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Human Resource Professionals

Certificate in Human Resource Management – Classroom
Instructor: P. Greufe, SPHR, MBA, CM & L. Ford, SPHR
Offered in partnership with SHRM and the Great River Human Resource Association

With our blended approach and utilization of the SHRM Learning System for PHR/SPHR™, you’ll learn the HR body of knowledge from printed workbooks, online tools and current HR practitioners as well as have the opportunity to verify your knowledge and to network with other human resource personnel. Serving as a preparation tool for the PHR/SPHR certification examination, this course consistently beats the national pass rate.

The body of knowledge covered includes:
• Business management and strategy
• Workforce planning and employment
• Human resource development
• Compensation and benefits
• Employee and labor relations
• Risk management

The 2014 SHRM Learning System for PHR/SPHR™ is included in the cost of the class. Receive 3.3 CEU and the SHRM Certificate
11 Thursdays            Sept. 11 – Nov. 20        6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
CRN 81805              Outreach – Rm. 204    Tuition Fee $855

Certificate in Human Resource Management – Online
Instructor: P. Greufe, SPHR, MBA, CM
Utilizing the SHRM Learning System for PHR/SPHR™ and featuring web-based sample testing with real-time response, discussion forums and online activities, this course provides the same body of knowledge as the classroom course while giving you the convenience of setting your own schedule. This class serves as a preparation tool for the PHR/SPHR certification examination. The 2014 SHRM Learning System for PHR/SPHR™ is included in the cost of the class. 3.3 CEU and the SHRM Certificate
11 weeks           Sept. 16 – Dec. 2
CRN 81806     Tuition Fee $855

Last updated 6/27/2014

Who Should Attend »

Who Should Attend

  • Human Resource professionals preparing for the HRCI certification exams
  • Employee Benefits Directors
  • Employee Relations Managers
  • Senior Managers new to the human resource field
  • Training Directors
  • Human Resource staff members
  • Any manager or professional seeking career change or enhancement

Program Benefits »

Program Benefits

  • Career Advancement
  • Cost Effective Learning
  • Practitioner-focused and Competency-based
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Recertification Credits
  • Action Oriented Curriculum

Modules covered »

Topics Covered 
Module 1: Strategic Business Management
Includes the role of HR in organizations, the strategic planning process, assessing the internal environment, scanning the external environment, evaluating HR’s strategic contributions, ethical issues affecting organizations, and HR and the legislative and regulatory environment.

Module 2: Workforce Planning and Employment
Covers key legislation affecting employee rights, privacy and consumer protection, EEO/Affirmative Action, gender discrimination and harassment, organizational staffing requirements, job analysis and documentation, recruitment, flexible staffing, selection and retention, organizational exit, and employee records management.

Module 3: Human Resource Development
Examines key legislation, HRD and the organization, organizational development initiatives, adult learning and motivation, training and development, talent management, developing leaders, and performance management.

Module 4: Total Rewards
Includes key compensation legislation, total rewards and the strategic focus of the organization, compensation structure, compensation systems, introduction to benefit programs and key benefits legislation, government-mandated benefits, deferred compensation plans, health-care benefits, other nonstatutory benefits, compensation and benefits for international employees, and evaluating the total rewards system and communicating it to employees.

Module 5: Employee and Labor Relations
Covers laws affecting employee and labor relations, employee relations and organizational culture, employee involvement strategies, measuring employee attitudes, policies, procedures, and work rules, discipline and complaint resolution, labor relations legislation and union organizing, unfair labor practices, collective bargaining, and strikes and secondary boycotts.

Module 6: Risk Management
Examines organizational risk, key legislation, safety, health, security, and privacy.

SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM includes web based activities »

SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM includes web based activities
Students who enroll in the SHRM Learning System™ course have web access from any computer that allows you to gain additional test-taking experience outside of the classroom.

The Learning System also offers a variety of study features that reinforce concepts and help students prepare for the certification exam:

  • Periodic online updates cover significant changes in legislation and new HR policies
  • Comprehensive bank of test questions – more than 1,600 in all
  • Practice tests formatted to mimic the current HR Certification Institute exam experience
  • An interactive case study featuring real-life scenarios to text students’ ability to apply concepts learned throughout the course
  • The SPHR Preparation Book, designed specifically for SPHR candidates, focuses on the strategic-thinking approach of the SPHR exam
  • Access to the Online Resource Center, featuring HR updates, Webcasts, test-taking tips, related links, feedback opportunities, and eFlashcards
  • Two new free webcasts on Union Organizing and Collective Bargaining available through the Resource Center. Other archived webcasts highlighting essential topics are available 24 hours a day

Multimedia Preparation Includes:

  • Pretest to gauge current knowledge
  • Print-based reading and progress checks
  • Two module-specific tests for each module to check mastery of key information
  • eFlashcards to review key HR terms and legislation
  • Post test that mirrors the HR Certification Institute testing format

Testimonials »


The Human Resources Certificate program delivered content that was recent and relevant to the Human Resources field. The instructor was knowledgeable and very entertaining. The course content gave me the confidence and the structure that was needed to establish a study schedule. The on-line study tools provided extra program content which included on-line tests that helped mirror the PHR exam. This dynamic combination helped pave the path towards passing the PHR exam.

I would highly recommend taking this course to prepare for the PHR and SPHR exams. The exams themselves are a journey; however, passing either one of them is a life time achievement. As a result of taking this class, I successfully passed the PHR exam on 06/12/11.
Debbie Cantin, PHR, CPC/CTS
Technical Recruiter & Training Manager

“The SHRM Learning System Curriculum can be very difficult to fully absorb. I am really glad that I took this course! Paul kept the lessons interesting, and helped make the information relevant to my experience. In the classroom, I had the opportunity to meet and network with interesting people in my industry, and I now have my PHR Certification. I know I could not have passed the exam without taking this class.  My PHR Certification immediately opened doors for me in my career. This program is completely worth the time and money spent. ”
Sarah Wallace, PHR

The course content, SHRM learning system and examples used in the classroom were instrumental in passing the PHR.  The classroom allowed an opportunity to network with peers and engages in discussion relative to the workplace.

Hilary Spengler, PHR

HRM® Essentials of Human Resource Management
Instructor: L. Bassow, SPHR
Are you someone who has responsibility for personnel issues such as a small business owner, a supervisor who has HR responsibilities, an entry-level HR professional? Are you someone exploring HR as a career field? The course covers the essentials for handling HR challenges including employment law, effective recruitment, compensation systems, employee orientation and training, the appraisal process, coaching and discipline, as well as key pieces of federal legislation including sexual harassment, age discrimination and the FMLA. The SHRM materials are included in the cost of the class. Receive 1.5 CEU and the SHRM Certificate
5 Tuesdays      Oct. 7-Nov. 4      6-9 p.m.
CRN 81812     Bldg. 1-Rm. 401
Tuition Fee $390

Last updated 7/31/2014