SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP® )

As the largest producer of certified HR professionals in Texas, Rice University is proud to be a SHRM exclusive premiere university partner. For more than two decades, Rice University has successfully helped HR management professionals prepare for certification exams — with pass rates that have consistently exceeded the national average.

HR professionals who develop strategies, lead the HR function, foster influence in the community, analyze performance metrics and align HR strategies to organizational goals should take the SHRM-SCP exam. Rice University is proud to be one of SHRM's exclusive premiere University partners to offer SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification preparation courses. The SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP are among the first globally-recognized HR certifications that focus on teaching and testing the practical, real-life information HR professionals need to excel in their careers today, including knowledge, skills and behavioral competencies. The future of HR is SHRM certified.

Course Co-Sponsors: Society for Human Resource ManagementHR HoustonBay Area Human Resource Management Association (BAHRMA) and Montgomery County SHRM (MC-SHRM)

 

Details

Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
PHRD1500.F17.1 Joe Flores, Deborah Manning, Kathleen M. Fenninger On-campus 6-9 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017
PHRD1500.F17.2 Paula H. Harvey On-campus 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017
PHRD3500.F17.1 Jim Kane, Deborah Manning Online 6-9 p.m. Central time Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Joe Flores, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, - SHRM-CP Instructor - is a director of talent acquisition at Service Corporation International, North America's leading provider of deathcare products and services, where he provides strategic operational leadership for corporate and sales recruiting programs. Mr. Flores holds a M.A. in history and a B.A. in special education from the University of Houston. He is an active member of SHRM, a certified personnel consultant with more than 20 years employment management experience including sourcing and recruitment strategies, labor and employee relations and strategic workforce planning.

Deborah Manning, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, - SHRM-SCP Instructor - is a senior leadership recruiter for the Seller Services Division for Amazon, the largest Internet-based retailer in the world. She works closely with corporate  clients to provide a strategic approach of finding top talent for each organizational leader. Ms. Manning has a combined 22 years of corporate and executive search experience in talent acquisition processes. She has an additional 15 years of experience as a HR generalist and has worked in the energy, communications and banking industries. Ms Manning also worked for two of the largest hospitals in the Texas Medical Center and found strategic solutions for her clients in workforce planning, recruiting, employee relations, compensation and training development. She holds a B.S. in political science from Alcorn State University.

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. 21, 2017

End Date: Dec. 14, 2017

Schedule: 6-9 p.m.

Length: 12 Thursdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $1,437 (includes the SHRM Learning System)

Early Registration: $1,337 if registering by Aug. 28

CEUs: 3.6

SHRM PDCs: 36

Instructor: Paula H. Harvey

Paula H. Harvey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR -SHRM-CP/SCP Instructor, is the VP of Human Resources for Schulte Business Systems in Hockley, TX. She has worked in the retail, services, construction and manufacturing industries. Mrs. Harvey has 29 years’ experience as a Human Resources generalist. She earned her bachelor's of business administration in International Marketing and Operations Management from the University of Texas at Austin. She has also earned her MBA with a concentration in human resources management from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Using her HR certifications and MBA she teaches several business related topics especially in Human Resources. She is an internationally recognized speaker on global and strategic business issues, and co-authored two books with other HR professionals.  She is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) having served as the SE Membership Advisory Council Representative (MAC), NCSHRM State Director/President and President of Union County HR Association and Charlotte Area SHRM. Currently she is a member of HR Houston and serves on the University Liaison committee. She was awarded the NCSHRM “HR Professional of the Year” and the York County SHRM HR onsultant of the Year awards.

 

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Oct. 07, 2017

End Date: Dec. 16, 2017

Schedule: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Length: Six Saturdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $1,437 (includes the SHRM Learning System)

Early Registration: $1,337 if registering by Aug. 28

CEUs: 3.6

SHRM PDCs: 36

SECTION:

PHRD3500.F17.1

INSTRUCTOR: Jim Kane, Deborah Manning
FORMAT: Online
SCHEDULE: 6-9 p.m. Central time
START DATE: Sept. 20, 2017

Jim Kane, SHRM-SCP, SPHR - SHRM-SCP Instructor - is the director, Strategic HR Solutions for Synovos, where he provides strategic organizational leadership in learning and development and delivers HR solutions to the business. Synovos provides MRO and other integrated services to more than 200 clients across the country and worldwide. Prior to Synovos, Mr. Kane spent 21 years at Villanova University where he served as the director of Continuing Education, associate director, human resources and a long-time instructor for the SHRM Learning System. Mr. Kane also taught Essentials of Human Resources and directed Villanova University’s human resources certification programs. Mr. Kane has held HR leadership roles at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Aqua America, and AON and earned both his bachelor’s and master’s in human resources development at Villanova University. Mr. Kane is an active SHRM member in the Philadelphia area, and volunteers his time to assist those in transition find new opportunities.

