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HR Strategies and Solutions one-day seminars
focus on relevant and emerging topics to help HR professionals become effective strategic business partners and contribute to the overall success of an organization. These engaging and interactive seminars provide useful tools and resources adaptable for immediate use in the workplace, networking opportunities and best practices sharing.

What you get when you enroll in HR Strategies and Solutions Programs

  • 6.5 hours HR Certification Institute business management and strategy
    strategic management recertification credit
  • Interactive courses led by industry experts
  • Full-service catering (continental breakfast, break service, lunch)
  • Instructor and peer networking opportunities
  • CEUs and certificate of completion

Risk Management Strategy: HR's Role in Protecting Your Organization's Assets

Everyone in the organization has a responsibility for workplace safety and risk management but the HR role is key to making certain all the pieces work together to protect the organization's assets. 

Course Description
This interactive workshop explores numerous internal and external issues posing risk to the organization and looks at strategies for minimizing and managing these risks. 

Topics include:

  • Conducting a risk audit
  • Social, cultural, legal and economic factors contributing to vulnerability of today's global organization
  • OSHA/safety compliance
  • Business continuity and emergency preparedness
  • Assessing risk management strategies and tactics
  • HR's role as protector of the employee and the employer

Instructor
John Newton SPHR, President, John Newton and Associates

HR Certification Institute Credit
This program is pre-approved for award of 6.5 hours Business Management and Strategy credit.

DatesLocationTimePriceEvent NumberRegister
6/6/2014 NIU Hoffman Estates
5555 Trillium Blvd.,
Hoffman Estates, IL
60192
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $500* – Standard
$475* – SHRM member/NIU alumni
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To register by phone call (800) 345-9472

Course fee includes: Course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break service.

*Add $50 for registrations after 5/23/2014


How Good Are Your HR Detective Skills?

Discover secrets to develop the skills of your Managers and Human Resources professionals to get to the truth during candidate interviews and employee investigations.  Effective interview and investigation skills are critical to the success of your organization and legal compliance can keep you out of the courtroom.  Whether making a new hire or conducting workplace inverstigations, knowing the legalities of conducting effective interview and workplace investigations is a critical skill HR professionals must have to be effective business leaders. 

Course Description
This interactive and action-oriented workshop will explore the legalities of interviewing and conducting workplace investigations, provide direction on getting to the truth, and demonstrate how critical these skills are in contributing to a culture of transparency, truth, and good ethics and  the overall business operation and success of your organization

Instructor
John Newton SPHR, President, John Newton and Associates

HR Certification Institute Credit
This program is pre-approved for award of 6.5 hours Business Management and Strategy credit.

DatesLocationTimePriceEvent NumberRegister
10/17/2014 NIU Naperville 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $500* – Standard
$475* – SHRM member/NIU alumni
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To register by phone call (800) 345-9472

Course fee includes: Course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break service.

*Add $50 for registrations after 10/3/2014


Unleash Your Leadership Potential

Successful leaders understand that breakthrough organizational results cannot be achieved alone but requires the support and cooperation of employee teams within the organization. 

Course Description
This program will explore, assess and define the critical leadership and management skills required to advance your organization and your HR career.  Effective managers and leaders establish leadership credibility in the organization by understanding how they contribute to and support the organization's mission, values, strategic goals and objectives, help guide and lead the change process and evaluate HR's contributions to the organization's success.


Participants in this program will:

  • Assess personal leadership/management skills
  • Define critical thinking skills of successful leaders and managers and assess how those skills contribute to the organization's success
  • Assess leadership strengths, weaknesses, voids in their respective organizations and how those characteristics contribute to their organization's success or demise
  • Identify strategies and learn communication skills to better influence decision makers and get buy in from employees and teams of employees
  • Evaluate personal goals, motivations and self assess individual performance to identify strengths and barriers to career advancement

Instructor
John Newton SPHR, President, John Newton and Associates

HR Certification Institute Credit
This program is pre-approved for award of 6.5 hours Business Management and Strategy credit.

DatesLocationTimePriceEvent NumberRegister
11/14/2014 University Center at Grayslake, 1200 University Center Drive, Grayslake, IL 60015 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $500* – Standard
$475* – SHRM member/NIU alumni
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To register by phone call (800) 345-9472

Course fee includes: Course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break service.

*Add $50 for registrations after 10/31/2014


Survey Design with Strategy in Mind:
Uncover and Interpret Strategic Business Data

Gathering and interpreting data related to the business operation of your organization is a critical skill for today's HR professional.  More and more organizations are turning to surveys to capture important business operations data, launch change intiatives and improve employee performance and retention.  Unfortunately many HR professionals do not know much about this and those who think they do, often apply outdated survey-creation concepts and techniques formlated decades ago.  The result is that many organizational surveys produce faulty date, which can lead to bad decisions and disastrous results. 

Course Description

This highly interactive, hand-on session wiil provide you with tools and resources for creating organizational surveys and analyze the common mistakes made by HR professionals when creating organizational surveys. 

Participants in this workshop will examine a proven 5 step process for creating organizational surveys

  • Analyze common mistakes in survey design
  • Apply 16 tips for creating organizational surveys that produce valid, scientifically sound data
  • Discover how to write powerful behavioral statements for capturing survey data
  • Develop a strategic communication plan prior to and following administration of an organizational survey
  • Examine the 3 stages associated with making sense out of the quantitative and qualitative organizational survey data

Instructor
Ken Phillips,
President, Ken Phillips and Associates, Grayslake, IL

HR Certification Institute Credit
This program is pre-approved for award of 6.5 hours Business Management and Strategy credit.

DatesLocationTimePriceEvent NumberRegister
12/5/2014 NIU Hoffman Estates 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $475* – Standard
$450* – SHRM member/NIU alumni
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To register by phone call (800) 345-9472

Course fee includes: Course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break service.

*Add $50 for registrations after 4/11/2014


The Illinois Veterans Grant and the Illinois National Guard Grant programs cover tuition and certain fees for eligible students. Charges for non-credit programs offered by NIU-Outreach are not based on university-wide tuition and fee calculations determined by the university and approved by its governing board. The Illinois Veterans Grant and Illinois National Guard Grant do not cover these charges.