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Online and Onsite Course Delivery. Please note that many of our courses are available for both online and onsite delivery. Additionally, you'll find biographical information about IPMA-HR's professional trainers on the Meet the Trainers page.

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2017 Apr. 11th 12:00am
Ends: Aug. 15th

🏠📌 Public Sector HR Essentials Program

🏠📌 Public Sector HR Essentials Program

Entry-level HR professionals and those new to the public sector | IPMA-CP: 24 recertification points | HRCI: 24 HR (General) recertification credit hours

A foundational course, IPMA-HR's Public Sector HR Essentials program is recommended for entry-level HR professionals and anyone new to the public sector. It is designed to ease the transition of HR professionals from the private sector and to advance their professional development with invaluable expertise and specific strategies for success in the public sector.

This popular program covers all the major areas of a public sector human resources operation, including public sector HR basics, job classification and compensation, recruitment and selection, labor and employee relations, employee benefits, EEO and diversity, and organizational development.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

I recently completed IPMA-HR’s Public Sector HR Essentials Program. To say that I was satisfied with the course would be a severe understatement. I was thoroughly impressed and challenged by the depth of study and knowledge obtained through this course. While I personally do not engage in all of the aspects covered during the course on a daily basis, I was left with a solid foundation of information to support me when I do encounter those areas. The instructor’s commentary was thoughtful and fitting for public sector HR professionals, and the discussion boards provided useful insight into the various challenges we face and methods for addressing those challenges. I highly recommend this program to all persons desirous of a successful career in public sector human resources. Miriam Stuart, Employee Relations Specialist, NYS Teachers' Retirement System

2017 Program Dates

Winter Session: January 19 - May 30 Fall Session: August 23 - December 27   Certificate of Completion: Yes, upon receipt of a cumulative passing score on all exams.   Cost Members: $999
Nonmembers: $1299  
The IPMA-HR Public Sector HR Essentials online program touches all elements of the HR environment. It also demonstrates the relationship of HR in both public and private sectors. After evaluating the program, I decided to encourage my HR staff to enroll and benefit from the comprehensive training and online convenience. Marcia Lowry, Human Resources Manager, SPHR, IPMA-CP, Columbia County, Georgia

Government executives, this is the perfect program to recommend to your frontline and mid-level human resources staff. The expertise, strategies, and expanded professional network they’ll gain will benefit your organization for years to come.

2017 Apr. 6th 12:00am
Ends: Jun. 29th

🏠📌 Developing Competencies for HR Success

🏠📌 Developing Competencies for HR Success

Mid- and Senior-level HR Professionals | IPMA-CP: 12 recertification points | HRCI: 25.75 HR (General) recertification credit hours

Developing Competencies for HR Success is an 11-week, comprehensive leadership course developed to provide mid- to senior-level human resource professionals, committed to working in the public sector, with a foundation for success. This comprehensive training program challenges HR professionals to meet the ever-changing demands of the public sector and prepares you to be a partner in organizational change—ensuring your agency remains relevant for the future.

Position your organization for the future. HR is no longer "just" about recruiting and benefits. Today’s human resources department plays a critical role in the organization’s success. With this course, you'll gain valuable tools and solutions that address the particular needs and demands of the public sector, helping you prepare for your essential role as a partner in organizational change.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Gain expertise in the four major roles of HR: HR expert, business partner, leader, and change agent.
  • Explore in-depth the 20 competencies for success, which include self-assessment, team-building and coaching, dispute resolution, consensus-building, essential communication skills, building trust relationships, and more.
  • Learn new and effective communication techniques.
  • Discover the changes happening within and around public sector HR.
  • Network and share with peers from all over the country.
  • Better serve your agency's leadership with enhanced skills.
  • Improve your current organizational dynamics.
  • Enjoy high-quality training — without the time and expense of travel.
  • Take an important step toward professional certification.
    • This course culminates in a multiple-choice exam that is used to assess your understanding of how the 20 competencies are directly tied to the success of HR professionals. A passing grade on the final exam takes you one step closer toward becoming an IPMA Certified Professional (IPMA-CP).

IPMA-HR leadership courses are specifically designed for the unique needs and environment of public sector human resources professionals. Become a strategic player in your organization!

Certificate of Completion: Yes

Cost

Members: $895
Nonmembers: $1095

2017 Jan. 1st 12:00am

📌 Leveraging the Power of Employee Engagement in Government

📌 Leveraging the Power of Employee Engagement in Government

2 days | Senior-level practitioners and policy makers | IPMA-CP: 3 recertification points

Research tells us that organizations with highly-engaged employees out perform those with low employee engagement. Despite the link to organizational performance, a recent IPMA-HR/ADP/Governing survey on employee engagement found that only 30% of  organizations conduct employee satisfaction surveys.

In this highly-interactive two-part workshop, participants will learn how to develop and improve upon employee engagement strategies with a focus on engagement in the unique environment of government agencies.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Define employee engagement and why it’s important — particularly in the public sector.
  • Discover the unique challenges of managing employee engagement in the public sector and what you can do to improve engagement.
  • Find out how engagement levels compare between the public and private sectors.
  • Learn how to develop an employee engagement process model.
  • Discover best practices for measuring employee engagement and analyzing results.
  • Gain a better understanding of the role of HR in measuring and improving employee engagement.
  • Formulate your strategy for increased employee engagement, including action steps to get you started and to sustain the momentum.

2017 Course Dates

Available onsite only at this time.

Certificate of Completion: Yes

Cost

Members: $450
Nonmembers: $550

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2016 Jan. 1st 12:00am

📌 Understanding the Elements of Human Resources Management: A Roadmap for Non-HR Managers

📌 Understanding the Elements of Human Resources Management: A Roadmap for Non-HR Managers

2 days | Non-HR managers and those new to human resources | IPMA-CP: 6 recertification points

This 2-day course provides non-HR managers with an overview of the contemporary human resource function, including its legal framework and best practices. Front-line managers will be guided through the complete employee life cycle — from pre-recruitment to post-termination — and examine key legislation affecting the employer/employee relationship. Attendees can expect to come away with a roadmap for working effectively with the HR professionals in their organizations.

Ever wonder why the HR staff in your organization advises you the way they do? Are you curious about general HR dos and don’ts? Because of their varying degrees of involvement in HR-related activities, it’s critical that front-line managers in every department understand and operate under the guidance of HR best practices and comply with all relevant employment laws and legislation.

Designed for non-HR managers and supervisors, this course provides attendees with introductory knowledge of the essential elements of employee relation practices and general human resource leadership, management, and communication techniques, including:

  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Employment Recordkeeping
  • Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
  • The Employment Life Cycle
  • Basic Wage and Salary Administration
  • Unemployment, Workers’ Compensation, and Safety & Health
  • Communicating with Employees
  • Employee Training & Development

Understanding the Elements of Human Resource Management is a useful introduction for those who wish to learn and understand more about the role human resource management plays within their organization.

Certificate of Completion: Yes

Cost

Members: $399
Nonmembers: $499

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2017 Mar. 23rd 1:32pm

🏠 Workforce and Succession Planning

🏠 Workforce and Succession Planning

Attend this two day workshop and learn how to move beyond simply filling vacancies as they occur.   Divided into four Modules, this workshop will show you how to develop an effective framework for a viable, effective workforce and succession planning program.