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HR Consulting and Business Partnering Skills

  • Midland Hills Country Club 2001 Fulham Street Roseville, MN, 55113 United States (map)

Organizations are experiencing unprecedented levels of change, impacting the way in which HR consults with business leaders to develop and align people management solutions that drive business results.  As demands on and expectations of HR professionals change, they must continually develop new skills and build relationships of trust and influence with key people within the organization to add value.  HR leaders are being asked to be more strategic and operate as 'internal consultants' and ‘trusted advisors’ to line leaders and senior executives. 

 In this workshop, participants will strengthen personal, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills and competencies that are necessary to be credible, influential, and effective with the organizational leaders that HR professionals typically support.  This workshop will rely heavily on the model and process of consultation proposed by Peter Block, author and OD consultant, and feature a variety of skills-building and practice activities.  Participants will also have an opportunity to work on challenges and opportunities they are facing in their own organization, as well as diagnose and strategize issues faced in other organizations.  Nancy will facilitate an interactive workshop that will provide the following: 

  • Competencies needed for effective HR consulting and business partnering

  • Framework for strengthening presence and building effective influence strategies

  • Implement five phases of effective consulting processes

  • Practice methods for facilitating the contracting discussion

  • Use consulting framework, tools, and techniques to diagnose issues and develop solutions that stakeholders own

  • Techniques for understanding and dealing with resistance

  • Use authenticity to build credibility to address business challenges

    Program Presenter:      Dr. Nancy Weidenfeller

    Date:                              Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    Time:                              8:00am to 5:00pm

    Location:                        Midland Hills Country Club, 2001 Fulham Street, Roseville

    Fee:                                 $400 for hrc members ($550 for guests of member)

                                            $600 for non hrc members (2 or more $550 each)


Dr. Nancy Weidenfeller

Dr. Nancy Weidenfeller

Nancy Weidenfeller is a nationally recognized thought leader, author, consultant, and executive coach.  She has been helping leaders, teams, and organizations improve performance for more than 25 years.  She began Nancy Weidenfeller Consulting, LLC,  so that she could focus on advising leaders of organizations on strategic planning, leadership effectiveness, building high performance teams, leading and managing change, and facilitating professional growth and development. Nancy has worked with a diverse representation of large public and private sector entities across all major industries.

Ms. Weidenfeller holds an Ed.D. in Organization Development and Change from the University of St. Thomas and serves as an adjunct instructor at that institution.  Nancy has published several articles on leading organizational change, shared leadership in teams, women enterprise leaders, and workforce diversity and inclusion.

 To register:  Contact Sandra Howard at or call 612.925.8340.