage of the MoB.

To clarify your status or to find out more contact programmeadvisors@imi.ie or ring 1800 22 33 88.

There are no formal entry criteria. However, this is a demanding programme and suitability of candidates will be assessed at a pre-programme discussion with the programme director. The purpose of the discussion is to ensure a good fit between the candidate and the diploma programme. Several years’ work experience at management level will normally be expected.

Successful participants will be awarded the IMI Diploma in Strategic Human Resources Management.

This qualification is accredited and awarded by University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork.

The IMI Diploma in Strategic HR Management is academically equivalent to a Postgraduate Certificate (level 9) Minor Award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

By completing this award, you will also earn one-third of the credits required to be awarded the IMI Master of Business qualification.

Email us today at programmeadvisors@imi.ie

Next programme start dates: 11, 12, 13 November 2014

Module 1: 11, 12, 13 November 2014

Module 2: 09, 10, 11 December 2014

Module 3: 06, 07, 08 January 2015

Module 4: 03, 04, 05 February 2015

Module 5: 03, 04, 05 March 2015

Module 6: 31 March, 01, 02 April 2015

 

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