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Human Resource Professionals

SHRM Learning System Certification Preparation Course

JCC is partnering with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) to bring the SHRM Learning System to Jackson, Lenawee, and Hillsdale County HR professionals. The SHRM Learning System is specifically designed to prepare individuals for the National PHR and SPHR Certification Exam. PHR/SPHR certification validates an individual’s mastery of the HR field and is a key workforce credential.

This 10-week course provides classroom instruction utilizing SHRM Learning System specific curriculum. Interactive classroom discussions, application exercises, and module exams led by an expert HR professional will ensure course participants are better prepared to beat the national pass rate.

Dates Meet Time Location Cost
4/11 - 6/13/2012 Wednesdays 5:30 – 9:00p.m. CP Federal Credit Union - Clinton Rd. $995

Register Online!

Contact Debbie Johnson at 517.796-8610 for more information.

Who should sign up?

  • HR Practitioners, Educators, Researchers, and Consultants seeking initial PHR or SPHR Certification
  • Only 12 seats are available!

Course Outline:

Module 1: 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

Module 2: Workforce Planning and Employment

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

Module 3: Human Resource Development

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

Module 4: Compensation and Benefits

  • Compensation structure and systems
  • Benefit programs
  • Compensation and benefits legislation
  • Evaluating compensation and benefits programs

Module 5: Employee and Labor Relations

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

Module 6: Risk Management

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

SHRM Essentials of HR Management

JCC is partnering with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) to offer the SHRM Essentials of HR Management course. This 5-week course offers a broad overview of the human resource functions covering the key topic areas: Human Resource Management, Employment Law, Recruitment and Selection, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Development, and Performance Management.

Course includes reference book, activity book, interactive software and access to a HR online resource center.

Dates Meet Time Location Cost
2/27 - 3/26/2012 Mondays 6:00 – 9:00p.m. JCC - Jackson Campus $499

Register Now!

Contact Debbie Johnson at 517.796-8610 for more information.

Who should sign up?

  • New and junior HR practitioners who need to increase their knowledge base.
  • Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function for their company and business managers who want to learn basic HR best practices to avoid costly litigation.
  • New or experienced managers interested in learning more about employee management skills.
  • Representatives selling or supporting HR systems and services.
  • International HR personnel wishing to increase their knowledge of U.S. HR practices.
  • Job seekers who are investigating HR as a new career option or want to enhance their resume with HR skills.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Human Resource Management

  • Define human resource management
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of human resource professionals
  • Explain and strengthen the alignment between strategic planning and HR planning

Module 2: Employment Law

  • Explain the key provisions of legislation that affects HR activities, including:
  • Explain the role of the EEOC
  • Describe the purpose of affirmative action

Module 3: Recruitment and Selection

  • Evaluate recruiting methods and their effectiveness
  • Analyze and evaluate job applicants
  • Recognize biases in the interview process an how to eliminate them
  • Explain the selection process and identify key selection tools

Module 4: Compensation and Benefits

  • Explain the basic elements of a total compensation system
  • Understand the role of base pay, incentives, and differentials in employee compensation
  • Explain the four key steps of the compensation system design process
  • Provide an overview of benefits commonly offered by employers

Module 5: Employee Development

  • Explain what training is
  • Understand the importance of learning styles and adult learning principles in developing training
  • Explain the purposes of orientation, onboarding, development, and training
  • Identify on-the-job and off-the-job training strategies
  • Identify key professional development tools
  • Explain the four levels of evaluation

Module 6: Performance Management

  • Describe the performance evaluation process and systems
  • Identify common evaluation errors
  • Conduct effective disciplinary meetings
  • Identify legal issues to consider during employee terminations


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