Postponed: Becoming a Trusted HR Business Partner Workshop

Becoming a Trusted HR Business Partner: How to shine as an Internal Consultant


This 2-day workshop based on the Flawless Consulting model is pre-approved for 15 HRCI re-certification general credit hours.

You have the HR knowledge, the people skills, and the intelligence, but for some reason, the partnership with senior management is never quite as satisfying as it could be. Sometimes you’re carrying the burden alone, as if nobody cares about HR. At other times, you reluctantly implement someone else’s program, knowing you could do better. You have more to offer, but the organization’s leaders might not fully appreciate the value you bring. HR knowledge and skills aren’t enough…

In this highly interactive and provocative workshop, you will discover how internal consulting skills are the key to both creating more impact with your clients and to shifting your contribution from tactical to strategic. You will have an opportunity to practice new behaviors, get feedback from others, and develop your consulting skills as you learn to:

• Understand the different roles we play – doctor, pair of hands, partner
• Attend to each critical stage of the consulting process to ensure success
• Respond to requests in ways that increase the likelihood of success
• Create agreements and negotiate expectations
• Increase authenticity and deal with client resistance
• Position yourself as an equal and strategic partner

NOTE: The skills in this workshop are valuable for anyone in an internal staff role – whether you work in HR, Quality, Finance, Safety, or IT.

Come prepared to share your stories at this session – the good, the bad, and the ugly. We will use your experience and knowledge to help set the stage for future success and increased job satisfaction. Take your learning back to the workplace after Session 1 and then return to deepen your understanding and skill in Session 2. Participants will leave with increased confidence about their ability and impact.

Pre-approved for 15 HRCI re-certification credit hours for the 2-day workshop.

Held at: Exchange Bank, 444 Aviation Blvd, 2nd Floor, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Check-in / Networking: 8:00-8:30 am
Workshop: 8:30 to 5:00 both days

Cost $899 includes lunch both days
Early registration – save $50 before 12/20/13
Group registration – save $50 per participant

For questions and information please contact
Jennifer Scott at or
707-526-0877 x16

To register by credit card, CLICK HERE.

To register by check, please complete the attached and email to or mail to 528 B Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

About the Presenter:

Gary Hochman has worked in the development of organizations for over 25 years and has served in senior executive, line, and staff roles. As founder of The HR Matrix, his consulting business integrates strategy, work systems design, and team and individual performance to enhance organizational effectiveness.

Throughout his career, Gary has led numerous projects helping executives and managers rapidly achieve results in a wide variety of demanding situations. His facilitation and leadership skills coupled with his business acumen and understanding of organization culture and change, have made him successful in a wide variety of interventions and situations, including start-ups, mature organizations, non-profits, and a diverse range of complex work systems. Working in close partnership with his clients, Gary designs highly interactive processes to support desired outcomes while building accountability and commitment throughout the workplace.

Gary is the former vice president of HR at OCLI / JDSU and senior organization development consultant at Hewlett-Packard. He holds a B.A. in sociology and a M.A. degree – with a focus in organization development and training. In addition to his commitments to his family and the local non-profit community, he previously served on the faculty of the Organization Department Program at SSU for 6 years and USF for 4 years, teaching consultation skills, strategic HR, and organization development.

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