Courses

This first course lays the foundation for the certificate by presenting a comprehensive overview of the role of the human resources professional, and by examining the scope of HR as a strategic business partner within an organization.


September 27, 2021 to November 29, 2021, Zoom + Canvas
Emphasizes human resource compliance with employment laws and regulations, as well as practical skills for managing the employee relations function. Course covers privacy in the workplace, employee assistance programs, harassment, substance abuse testing, employee handbooks, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.


September 29, 2021 to December 8, 2021, Zoom + Canvas
This course covers characteristics of employee benefits including life, disability and health care insurance, retirement plans and healthcare reform updates.


January 10, 2022 to March 28, 2022, Zoom + Canvas
This course is an intensive introduction to workforce planning, sourcing and recruiting, matching, selecting, acquiring, deploying, and retaining talent.


January 12, 2022 to March 16, 2022, Zoom + Canvas
Master the concepts, knowledge, and skills necessary to manage a training and development function.


April 6, 2022 to June 8, 2022, Zoom + Canvas
Compensation plan structure and design; incentive compensation systems and non-economic rewards; and development of criteria and standards for performance review.


April 4, 2022 to June 20, 2022, Zoom + Canvas
Establishing community advisory boards (CABs) is a strategy in building a more equitable organization, while being held accountable to the communities most impacted by organizational practices. This 90-minute webinar is a space for organizational leaders to begin exploring the ways a CAB can further their agency's racial equity work.


Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Zoom
If you've been wondering whether an equity team is right for your organization, this conversation is for you. This one-hour webinar will share a brief overview of how to build a foundation for a successful equity team launch, including the creation of an action plan.


Thursday, August 12, 2021, Zoom
Designing change that matters and accelerating its integration into a new way of doing business is the centerpiece of this workshop. You'll discover the three phases of transition, the 6Ps of new beginnings, the three questions to ask of any change initiative, effective change communication strategies, and a variety of smart ways to design change with intentionality and care.


August 6-13, 2021, Zoom
October 15-29, 2021, Zoom
Move from an individual contributor to a "multiplier of others" in this half-day workshop. Participants will learn a framework for creating exceptional performance by defining their role as a supervisor and what they bring to it, delegating effectively, and understanding how to create a motivating environment for employees.


Tuesday, August 3, 2021, Zoom
This half-day workshop provides participants with a repeatable process and practical tools to make their hiring and onboarding practices more reliably effective. We'll cover all nine steps of the hiring process (analyzing the position through making the job offer), as well as a straightforward onboarding process that will support newly-hired employees in becoming full contributors in record time.


Friday, August 20, 2021, Zoom
Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn about key changes to employment law in 2020 and a preview of changes coming in 2021.


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Leaders spend much of their time communicating to execute strategy and address conflicts. In order to resolve these roadblocks to success, leaders need skills to quickly and fairly resolve issues, create win-win results, and reduce the high cost of conflict.


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This workshop focuses on tools to manager others and their work, while feeling more productive and less stressed. Participants will evaluate how their time is currently spent and learn techniques to prioritize and increase mental focus. Participants also learn how to use time-saving methods and tools to spend time wisely.


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In this workshop, you will learn how to think systemically, apply such thinking to current workplace challenges, and create strategies for success.


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In this 90-minute workshop, participants will take an honest look at DEI efforts that are falling short. They will unpack DEI methods build on quick fixes, explore more meaningful and sustainable strategies, and identify ways to pivot in response to failed DEI efforts.


Tuesday, August 3, 2021, Zoom
5S is a system for organizing physical and digital spaces that incorporates visual management, status at-a-glance, and standard work principles. While 5S is a foundation of a Lean management system, it has a wide range of applications in other work settings. In this one-hour webinar, participants will gain a firm understanding of 5S through examples, videos, and application, as well as what the 6th S is and how it applies to any industry.


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HR professionals, small business owners, team members, and many other professionals need to develop and deliver trainings. This two-hour webinar focuses on instructional strategies anyone can use to enhance adult learning and effectively deliver training programs that impact performance as well as contribute to organizational goals.


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Critical to Quality (CTQ) trees are a simple but effective tool for translating customer feedback/needs into specific, actionable, measurable performance requirements. While it is used most often in Lean Six Sigma, CTQ trees are useful in a variety of situations: developing a new product, launching a project, becoming more competitive in your market, etc. This one-hour webinar covers the basics of uncovering your customer's CTQs and creating a basic CTQ tree.


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Employers implement diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives to both ensure compliance and increase their overall bottom-line via a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. This two-hour webinar focuses on how to evaluate current workplace inequities based on demographics (race, age, gender, disability) and create a task force to address them. Participants will create a plan to increase diversity of hiring, inclusion, engagement, and representation in leadership positions. Participants will leave with a clear pathway to a compliant, more inclusive work environment for all employees.


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Certificate Programs

A nine-month, 150-hour program that covers all major areas of human resources as identified by the leading national certifications in HR. Students participate in case studies, group projects and discussions of practical, real-life work situations. No application required and courses may be taken in any order.