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CCSU is proud to be an exclusive university partner with SHRM to offer SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) certification preparation courses and the SHRM Essentials course. HR professionals are facing new and larger challenges each day in part to a changing workforce, shifting legislation and regulations and an ever-evolving landscape. The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are the most globally-recognized HR certifications and ensure you are ready to tackle the new challenges.

We are also proud to partner with the local chapter of SHRM, the Human Resources Association of Central Connecticut (HRACC) to offer the Human Resources Professional Certificate.

Continuing Education has been offering our classes online when we can. We will continue to offer bring many of our classes to you online and will keep you updated when we can offer our classes on our campus.

Human Resources Programs

The Diversity Essentials Bootcamp will explore diversity and inclusion from a leadership perspective. Designed as a “hands on” workshop, the camp will challenge participants to roll up their sleeves, dive deep and begin designing the elements of a powerful and integrated D&I strategy for their organization. 15 SHRM PDCs will be offered at the completion of the course.

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An inclusive organization is one that’s able to leverage diversity of skills, experience and perspectives in a way that enables everyone to give their best and delivers competitive advantage. Come learn in an inclusive online environment and meet people you would otherwise never know! 12 SHRM PDCs will be offered at the completion of the course.

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In Partnership with the Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut (HRACC) The Human Resources (HR) Professional Certificate consists of six comprehensive classes that offer a detailed overview of the Human Resources functions.  All six classes are required to complete the certificate.   You can register for all six here, or for each class separately in separate options.

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Learn how Employee Benefits attract, retain, and motivate people, why sometimes they do not deliver as expected, and what to do about it.

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In this capstone course, students apply newly learned human resource skills towards solving real-life HR problems. Open only to those who have completed the first five courses or former graduates of the HR Management Certificate Program.

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This course will give you an overview of strategy, theory and practice of total compensation (cash and equity.)

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Focus on the legal aspects within HR Management including discrimination laws, Family and Medical Leave Acts, drugs and alcohol in the workplace, COBRA and ERISA, and positive labor relations laws.

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Learn the keys to effective training and development efforts. Understand the value of aligning training strategy to organizational mission, vision, and goals.

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Learn the most effective and efficient techniques in attracting successful employees to your organization.

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**SHRM Books are included in this course. Opened books cannot be returned.** CCSU offers you the opportunity to earn your SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®), one of the most sought after certifications. Build your network with fellow HR professionals as you prepare and grow your career. Our SHRM course includes SHRM Workbooks, access to the SHRM Online Learning portal with additional study materials and actual certification tests used from prior years.

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The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers the topics you need to meet key HR challenges that are relevant to you and your company.  If you are a supervisor or manager and you want an overview this is a great class. If you are a small business owner or the manager of a small department this is a great class for you.

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