Advanced Employee Relations and Investigations
- Acquire knowledge of policies, processes and essential communication skills
- Learn preventative and proactive strategies for daily issues and complex complaints
- Build expertise to explore the impact of effective ER on an organization’s success
Gain a Full Range of Employee Relations Skills
Through real-world based instruction, learn to handle employee situations, coach and guide managers, improve performance, develop emotional intelligence, leverage problem solving techniques, and improve facilitation and communication skills. Workshops within this certificate also provide necessary skills for conducting all aspects of investigations.
Human resource, employee relations and EEO managers and professionals who want to gain in-depth expertise in managing employee relations and internal investigations.
Effective Employee Relations is a prerequisite for completing this certificate.
Employee Internal Investigations: Part I must be taken before Internal Investigations Note-taking and Reports and Advanced Employee Internal Investigations: Part II.
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.Learn More
Part I: Learn a step-by-step approach for conducting investigations and developing resolutions. Topics include: investigator’s role, interviewing, managing emotional employees, confidentiality, information-gathering techniques, when to involve an attorney, and identifying outcomes. Prerequisite: CO100, CO111 or CO353Learn More
Part II: Through extensive practice, gain advanced skills for handling complex employee investigations, such as serious policy violations, EEO and compliance. Topics include: thorough investigation methods, strategies for avoiding common errors and the necessary steps for creating and implementing outcomes. Required: CO231Learn More
Internal investigation notes, documentation, summaries and reports have come under heightened scrutiny. An investigation may be at risk if the supporting information and reports are not well written. Practice effective note-taking techniques while developing skills in writing fair, neutral reports that uphold findings. Prerequisite: CO231Learn More
For EEO/HR professionals and managers, prevention is the key to maintaining a productive workplace and avoiding illegal harassment on the job (sexual, racial, religious, ethnic, age, disability, etc.). This interactive workshop examines legal and policy concerns, and best practices for facilitating respect and dignity in the workplace.Learn More
Conflict may have constructive or destructive consequences on individual or team performance. Acquire the ability to identify, confront, manage and resolve conflict.Learn More
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 More