Executive Certificate in Human Resource Management
This comprehensive hybrid certificate program introduces human resource leaders to the skills needed to manage critical HR functions on a daily basis and avoid legal pitfalls. Participants will learn how to find the right applicants, conduct useful and proper interviews, create job descriptions, develop a performance review process, and evaluate compensation. This program will engage and prepare participants on best practices to create employee handbooks, conduct employee investigations, employee conflict resolution, create a positive work environment, and increasing employee satisfaction. The interactive live-virtual sessions in addition to online modules will help participants learn from experts and tie the online lessons to real-life practices such as developing corrective action procedures and terminating employment while staying legal and compliant.
Per person: $699
Date: May 6, 13, 20, 27 & June 10
Time: 6 PM - 8 PM
In-class sessions will be shifted to a virtual live session during the current COVID-19 situation and until the safe distancing protocols have been lifted.
Note: Qualifying candidates may apply for a private loan to cover the registration fee via private loans. Once you identify the private loan that best meets your needs, please use UTRGV’s School Code: 00359902. In addition, please note that the requested loan amount you indicate in the application cannot exceed the open enrollment course fee displayed on our website. Please note that the private loan request amount cannot be less than $500.00. Depending on the loan provider, additional service charges may apply.
Introductory Live Virtual Session / Ask the Expert Session 1
- An effective human resource management strategy is a valuable asset to any company, but those running small businesses often cannot justify designating a full-time HR professional to manage employee relations, compensation, policy-making, performance management, and employee appraisals. This suite of courses will teach you the basics of managing the benefits and policies that support an effective staff. What does an employer need to know about anti-discrimination regulations? What are the key aspects of pay policies? How can employers avoid the traps of the employee selection process? In this suite of courses, you will discover the answers to these and other important questions. Each 3 to 5-hour, self-paced course offers an assortment of interactive exercises, videos, selected readings, case studies, and self-assessments that will engage you and structure your learning about human resource management.
Interactive Live-Virtual Session / Ask the Expert Session 2
Compensation and Benefits
- In this course, you will consider the many issues surrounding the key aspects of pay policy: legal requirements, pay equity within an organization, competitive pay within the relevant industry, how and when to grant raises, and different ways payment can be structured.
Data and Human Resource Management
- Big data and data analytics are changing how businesses run and managers do their jobs. In this course, you will explore how human resource managers use data to provide better support to the employees they manage and to contribute to the strategic practices of their organizations. You will learn about different kinds of data and analyses, and you will consider how data collection and organization may factor in problem-solving processes. We will also review issues pertaining to data collection and employee privacy and confidentiality.
Interactive Live-Virtual Session / Ask the Expert Session 3
- Hiring the right staff for the job can make or break. In this introductory-level course, you will learn about the process of selecting the best candidate from a large, diverse pool of high-quality applicants. Based on D. Quinn Mills' book, Principles of Human Resource Management, the course discusses how to conduct an effective job interview, asking questions that elicit relevant information, and avoiding questions that might be seen as discriminatory. You will also consider how to discover more about a candidate through the use of reference checks, background checks, and testing. Earn SHRM and HRCI credit as you develop your understanding of this critical human resources element.
Equal Employment Opportunity
- Equal Employment Opportunity is an important concept for HR managers, employees, and job applicants to understand. In this introductory-level course, you will learn about many of the major employment laws, Equal Opportunity issues, and the anti-discriminatory regulations employers must be aware of in hiring, promoting, and firing employees. Earn SHRM and HRCI credit while learning about this important topic in human resources management.
Introduction to Human Resource Management
- Introduction to Human Resource Management Human Resource Management includes the vital tasks of recruiting, screening, interviewing, training, appraising, disciplining, rewarding, and developing the employee—both for business and non-profit enterprises.
- Since all managers (especially line managers) have HR responsibilities, it is important that they have an understanding of the key concepts of this increasingly important function, especially since many decisions they make about employees have possible legal ramifications.
- The course draws on material from Harvard Business School professor D. Quinn Mills' book, Principles of Human Resource Management.
Interactive Live-Virtual Session / Ask the Expert Session 4
- In its broadest sense, "performance management" is what every good manager does every day: makes sure employees know what they need to do to achieve the organization's goals, checks to make sure the employees are doing those things, praises employees for doing the right things, and uses constructive criticism when that is not the case. A formal performance management system simply makes sure all those management tasks get done consistently across an organization. This introductory-level course considers these varied elements of performance management. Earn SHRM and HRCI credit while mastering these important elements of human resource management.
Talent Management and Career Development
- Drawing on material from Harvard Business School professor D. Quinn Mills' book, Principles of Human Resource Management, this course covers the challenges and issues that organizations face in developing and retaining their employees.
Closing Interactive Live-Virtual Session / Ask the Expert Session 5
Presentations & Discussion
- This last module will serve as a wrap-up for the entire course and offer you the opportunity to present and highlight key elements of your improved organization plan. You will hear different presentations about budgeting plans, fundraising plans, marketing plans, or strategic plans and have the opportunity to collaborate with other field experts.
Dr. Garza is a proud native resident of South Texas and a lifelong learner who brings leadership industry experience in human resources, health care administration, telecommunications, and workforce development.
He earned his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from Texas &M University. He currently serves as a faculty member in the Management Department at UTRGV College of Business Administration & Entrepreneurship where he researches and teaches graduate-level courses in Leadership and Human Resources. Additionally, he serves in the UTRGV Office of Human Resources as the Director of Organization Development.
He currently serves as the principal owner of the Human Resource Development Institute (HRDI) where he collaboratively supports New HR Managers, HR Departments of 1 and In House HR Teams. He is also the founder of the Texas Education Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides workforce preparedness training in HR Generalists and Customer Service Representatives occupations.