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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 HRCI and SHRM pre-approved, business/strategic recertification hours from each five-week course. Each course is $550 including books.

2016 Courses

The Legal Environment of Business: What You Need to Know | May 17–June 14 | Hybrid
Learn many of the major legal topics necessary for an HR business professional. Gain a basic understanding of legal and ethical compliance in business circumstances. Learn to better assess legal and ethical issues in business decision-making. Topics include corporate social responsibility, constitutional foundations, torts and common law contracts. Gain 15 recertification SHRM or HRCI credits upon successful completion. Three Tuesday evening class meetings at EMU–Livonia from 6:30–9:10 p.m. with online learning on the off weeks.

Strategic Marketing for HR Professionals | July 13–Aug.10 | Hybrid
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., at EMU–Livonia with online learning on the off weeks. Gain 15 recertification SHRM or HRCI credits upon successful completion.

Financial Management for the HR Professional | Oct. 10–Nov. 7 | 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. at EMU–Livonia with online learning on the off weeks. Gain 18 recertification SHRM or HRCI credits upon successful completion.

2017 Courses

Working Collaboratively Across Business Functions | Jan.–Feb. | 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 business credits upon successful completion.

HR Metrics | 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. Three Wednesday evening class meetings at EMU–Livonia from 6–9 p.m. with online learning on the off weeks. Gain 15 recertification SHRM or HRCI business credits upon successful completion.