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WVU’s SHRM Essentials® of Human Resources Course

At this time we are not planning a 2019 SHRM Essentials® of Human Resources course. If you would like to be added to our SHRM Essentials® of Human Resources email list, please email

WVU Campus | Cost : $495 (for 2 days of instruction from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm)

Gain HR Knowledge, Skills and Confidence

Whether you are new to human resources, or it’s one of the many roles you perform at your company, this course provides a solid foundation and the tools necessary to succeed. HR essentials to help you excel at your job.

4 Key Reasons to Choose Our SHRM Essentials Course

  • EXCEPTIONAL INSTRUCTION: Learn from an HR expert who provides insight and one-on-one guidance.
  • NETWORKING AND PEER INTERACTION: Share experiences, discuss topics, and gain real-world insights into HR.
  • INTERACTIVE CASE STUDIES: Learn how to effectively deal with real-life scenarios.
  • PROFESSSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CREDITS (PDCs): Earn 14.5 PDCs or recertification credit hours.

Develop Your HR Competencies and Skills

Our course provides foundational HR knowledge and an introduction to behavioral competencies essential for business success. This program is designed to benefit new or entry-level HR professionals, and those for whom HR knowledge is vital, including: small business owners, office managers, representatives selling or supporting HR systems and services, international HR personnel wishing to increase their knowledge of U.S. HR practices, and job-seekers who are exploring HR.

Here’s what you gain from our course:

  • Foundational knowledge about recruiting, hiring , performance management, compensation, and their legal impact.
  • Introduction to behavioral competencies to improve your judgment and decision-making.
  • Tools and resources to impr ove your job performance.

Plus, this course will provide an initial introduction to the SHRM BoCK™, upon which SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification is built.

We proudly partner with SHRM, the world’s largest HR association and a driving force behind the advancement of the HR profession. Be confident knowing our course was developed according to the highest quality standards by leading experts and legal counsel.

Course Materials

Our course will give you a solid overview of the key aspects of HR and provide tools you can immediately put to use in your organization. The updated content includes the latest HR regulations, trends and best practices. Case studies, competency connections and SHRM BoCK principles are incorporated into the material to illustrate how HR can drive overall business success.

COURSE REFERENCE BOOK covers key HR topics:

  • Module One: Human Resources
  • Module Two: Talent Acquisition
  • Module Three: Total Rewards
  • Module Four: Learning and Development
  • Module Five: Performance Management
  • Module Six: Employment Law

COURSE ACTIVITIES BOOK reinforces the content and classroom learning:

  • Course slid es with notes section
  • Application activities

ONLINE COURSE TOOLS AND RESOURCES complement the learning modules:

  • Pre-test, module tests, case studies, and post-test to measure and apply what you learn
  • Res ource center includes important HR updates and links to valuable resources

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