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SHRM's Essentials® of HR

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This program is a must for anyone in the business of managing people. Knowing the essentials can keep you and your company out of trouble, make you a better manager, improve workplace morale, help with performance management, and protect your company from needless litigation. 

Knowledge of the basic HR concepts covered in this program will help establish a foundation for implementing effective HR practices and policies within your organization.

SHRM's Essentials® of HR is an interactive and engaging course providing participants with a solid overview of the key aspects of HR and practical tools that can immediately be put to use in your organization. This program provides participants with critical knowledge to help reduce potentially costly lawsuits and improves their ability to handle challenging HR issues. 

The content of this course addresses six key human resource management subjects:

  • Human Resources (Understanding the HR Function)
  • Talent Acquisition (Attracting and Selecting Employees)
  • Total Rewards (Key Elements of a Total Compensation System)
  • Learning and Development (Orientation, Development and Training)
  • Performance Management (Purpose and Process for Performance Management)
  • Employment Law (Application of Key HR Legislation)

This engaging and interactive program blends instructor-led classroom learning with online learning activities, quizzes and a final post course assessment. Online reference tools and resources are available for use in the workplace. Participants will be required to attend the two day interactive course and complete post classroom online learning activities and final course examination for award of CEU's/Certificate of Completion.

SHRM's Essentials® of HR - Current Courses
Register Date Location Time Cost Event
Online  Nov 16 - 17, 2017 NIU Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL
8:30 a.m. -
4:30 p.m.
$700 - Regular
$650 - SHRM Member/NIU Alumni
15331
Online  Mar 5 - 6, 2018 NIU Hoffman Estates
5555 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL
8:00 a.m. - 
4:00 p.m.
$700 - Regular
$650 - SHRM Member/NIU Alumni
15712
Online  Jun 14 - 15, 2018 NIU Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL
8:30 a.m. - 
4:30 p.m.
$700 - Regular
$650 - SHRM Member/NIU Alumni
15713

*Register at least 10 days prior to start of course date to avoid $50 late registration charge. 
Fees are inclusive of the SHRM Essentials of HR course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break service. Participants will receive materials at the program.

Registrants paying by check should fill out and send in the Mail/Fax Registration Form.

Registration by phone
Call 815-753-0277 or toll free 800-345-9472
Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (CST) for live assistance.


Illinois Veterans and Illinois National Guard Grant Programs: This program is not eligible for funding under the IL Veterans and IL National Guard Grants. IVG and ING grants apply only to those programs assessing tuition and mandatory fees. NIU Outreach is licensed to deliver this program by the sponsoring professional organization. The registration fee for this program is not based on tuition and fees and includes course materials, licensing fees, catering services, and instructional costs not covered by the IVG/ING grants. 

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SHRM Recertification Provider 2017

Donna Mann, Director
Credentialing Programs
Phone: (815) 732-6249
E-mail: dmann@niu.edu

2017 HR Programs Brochure

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