Your escalator to next level in HR !

It is a VUCA world. Continuous learning leading to upgradation of applicable & relevant knowledge & skills is what is required by organizations today. Can Human Resource Professionals be complacent about their capabilities to handle challenging times, changing business environments and workforce dynamics? Isn’t it time we develop ourselves to stay relevant, align our work with business demands and deliver results?

UPGRADE ME is an initiative born out of multiple interactions & requests from our HR colleagues across industries, wherein it emerged that there was a need for revisiting some of the fundamentals of Human Resource Management, unlearn irrelevant traditional & conventional knowledge & practices & redesign/develop competencies which are required for today & the near future for HR professionals.


The ultimate purpose of this fast-track program is to create a pool of capable HR practitioners from all HR functions who are able to:

  • Demonstrate Business Value of HR practices
  • Evaluate existing HR processes from Business value add perspective, recommend changes & seek buy-in to implement new ideas and initiatives
  • Build Credibility for the HR function – by influencing Business Managers / CXOs – to create conditions for Human Flourishing in the Organization & thereby deliver / exceed targeted business performance

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Program the participants should be able to

Demonstrate Conceptual Clarity

Demonstrate Conceptual Clarity on why & how HRM Function is a driver of Business Performance.

Define & Operationalize HR

Define & Operationalize HR constructs to suit their Organizational Context and apply them to demonstrate business impact.

Apply Evidence Based Analytics Approach

Apply Evidence Based Analytics Approach to HR issues and resolve them with CLARITY / LINE OF SIGHT on business value add.

Key Take Aways

  • Self Reported / Self Perceived – Self Confidence to hold their own with Business Managers / CXOs
  • Demonstrated Clarity of Concepts & how they drive /deliver business performance / value add
  • Delivered atleast 3 Improvement Projects at the work place that has established their ‘presence’ / ‘relevance’ as contributors to the business

Highlevel Program Outline

  • Strategic HRM Systems – conceptual clarity leading to designing, implementing and auditing context-relevant processes:
    • Work Force Planning
    • Talent Acquisition, Engagement and Retention
    • Performance Management and Career Management Systems
    • Capability Building Systems
    • Compensation and Benefits Systems
    • Workforce Support Systems
    • Creating Work Environments for Human Flourishing and Business Growth
    • Organization Development – Managing Change
    • HR Analytics
  • Current state of HRM practices and professionals – GAP ANALYSIS
  • Business context and HRM – links, drivers, inhibitors and enablers to performance
  • Application Projects (2 or 3) + Case Studies / Assignments / Exercises. 3 & 4 will run concurrently

Program Schedule


5 Alternate Weekends (Sat + Sun),
10.30 AM to 4.30 PM




Intense learning program, Project work, Case studies, Group assignments & homework

Venue : To be communicated later


  • Working/Self-employed HR professionals
  • HR professionals with upto 10 Years of work experience.

Program Fees

    • INR 40,000 + 7,200 (18% GST) = 47,200 / per participant for entire program
    • 1st instalment (Rs. 20,000+GST) to be paid at the time of registration
    • 2nd instalment (Rs. 20,000+GST) to be paid after completion of 6 sessions
  • Payments through cheque/online payments to the accounts of “SRK CONSULTINGS” (Account details will be communicated to registered members over email)
  • Lunch will be provided at the venue, part of this program


Ms. Lalita Jain

MA (Personnel Management) TISS, M.Phil (Organization Science) TISS
OD and HR consultant
35 years of experience as an OD consultant for companies like Kirloskar Brothers, General Motors, Jet Airways, Satyam Computers, WNS, and Genpact.
Visiting faculty at TISS & Symbiosis

Mr. Sriram K.

BE in Mechanical Engineering & MBA in HR from the University of Wales.
OD and HR consultant
20 years of corporate HR & Training experience having handled development assignments for companies like Dr. Reddys, WNS, HUL, L&T, Aker Power Gas, Aker Sub Sea, Schlumberger, Deutsche Bank etc.
Visiting faculty at TISS & Symbiosis

Mr. Sachidanand R. Kulkarni

Computer Science graduate and Post-graduate in HR from Symbiosis University
HR consultant and practioner
17 years of corporate experience having worked with Wipro, Nihilent and Webonise Lab. At present, he is Founder at SRK Consultings.

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