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SHRM Essentials


Small Investment in Quality Training, Big Payback

This SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers the topics you need to meet key HR challenges that are relevant to you and your company. In a short amount of training time, you can cover the issues you need to reduce potentially costly lawsuits.

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. You will:

  • Keep up with key federal laws in areas such as total rewards, equal employment opportunity and harassment
  • Improve employee recruitment and selection
  • Increase your knowledge of orientation, onboarding, development and training
  • Understand best practices for employee handbooks
  • Download and use sample templates like employment applications, job descriptions, disciplinary policies and more

This program combines expert instruction with the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources, so you will learn faster and retain more knowledge to accelerate your future in HR.

Why Enroll in Our Course?

Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the curriculum provided in the SHRM Essentials of HR is designed by global subject matter experts and incorporates six key topics from the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK). Our course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining learning materials with expert instruction and peer discussion.

CCSU’s program offers you a strong foundation to advance your business.

Who Should Enroll


Who Should Enroll in this Course?

  • Small business owners or office managers who perform the HR function for their company and business managers 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
  • Administrative or Personnel Assistants who support others in an HR function.




This course is being offered online.

Schedule, Costs & Contact

This course is online.


April 6, 13, 20

9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Contact:  Judy Ratcliffe; 860-832-2276;



Mr. Ray T. LaManna, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Ray LaManna is currently the owner of his own human resources consulting firm, specializing in employee relations, training and coaching. In addition, he is Professor of Management and Deputy Chair of the Management Department at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, City University of New York where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in strategic management and human resources. Mr. LaManna has extensive experience in the human resources field. Prior to establishing his own firm, Ray held positions as Director of Human Resources at the Parish of Trinity Church on Wall Street, Human Resources Director of Integrated Resources Inc., a diversified financial services firm, where he was responsible for all employee relations, recruitment and compensation functions as well as HR positions at Wells Fargo Bank and JP Morgan Chase.

Ray is also a member of the graduate faculty of the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College, where he teaches graduate courses in organizational theory, human resources, change management and employee relations.

Ray holds advanced degrees in theology, psychology and adult education (from Teachers College/Columbia University).

Ray has also been actively involved in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as national chairperson of the Management Practices committee. He was also national Subject Matter Expert in Business Management & Strategy. He has spoken at the HR/NY monthly meetings and SHRM regional seminars on HR and management issues and holds life certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

Ray’s consulting clients include: Cass Hotel, The Plaza Hotel, NOBU Restaurants, Inc., Buffalo Wild Wings, Brooklyn/Queens Catholic Charities, Syska Hennessy Engineering Group, Pisacano Eye Surgery, Rusk Renovations and Covenant House.