Who should attend?

General Overview

The course is specifically designed for managers and staff with experience in general management or human resource management:

  • HR practitioners seeking a broad overview of human resource management
  • HR practitioners seeking professional development to enhance or advance their career
  • Experienced managers who are new to the human resource field
  • Mid-level managers pursuing career change or promotion
  • HR professionals planning to take the PHR or SPHR certification exams

PHR Candidate

  • 2-4 years of exempt level HR work experience
  • Focus on program implementation rather than creation
  • Tactical/Logistical Orientation
  • Solid foundation in functional areas of HR
  • Accountability to another HR professional in organization
  • Impact on organization within HR department rather than organization wide
  • Commands respect through credibility of knowledge and use of policies and guidelines to make decisions

SPHR Candidate

  • 6-8 years of progressive HR experience
  • Designs and plans programs rather than implements
  • Focuses on the “big picture”
  • Ultimate accountability in HR department
  • Breadth and depth of HR generalist knowledge
  • Uses judgment obtained with time and application of knowledge
  • Generalist role within organization
  • Understands effect of decisions made within and outside organization
  • Understands business, not just HR function
  • Manages relationships; influence in organization
  • Commands credibility due to experience within organization, community, and profession
  • Possesses excellent negotiation skills

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