Eastern Michigan University
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Professional Programs & Training

Strategic HR Management Series

Strategic HR Management Series
For the PHR/SPHR-certified HR professional who has strategic-planning or policy-making responsibilities and needs HRCI recertification credit hours.

Financial Management for the HR Professional
Oct. 9–Nov. 6, 2014 | EMU–Livonia | Cost: $550 | Three Thursday evening class meetings, 6–9 p.m., Oct. 9, 23 and Nov. 6 with online learning on the off weeks.
This five-week hybrid course has two goals: first, to describe the fundamentals underlying the flow of financial information used for the preparation and interpretation of financial statements; and second, to describe and use financial information to make decisions about how assets are employed within organizations. You will learn to present proof that the return on investment in human resources is valuable to the profitability of the company. You'll examine the basic elements of managerial accounting and discuss and analyze the metrics that HR managers use to assess the effects of HR decisions on the bottom line. The course includes readings, lectures and analysis of corporate financial statements.

Business Ethics for the HR Professional
Oct. 13–Nov. 22, 2014 | Online | Cost: $550 | 18 recertification hours (minimum of 18 hours of online participation required.)
This six-week, online course 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.

Understanding Unions: Everything You Always Wanted to Learn About Working in a Union Environment
Nov. 3–29, 2014 | Online | Cost: $425 | 12 recertification hours (minimum of 12 hours of online participation required)
This course presents the background necessary to examine top management strategic decision-making regarding unions as well as day-to-day union worker-management interactions. You'll learn about the early years of the labor movement in the U.S. An examination of Federal Labor laws will aid in understanding the growth of the unions in the 1930’s and beyond. We will cover Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs) by both management and unions and explore the collective bargaining process as well as considering current trends in union organizing that could affect your workplace. Labor contract administration and grievance management as well as mediation and arbitration handling will be illustrated together with methods and skills necessary to implement change in management-union relationships.