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leadership matters BY PHIL WILSON, SHRP THE SHRP VALUE PROPOSITION Meet Lara—an HR Director at a major Canadian telecom company. Lara is a career-focused senior HR leader who is seriously considering earning the Senior Human Resources Professional (SHRP) designation. But, she has some questions around what the designation will provide in terms of advancement, recognition, career development and networks. She’s thinking: Is applying for the SHRP worth it? Would I be better off earning an MBA? Do any other HR leaders around me have the SHRP? How have they benefited? Do non-HR executives recognize it? Will it take me where I want to go in my career? Lara is a fictional character that was fleshed out by a small group of SHRPs at an HRPA focus group held early this summer to discuss how the designation has impacted their careers and make recommendations around building an SHRP value proposition for would-be Senior HR Professionals. HRPA introduced the SHRP designation in 2009 as an evidence-based designation for senior HR executives who demonstrate six key senior-level attributes: trusted advisor, strategic orientation, breadth of knowledge, the ability to build HR strategy that aligns to business and significant impact and influence across their organizations. It was rolled out to engage senior members and provide them with a senior level network to Members of a Seniors Human Resources Professional (SHRP) focus group discuss the designation with HRPA CEO Bill Greenhalgh. share ideas and challenges facing HR leaders at the executive level. To date, about 150 members have gone through the application and vetting process to earn the designation and include senior HR executives at public and private organizations across the province. H R PROM AG .C OM S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 3 11 http://www.HRPROMAG.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of HR Professional - September 2013

Editor’s Letter
Leadership Matters
Legal Words
Embracing Loss: Succession Planning for Sudden Departures
Motivating Gen Y
Looking Ahead 10 Years: Top Challenges Facing HR
Making Connections for Immigrant HR Professionals
Interview with an HR Hero: Rod Jackson, MPP
Off the Shelf
The Last Word

HR Professional - September 2013