HR 2: Human Resources: You've Really Got This — Additional Best Practices to Do Your Job, Aligning with Key HR Principles (May 30 - July 11, 2024)
The second of this two-course series will provide additional human resources fundamentals for those workers touching the HR function without necessarily having an HR background. It will cover additional emphasis on more strategic HR initiatives. A guiding theme for this course will be helping the participant directly and, by extension, the employee group to deliver on strategic goals. We will pay special attention to the federal employment- laws as they guide the functional areas addressed in the course. The objective of this course is to support the work you do in your role, and build your knowledge of and confidence in making effective employment-related HR decisions
(No session scheduled for July 4, 2024 due to the holiday)
The topics include:
- Week One: Leadership — being a great leader and building leaders throughout your organization (Key areas: building your network; change management; leadership and motivation theories; strategic planning; succession planning)
- Week Two: Compensation and Benefits — identify and implement a successful philosophy to your total rewards (Key areas: philosophy of compensation; benefits package for recruitment and retention)
- Week Three: Risk and Rewards — what to plan for, build towards and mitigate within your organization (Key areas: risk management; technology considerations)
- Week Four: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Justice — be transformative in building your culture, with particular emphasis to DEI (Key areas: understanding terms; execution of initiatives; why it matters)
- Week Five: Employment Laws (Federal) Two — key laws that drive the employment experience (Key areas: select federal laws review)
- Week Six: Where to Go from Here — plotting your future from an HR perspective (Key areas: certification opportunities; course review)
The live Zoom lessons will be held on Thursdays from 12-1 p.m. Central Time. These lessons will also be recorded for on-demand access.
Completing both HR 1 and HR 2 courses gives you access to the Legal Management HR Specialist Certificate Program.
Meet minimum course requirements and earn these credits toward your CLM application or recertification.
- Application: 5 hours of credit in Organizational Development
- Functional Specialist Credit: 5 hours of credit in Human Resources Management
- Recertification: 5 hours of credit in HR Management and 1 hour of credit in Substance Abuse
Continuing Education Credits
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) The Association of Legal Administrators is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program has been approved for 6 PDCs. Knowledge Domains: HR Expertise; Critical Evaluation; Relationship Management
HR Certification Institute (HRCI) The HR 2 Course has been pre-approved for 6 hours of recertification credits toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.
Functional Areas: Total Rewards; Talent Planning and Acquisition; Talent Development and Management
Each course has a start and end date. To receive the course completion certificate and CLM, SHRM and HRCI credits, all weekly assignments must be completed and quizzes passed with a score of 70% or higher by the last day of the course.
John Newton, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
John Newton and Associates
John Newton, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is a Human Resources and Learning and Development professional. He is a coach, consultant, trainer, teacher and public speaker who specializes in helping people and organizations reach their ultimate potential. His company, John Newton and Associates (JNA), provides people-development services in higher education, government, non-profit and for-profit organizations within a diverse variety of industries. Newton’s philosophy is “Kindness is the bottom line.” Be kind to your employees and they will remain engaged and motivated — employees who know they matter will be more productive, positively impacting your company’s bottom line. Be kind to your customers and they will come back for more — customer loyalty builds business and your bottom line. He has been an instructor for DePaul University and Northern Illinois University for nearly 20 years.