Reimagining HR Business Partnering
Explore what capabilities HRBPs require to respond to their evolving role. Discover current levels of HRBP preparedness to meet these capabilities. And how can organisations enhance these capabilities.Critical Capabilities to Develop
CRF Learning delivers a suite of on demand, open and bespoke development programmes aimed at enhancing the capability of the HR function and the individuals within itDownload 2023 CRF Learning Programme
CRF Learning On Demand is a suite of online courses, designed for HR professionals to learn at their own pace and in their own spaceFind out more
A library of online courses designed for HR professionals to learn at their own pace, in their own space
An annual programme of courses, delivered both face-to-face and online, for intermediate and senior HR professionals
Leverage our content from On Demand and Open programmes to develop custom solutions tailored to your requirements
On Demand Courses
Enrol on our On Demand courses including Effective HR Business Partnering, Building a High-Performance Culture, Integrated Talent Management, Workforce Analytics and Storytelling, and A Strategic Approach to Reward.
Director, CRF Learning
Nick Holley as Director of CRF Learning has responsibility to provide development for HR teams and senior professionals. Prior to joining CRF, Nick spent 10 years at Henley Business School where he was a visiting professor and Director of the Centre for HR Excellence. He has developed and delivered HR capability programmes for organisations across the UK and Europe, and internationally.
Nick Kemsley has a wealth of experience in the HR arena. His career spans many sectors and combines 20 years’ corporate experience as a senior HR leader and in wider business roles, plus several years in organisational consulting and HR capability development and research. Nick splits his time between working with C-suite teams and HR leadership teams around the world. He specialises in aligning organisation to strategy and increasing HR functional and individual effectiveness in the context of the new economic landscape and has a passion in partnering HR functions and individuals in delivering real value to business.
Research Director, Corporate Research Forum
Gillian has worked as a senior HR practitioner and OD specialist for several organisations including Swiss Re, Vodafone and BAA. Prior to her HR career, she was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and is also a qualified solicitor. Gillian has written various CRF reports on subjects including HR strategy, organisation design and development, leadership development, coaching and diversity.
John Whelan MBE
John Whelan is a Director at Corporate Research Forum. Formerly UK HR Director of BAE Systems, the FTSE 100 defence, security, and aerospace company, John’s experience and strengths lie in business and HR Transformation, Organisation Development and Employee Relations. Prior to joining BAE, he held a variety of HR roles in engineering, technology and manufacturing businesses across the telecommunications and semi-conductor industries including Matra-Marconi Space where he was HR Director for the UK and, latterly, Group HRD.
Independent Consultant and Associate Director, PARC
Phil Wills advises and assists PARC in the development of its programme of events. His previous corporate roles included Global Head of Reward for Reed Elsevier (RELX), for ICI, and for Diageo. Since 2010 he has established an independent consultancy business to provide strategic reward support, focused on the delivery of business strategy and organisational performance. His other major focus is as coach to newly appointed (or aspiring) Corporate HR Directors on all areas of reward strategy and delivery (including incentive plan design and corporate governance effectiveness).
CRF Learning have proved to be an essential partner to me as I look to build the capability of my HR team. They have been a collaborative partner in co-designing a bespoke cost-effective solution which has evolved from face-to-face sessions to a purely digital experience run for nearly 250 participants from Australia to the US in five sessions per week spread over eight weeks. The impact of both has been immense and I look forward to continuing into the next phase of our partnership.
Caroline Fanning, Chief People Officer, Avanade
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and thought the content was just right. I particularly enjoyed the practical sessions where we could put some of the tools to use and I will be using these with my Business Partners.
Clare Booth, Head of Reward & People Services, Mercedes-Benz
Thank you so much again for everything you have done, organised and contributed to make our programme such a success. I am so glad I have done it – absolutely invaluable insight, knowledge and networks gained. And perfect timing for me too. You have been so generous in sharing your knowledge, perspectives and contacts. I hope I can put it into practice in a new role soon!
Emma Rose, Chief HR Officer, Travis Perkins