Certified Human Resources Specialist - CHRS

BECOME PART OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF HUMAN RESOURCES LEADERS

REGISTRATION FEE: $2,795

If you are an HR professional who wants to advance or excel in your career, earning a Certified Human Resources Specialist (CHRS) certification from Michigan State University will take you to the next level in strategic human resources management.

This human resource training program is the premier certification for HR professionals and managers who want to add greater value through a thorough understanding of human resources management.

The challenge before you is to drive organizational success through effective, strategic human resource management (HRM) practices and policies, and to comply with myriad employment and labor laws at both the state and federal level. In this workshop you will acquire an extensive set of reference materials and resources while building your professional HR network.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS GAINED

  • Drive organizational success through strategic HRM practices
  • Comply with employment and labor laws, minimizing risk
  • Create a safe and healthy work environment
  • Follow ethical standards of conduct
  • Recruit and select the right people for the right positions
  • Implement performance management, appraisal methods, and disciplinary methods that increase employee effectiveness
  • Utilize compensation and benefits, including wellness programs, to achieve and maintain a competitive edge
  • Build or expand your professional HR network

 

NEED THE KNOWLEDGE BUT NOT THE CERTIFICATION?

You're not alone. Many business owners and managers feel the same, and have participated in the CHRS class, without taking the examination. You can do the same. You'll get all of the benefits of the class, the networking, the materials, and the over 100 resources on the website created just for your class, without the stress of a test.

Taking advantage of this no-test option is easy. Just register online and while in class, let your instructor know that you won't be taking the exam. It's that easy. You'll build your HR competencies, the competencies that will help you be the best leader you can be, from one of the best schools of human resources and labor relations in the country.

 

PROGRAM DATE

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AGENDA

  • Day 1:
    • Introduction to Human Resources Management
    • Key Competencies for HR Professionals
    • Strategic Human Resources Management
    • Communications and Demonstrating Value
  • Days 2:
    • Employment Law
    • Ethics
    • Recordkeeping and Reporting
  • Day 3:
    • Job Analysis and Design
    • Workforce Planning Analytics
    • Recruitment, Sourcing and Selection
  • Day 4:
    • Training and Development
    • Performance Management
    • Employee Retention
    • Compensation and Benefits
  • Day 5:
    • Health, Safety and Security
    • Employee Discipline and Separation
    • Labor Relations

INSTRUCTORS

Mary A. Bedikian

Angela T. Hall, JD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University. She received her JD from Florida State University, College of Law and her PhD from Florida State University, College of Business. She has previously been on the faculties of Florida State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Angela practiced law full-time. Her research interests include employee accountability and employee legal claiming. She has taught a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate, masters, and doctorate levels including business law, organizational behavior, human resources, leadership, and employee training and development. Angela has also authored learning modules and cases for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Tina Riley

Tina M. Riley, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University (MSU). She is the Director of the School's Human Resource Executive Education program and holds a PhD in Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education as well as a Master of Arts in Labor Relations and Human Resources from MSU. Dr. Riley is a results-based educator and executive coach with expertise helping individual leaders and organizations, achieve their full potential through high-impact communications that build trust and promote inclusion and engagement.

She adopts an engaging and holistic approach to teaching that facilitates learners' ability to move from theory to practice. Her teaching style makes complex concepts accessible to graduate students and seasoned professionals alike. Dr. Riley teaches academic and professional development classes on a variety of HR and leadership topics including communications, leadership development, managing change, diversity and inclusion, conducting workplace investigations, and HR's role in cybersecurity.

One or more instructors listed above may be teaching this program.

WHY CERTIFY?

Earning your professional certification from MSU's School of Human Resources & Labor Relations, one of the best and most respected programs in the country, demonstrates mastery of content and commitment to the field of human resources management. Mastery of course content will be evaluated via an online examination. Certification is achieved by participating in the entire five days of the workshop and passing the examination.

To earn certification, participants must attend all 5 days of the program and pass the examination.

 

THE CHRS DESIGNATION

Individuals who successfully complete the course, take part in discussions and exercises, and pass the required comprehensive examination will be recognized by Michigan State University's School of Human Resources & Labor Relations as a Certified Human Resources Specialist. They are entitled then to use the designation CHRS after their name.

Earn Recertification Credit Hours

Michigan State University SHRLR Executive Education This program has been approved for 34 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) towards the renewal of certificates/licenses issued by the Michigan Department of Education. Learn more about SCECHs at Michigan Department of Education's Educator Services.


Michigan State University SHRLR Executive Education This program has also been approved for 32.5 hours towards our HR Executive Education Continuing Education/Recertification credit hours, which will fulfill the two year continuing education credit hour requirements needed for recertification.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • FOR VIRTUAL (ZOOM) PROGRAMS

    • Cancellation more than three weeks prior to the program start date: full refund.
    • Cancellation two weeks prior to the program start date: 10% cancellation fee; remainder of program fee refunded.
    • Cancellation after program materials have been posted/provided to participants (normally 2 days prior to program start date): no refund.
    • Cancellation fees may be waived if the participant registers and attends the same program within 12 months. Fees may only be waived once.
  • FOR IN-PERSON PROGRAMS

    • Cancellation four weeks prior to program start: 10% cancellation fee; remainder of program fee refunded.
    • Cancellation less than four weeks but at least two weeks prior to program start: 50% cancellation fee.
    • Cancellation less than two weeks prior to program start: no refund.
    • These cancellation fees apply even if the participant wishes to reschedule to a later date for the same program or a different program. Participants may send a substitute from the same organization for the same program and date with prior written notice and avoid the cancellation fee.

MSU reserves the right to cancel programs when enrollment criteria are not met or for conditions beyond its control. Any additional costs incurred by the enrollee of canceled programs are the responsibility of the enrollee.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • MSU's Federal ID Number is 38-6005984
  • Business casual attire.
  • Please, no audio or video recording.

REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES

  • Year-long access to a dedicated website containing a wealth of additional resources.
  • Certification examination.
  • Certificate of completion.
  • Space is limited, so we advise registering as soon as possible to secure your participation.

 

DID YOU KNOW...WE CAN COME TO YOU!

  • You can bring this program on-site for your team or virtually through Zoom. It will lay the groundwork for success, provide a common framework and language as well as incorporate your organizational challenges. Contact Program Coordinator, Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu to discuss how you can multiply the benefits of MSU programs and save money by bringing this and other programs to you.

 

CONTACT US

  • We would be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this training program. At this time, we are currently working remotely. Please contact Program Coordinator, Kristi White at whitekr@msu.edu.