Human Resource Management Certificate

Unleash the Power of HR

HCD’s Human Resource Management Certificate provides a curriculum of interrelated workshops that build comprehensive knowledge and skills in essential HR fundamentals, from talent acquisition to total rewards.

While learning to demonstrate HR’s value and executing business-centric practices through case exercises and simulations, participants also glean insight from each other and an opportunity to network across a wide range of business sectors.

Participants receive instruction from experienced practitioners, who guide them on the path to becoming HR leaders and business partners.

After completing the six-workshop series, certificate earners will join an HR community that includes academic researchers and senior HR executives regarded as some of the best in the world.


It is highly recommended that Essentials of Human Resources and Human Resources and the Law be taken first.

Workshop Descriptions

Essentials of Human Resources

Examine ideas to work more effectively with client groups and understand HR’s growing role in driving performance and productivity. Gain insights into applying competencies to optimize HR practices, influence business results and transfer learning to the workplace through case studies and group activities.

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Human Resources and the Law

Gain insights on preventing, identifying and managing employee issues that have potential legal concerns. This comprehensive and interactive workshop includes up-to-date information on employment laws and cases defining employer-employee rights and obligations, and practical implications of laws in day-to-day HR operations (e.g., discrimination, compensation and benefits). Current legal issues are highlighted, including a module on social media and privacy.

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Performance Management and Development

Maximize employee productivity through effective performance management by exploring every step of the performance management process. Learn to set objectives, deliver effective feedback and objectively evaluate performance to make the process a positive and engaging experience for both managers and employees.

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Talent Acquisition

Explore the talent acquisition process to hire the right candidate for the right job at the right time. Learn strategies to source, attract, assess and select qualified candidates while considering legal requirements throughout the recruiting process.

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Effective Employee Relations

Examine proactive initiatives and policy implementation that guide successful ER. Learn techniques for conducting effective conversations and managing performance issues. Practice communication skills and explore working styles and sources of conflict.

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