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Professional Programs & Training

Strategic HR Recertification Courses

For the HR professional who has strategic-planning or policy-making responsibilities and needs SHRM or HRCI recertification credit hours. Get recertification hours from each five-week course. Each course is $550 including books.

Financial Management for the HR Professional | Oct. 5–Nov. 2, 2015 | Hybrid
Learn to describe the fundamentals underlying the flow of financial information used for the preparation and interpretation of financial statements. Learn how to use financial information to make decisions about how assets are employed within organizations. You'll learn to present proof that the return on investment in human resources is valuable to profitability. You'll examine the basic elements of managerial accounting and analyze the metrics that HR managers use to assess the effects of HR decisions on the bottom line. Three Monday evening class meetings, 6–9 p.m., Oct. 5, 19 and Nov. 2 at EMU–Livonia with online learning on the off weeks. Gain 18 recertification SHRM or HRCI credits upon successful completion.

Working Collaboratively Across Business Functions | Nov. 2–Dec. 6, 2015 | Online
HR managers work collaboratively with other business function managers such as marketing, accounting, manufacturing, engineering, sales, etc. in order to play a role as a strategic partner in the organization. This five-week course looks at techniques to help you work more effectively with collaborators helping organizations reach objectives. Discuss strategic synergy and integration and specific cases of best practices. Gain 15 recertification SHRM or HRCI credits upon successful completion.

HR Metrics | Feb.–March, Dates TBA | Hybrid
Learn to measure, market and demonstrate the critical importance of the HR contribution to your organization's bottom line. Analyze human capital measurements and demonstrate how such metrics support business objectives. Learn to "market" your HR function to your key internal clients. Develop methods to track the effectiveness of the HR organization, policies and processes and present proof that the return on the investment in human resources is valuable to the profitability of the company.   

Strategic Marketing for HR Professionals | July 8–Aug. 5, 2016 | Hybrid at EMU–Livonia
All of us have to sell and market our ideas at one time or another. Learn the marketing strategies to better understand how HR can contribute to overall organizational effectiveness. Learn more about market influences on the corporate mission; marketing's role in formulating and implementing corporate strategies; social media trends, among other topics. Three Wednesday evening class meetings, 6–9 p.m., July 8, 22 and Aug. 5 with online learning on the off weeks. Gain 15 recertification SHRM orHRCI credits upon successful completion.

Managing Ethical Practices and Corporate Social Responsibility | Dates TBA | Online
Explores the area of ethics and related problems and concerns in today’s dynamic business environment from the human resource professional’s perspective. The course makes use of case studies, podcasts, videos, class discussions and activities to help the student better understand the ethical implications of many business decisions. The format is online learning. Course topics include: stakeholder identification and analysis, corporate social responsibility, ethical Issues in business, ethical reasoning models and development of ethical codes of conduct, Sarbanes Oxley and whistle blowing protections, business and media, and employees and the corporation.

Relationship Management - Working Collaboratively | Dates TBA | Online 
Learn to work together with more success. We'll emphasize the techniques and strategies you can implement to consistently achieve more workplace collaboration. Understand how to approach issues, prevent work from going off track and focus on achieving excellence. Examine specific strategies related to communication, organizational theory, management and human resources.