Harvard Business School’s new executive education programme

Harvard Business School (HBS) will examine HR-executive suite collaboration in a new executive education programme. The leadership development programme will analyse the role of human capital and HR leadership in achieving strategic business goals.

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Harvard Business School Executive Education will launch The HR–Executive Suite Connection on the HBS campus in Boston from July 16–19, 2017. Collaborating with senior leadership to bring human capital insights into strategic discussions is critical to driving business success, the renowned business school wrote in a press release. The programme will introduce HR executives to current and former CEOs who will provide an inside look at issues that typically arise in executive committee meetings. Participants will expand their ability to analyse issues and collaborate with peers and CEOs, and will return to work with an action plan designed to apply key takeaways in their organisations.

"The most successful businesses manage their human capital as carefully as their financial capital," said Frances Frei, UPS Foundation Professor of Service Management and Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education at Harvard Business School. "Human resources executives who are prepared to anticipate strategic needs and recommend bold moves alongside other senior leaders can be one of their firm's most valuable assets."

Participants will learn through case study analysis, faculty presentations, simulations, small group discussions, and close interactions with guest CEOs. Topics of study include the challenges of expansion, assessing and improving operations and service, and creating an effective senior management team.

The HR–Executive Suite Connection is designed for chief human resources officers and other senior HR executives, or senior executives who are on track to become heads of HR for medium-to-large companies from any industry or country. The ideal participant is an HR executive who reports directly to the CEO, but the programme creates value for HR leaders in any reporting structure.

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