HR Competencies

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  • Consultation 
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Managing people can be very challenging, whether you are new to the job or have many years of experience. This class covers five areas that are essential for every manager to know and understand. Each module is designed to roughly follow the employee life-cycle and contains the essence of each topical area. The class is very interactive with materials being presented through lecture, group discussion and exercises. 


1. The Manager’s Role – Creating a Positive Work Environment

  • Transitioning from individual contributor to manager
  • Defining the Stewardship Model

2. Hiring – Selecting the Right Person for the Job

  • Planning and conducting effective interviews
  • Making better selections

3. Onboarding – Setting Up New Employees for Success

  • Defining the supervisor’s responsibilities
  • Helping new employees commit and contribute to the organization

4. Performance Management – Maximizing Employee Contribution

  • Setting expectations, coaching, providing feedback, and documentation
  • Conducting performance improvement discussions

5. Compliance – Knowing what you need to know

  • Overview of employment laws
  • Why ethics matter, review of current events, and making ethical decisions

Who Should Attend

All levels of supervisors, managers, business owners, and others who have, or are interested in, people-management responsibilities. The class is appropriate for several types of managers: for the new manager, it provides a solid base of information; for the seasoned manager, it is a good refresher; and for an organization that is just starting to provide management training, it is an introductory step.​

On-site Option

The class is also ideal as an on-site for organizations that want to reinforce key management messages or want to establish a management foundation. The on-site program can be delivered as a full day or a selection of modules that would be delivered during a half-day class.


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0.65 Continuing Education Units
Course ID #MGMT116

Class Details

There are no scheduled instances of this class for the remainder of the year. Check out our new course catalog this fall, or click below to explore onsite options.

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