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SHRM Essentials of HR Management

SHRM Essentials of HR Management


Location: Virginia Beach Ed Center

Dates: Fridays, July 11 & 18, 2014

Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm (30 minute lunch)



Location: ODU Peninsula Higher Ed Center

Dates: Fridays, October 10 & 17, 2014

Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm (30 minute lunch)

Registration Deadline: September 25, 2014

SHRM Member Rate: $499
Course Code: 90012
Non-member Rate: $525
Course Code: 90013

Sharpen your HR skills to face today's HR issues

Human resource issues impact every company in some way. That's why it's important to understand the fundamental issues surrounding HR today.

SHRM, the leading global HR professional organization, has developed the SHRM Essentials of HR Management course, which provides an introductory overview of the human resource function. Whether you are new to HR or HR is one of many roles you fulfill at your company, this program, offered in partnership with SHRM through Old Dominion University's Executive Development Center, covers the key HR topics you need to know.

Small investment in quality training, big payback

Backed by SHRM's track record of providing quality HR training, the SHRM Essentials of HR Management course covers the topics you need to meet key HR challenges that are relevant to you and your company. In less than 20 hours 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 HR Management 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.

Who Should Attend

Designed as a thorough introduction to HR basics, the SHRM Essentials of HR Management 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 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
  • Job seekers who are investigating HR as a new career option or want to enhance their resume with HR skills

Contact the Executive Development Center at (757) 683-4603 or email Charlotte Anders, Executive Programs Manager, canders@odu.edu.

Instructor Bios

Susan Craft, MS, SPHR, GPHR is the principal of Consulting by Design of Princess Anne, Ltd. She consults regularly with executives from a variety of industries and provides coaching, mentoring, and training in the Human Resource field. She regularly presents at conferences, seminars, and workshops regarding Human Resources. She is an adjunct professor for Old Dominion and Saint Leo Universities. Ms. Craft is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and Global Professional in Human Resources by (HRCI) Human Resource Certification Institution. Susan is currently the President of the Virginia Society for Human Resource Management State Council and has served as Treasurer, Special Projects, and State Conference Liaison. Susan has served as president of the Hampton Roads Society for Human Resource Management Board of Directors. In addition she has served on the Hampton Roads Chapter Board in various capacities. Susan is the current Vice Chair for the Eggleston's Board of Directors and chair of their Human Resource committee. For the past eight years she has served as a judge for the Best Place to Work for in Hampton Roads. Susan obtained her under graduate degree in Human Resources Administration from Saint Leo University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. While she was at Saint Leo's she was inducted into the honor society, Delta Epsilon Sigma. From Troy State University she received her Master's degree in Human Resources Management. She is a lifetime member of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.

Stacy Hawkes, SPHR: Stacy Hawks is a Human Professional with over fourteen years experience in the public and private sector. Stacy is the current Certification Director for Virginia SHRM State Council. In addition she has served in various positions on the State Conference committee including the current speaker chair for 2014 conference. She has also served in a leadership role at the local chapter, Hampton Roads SHRM. Stacy has earned the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resource Management Certification. Stacy lends her expertise to various activities including being a judge for the third year for Best Place to Work For in Hampton Roads. In addition she is adjunct faculty for Old Dominion University. Stacy completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Leo University in Human Resources Administration with honors.


In order to conveniently accommodate the participants' travel needs, the same SRHM Essentials course is being offered in two of the ODU off-campus locations. The July session will be held in the ODU Virginia Beach Higher Education Center located in the Princess Anne Academic Village. The October session will be held at ODU Peninsula Higher Education Center located just off I-64 in Hampton. For more information on the Centers' locations and directions, click on the links below:

ODU Virginia Beach

Located in the Princess Anne Academic Village, ODU Virginia Beach brings ODU's rich community of experiences to the heart of Virginia Beach.

ODU Peninsula Center

Conveniently located just off I-64 in Hampton, ODU Peninsula brings world-class education north of the James.