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SHRM Essentials of Human Resources

SHRM Essentials of Human Resources is an introductory course offering a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of HR. It gives participants foundational knowledge and an introduction to behavioral competencies that are essential for business success.

For October 20-21, 2020 sessions: This course is being offered live online with lecture and discussion from 9am-4pm. For additional details or questions, please contact Jeanne Zautner at


Kristin Strunk, SHRM

Kristin Strunk, SHRM

Kristin is a passionate culture advocate and versatile human resource executive with progressive experience in multiple functional areas and global site management, including talent management, change leadership, leadership coaching, employee engagement and employee and labor relations. She focuses on partnering ... read more

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for those who are just starting out in the human resources profession or those who are looking for an effective way to boost their employee management skills.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

Gain a solid foundation in key human resource topics including:

  • Foundational knowledge about recruiting, hiring, performance management, compensation and their legal impact.
  • Behavioral competencies that can improve judgement and decision making.
  • Practical experience through tools and resources to improve your job performance.

Course Outline/Topics

Module 1: Human Resources
Module 2: Talent Acquisition
Module 3: Total Rewards
Module 4: Learning and Development
Module 5: Performance Management
Module 6: Employment Law


Each participant receives access to the following online tools:

  • Pretest to gauge current knowledge
  • An innovative study plan to guide learning
  • Module-specific test for each module
  • Glossary of key terms
  • Posttest to assess learning gain
  • Case study featuring real-life scenarios to apply concepts learned throughout the course
  • Access to the online Resource Center offering HR updates, a feedback feature and links to valuable resources
  • Access to individual and group reports to measure progress and learning gain

Dates and locations to be announced.