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Human Resources Certificate Program

Human Resources Certificate Program

This Certificate Program consists of eight 3-hour Workshops following the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) Body of Knowledge.  Workshops will cover Employee Engagement, Total Rewards, Employee Relations, HR Technology, Talent Acquisition, OE, HR Leadership and Diversity & Inclusion.  This Certificate Program is designed for Human Resource employees, shift supervisors, entry-level to mid-level managers, and members of revolving project teams. Participants who complete all eight of these Workshops will earn a Certificate in Human Resource Management as well as 24 SHRM PDC credits.


All Workshops begin at 8:45am until 12 noon and are located at the Cartersville Campus

Full Certificate Program = $499 per person if paid or invoiced in advanced/Individual Workshops $89 per person

September 28

Employee Engagement & Retention - Betty Cooper, Training Manager, Anheuser-Bush                                       

  • Retaining Top Talent
  • Career Development Plans
  • Motivating Others, Goals
  • Values & Metrics   
October 5

Total Rewards – Mike Murphy, General Manager, Anheuser-Bush (Retired)

  • Total Reward Systems
  • Compensation Management
  • Benefit Administration
  • Loyalty Programs
October 12

Employee and Labor Relations – Mark Corcoran, VP Labor & Employee Relations, Tenet Healthcare

  • Joint Employment
  • Exempt vs Non-exempt
  • Paid vs Unpaid Leaves
  • NLRB and OSHA Reviews
October 19

HR Technology – Serena Stevenson, Human Resources and I.T. , Coosa Valley Credit Union

  • Benefits of HR Technology
  • HRIS System Review
  • What is an ATS?
  • Tips on Evaluating Systems
October 26 

Talent Acquisition – Karen Ray, HR Operations & Marketing, Cherokee County Schools

  • Time Management for Recruiters
  • Sourcing 101
  • Employer Branding
  • Employee Referral Programs
November 2

Organizational Effectiveness – Gary Wilson, Sr. HR Generalist, Gerdau

  • Recognizing Critical Talent
  • Creating a Succession Plan
  • Being an HR Change Leader 
November 16

HR Leadership & Strategy – Donna Tempelman, SHRM-CP, HR Business Consultant, Southern Company

  • Building Business Acumen
  • Managing Through Organizational Change
  • Strategic Planning
November 30

Diversity and Inclusion – Christina Christenson, Ph.D., Georgia Highlands College

  • Creating a Strategic Advantage from Differences



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

Page last updated: September 7, 2017