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SHRM Essentials

Build a solid foundation in Human Resources skills with SHRM Essentials.

Developed by leading HR experts, HR practitioners, and legal counsel, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers introductory HR topics in a condensed, easy-to-understand format. The straightforward format ensures that HR concepts can be mastered and applied to real-life situations.

Along with classroom interaction with peers and the instructor, case study exercises threaded throughout the program provide opportunities to practice applying newly acquired HR skills during training prior to using them on the job.

The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources program develops a critical skill path for employees responsible for HR and will meet your company’s future skills and needs. HR training is a long-term investment in growth and development that will pay off when HR missteps are avoided.

Spring 2021

Timeline: Thursday & Friday | Feb 25 & 26 | 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Online/ Virtual  

Investment: $549 when registering before the end of Feb 10, 2021 (Discount available for SRKA Members)

Volume discounts and tuition reimbursement may be available through your employer. Contact us for help pursuing these options.

Included: All materials.

Who can benefit from the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course?

Designed as a thorough introduction to HR basics, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides a solid foundation in human resource management and is effective training across multiple job responsibilities and career paths.

New and junior HR practitioners who need to increase their knowledge base

Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function who want to learn basic HR best practices to avoid costly litigation

New or experienced managers interested in learning more about employee management skills

Representatives selling or supporting HR systems and services

International HR personnel wishing to increase their knowledge of U.S. HR practices

Job seekers who are investigating HR as a new career option or want to enhance their resume with HR skills

Focused training that is time-efficient.

In less than 20 hours of classroom time, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides a complete overview of human resource roles and responsibilities. The course covers real-life HR issues and current topics that are vital for any supervisor or manager to know.

  • Employment law

  • Selecting qualified employees

  • Compensation

  • Orientation and training

  • Performance management

HR training is a long-term investment in growth and development, which is why our course provides a solid foundation in human resource management proven to be effective training across multiple job responsibilities and career paths.

Build a solid foundation in Human Resources skills.

By covering a breadth of practical HR topics, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course provides the knowledge to perform daily tasks. Through this course, you will also:

  • Review key pieces of federal legislation on sexual harassment, age discrimination, and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Gain insights into employee recruitment and selection while avoiding legal pitfalls.
  • Enhance your skills related to total compensation systems, pay increases and incentives, and employee benefits.
  • Increase your knowledge of employee orientation, onboarding, professional development, and training.

About Your Instructor

  • Sheronda Glass

    Sheronda Glass
    Human Resources Director, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

    Sheronda Glass has worked for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside since 2016 and is currently the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources, and Employee Engagement. She is a human resources executive with 25+ years of HR experience having worked in a variety of industries, including healthcare, consumer products/manufacturing, and most recently, K-12 education. She has extensive experience in the areas of HR strategic planning, conflict resolution, performance management, labor relations, and diversity management. She has also worked as a consultant for over six years, consulting in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. She is a certified trainer/facilitator in the areas of conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, performance management, and cultural competency. 

    Sheronda received her Ph.D. in Business Management with a specialization in Human Resources from Capella University. She has taught human resources courses including Performance Management, Introduction to Human Resources Management, and currently teaches Essential Personal Skills for Project Management and Staffing Organizations. She has also achieved the Professional in Human Resources certification awarded from the Society for Human Resources Management and the HR Certification Institute. She is a facilitator for the prep course for SHRM professional certifications and SHRM Essentials for non-HR managers. She is the recipient of the 2018 Milwaukee Business Journal HR Award and the UW System 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award. 


Professional & Continuing Education  |  262-595-3340  |   continuing.ed@uwp.edu

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, program activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact Professional & Continuing Education at least eight weeks in advance at: 262-595-3340 (V), 262-595-2513 (FAX), or email continuing.ed@uwp.edu.

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