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Strategic Human Resource Leadership

Aligning strategy, people and performance.

Achieve an in-depth understanding of how to seamlessly link HR with business strategy and learn best practices for effectively integrating leadership development and succession.

Make HR a valued partner.

Great HR is core to the achievement of long-term organizational success from implementing business strategies effectively to succession planning. Rotman’s Strategic HR Leadership program provides you with the concepts, tools and network required to implement strategic HR practices in your organization.


Faculty & Instructors

Rotman Executive Program faculty are known for their ability to translate the latest research into practical applications for the workplace, and to transmit skills to participants with the best teaching techniques. Industry leaders contribute to our programs to bring you the most up-to-date best practices and a wealth of real-world experience.

Meet the faculty and instructors teaching in the Strategic Human Resources Leadership Program

Big challenges. Smart solutions.

Over five days you will learn how to align strategy, people, performance and culture while exploring the critical elements of a successful HR strategy. By enhancing your own capabilities as an HR leader, you will be better able to articulate and implement that strategy, including by supporting culture change initiatives, succession planning, and talent management. 



What really stood out for me in Rotman's Strategic Human Resource Leadership Program was the learning experience.  Hugh and Rose are absolutely phenomenal teachers, leaders, mentors and coaches.  I learned a lot from them and they are both very inspirational.  The discussions were fantastic in that we weren't being lectured to as students  but were being engaged in a discussion as adults.  Also the discussions and examples shared were personal examples that Rose and Hugh relayed – they were real examples where we got to see what worked and didn't work.

Renata Kleban | Director, HR Business Solutions
Infrastructure Ontario

As a result of Rotman's Strategic Human Resource Leadership Program,  I was able to take a step back and make sure that the entire organization was engaged, and had a good understanding of the project I was working on.  Seeking alignment has made the project run more smoothly than if I had forged ahead, as planned.

Brent Chamberlain | Associate Director, Diversity & Inclusion

I came to Rotman's Strategic Human Resource Leadership Program seeking knowledge in succession planning and what I came away with was the skill set to look at things differently and with a new perspective.

Phillip Kotanidis | Manager, HR & Labour Relations
Toronto East General Hospital

As a learner in the Strategic Human Resources Leadership Program, the half-day follow up session offered excellent value. Reconnecting with the facilitators and with other participants to review the application of our learnings in our workplaces solidified many aspects of the program for me.  Hearing from fellow participants about their successes and challenges in advancing the application of the course’s concepts and models demonstrated we are all making progress and that our opportunities are similar across our organizations, whether they are small or large, public or private.

Sharon Robinson, CHRP | Manager, Human Resources
Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

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In addition to the core five-day program, your enrolment includes a half-day follow-up session two months out. This is your opportunity to share how you have implemented your learning and solicit feedback and advice from faculty and peers.

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A deposit of 50% of the program fee is required at time of application. The balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before the start of the program, whichever is first.

Application Process

Before beginning the application process, please review the application policies. To apply, complete the online application form.

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Each application is reviewed by Rotman’s admissions committee to ensure participants have the appropriate academic and work experience.

Participant Notification Process

If space is available and eligibility requirements are met, participants will receive a notice of admission within 10 days of receipt of a completed application and fee deposit.

Payment and Fee Reduction


Payments can be made online. Applicants will be redirected to a secure online payment website after completion of the application form. Deposits will be refunded to applicants not accepted to the program.

Fee Reduction

Rotman Executive Program graduates or Rotman MBA / EMBA alumni are eligible for a discount equivalent to 10% of the program tuition. In addition, partner discounts are also offered for some programs. Where program applicants are eligible for more than one discount, only the greater discount will be applied towards the tuition fee. Discounts are not redeemable for cash.

*Participants will be responsible for their own travel, accommodation and incidental costs. Participants requiring accommodation during the program are eligible for preferred Rotman rates at select hotels. For more information contact an Executive Programs representative at


This program has been approved for 50 continuing professional development (CPD) hours under Section A of the continuing professional development (CPD) log of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).


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A 5-day intensive program with a 1/2 day post-program workshop


January 21–25, 2019
+ 1/2 day post-program workshop (TBA)


Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Ontario


Participant profile:
Individuals with a minimum of five years of managerial experience


$10,900 CAD


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Speak to our expert Learning Advisor about choosing the right program for you or your organization.

Tel: 416.978.8815

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