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Human Resources Certificate Program

Human Resources Certificate Program

This Certificate Program consists of eight 3-hour Workshops following the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) Body of Knowledge.  This Certificate Program is designed for Human Resource employees, shift supervisors, entry-level to mid-level managers, and members of revolving project teams. Participants who complete all eight of these Workshops will earn a Certificate in Human Resource Management as well as 24 SHRM PDC credits.


All Workshops begin at 8:45am until 12 noon and are located at the Cartersville Campus

Full Certificate Program = $599 per person if paid or invoiced in advanced/Individual Workshops $89 per person


Sep 27   Survey of Risk Management

                Joe Frank Harris, Jr., Attorney

  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Legal and Financial Risks
  • Enterprise Risk Management Strategies


Oct 4      Performance Management

                Debra Golymbieski, DG Workplace Solutions, Inc.

  • Aligning Employee Performance with Organizational Goals
  • Fostering a Coaching Culture
  • Addressing Workplace Behavior Issues


Oct 11   Communications in the Workplace

                Christina Brush, Ph.D., Georgia Highlands College

  • Countering Bias in The Workplace
  • Defining Communication Strategies


Oct 18   Employee Recruitment and Retention 

                Cathy Smith, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, TI Automotive

  • Effective Hiring and Interviewing
  • Onboarding Programs
  • Creating Positive Working Relationships



Oct 25   Effective Job Descriptions

                Renee Lamb, Director HR, Quest Global

  • Job Evaluations to Job Descriptions
  • How to Write Effective Job Descriptions
  • ADA Compliant Job Descriptions


Nov 1    Employment Law & Regulations

                C. R. Wright, Partner, Fisher & Phillips

  • NLRB Updates
  • Update: SCOTUS Recent Rulings
  • Immigration Law Updates


Nov 8    Ethical Practice at Work

                Sarah Lampkin, Workplace Ethics & Compliance, Southern Company

  • Developing a Compliance and Ethics Program
  • Investigating Workplace Matters


Nov 15  Strategic Human Resources Management

                Donna Tempelman, SHRM-CP, HR Business Consultant, Southern Company

  • Consulting Skills for the HR Professional
  • Creating Business Acumen
  • Building Consensus and Value       


Georgia Highlands College is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 24 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

For further information on any class or to register, please call

678-872-8240 or E-mail

Georgia Highlands College

The University System of Georgia

Rome, Cartersville, Acworth, Dallas, Douglasville and Marietta, Georgia

  • AA/EE/EEO Institution    ADA