HR Strategies and Solutions

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 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for re-certification of your HR credentials
  • Interactive courses led by industry experts
  • Full-service catering (continental breakfast, break service, lunch)
  • Instructor and peer networking opportunities
  • PDCs and certificate of completion

These workshops are designed to meet the criteria for award of HR business related recertification credits applicable a variety of professional organizations. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion awarding 6.5 hours of credit upon completion of each program and may use this as documentation when self-reporting to the body responsible for re-certification (SHRM Certification Commission, HR Certification Institute, etc.) NIU is a SHRM Preferred Provider.


HR's New Reality: Strategies to Protect Your People, Products, and Workplace

Are you confident that your organization has an effective risk strategy in place to protect your people and your possessions in an emergency situation? This workshop looks strategies HR and Management can implement to protect your most valuable assets. Participants will: Identify steps to build a strong safety approach and manage interventions to address and prevent emergencies that have become all-to-common in today's workplace; Participate in a mock classroom active shooter safety training activity; and Develop an action plan to build a communication plan related to workplace safety. 

6.5 Professional Development Credits

Instructor
John Newton SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President, John Newton and Associates

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


11/1/2019
NIU Naperville Regional Center
1120 East Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL 60563

8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Register Event #16816

$575* - Standard
$550* - SHRM member/NIU alumni

To register by phone call (800) 345-9472

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

*Add $50 for registrations after 10/22/2019


Practical Management Skills for HR Professionals

How well do you manage your time, projects and meetings? This engaging workshop will help you assess your current strengths and weaknesses in managing core business practices and practical, everyday management skills. Topics covered will include:  Effective Time Management, Meeting Management; and Project Management Skills. Participants will: Learn tips and tricks to build core practical management competencies; Identify specific actions and tools to improve overall effectiveness on the job; and Develop an action plan to coach others on strengthening these skill sets.

6.5 Professional Development Credits

Instructor
John Newton SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President, John Newton and Associates

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

12/6/2019
NIU Hoffman Estates Regional Center
5555 Trillium Blvd, Hoffman Estate, IL 61092

8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Register Event #16817

$575* - Standard
$550* - SHRM member/NIU alumni

To register by phone call (800) 345-9472

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

*Add $50 for registrations after 11/26/2019


Spring 2020 Series

HR Strategies & Solutions: Complete Spring Series Package
(All three Programs - 19.5 PDCs)

Register for the Series Package and Save!

3/6/2020, 4/3/2020, 5/1/2020 (3 Fridays)
NIU Naperville/NIU Hoffman Estates (locations vary)
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Register Event #16818

$1,575* - Standard
$1,500* - SHRM member/NIU alumni

To register by phone call (800) 345-9472

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

*Add $50 for registrations after 2/25/2020.

Navigating the Dynamics of a Changing Workforce

The workforce of today looks much different than that of the past decade! Remote workers, part time and job sharing workers, and independent contractors specific to a given project are common employee groups in today's work environment. Managing this diverse workforce requires different approaches to helping all employees thrive and succeed. This interactive workshop looks at trends in work status, challenges and opportunities for managing a diverse demographic of workers, and strategies HR and Management can implement to manage the not-so-untraditional workforce.

6.5 Professional Development Credits

Instructor
John Newton SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President, John Newton and Associates

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


3/6/2020
NIU Naperville Regional Center
1120 East Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL 60563

8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Register Event #16819

$575* - Standard
$550* - SHRM member/NIU alumni

To register by phone call (800) 345-9472

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

*Add $50 for registrations after 2/25/2020

Adapting to Innovation

Technology has changed the world of work but how does your organization manage the real risk that employers have when embracing technologies? This workshop will explore social engineering, potential risks to the organization and the individual and identify how to be proactive to potential risks and effectively manage communications, knowledge management and proprietary information to reduce technology risks and liability for your organization.

6.5 Professional Development Credits

Instructor
John Newton SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President, John Newton and Associates

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


4/3/2020
NIU Hoffman Estates Regional Center
5555 Trillium Blvd, Hoffman Estate, IL 61092

8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Register Event #16820

$575* - Standard
$550* - SHRM member/NIU alumni

To register by phone call (800) 345-9472

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

*Add $50 for registrations after 3/24/2020

Metrics That Make A Difference

Do the metrics you use to measure business success really tell a true story? This interactive workshop focuses on metrics that truly demonstrate value and are reasonable to measure across all industries and types of businesses. Participants in this program will: Increase understanding of how metrics contribute to and support the overall business strategy of the organization; Assess various measurement and quantifying tools; and Develop a Top Ten list of items to measure based on needs of your organization and a strategy for implementation.

6.5 Professional Development Credits

Instructor
John Newton SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President, John Newton and Associates

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


5/1/2020
NIU Naperville Regional Center
1120 East Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL 60563

8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Register Event #16821

$575* - Standard
$550* - SHRM member/NIU alumni

To register by phone call (800) 345-9472

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

*Add $50 for registrations after 4/21/2020

PAYMENT PLAN OPTION TERMS & CONDITIONS: The credit card payment plan option is available for registrations completed at least 30 days in advance of the program start date. Payment terms: 25% of the total cost will be charged to the credit card at time of registration. Any outstanding balance will be charged to the credit card 14 days prior to the program start. Payments may be made prior to the final due date by contacting Outreach Registration (800) 345-9472. Payment in full must be confirmed before shipment of any course materials. Standard cancellation policies apply.


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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Contact Us

Donna Mann, Director 
Credentialing Programs 
Phone: 815-732-6249
Email: dmann@niu.edu

Jennifer Kopecky
Phone: 815-753-0771 
Email: jkopecky@niu.edu 

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.

All cancellation and transfer requests must be in writing. Email Outreachregistration@niu.edu or fax 815-753-6900.