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Executive Master Class in HRM

Vlerick Business School

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Become an expert in Human Resource Management

Create and sustain added value in your organisation via an HR policy that goes beyond the traditional HR domains. This programme gives you the tools to strengthen your credibility as an HR professional - in both local and international contexts - and to become a true strategic business partner in your company. The goal is to support you in this learning process, offering answers to all your strategic HRM questions.

Alongside this strategic focus, we offer you a conceptual toolbox to enable you to talk the language of the business, add value to your organisation as a true business partner, and optimise your own performance as an HR professional, within and outside the boundaries of your HR department.

By participating in the 'Executive Master Class in Human Resource Management', you will:

  • Develop high-level expertise in all strategic and operational aspects of HRM
  • Understand and leverage connections between the HR function, the organisation and social trends impacting HRM
  • Construct an analytical framework to position the various HRM functions to clear bottlenecks in your organisation
  • Add value to the HR function by adding value to your organisation
  • Have direct impact on your organisation's HR policy by conducting an HR project within your organisation
  • Join the activities of the Executive Master Class in HRM alumni as a Vlerick Alumnus

The 'Executive Master Class in Human Resource Management' programme is targeted to:

  • HR generalists who want to deepen their competencies and insights
  • HR specialists who want to expand their knowledge and skills
  • HR professionals who have a minimum of three years of experience in an HR function within an HR department

In previous editions, we've had the pleasure of welcoming participants from companies like: Alpro, ANL Plastics, ASCO Industries, Bekaert, BNP Paribas Fortis, CEI- De Meyer, D'Ieteren, Dredging International, Eandis, FOD Volksgezondheid, Grandeco Wallfashion Group Belgium, HC Holding, Intrum Justitia, KBC, Kinepolis Group, Lidl, Janssen Pharmaceutica, NMBS, Nutricia, Sportsdirect.com, VITO, Umicore, Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen, …
This programme has been attended by HR Managers, HR Directors, HR Business Partners, HR Project Managers, Talent Managers, L&D Managers, …

Once we have received your application, we schedule an intake interview with you to verify that your profile and expectations of the programme match the programme requirements.


Detailed Programme

The Executive Master Class in Human Resource Management (EMC HRM) starts with 4 core modules that are designed to give you an excellent HR learning experience and get you working productively with your fellow participants and faculty.


Core modules

MODULE 1: Strategic HRM

The greatest challenge for HRM is to align HR policy, tools and initiatives with the organisation's strategic objectives in order to speed fulfilment of those objectives. This is where HR can define its added value.

To be able to reach this goal, it is essential for an HR professional to know how organisations are structured and managed. You will be confronted with the following topics:

  • Types of organisations and organisational design
  • 'HR shared services' and outsourcing
  • HR metrics: how do they add to the realisation of your business goals?

Economic, social, demographic and organisational changes each have their own impact on HR's role in an organisation. In this module, we touch upon a number of fundamental HR models that shape the HR function of today and tomorrow.

  • Social-economic challenges
  • The labour market today in Belgium and Europe
  • Current and future employees
  • Conjuncture
  • Future HR policies

We discuss e-HRM and how technology can be used to translate your business strategy.

MODULE 2: Talent and Career Management

To attract talent with the right competencies and attitudes - to have 'the right people at the right place' - is still a fundamental objective for you as an HR professional.

During this module, we place the recruitment and selection process within a strategic organisational perspective, starting with a job opening and ending with a new hire.

  • Selection techniques
  • How attractive are you as an employer today?
  • Internal and external employer branding as a recruitment tool
  • New recruitment media

Once you have them on board, you need to give good employees the opportunity to grow. This means that you need a career management system that matches the needs of the employees with the needs of the organisation:

  • Career self-management: understanding your employees' individual professional needs
  • Career systems: high potentials, retention management, succession planning, …

To develop, coach and train employees is a strategic issue within every organisation. A good strategic development policy uses and develops talent to the maximum.

  • Link between training and development of the HR strategy
  • Learning culture
  • ROI of training and development

MODULE 3: Competence and Performance Management

How does HRM ensure that employees perform optimally and are evaluated fairly? How do you motivate employees to reach the organisation's objectives? To what extent does higher motivation contribute to better performance? How do you create challenges in a job, and what are the effects of satisfaction and engagement on your organisation's performance?

In this module, we discuss how Competence Management is linked to all aspects of your organisation's HR policy.

  • Competence Management Systems
  • Competence Management and the link to performance

How to reward optimally? How does Reward Management impact performance? And how can we align both so that we reach our strategic goals? Special attention is given to the match between compensation and benefits policies with HR policies and the vision of the entire organisation.

  • Strategic and competence-based rewarding
  • Impact of rewarding on the motivation and satisfaction of employees

MODULE 4: HR reaching out

The previous modules enriched your knowledge and skills in essential HR topics by positioning them in the wider organisational context. In this module, we discuss some broader themes that give you the credibility you need to position yourself as a strategic partner within your organisation:

  • HR and its legal context: How does a policy on employment conditions become a strategic instrument? What are the legal aspects of outflow or dismissals?
  • Managing social relations within an organisation: how do you negotiate with social partners? We explain the rules of the game and the instruments of social negotiations and link these to practical tips.
  • International HRM: In an international context, an effective HR policy is still the key to competitive advantage. Within this context, HR managers must be able to work in different organisational cultures. In this module, we spotlight the most important principles of intercultural management.
  • The future of HRM: What are the new challenges for the HR professional in the 21st century? What is the new way of working, and how do you put it into practice in your organisation? We look at trends and predictions regarding the future of HRM.
When you've completed the core modules, you decide what you want to focus on next. Based on our experience, we recommend 3 possible learning paths. You choose the one that best fulfils your - and your company's - needs.
Not sure what to choose? We'll be happy to advise you on this!

Niveau N.V.T.
Vorm Part-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 21 dagen
Locaties Brussel, Leuven, Gent
Type Non-degree (executive programmes)
Kosten (indicatie) Geen opgave
Titulatuur Geen titel
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Startmaand oktober
Afronding Geen