Strategic HR Business Partner Program

Usher in a new era for HR.

From Operational to Strategic: HR’s influential new role

Transactional, short-term, cost-centric—that’s the traditional Human Resources (HR) function. But there’s a new era of HR: one that’s transformational, oriented towards long-term outcomes, and investment-centered.

If you aim to bring about change that empowers HR to drive business transformation, then this program is for you. Our Strategic HR Business Partner Program is designed to help you pivot to this strategic role by enhancing your business acumen and analytical skills to effectively partner with business owners and leaders.

The program will equip you with insights and skills to improve your organization’s performance amid changing work environments, employee expectations, and talent shortage. The frameworks and skills you learn in this program will help you elevate your HR role.

Program Journey

What makes this program unique

Korn Ferry Academy’s program journeys are designed to build a strong foundation of industry-relevant knowledge with maximum impact.

By enrolling in our Strategic HR Business Partner Program, you’ll gain access to a curriculum backed by decades of research and experience in partnering with businesses. You’ll also glean insights from the proprietary Korn Ferry Talent Assessment as well as personalized Coaching support.

The Korn Ferry Talent Assessment is a powerful tool that unlocks your current capability and future potential. It helps you dig deep into the skills, behaviors and mindsets you need to achieve your goal.

The result is a detailed analysis of your strengths, opportunities, and talent gaps. You’ll gain a clear picture of what stands between your present self and your vision for the future. With this knowledge, you will create a blueprint for success—one that’s tailored for you.

How it works

You’ll receive a Korn Ferry Talent Assessment link prior to program commencement. You are expected to complete this online, self-paced assessment within the time specified. Upon completion of the assessment, you’ll receive a personalized development feedback report to help you identify your learning goals and priorities as you go through the Strategic HR Business Partner Program in earnest.

A group debrief will be conducted online to help you interpret and understand the report and prioritize your growth areas to build a professional brand that accurately reflects your unique qualities and strengths.

Korn Ferry Academy’s Strategic HR Business Partner Program features curated courses designed to enable aspiring or practicing HR professionals to become strategic partners for business transformation.


Business Partnering and Consulting Skills for HR ProfessionalsAcquire the skills and strategies necessary to transcend your traditional HR role and take a strategic position in the future of your organization.


Creating An Engaged WorkforceLearn the right people manager skills to build a team that consistently performs at their best and beat the odds in an era of rapid change and uncertainty.


Performance Management for the Evolving WorkforceUnlearn obsolete performance management techniques, and reshape your performance management strategies to ignite growth, engagement and retention.


Powering HR Transformation Through AI And Tech Take charge of workplace transformation, learn how to harness new AI and data analytics solutions that can streamline and improve HR operations.


Commercial Acumen For Business Success Equip yourself with the skills and toolkit you need to become business savvy: a crucial step in propelling your leadership journey and your organization’s expansion.


To successfully complete the program, for every course, you need to:

  • Engage in online pre-readings
  • Attend the in-person instructor-led sessions
  • Attain a passing grade on online assessments
  • Complete course and program evaluations

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Embarking on a journey of transformation is a formidable task, and at Korn Ferry Academy, we understand that navigating through challenges requires more than just knowledge—it demands personalized guidance and strategic insights. That’s why we’ve integrated coaching into our program, recognizing it as one of the most potent tools to help you address your challenges.

Our coaching sessions are strategically placed throughout the program, serving as pivotal moments where you not only absorb valuable insights but also learn how to apply them into your business context and challenges.

Your coaching journey begins and runs concurrently with the program but we understand that your schedule is dynamic, and your time is valuable. That’s why we empower you to take control of your coaching experience. With three one-hour virtual coaching sessions at your disposal, you have the flexibility to schedule them at times that are convenient for you and your coach. This personalized approach ensures that coaching becomes an integral and seamlessly integrated part of your transformative journey.

Fees & Funding

Full Course Fee Without funding S$9,400.00
Singapore Citizens / Permanent Residents Course Fee after 70% SSG funding S$2,820.00
Singapore Citizens aged 40 years & above Course Fee after 70% SSG funding and MCES 20% S$940.00

All course fees are subject to prevailing Goods & Services Tax (GST). GST will be applied on nett course fees after 70% baseline grant, before any other applicable subsidies.

Cohort Intake

Strategic HR Business Partnering Program Business Partnering and Consulting Skills for HR Professionals Creating an Engaged Workforce Performance Management for the Evolving Workforce Commercial Acumen for Business Success Powering HR Transformation through AI and Tech
Q3 Intake 3-Jul 28-Aug 3-Oct 28 & 29 Oct 7 & 8 Nov
Strategic HR Business Partnering Program Q3 Intake
Business Partnering and Consulting Skills for HR Professionals 3-Jul
Creating an Engaged Workforce 28-Aug
Performance Management for the Evolving Workforce 3-Oct
Commercial Acumen for Business Success 28 & 29 Oct
Powering HR Transformation through AI and Tech 7 & 8 Nov


Coaching and Developing Talent for Leaders

Be recognized as a mentor in a multi-generational workforce. Master coaching techniques to drive employee engagement, especially among Gen Z and Millennial employees.

Talent Analytics for Decision Making

How useful is your HR data? Learn how to identify the data that matters, and present insights that inform your business leaders’ strategic decisions.

Design Thinking for HR Professionals

Empathy is not an abstract concept. With design thinking, you can apply empathy through a concrete process that results in innovative, people-first solutions.

Embrace your new role

Be the business partner your company deserves. Contact us and discover how Korn Ferry Academy can help you ease into your new strategic responsibilities.