The SHRM® Learning System Course


Register for the PHR/SPHR Preparatory Course now

This professional development program is designed for two audiences:

  • Participants seeking continuing professional development and a broad overview of the field, and
  • Participants preparing to take the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification examinations administered by the HR Certification Institute.

This program’s instructor has an outstanding record of participants passing the certification exams.

The program uses the SHRM® Learning System which is updated with current HR policies and legislation. As a professional development tool, the Learning System can increase a participant’s knowledge of the field of human resources and provide current reference of HR practices. As a certification preparation tool, the Learning System has a measurable track record of success for those qualified to sit for the exam.

This course is offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The course investment includes all course materials but does not cover registration for the PHR or SPHR examinations.

By enrolling in this course, you’ll benefit from

  • An experienced instructor.
  • Interaction with peers.
  • A dynamic classroom environment that enhances learning.
  • Classroom expectations and assignments that help you stay on track.

Course Details

PHR/SPHR Certification Preparatory Course – 1 to 3 credit hours

Prepare for the PHR or SPHR certification exam using the SHRM Learning System. This preparation course employs a blended learning approach, which incorporates the full scope of the HR Certification Institute’s body of knowledge. Through classroom sessions, homework exercises consisting of sample tests and periodic progress checks, the student gains the knowledge base in preparation for the PHR or SPHR certification exam.

Course Content

The SHRM Learning System course features printed workbooks, over 1600 test questions, an online resource center and The SPHR Preparation Book, designed especially for SPHR candidates. The course covers:

Module 1: Strategic Management

Includes the role of human resources in organizations, the strategic planning process, scanning the external environment, organizational structure and internal HR partners, measuring human resources effectiveness, ethical issues affecting human resources, human resources and the legislative environment.

Module 2: Workforce Planning and Employment

Covers key legislation affecting employee rights, privacy and consumer protection, EEO/Affirmative Action, gender discrimination and harassment, organizational staffing requirements, job analysis and documentation, recruitment, flexible staffing and selection, employment practices, organizational exit, employee records management.

Module 3: Human Resource Development

Examines key legislation, human resource development and the organization, adult learning and motivation, assessment of HRD needs and the organization, career development, developing leaders, organizational development initiatives, performance management.

Module 4: Total Rewards

Includes key legislation, total compensation and the strategic focus of the organization, pay administration, compensation systems, introduction to benefit programs, government-mandated benefits, voluntary benefits, compensation and benefit programs for international employees, evaluating the total compensation system and communicating it to employees.

Module 5: Employee and Labor Relations

Cover key legislation affecting employee and labor relations, employee relations and organizational culture, employee involvement strategies, positive employee relations, work rules in union and nonunion environments, effective communication of laws, regulations, and organizational policies, discipline and formal complaint resolution, union organizing; unfair labor practices, collective bargaining, strikes and secondary boycotts, public-sector labor relations, international employee and labor relations.

Module 6: Risk Management

Examines key legislation, safety, health, security.



Register for the PHR/SPHR Preparatory Course now


Course Code Course Title Days/Location Time Start Date End Date
SHR100 Register SHRM Preparatory Course S  /NCAT 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 09/14/13 11/23/13
SHR100 Register SHRM Preparatory Course S  /Seward 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 09/14/13 11/23/13
SHR100 Register SHRM Preparatory Course S / Garden City 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 09/14/13 11/23/13
SHR100 Register SHRM Preparatory Course T / Online 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 09/14/13 11/23/13

Program Requirements: There are no admission requirements to take this program, however certain criteria must be met for participants taking the PHR or SPHR exam. To apply for either the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), candidates must have two (2) years of HR exempt-level experience. (education may no longer be substituted for a portion of this experience). For more information, see the certification information handbook for fees and other details at www.HRCI.org.

For More Information contact:

Michelle RuderMichelle Ruder

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