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From HR Practitioner to Strategic Leader: Securing Your Seat at the Table

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Business

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Business Acumen |  Business Management & Strategy |  HR Expertise (HR Knowledge)
Terri Zaugg Varnell |  Jessica Vieira
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All Levels
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HR professionals seeking a "seat at the table" must transcend traditional administrative roles and embrace a strategic partnership within the organization. To effectively contribute, HR must possess an understanding of core business concepts.
Join this webinar to learn more about these core concepts and how to acquire the knowledge and skills that will help you become a strategic HR leader.

A) HR professionals are often left out of business strategy discussions for several reasons:

B) What does it mean for an HR professional to “get a seat at the table?”

C) In order to gain a seat at the table, HR needs to overcome the perception that their role
is purely administrative and operational by taking several strategic steps

D) Micro-credentials, certifications, and other forms of continuing education can help you gain the knowledge and skills needed.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Identify and Discuss Road Blocks to HR Professionals as it Relates to Executive Strategy
  • Understand the Steps, as an Individual and an HR team/Department, to Contributing at the Executive Level
  • Learn Tools and Strategies Necessary to Obtain Information, Knowledge and Credibility to Earn a Seat at the Executive Table

Major Subjects
  • Strategic Influence
  • Recognition of HR's Strategic Value
  • Proactive Role
  • Alignment with Business Goals
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Driving Organizational Success
  • Business Acumen

Course Materials


Terri Zaugg Varnell's Profile

Terri Zaugg Varnell Related Seminars and Products


Terri Z Varnell, SPHR is the Chief Operating Officer for Human Resource Certification Preparation (HRCP). Over the past 20+ years she has overseen the business operations of this small company and has worked diligently to help over 100,000 HR professionals all across the globe successfully prepare for their HR certification exams. In order to help her customers, Terri recertifies on a regular basis by retaking the certification exams. Terri is excited about HRCP’s new micro-credentials and digital badging program, which help HR Professionals gain the knowledge and skills needed in this ever-changing workplace. Terri enjoys cycling, traveling, and gardening.

Jessica Vieira's Profile

Jessica Vieira Related Seminars and Products

BPN, Inc.

Jessica Vieira has over 20 years of experience in the field of education/continuing education, with a true passion for learning. Jessica is a graduate of Baylor University and began her career in elementary education, but quickly took on leadership and training positions within the district. Jessica then transitioned to a supervisory/training role with Southwest Airlines as a Senior Writer out of Southwest's headquarters in Dallas, TX. Jessica joined Business Professionals' Network Inc. (BPN), HR Education Network's parent company full time in 2013 and has been working to support professionals across the country in growing their careers through Continuing Education programs and courses. Jessica is a certified PHR, and has served as virtual host and speaker for the past two years for the HR Unboxed Virtual Conference.



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