SHRM ® Essentials of Human Resource Management

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In cooperation with SHRM, this fifteen (15) hour, non-credit, professional development course offers a solid, comprehensive overview of human resource roles and responsibilities. We will provide participants with critical knowledge to help reduce potentially costly lawsuits and improve the ability to handle challenging HR issues related to performance management, recruiting and retention, labor and employment law.  No pre-req.  Cost: $595. Includes all SHRM materials and texts.  Texts are non-refundable once distributed to students. ($230 text fee included in the total $595 cost).

Who Should Attend?  
-- HR staff who need an overview of HR functions
-- Entry level HR professionals or just starting out in HR
-- Business owners or non HR employees who recruit, train, or evaluate staff
-- Those seeking a career in HR 
-- HR professionals who are SHRM-CP/SCP certified seeking PDCs through SHRM. This course will award up to 14.75 PDCs through SHRM. 

HR Topics Covered
: HR Management, Employment Law, Recruitment and Selection; Compensation and Benefits, Employee Development and Performance Management. In cooperation with SHRM®, a certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all hours. Partial credit not awarded. 

Fall Session I   10/4 - 11/1          6:00pm - 9:00pm          Wednesday nights
Middlesex Community College, 591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA Room AR-108
Course # CAR 775 30         14391                

Enroll: By September 27 by calling 1-800-818-3434 
Please provide course number and a valid e-mail address and phone number. 

Fall Session II  10/13 & 10/20       9:00am - 4:30pm           Friday days
Middlesex Community College, 591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA.  Room AR -107
Course # CAR 775 35             17166            
Enroll:  By October 5 by calling 1-800-818-3434 
Please provide course number and a valid e-mail address and phone number. 

Tuition: $595 which includes all SHRM® materials. SHRM materials will be distributed the first class and is non-refundable. Enrollment: Call 1-800-818-3434 . Please provide course number and a valid e-mail address and phone number.  Note:  For Commonwealth of Mass. Employees: Course is eligible for Commonwealth of MA employee tuition waivers for tuition fee only.  SHRM materials are not part of tuition waivers.  

Instructor: Patricia Morrow, MSM, SPHR, SHRM-SCP.  Ms. Morrow is on the full-time faculty at Northern Essex Community College and is Chair of the Department of Business Administration. Her human resources experience was gained through work in various industries including construction, healthcare, retail, and education working as an HR Generalist. Pat holds a Masters in Management from Lesley University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She has been teaching Human Resources Management at the college level for over a decade and has been Senior Professional in Human Resources certified since 2002 and continues her ongoing professional development.

Refund Policy:
5 or more business days prior to start of course=100% tuition refund.
Less than 5 business days prior to start of the course and before first class meeting=50% tuition refund.
After course begins $0.  The SHRM texts/materials are non-refundable

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Questions: Please call 781-280-3663 or e-mail

Last Modified: 9/20/17