 

Deborah Manning, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, - SHRM-SCP Instructor - is a senior leadership recruiter for the Seller Services Division for Amazon, the largest Internet-based retailer in the world. She works closely with corporate  clients to provide a strategic approach of finding top talent for each organizational leader. Ms. Manning has a combined 22 years of corporate and executive search experience in talent acquisition processes. She has an additional 15 years of experience as a HR generalist and has worked in the energy, communications and banking industries. Ms Manning also worked for two of the largest hospitals in the Texas Medical Center and found strategic solutions for her clients in workforce planning, recruiting, employee relations, compensation and training development. She holds a B.S. in political science from Alcorn State University.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Sept. 20, 2017

End Date: Dec. 13, 2017

Schedule: 6-9 p.m. Central time

Length: 12 Wednesdays (no class Nov.22)

Fee: $1,437 (includes the SHRM Learning System)

Early Registration: $1,337 if registering by Aug. 28

SHRM PDCs: 36

CEUs: 3.6

Who should enroll?

  • HR and benefit professionals currently practicing in the field
  • Recruiting and training professionals
  • Employees with management responsibilities
  • HR professionals planning to take the prestigious SHRM-SCP exam

 

The SHRM-SCP certification is a great choice for HR professionals who want to:

  • Increase their knowledge
  • Advance their skills
  • Earn recognition from the global community

 

Why choose an online course?

  • Offered entirely online
  • Live instruction
  • Class recordings are made available in video (MP4) format

 

 

 

The SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP includes five modules covering the comprehensive SHRM BoCK so you'll learn everything you need for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.

HR Competencies

  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Relationship Management
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Communication

People

  • Talent Acquisition & Retention
  • Employee Engagement
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards

Organization

  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Technology & Data

Workplace

  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. only)

SHRM-SCP Exam Structure

  • Computer-based experience
  • 4 hours to complete
  • 180 questions (90 knowledge/60 situational judgment/30 field test items*

*Exam fee is not included in fee. It is a separate registration for the exam through SHRM. Exam applications for the winter window will be accepted starting on May 15, 2017. 

Eligibility Requirements

If you have less than a bachelor's degree:

  • HR-related degree: Six years in a HR role
  • Non-HR related degree: Seven years in HR role

If you have a bachelor's degree:

  • HR-related degree: Four years in an HR role 
  • Non-HR related degree: Five years in HR role

If you have a graduate degree:

  • HR-related degree: Three years in HR role
  • Non-HR related degree: Four Years year in HR role

A SHRM-CP credential holder is eligible to sit for the SHRM-SCP exam after successful completion of one three-year SHRM-CP recertification cycle. 

Notes:

  • Applicants must show that they have worked in an HR role for more than 1,000 hours within a calendar year, which equates to 1 year of experience
  • HR experience may be in an HR exempt or nonexempt capacity
  • Applicants with a graduate degree (or global equivalency) in HR must currently be employed in an HR role
  • HR experience may be classified directly, as working in an HR role, or indirectly, by consulting, educating or researching HR practices linked specifically to human resource management
  • SHRM membership is not required

Test Windows and Registration Dates

Winter Window: December 1, 2017-February 15, 2018
Applications accepted for winter window starting: May 15, 2017
Application Deadline: October 20, 2017
Late Application Deadline: November 10, 2017

Certification Cycle

All credentials are valid for three years. Recertification is required every three years through demonstrated professional development (preferred method) or retaking the exam.

The certification exam fee and registration information is not included in our program fee. It is separate and offered through SHRM. Visit shrmcertification.org for more information regarding the exam fees. 

Financial Assistance

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

Required Equipment for Online Course

Students in most professional development programs must have access to a computer and the Internet to complete the coursework required to earn the Certificate of Achievement.

Minimum System Requirements for Online Courses

The online courses are delivered through Blackboard Collaborate. Before you get started in a Blackboard Collaborate session, you should ensure that your computer is able to support the needs of the collaboration environment. As a first-time user, to test whether your computer is ready to access Blackboard Collaborate, visit https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant and click on “How do I get started”.

Connecting to Blackboard Ultra

Students in online format courses must have the following:

  • Headset or earbuds with a microphone attached to your computer
  • High-speed Internet connection (Ethernet preferable)
  • Google Chrome or FireFox (versions 49+) installed on your computer*

Blackboard Ultra can be accessed on a mobile device. The Blackboard app is available on iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Join the webinar directly from your session link in Canvas — the app will open automatically. Please be sure to use your earbuds or headphones, as your built-in speakers may cause echoes during the recorded session.

Apple

Android

Kindle Fire

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