Human Resource Essentials Certificate is a customizable certificate that allows you to select a curriculum of workshops that build knowledge and skills in HR topics of your choice.
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 five workshops (two mandatory and three electives), certificate earners will join an HR community that includes academic researchers and senior HR executives regarded as some of the best in the world. Workshops may be applied to only one certificate.
Understand the key role HR plays in your organization for driving performance and productivity. Learn to successfully support clients, develop HR competencies, optimize practices and influence business results. Learning is gained and reinforced through case studies and group activities.
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.
Select three workshops of your choice.
Communicate more effectively and respectfully in a multi-generational workplace while leveraging differences to build stronger work relationships. Become more open to learning and understanding why these differences exist. Prepare to change your mindset and use new ways of communicating with others. Learn to avoid making age-based assumptions that diminish both respect and trust.
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.
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is the ability to harness emotions in sensing, understanding and responding adeptly to social cues in the surrounding environment. It has grown to be a better predictor of success than IQ. Measure your current EI level and receive coaching to improve it. Then learn to use your EI to interact with others, solve problems and achieve higher performance.
Learn to successfully plan, execute and communicate a total rewards strategy that drives valuable business results while providing employees with desirable workforce programs. Understand the crucial elements of compensation and benefits planning to identify which rewards have the power to attract, motivate, engage and retain employees.
Maximize employee productivity and organization profitability with effective performance management. Learn how to implement a fitting performance management process that aligns organizational goals, motivates employees and serves as an input to talent pipelines. Identify key capabilities for employees and manage to drive better performance discussions. Learning is gained and reinforced through workshop case studies and group activities.
Conflict may have constructive or destructive consequences on individual or team performance. Acquire the ability to identify, confront, manage and resolve conflict.
Learn to hire the right candidate for the right job at the right time. Gain strategies to source, attract, assess and select qualified and interested candidates while enhancing your organization’s brand and recognizing legal considerations in the digital age of social media.