Design roles and teams aligned to your business strategy

Develop HR systems that plan for the future and reach organizational goals by utilizing individual and team strengths.

Aligning People Strategy With Business Strategy blogpost

DESIGN Your Organization.
Elevate Talent.
Optimize Results.

DESIGN is a 4-week self-paced training program that empowers professionals to be the HR leaders of their organization. DESIGN utilizes proven tactics to create and implement an HR structure that provides the framework for successful teams and leaders in your organization.

The DESIGN Program Offers

2 scheduled 1:1 calls with an HR Consultant to implement the tools and practices into your business. 

Weekly Video Lessons that Provide Training and “How-To” Examples

Structured Weekly Outcomes that are Attainable

Community of HR Professionals Focused on Optimizing Talent

Free 30-day TOP HR Office Hours Membership

DESIGN your team to elevate your people and optimize your business.

4-week Program Outline

People Strategy

  • Foundation of a People Strategy
  • People Strategy and Business Strategy
  • Designing Your Organizational Structure
  • How to: Organizational Chart

Team Strategy

  • How Teams Function in Organizations
  • Discovering Team Types
  • Building Your Dream Team
  • How to: Team Strategy

Power of Projects

  • How Projects Function in Organizations
  • Aligning Projects to Objectives
  • Aligning Projects to People
  • How to: Project Plan

Design for the Future

  • Foundation for the Future
  • The Talent Pathway
  • Involving Individuals in Their Success
  • How to: Creating the Talent Pathway

Ready to Align you People Strategy?

Turn up the strengths of employees and design your Dream Team today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the program?

This is a 4-week, on-demand program. The entire program is available at the time of purchase, so, if you like to binge and then spend a couple days implementing for a project, you can do that!    

When does the next program start?

DESIGN is available at any time as an online, on-demand, 4-week course.

Is the course in person, online, or hybrid?

This program is a combination of the following:

  • 3-5 video lessons each week ranging from 10 to 30 minutes
  • Implementation guide for you to take notes, work through concepts and gain clarity on the material
  • Templates for you to implement into your business.  Examples include:  People strategy, Employee Value Proposition, job description, job assessment, salary structure, job advertisement, diversity Equity and Inclusion tracker, email & text swipe files for applicant tracking system, orientation outline, onboarding program template, email swipes to the leadership team and team members, and so much more.
  • 2-hours of 1:1 Consulting with one of our certified HR consultants—can be used as a kick-off, implementation, or wrap-up session. (Additional hours can be purchased in 25 hour increments. Receive a 10% discount with purchase of this program.)
Who leads the program?

Traci Austin, MPA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CPC is the Chief Talent Officer and owner of Elevated Talent Consulting. Traci is a certified HR professional with nearly two decades of experience in employee development and engagement, performance consulting and training facilitation building HR departments from the ground up

Are there payment options?

No, this course requires full payment of $1,500 to participate.

What exactly do I get by joining this program?

You will receive the following with this program:

  • 3-5 video lessons each week ranging from 10 to 30 minutes
  • Implementation guide for you to take notes, work through concepts and gain clarity on the material
  • Templates for you to implement into your business
  • Access to recorded webinars and grouped podcasts that provide you with SHRM PDC’s
    • 2 x HR consulting hours with a certified member of our team to assist you in implementing the program outcomes.
    • 10% discount on any HR Consulting “Bank of Hours” Purchase.  These are made in 25-hour increments.
How will this program impact my organization?

This program has saved thousands of hours of time in implementing a compliant and transformational HR department that delivers on business outcomes.

Is this program eligible for SHRM PDCs?

Yes, all our our training programs are eligible for SHRM PDCs, provided upon completion of the program.

I have to get approval from my manager, can we chat?

Of course!  You can schedule a time with Traci to determine if this is the right program for you here. 

What our clients are saying:

Elevated Talent Consulting listened to our needs and was able to coach us in developing the HR foundations that fit our company. I trust Traci to steer our organization to meet our business objectives with strong human capital operations.
Shelley TaylorConsortium For Educational Change
Traci is a consummate example of courage under fire in difficult decisions. She taught me the subtle art of soft skills by watching her perform her craft.
Travis EaganAmerican Mortgage
When Traci did her Career Goal Setting workshop, it was clear she knows how to connect to her audience. Despite a Zoom format, she tailored her comments to the audience giving them actionable information.
Brian MorelloBeloit College
Traci gave us a full update on HR, OSHA, and legal concerns related to COVID-19 for healthcare organizations and members of the Northwest Illinois Preparedness and Response Coalition. What an incredible resource for Human Resource information!
Diane LogsdonLogsdon Consultation Services, Inc.
On behalf of the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce, we would like to thank Traci for spending an afternoon with us at our recent membership meeting. With a full room, Traci's energtic, thorough, and well craftted presentation, "The Great Retention", was not only delivered with extreme professionalism but Traci also did a great job of adjusting as needed based on audience engagement. Our membership is filled with a mix of medium-to-small business owners, executive level management, managers, employees, non-profits and civic organizations and Traci managed to make the content relievant to all. Our membership feedback on the presentation was "Excellent", "Perfect timing," "She was great!" When you hear feedback like that it makes it pretty easy to make an organizational decision that Traci will most certianly be invited back to present again.
Sarah Hurleyon behalf of the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce