The Strategic HR Business Partner for the Future of Work

Created in partnership with Kincentric, a Spencer Stuart Company

Join us in this 5-week, online course to experience the first of its kind Strategic HR Business Partner online learning program, including an online self-assessment and an exploration of six differentiators you need to be successful as a strategic HR business partner.
Course at a glance
  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Time Commitment: 1.5-2 hours per week. 100% Online. Complete on your own pace. Flexible deadlines.
  • Format: Video case studies. Curated content. Discussion forums. Networking.
  • Deliverables: Walk away with an Action Plan and Blueprint for your organization.
  • Credits: 8 SHRM and HCRI recertification credits.

The Strategic HR Business Partner for the Future of Work

Lead Faculty:

Michael Martin

Partner, Global HR & Talent Advisory, Kincentric

Jenny Wich

Managing Director, Partner, CHRO Advisor & HR Strategist, Kincentric

Mary Prindle

Former Head of Talent Acquisition Strategy and Programs, Fidelity, and Future Workplace Academy Fellow


What You’ll Learn:

Take the Kincentric HR Business Partner Self-Assessment, an online assessment to examine the key differentiating qualities needed to be a successful Strategic Partner. You will receive a personalized Developmental Strengths and Opportunities report to use to plan your path forward.

Understand the difference between being a strategic vs. tactical HRBP and how to position the role for success in your organization.

Understand the six critical differentiators of top HR Business Partners which include:

  • Serve as a coach to business leaders
  • Become the connector between business and HR
  • Role model agility and flexibility in working and learning
  • See yourself as a business leader first and HR leader second
  • Demonstrate courage and fearlessness
  • Be an inspired storyteller

Learn the importance of developing your business and financial acumen as it relates to specific HR initiatives.

Learn how to navigate future of work issues such as leading and working in hybrid work environments, demonstrating empathy and resilience, and managing at a pace of change that is unprecedented.

Walk away with an action plan proposing how you can set yourself and your HRBP function up for success in your organization.

Audience for The Strategic HR Business Partner for the Future of Work is targeted to HR professionals with job titles in areas such as:

  • Current HR Business Partners
  • Aspiring HR Business Partners 
  • Chief Human Resource Officers 
  • VP Global People Operations 
  • Head/Director Employee Experience 
  • Head/Director Talent Management 
  • VP/Director Learning & Development 
  • HR Professionals seeking to advance their career and prepare for the future 


This Course Features Five Modules:

Each module takes about 90 minutes of time which includes viewing videos, reading relevant articles, answering questions, contributing to the course and collaborating with other learners.

The Five Modules include:


Learners who complete this course are eligible for 8 re-certification credits from SHRM and HRCI.

Future Workplace® is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Course Design Principles

The Strategic HR Business Partner for the Future of Work


  • Understand what the 21 HR Jobs of the Future are
  • Assess and discuss how top companies are implementing the 21 HR Jobs of the Future


  • Reflect on the videos of top practitioners sharing their experiences with the 21 HR Jobs of the Future
  • Review short knowledge check questions following your exposure to videos, articles and other content


  • Participate in discussion questions and exercises to apply your knowledge
  • Build an Action Plan
Led by Top Practitioners Who Can Tell You What to Expect and How to Prepare

Learn the key trends that will impact all of us in the workplace of 2025, such as wide spread health screening and what this means for data privacy, humans in machine, the scaling of everything virtual, and the retrofitting of homes into offices, to name a few.

Video Case Studies of HR Pioneers Holding HR Jobs of the Future

You will hear directly from senior leaders in cutting-edge roles, like the Director of Employee Wellbeing, Human Bias Officer, AI4Talent Director, and Financial Wellness Director. Who do they report to and what are their focus areas? And finally, why were these jobs created in their organizations?

Curated Articles, Podcasts, and Live Polls Among Learners

We have assembled a robust set of microlearning resources, application exercises, threaded discussion groups, and, most importantly, live polls to uncover what HR peers are doing to prepare for the HR Jobs of the Future. This is your chance to discuss, debate, and highlight how you are transforming HR to prepare for the future.

21 HR Jobs of the Future Discovery Assessment Plus Recertification Credits & Digital Badge

You will complete a discovery assessment to guide you in navigating the future of your HR career. This will be a critical tool for you to assess, reflect, and consider your next move. Upon completion of this course, you will also receive recertification credits and a digital badge to build your personal brand and document your new skills.