HR Business Partner Online Certificate Program - CPHR NL

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HR Business Partner Online Certificate Program

August 23, 2023 - November 22, 2023

HR Business Partner Online Certificate Program

Registration Deadline:
August 17th
CPHR Renewal Hours:

Tova A. White
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.

Program Details

In this 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 23, 2023 9:00am – 1:30pm
Module 1 Part 2 Thursday August 24, 2023 9:00am – 12:30pm
Module 2 Part 1 Wednesday September 13, 2023 9:00am – 3:00pm
Module 2 Part 2 Wednesday September 20, 2023 9:00am – 12:00pm
Module 3 Part 1 Wednesday October 11, 2023 9:00am – 2:30pm
Module 3 Part 2 Thursday October 12, 2023 9:00am – 12:00am
Module 4 Part 1 Wednesday November 1, 2023 9:00am – 2:30pm
Module 4 Part 2 Thursday November 2, 2023 9:00am – 12:00am
Module 5 Wednesday November 22, 2023 9:00am – 4:00pm


Special Notes:

Members $2750
Non-Members $3740

CPHRNL members, will receive the NS member ticket price with the promocode: CPHRATL

If you do not receive the information the day before the session, or for inquiries regarding online workshops, please email [email protected] or call (902) 446-3660 option 3.


August 23, 2023
November 22, 2023

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