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Human Resources Management: Fostering an Inclusive and Equitable Culture Certificate

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Enhance your HR Management skills in 8 weeks

The new Emory Human Resources Management: Fostering an Inclusive and Equitable Culture Certificate program is designed for those who are new to the human resources profession or are looking for an effective way to boost HR management skills and knowledge. We utilize SHRM Essentials of Human Resources Management materials as the foundation for our program -- developed by leading HR experts and legal counsel – to cover a multitude of HR topics in a streamlined, hybrid format. In addition to the SHRM materials, students will also cover important topics like SMART goals, risk in the workplace, HR systems and technology, leading inclusively and equitably, and supporting a remote workforce.

Emory Continuing Education is an HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute) Approved Provider.

Note: Materials are included in tuition for this program. Students will be granted online access at the start of the course. 

Previously titled: Essentials of Human Resources Management

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Career Outlook

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Learner Outcomes

After successfully completing this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the human resources function in an organization and that of the HR practitioner
  • Obtain the latest knowledge of HR laws and acquire diverse strategies for risk management in the workplace
  • Effectively and fairly: interview, recruit, retain, and develop employees
  • Ensure quality performance measures and assessment processes for employees
  • Discover various types of compensation and pay for performance programs as well as benefit programs and government-mandated benefits
  • Achieve measurable employee development and retention goals
  • Describe the elements of a workplace that values diversity, equality, equity and inclusion
  • Apply software tools and tips for the most efficient execution of HR practices
  • Develop a personal action plan

Certificate Requirements

To receive the certificate, students must:

  • Attend at least 80% of live instructor-led class sessions
  • Complete program assignments, presentation, and pass the SHRM Essentials exam
  • Complete three self-paced modules

Certificate overview

8 weeks


Time commitment
38 hours


The following types of students will benefit from this program:

  • Professionals seeking career advancement
  • Workers in supporting HR roles who want deeper knowledge
  • Managers who want to learn more about HR practices
  • Individuals looking to enter the HR field

Program Topics

What will be covered:

  • Employment law
  • Talent acquisition
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Performance management
  • SMART goals
  • Employee learning and development
  • SHRM test review and presentation
  • Risk in the workplace
  • HR systems and technology
  • Leading inclusively and equitably
  • Supporting a remote workforce