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Human Resource Management Certificate


This program, based on the SHRM Learning System for PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation, is designed to provide you with an overview of the key areas of human resource management. Topics and materials correspond to the six functional areas, responsibilities, and associated knowledge as defined by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Besides being a powerful tool to assist you in preparing for the PHR or SPHR certification exams, this program also provides professional development for experienced human resource professionals as well as newcomers to the field of HR. It provides a solid foundation for managing the HR challenges of today's demanding work environment and it strengthens individual competencies and productivity.

To earn the certificate, you are required to complete all six courses and the review (40 hours, 4.0 CEUs).

The registration fee for the program is $1,450 which includes the SHRM Learning System course modules, online learner center access, instructor handouts, and CEUs. There is a $100 discount for local or national SHRM members or members of the local Chamber of Commerce. Registration Deadline EXTENDED: January 13th, 2014

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Short Courses

Class Dates

  • Session 1 - Business Management and Strategy: January 24
  • Session 2 - Workforce Planning and Employment: February 7
  • Session 3 - Human Resource Development: February 21
  • Session 4 - Compensation and Benefits: March 7
  • Session 5 - Employee and Labor Relations: March 14
  • Session 6 - Risk Management & Test Review: April 4

Class Times

Classes will meet from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Merket Alumni Center (1st session only) International Culture Center (All other sessions)

Parking: Both the Merket Alumni Center and the International Culture Center have visitor parking directly outside their respective buildings which has been reserved for our group. (No Fees)


Contact: bryce.looney@ttu.edu

Business Management and Strategy

  • Strategic role of HR in organizations
  • HR business management skills
  • Strategic Planning Process
  • Evaluating the internal/external environment
  • HR and the legislative and regulatory environment

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Work Force Planning and Employment

  • Employee rights, privacy and consumer protection legislation
  • Organizational staffing requirements
  • Job analysis and documentation
  • Recruitment, flexible stagging, selection and retention

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Human Resource Development

  • Organizational development initiatives
  • Adult learning and motivation; Training and development
  • Talent and performance management

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Compensation and Benefits

  • Compensation structure and systems
  • Benefit programs (Government mandated, deferred comp plans, health care and other non-statutory benefits)
  • Compensation and benefits legislation
  • Evaluating compensation and benefits programs

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Employee and Labor Relations

  • Employee and labor relations legislation
  • Union organizing and collective bargaining
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Discipline and complaint resolution

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Risk Management

  • Organizational risk
  • Workplace safety, health, security and privacy
  • Risk management legislation

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