Human Resources for Strategic Advantage

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Program Description

Human Resources for Strategic Advantage

Stanford Graduate School of Business

In a business environment where the only constant is change, all firms face a profound challenge: How do you leverage your human capital to gain competitive advantage? This program examines the strategic impact of human resources and delivers dynamic frameworks that enable your organization to quickly adapt to changing conditions and seize new opportunities as they emerge.

Content Overview

Managers today must be effective at simultaneously monitoring current performance, managing incremental innovation, and leading more revolutionary or discontinuous change efforts. The Human Resources for Strategic Advantage program explores how to manage this delicate balancing act by emphasizing methods to align HR strategy with the overall business strategy.

Led by the top professors and authors in the field, the program teaches participants how to strategically utilize human resource levers - such as culture, compensation, and performance management - to build competitive advantage and drive success.

Key Takeaways

-Concepts and frameworks that help you directly link human resources with your organization's vision and competitive strategy
-Sophisticated understanding of how to manage human resource policies and practices in ways that add the most value to your organization
-Knowledge of how to implement change and manage organizational transition as your firm adapts to new market conditions


Classes are held in the Stanford University campus Business School classrooms especially designed to facilitate discussion among participants.


One Week

Target audience

This program is designed for human resource executives and managers as well as directors, general managers, corporate planners, and other functional executives with at least 10 years of management experience and an interest in human capital management. It is appropriate for individuals from organizations of any size and in any industry.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 week
Part time
9,700 USD
Start date Sept. 2017
USA Stanford, California
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 week
Price 9,700 USD