Strategic HRM

Create HR policy with impact


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in Open Executive Education in Belgium and #24 worldwide


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Get a deep understanding of the latest HRM insights, trends and practices in this four-day programme. You’ll learn to create strategic HRM policy that has a real impact on the performance of your organisation. You’ll live and learn performance management, reward and retention. And you’ll leave ready to leap into defining your organisation’s strategic approach, armed with a solid understanding of strategic human resource planning.

Detailed programme

The business world is changing – and employee expectations with it. Organisations need to attract and retain the best talent – and boost performance. And it’s up to you to lead the way. This four-day programme helps you develop the knowledge and skills to assess your organisation’s current HR strategy – and to align it more effectively with business needs. 

You’ll live and learn the latest insights and practices in strategic HRM – and you’ll leave with the skills and confidence to leap into becoming a true business partner who can successfully lead your company’s strategy in HR. 

The Strategic HRM programme comprises four modules:

Module 1: HRM as a strategic business partner

  • Discover how to increase the impact of the Human Resource Management function
  • Learn how to link the HRM strategy to the corporate strategy
  • Explore the new HR architecture

Module 2: Talent management as a retention tool

  • Discover employer branding as a recruitment tool
  • Explore the career policies today’s organisations use to retain their talent
  • Learn how to manage high-potential employees – and succession 

Module 3: Strategic reward

  • Explore reward in the context of corporate culture, structure and strategy
  • Learn to develop an effective reward strategy for your organisation
  • Understand the dos and don’ts of reward systems in strategic human resource planning 

Module 4: Performance management

  • Explore the link between motivation and performance
  • Discover how HRM and line managers create performance management systems
  • Learn about the biggest challenges in performance management

Why this programme

  • Learn to align reward management policies to business strategy 
  • Discover how to position HRM strategically in your organisation 
  • Learn smarter ways to manage talent in strategic HRM  
  • Create a high-performing work culture 
  • Know what it takes to keep talented people on board 

Who should attend

  • HR professionals responsible for, or involved with, developing strategy in HR 
  • General managers responsible for strategic human resource planning in their organisation 

In previous editions, we had the pleasure of welcoming participants from companies like:

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Success stories

Annelies Haenen

This programme gives clear answers to an array of current HR topics. The practical applications and concrete examples offer real added value to this training. It is perfectly possible to immediately implement a number of insights. There is high-quality interaction with other participants – and opportunities to exchange best practice. 


Xavier Baeten

Xavier Baeten

Professor of Reward & Sustainability

Xavier Baeten is highlighting the vital role of rewarding in helping organisations deliver their strategy and gain competitive advantage.

Dirk Buyens

Dirk Buyens

Professor of Human Resources Management

Dirk Buyens is an authority on strategic HR, strategic talent management and organisational structuring, in line with business strategy.

Koen Dewettinck

Koen Dewettinck

Professor of Human Resources Management

Koen Dewettinck improves the way we manage people to boost engagement and performance.

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Marjolein Van der Weerden

Marjolein Van der Weerden