Aon Hewitt has partnered with Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore to launch a new programme, Next Generation CHROs, which aims to build a talent pool of leaders who drive business outcomes through human resources.
“Managing change, a survey found, will be the biggest ask of a CEO from a CHRO (chief HR officer). When we asked CHROs on the gaps they felt in their capability when they first took on the position, business knowledge emerged as the top-most focus area. The next-generation CHRO programme endeavours to expand the talent pool of CHROs in India by addressing such critical capability gaps,” said Sandeep Chaudhary, CEO, Aon Hewitt India Consulting.
The programme, co-created by Aon and IIM-Bangalore, will be launched in June. It will focus on various aspects including sharpening the understanding of business value chain to identify linkage to people initiatives, designing and execution of business-aligned hu man capital strategy, reconfiguring HR operating models in response to dynamic business demands, driving change such as globalisation and acquisitions by leveraging data and technology and steering the transformation journey of an HR organisation. It is broken into three modules, with 10 days spent on IIM-Bangalore campus.Besides being taught by IIM faculty, participants will work with senior Aon practitioners.
“We have partnered with Aon for the design and development of the curriculum, besides being involved with the delivery and marketing as well,” said professor Madan Mohan Raj Athimoolam, chief programme officer-executive education programmes, IIM-Bangalore.