New courses for HR students

Monday, December 22, 2014

St. Cloud State University is partnering with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on new courses to prepare students for HR certification.

The partnership will offer courses to help human resource professionals prepare for SHRM’s new competency-based certification. The certification identifies eight behavioral areas of expertise and one technical, which human resource professionals need to improve their effectiveness in the workplace and advance their careers.

“The Society for Human Resource Management is delighted at the opportunity to partner with St. Cloud State University and to help HR professionals acquire both the competencies and knowledge essential for success in today’s global economy,” said Robert Carr, SHRM senior vice president for membership, marketing and external affairs.

The courses will help professionals prepare for the exams, which are based on a single, comprehensive SHRM body of competency and knowledge and are relevant worldwide. Participants will have the recognition and flexibility to use their knowledge, skills and competencies in their careers.

The first course begins Feb. 3, 2015. The first exam for the new SHRM certification is May 2015.

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management.

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