Overview on this Certification

The Advanced Human Resource Management Program is comprised of five convenient half-day sessions that provide participants with advanced-level information, guidance and best practice tips on topics every experienced human resources professional should know. This program is a great next step to those that have previously completed our Introduction to Human Resource Management Program and want to take their career to the next level. This is also a great opportunity for PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, and SHRPM-SPC certified professionals who are looking for a way to earn credits, particularly those harder to find business credits.

Key Benefits

  • Exclusive sessions on topics specifically designed for experienced human resources professionals
  • Emphasizes practical and real life application
  • Participants receive valuable tools, forms, policies, and reference materials
  • Half-day seminars to fit your busy schedule
  • Minimizes work disruption—meets once a week for five weeks
  • Enrollment limited to facilitate hands-on learning

Session Descriptions

Day 1: HR as Strategic Partner: Your New HR Role*

Today's HR department must play a major part in an organization's overall strategic objectives. To do this, HR must understand organizational objectives and align and capitalize on the talents and resources of its people to meet those objectives. This session focuses on the steps HR can take to be the organization's strategic partner and be seen by executives as integral, indispensable partners.

Day 2: Employment Law III

Human resources professionals must navigate the ever-changing field of employment law compliance. This session focuses on the tougher areas of employment law, including advanced leave issues, tricky employee medical issues, difficult terminations, and tough harassment complaints. We will also discuss the latest legal updates and what to do if you receive a discrimination charge.

Day 3: Compensation Planning

In this session, attendees learn the key elements of creating an effective compensation plan with focus on design and development techniques to achieve optimal results for your company. Topics include: types of compensation, job analyses, job descriptions, job evaluations, pricing jobs and other compensation best practices.

Day 4: Internal Investigations

Harassment, employee theft, on-the-job substance abuse—just some of the reasons companies conduct internal investigations. Good investigations can be effective in resolving workplace problems or defending against lawsuits. In this session, attendees learn when an internal investigation may be appropriate and best practices for conducting an investigation.

Day 5: Metrics to Align HR with Your Business*

As a true business partner, HR must have the ability to communicate with top management using hard data that aligns with an organization's business goals. HR metrics discussed include turnover ratios, cost per hire, benefits costs, and return on investment, among others.

* The designated sessions have met HRCI®'s criteria and are approved for SPHR® Business recertification credit.

Certificate Requirements

Participants will receive their Certificate upon completing all five (5) sessions.

Who Should Consider this Program

Human resources professionals with five or more years of experience who wish to increase their knowledge base and gain exposure to new areas


MSEC staff and staff attorneys


0.40 Continuing Education Units
0.00 HRCI-Business
0.00 HRCI-General
Course ID #CERT134

Class Details

No offerings for the remainder of the year. Check our new course catalog coming out this fall.

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