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Human Resources Certificate Program

Fall-Winter 2016-17 Human Resource Certificate Program


Workshop 1:  Building a Safe and Positive Work Environment - Tomas Motiejunas

         Developing a Safe and Environmentally Compliant Work Environment

  • Employee Rights and Employer Responsibilities
  • Avoidance, Control and Prevention of Job Related Hazards
  • Injury and Illness Recordkeeping
  • Managing Environmental, Health and Safety Compliance

            Date:  November 17, 2016   Time: 9am to 12:15pm                                     


Workshop 2:  Internal Consulting: Dealing with Conflict and Team Dynamics - Dr. Tina Brush

The role of the HR professional is being transformed from that of the enforcer of organizational policies and procedures into that of a strategic business partner. As demands and expectations of HR professionals change, you must continually develop new skills to add value to the organization.

Consulting skills that enable you to become a trusted advisor to organizational leaders are essential to your ability to demonstrate added value to your organization. Learning objectives for this workshop include:

  • Understand the changing role of HR 21st century organizations
  • Appreciate the expectation HR can effectively demonstrate value added outcomes
  • Identify opportunities for HR to add value through internal consulting
  • Assess your capabilities in competency areas demonstrated by trusted HR advisors
  • Identify the key accountabilities of trusted HR advisors

             Date: December 8, 2016   Time: 9am to 12:15pm


Workshop 3:  Relationship Management – Building Company loyalty and support - Gregory Goetcheus

  Building relationships that create personal, enterprise, and market value

  •  Group and individual decision making
  •  Working with teams
  •  Power and Persuasion

Coordinating contacts to diverse groups and coordinating employees within and between functions

  • Organization culture and trust
  • Employee diversity
  • Managing Change
  • Team relationships

o   Assessment Tools (Myers Briggs and DISC) The role in relationship management

  • Examining Social  and Emotional
  • IQ Role of social organizations to best coordinate varying interests to create value
  • Business to Business (Business Relationship Management)
  • Business to Customer Peer to Peer

             Date: January 19, 2017   Time: 9am to 12:15pm


Workshop 4:  Labor Employment Law Issues - Mark Corcoran  

  • Title VII Civil Rights Act
  • FMLA
  • ADA
  • FLSA
  • NLRA

             Date: February 1 (Wednesday), 2017   Time: 9am to 12:15pm


Workshop 5:  Employee Turnover - Cathy Smith, SHRM-CP & PHR

  • What does turnover cost you?
  • Determining the causes
  • Managing the Problem            

             Date: February 16, 2017   Time: 9am to 12:15pm                 


Workshop 6:  Behavioral Based Interviewing - Mike Murphy

  • Behavior based hiring - What it is
  • Behavioral Interviewing vs. Traditional Interviewing
  • How it is done
  • Benefits of behavioral interviewing

              Date: March 2, 2017   Time: 9am to 12:15pm


Workshop 7:  Employee Development - Creating Leaning Organizations - Gary Wilson

Individual Employee Development is fairly common in organizations but without an Organizational Learning Culture learning may be limited to a select view. Without becoming a Learning Organization companies may struggle to adapt to the external challenges of competition and fail to outperform their competitors. Becoming

a Learning Organization is primarily a Change Management Project with the goal of creating a culture of Organizational Learning.

This class/seminar will present the steps for creating an Organizational Learning Culture using the framework of a Change Management model. It will cover the topics of:

  • Creating the need/urgency for change
  • Strategy Definition
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Organizational Readiness
  • Communication Plan
  • Training Plan
  • Change Reinforcement.

              Date: March16, 2017   Time: 9am to 12:15pm


Workshop 8:  Coaching Skills for Increased Performance - Donna Tempelman, SHRM-CP

  • Recognizing Good Performers
  • Energize employees
  • Quick Tips – Big Rewards
  • Employee Development
  • Identifying Low Performers
  • Developing a Gap Plan
  • Providing Development Discussions
  • Creating SMART Goals
  • What is a SMART Goal
  • Why SMART Goals?
  • Tracking Performance to Goals
  • Coaching Styles
  • The Three C’s
  • Managing from the Heart
  • Food For Thought

            Date: March 30, 2017   Time: 9am to 12:15pm


Individual Modules are $89 each per person

Register for all eight modules for $499, a savings of over $200

Image of Recertification Provider Shield“Georgia Highlands College is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 24 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.”

For further information on any class or to register, please call

678-872-8240 or E-mail gwhite@highlands.edu

Georgia Highlands College

The University System of Georgia

Rome, Cartersville, Acworth, Dallas, Douglasville and Marietta, Georgia

  • AA/EE/EEO Institution    ADA

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