CPHR Atlantic Presents: HR Business Partner Certificate Program ONLINE - CPHR NL

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CPHR Atlantic Presents: HR Business Partner Certificate Program ONLINE

August 28 @ 9:30 am - November 20 @ 4:30 pm

 Program Details

In this online certificate program, attendees will learn a practical HR Business Partner framework, the development strategy to prepare for – and grow inside – the role, and the HRBP “Enabling Skillsets” that encompass the business partner’s day-to-day skills: coaching, facilitation and consulting methodologies; organizational design and development principles; and talent planning.

The Enabling Skillsets – communicating & collaborating, diagnosing & solutioning, and financial and business acumen – have remained constant throughout the evolution of the HRBP role. Business Partners must service-oriented and be willing and able to foster open and effective dialogue between themselves and their Line Manager, as well as all other stakeholders that impact their partner’s business. HRBPs must be willing and able to develop awareness of human capital barriers and opportunities, and engage their Line Manager with options to help them improve their business. To gain the trust of their line partners, and to inform the solutions offered, Business Partners must demonstrate an understanding of basic business and finance concepts.


The purpose of the HR Business Partner certificate is to:

  • Prepare HR Business Partners to be effective in their roles, by:
  • Providing a framework and benchmark for effective business partnering
  • Developing the attitudes, behaviours and skills of effective business partnering

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the program, participants will:

  • Know and understand the behaviours that are needed for truly effective HR Business Partnering
  • Improve their internal consulting capabilities
  • Communicating & Collaborating: Be able to use communication, coaching and facilitation skills to effectively work with, and support, line partners
  • Diagnosing & Solving: Know how to consult with their partner to diagnose root causes and prescribe solutions
  • Business Acumen & Awareness: Earn the trust of line partners by demonstrating an understanding of their business model




 Module  Date  Time (AST)
 Module 1 Part 1  Wednesday August 28, 2024  9:00am – 1:30pm
 Module 1 Part 2  Thursday August 29, 2024  9:00am – 12:30pm
 Module 2 Part 1  Wednesday September 11, 2024  9:00am – 3:00pm
 Module 2 Part 2  Thursday September 12, 2024  9:00am – 12:00pm
 Module 3 Part 1  Wednesday October 9, 2024  9:00am – 2:30pm
 Module 3 Part 2  Thursday October 10, 2024  9:00am – 12:00am
 Module 4 Part 1  Thursday October 29, 2024  9:00am – 2:30pm
 Module 4 Part 2  Wednesday October 30, 2024  9:00am – 12:00am
 Module 5  Wednesday November 20, 2024  9:00am – 4:00pm




About the Facilitator

Tova A. White is an accomplished human resources executive with a proven track record of developing and implementing strategic people plans to drive business performance. With more than two decades of experience, Tova has held leadership roles in multiple industries, including retail, financial services, and beverage sectors.

Tova most recently served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Giant Tiger Stores Limited, a Canadian discount general merchandise retailer. In this role, she was a key member of the Canadian Executive team, responsible for shaping business strategy and building the HR capability. Prior to that, Tova spent a decade at Coca-Cola Refreshments Ltd./The Coca-Cola Company Canada as Vice President of Human Resources and Communications, where she led various HR functions, including total rewards, labour relations, talent acquisition, and employee relations.

Earlier in her career, Tova was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Indigo Books and Music Inc., contributing to the company’s growth as the largest Canadian book, paper, and gift retailer. She also spent time at Bank of Montreal, where she worked in organization development and human resources.

Tova holds a Chartered Director designation from the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, and has completed the Coca-Cola Executive Development Program at Harvard Business School. She earned her Master of Science in Industrial Relations & Human Resource Management from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bishop’s University.

Recognized as one of Canada’s Top Women in HR by Women’s Post Magazine, Tova is actively involved in her community, serving as a Governor at Bishop’s University and Trinity College School, as well as a medical records volunteer with Operation Smile. With a passion for developing high-potential talent and creating winning HR solutions, Tova is a strategic advisor and coach to senior business executives.



 Members           $2750               
 Non-Members   $3740



August 28 @ 9:30 am
November 20 @ 4:30 pm

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