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Managing Human Resources Certificate Program 

This program provides you with current information and a complete overview of human resource roles and responsibilities through interactive seminars covering fundamental workplace needs and issues.  Aimed for the new HR professionals, small business owners, office managers, department supervisors and others, take just those seminars that interest you, but for maximum benefit, complete the entire program to earn the Certificate of Completion in Managing Human Resources.  Prior participants have also taken one or more modules in preparation for the PHR/SPHR tests as well as for continuing education credits following their certification. 

Instructor:  Andrea Gropper, President of Merik Associates, a regional human resources and consulting firm providing innovative strategic and practical solutions and services to small and mid-sized businesses.

Human Resources Management

A summary and overview to understand the various HR functions and HR roles in the organization and how the “pieces fit together.”

Course Information:

Dates/Times: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., one evening, 1/24

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $59 + $10 materials fee

CRN: 324 Course Number: SBPD1153 Section: RWA


Employment Law

Using case studies and discussion, learn the key pieces of employment legislation governing the workplace, employment decisions and unlawful behaviors.

Course Information:

 Dates/Times: Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., two evenings, 1/26 & 1/31

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $115 + $20 materials fee

CRN: 325 Course Number: SBPD1154 Section: RWA


Sourcing and Selection

Different sourcing, interview, and selection processes to identify and hire the best candidates.

Course Information:

Dates/Times: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., one evening, 2/2

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $59 + $10 materials fee

CRN: 326 Course Number: SBPD1155 Section: RWA


Effective Policies & Procedures/Workplace Communications

Learn to develop policies and procedures that fit and meet your organization’s specific needs, create an employee handbook, and improve employee communications.

Course Information:

Dates/Times: Tuesday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., one evening, 2/7

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $59 + $10 materials fee

CRN: 327 Course Number: SBPD1156 Section: RWA


Performance Management/Employee Training and Development

Starting with a comprehensive orientation upon hire, learn how to provide direction for enhancing individual and group productivity, drive behavior to align with the organization’s core values, goals, and strategy, and support individual career advancement.

Course Information:

Dates/Times: Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., two evenings, 2/9 & 2/14

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $115 + $20 materials fee

CRN: 328 Course Number: SBPD1157 Section: RWA


Compensation & Benefits

Understand and create effective compensation and benefit plans to reward employees appropriately for their knowledge, skills and performance.

Course Information:

 Dates/Times: Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., two evenings, 2/16/ & 2/21

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $115 + $20 materials fee

CRN: 329 Course Number: SBPD1158 Section: RWA


Managing Change

Rapid and regular organizational change is the new normal in many companies.  Understand the shifting approaches company leaders,  managers, and “coaches” are taking to accomplish these new demands.

Course Information:

Dates/Times: Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., one evening, 2/23

Location: Riverwalk

Cost: $59 + $10 materials fee

CRN: 330 Course Number: SBPD1170 Section: RWA