Why choose this programme?

Without actively building a high performance, people-centric culture, organisations risk being left behind.

The Professional Diploma in Strategic Human Resource Management will allow you to deliver on key strategic objectives through leveraging your talent.

This programme is for you if…

You want to build an organisation
that gets the best out of its people.

In Brief

Location: Location:
Blended Delivery
Next start date: Next start date:
Autumn 2022
Duration: Duration:
6 months
Facilitated Workshops: Facilitated Workshops:
Seniority: Seniority:
Mid to Senior Career
Non-member fee: Non-member fee:
Member fee: Member fee:
SME fee: SME fee:
Facilitated Workshops | Virtual & IMI Campus

This Autumn 2021, Facilitated Workshops will be a blended format. Some classes will be via the IMI Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to your desktop, and some classes will be onsite at the IMI campus in Dublin.

Dates are as follows:

November 17, 18, 19 – IMI Campus

December 15, 16, 17 – Virtual

January 26, 27 ,28 – Virtual

February 23, 24, 25 – Virtual

March 23, 24, 25 – IMI Campus

April 27, 28, 29 – IMI Campus

You can look forward to:

Case study analysis

Your class group will discuss real-life HR case studies.

Action learning

At IMI, we use intensively practical classroom exercises and group activities to accelerate the transfer of learning back to the workplace.

A practical toolkit for change

You will develop a practical toolkit of HR frameworks, models and techniques for immediate use in your workplace.

Networking with a diverse class group

You will work closely with your class colleagues in team activities and organised study groups and will leave the programme with a valuable network of business contacts.

Programmes themes

Strategic human resource management
  • Explore how to apply strategic human resource management concepts to your organisation.
  • Discover how to design and build a HR structure and strategy for high performance.
Organisational development
  • Enhance your ability to engage staff and act as a strategic internal consultant for your organisation.
  • Learn about competency frameworks and how they can be used as an integrative HR management tool.
  • Build a high-commitment organisation.
Managing performance
  • Gain insights into the processes and techniques for giving assertive feedback and positive coaching.
  • Develop reward and recognition processes that incentivise high performance.
Talent management
  • Build an employer and leadership brand.
  • Develop a talent competency framework and learn how to effectively stretch and appraise talent.
  • Explore how to build talent pools and increase bench strength.
Leading change
  • Diagnose the current state of your organisation and its change abilities, identifying and overcoming resistors to change.
  • Build the ‘New Organisation’ and create a new structure to perform with built-in adaptive capabilities.
Engaging people
  • Build a high engagement management and HR system.
  • Diagnose and benchmark engagement levels, using proven analytics/tools for improving engagement.
  • Evaluate effects of engagement on real performance outcomes.

Key takeaways


Build a people-focused organisation that will deliver your business strategy. Enhance your ability to engage staff and act as a strategic internal consultant for your organisation.

Deliver Change

Understand how to practically and effectively deliver cultural change. Diagnose the functional and dysfunctional elements of your organisation’s culture and put plans in place to eliminate any dysfunction.

Peak Performance

Build a best-in-class performance management process and design a total reward system for your organisation. Build the ‘New Organisation’ and create a new structure to perform with agile capabilities.

What our graduates say

Karen Hernández
The Professional Diploma in Strategic Human Resource Management provided me with the essential knowledge and tools to support, engage with and guide Enterprise Ireland client companies on organisational development agenda.
Karen Hernández
Senior Executive, Client Management Development. Enterprise Ireland