Essentials of Human Resources

Ideal for anyone with management responsibilities as well as for those new to the HR field, this introductory course will cover the basics of hiring, paying, training and evaluating employees. Essentials of Human Resources is recommended as a stepping stone before earning the SHRM-CP or SCP designation.

Managing any organization requires knowledge of the rules and regulations of human resource management. In this course, gain a broad overview of human resources, learn the foundational knowledge about recruiting, hiring, performance mangement, compensation and legal impact; understand the behavioral competencies that improve judgement and decision making; and learn practical experience through tools and resources to improve your job performance. Once you successfully complete the course, earn a Rice Certificate of Achievement. No prior HR experience required.

Details

Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
PHRD1001.F17.1 Kathleen M. Fenninger On-campus 8 a.m.-noon Friday, September 15, 2017
PHRD1001.F17.2 Kathleen M. Fenninger On-campus 8 a.m.-noon Monday, November 13, 2017

Instructor: Kathleen M. Fenninger

Kathleen M. Fenninger, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, - SHRM-CP and Essentials of HR Instructor - has more than 25 years of experience in human resources both as a generalist and an employment specialist, primarily in the energy and financial services industries in Houston and New York City. She has served as president of the Houston Human Resource Management Association and was awarded the Distinguished Professional in Human Resources award in 1998. Ms. Fenninger holds an MBA in organizational behavior and marketing, an M.S. in education and a B.A. in English from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. She has been an instructor for the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies since 1996.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Sept. 15, 2017

End Date: Sept. 22, 2017

Schedule: 8 a.m.-noon

Length: Two Fridays and one Saturday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $649 includes the newly updated SHRM Essentials of Human Resources material

Group Registration: $629 per person

CEUs: 1.2

SHRM PDCs: 14.75

SECTION:

PHRD1001.F17.2

INSTRUCTOR: Kathleen M. Fenninger
FORMAT: On-campus
SCHEDULE: 8 a.m.-noon
START DATE: Nov. 13, 2017

Instructor: Kathleen M. Fenninger

Kathleen M. Fenninger, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, - SHRM-CP and Essentials of HR Instructor - has more than 25 years of experience in human resources both as a generalist and an employment specialist, primarily in the energy and financial services industries in Houston and New York City. She has served as president of the Houston Human Resource Management Association and was awarded the Distinguished Professional in Human Resources award in 1998. Ms. Fenninger holds an MBA in organizational behavior and marketing, an M.S. in education and a B.A. in English from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. She has been an instructor for the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies since 1996.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Nov. 13, 2017

End Date: Nov. 18, 2017

Schedule: 8 a.m.-noon

Length: One Monday, One Friday and One Saturday

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $649 includes the newly updated SHRM Essentials of Human Resources material

Group Registration: $629 per person

CEUs: 1.2

SHRM PDCs: 14.75

  • Anyone new to HR
  • Employees who have HR responsibilities as part of their job description
  • Individuals who want to expand their HR knowledge
  • HR professionals who need recertification credits
  • Those seeking a stepping stone before earning the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP designation

Continuing Education Hours Include

  • Approved by HR Certification Institute for 12.25 hours of HR (General) recertification credit towards PHR and SPHR recertification requirements
  • Approved by SHRM for 14.75 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification requirements

Two sections of the same course are available as options. This is not a two-part course.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance information can be found on Rice Financial Aid's Visiting and Continuing Education Students page.

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