Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

Human Resource Essentials

Are you ready to increase your HR effectiveness?

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Learn Essential HR Skills: improve your ability to handle challenging HR issues.

The SHRM Essentials course:  If you’re new to human resources or need to strengthen your employee management skills, this intensive 15 hour program is for you.  Knowledge of the HR essentials can improve valuable on-the-job effectiveness, protect your small business from needless litigation, and help advance your career. 


What does the course offer?

The program is a blended format of printed workbooks and classroom instruction. 

You’ll benefit from the shared experiences of your instructor and peers, while learning techniques for handling HR challenges through interactive case studies designed to make you feel comfortable dealing with HR issues. 

In addition, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion from St. Cloud State University and earn up to 15 HRCI Recertification credits.

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Who should take this course?

Designed as a thorough introduction to HR basics this course provides a solid foundation in human resource management that improves HR job performance across multiple job titles and functions.            

  • 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.
  • 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 have HR as a skill for future positions.

Program Objectives

This course provides important knowledge and skills you can use immediately in your day-to-day job:

  • Build a solid foundation in human resource management.
  • Understand key pieces of federal legislation on sexual harassment, age discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and more.
  • Understand the role of the EEOC and its investigatory process.
  • Improve your employee recruitment and selection process to help avoid legal pitfalls.
  • Understand the importance of effectively communicating base pay, incentive compensation, and benefits information to staff at all levels.
  • Gain knowledge of employee orientation, onboarding, and training and development.
  • Learn the process, methods and purpose of performance appraisals.


Meet the PresenterMardi Noyes   

Seminar Details:

When:   Fridays, April 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 2015

              Next course will begin in Fall 2015

               8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Where: SCSU Welcome Center

               355 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN  56301

               NOTE:  Free, convenient, secure indoor parking!

Early Bird Cost: $399.00

Regular Cost:  $430.00

Registration Deadline:  Friday, April 3 at 3:00 p.m.

Early Bird Deadline:  Friday, March 27 at 3:00 p.m.

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Registration Form (PDF)

Online Registration

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You may also be interested in our PHR-SPHR Certification Prep Course being offered Fall 2015.

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