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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

In this post-Covid era, companies are facing huge challenges like the ‘great resignation' and 'quiet quitting'. Highly qualified and skilled HR professionals are essential for companies to maneuver these challenges and foster a healthy culture in their organizations. Successfully navigating complex HR laws and current regulations regarding compensation, employment law, recruitment, benefits, risk management and more requires significant expertise.

Our 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 Resource Management materials -- developed by leading HR experts and legal counsel – to cover a multitude of HR topics in a streamlined, hybrid format. In addition to instructor-led class sessions, students will also complete several self-paced modules related to performance management, SMART goals, and supporting a remote workforce.

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

Note: Books are included in tuition for this program but may take 3-5 business days for shipping. Register early to avoid delays. 

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Join the reveal of the new Emory HR Management certicate and get a 10% tuition discount. Register for the September 12, 2022 reveal session below.

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Program outline

What will be covered:

  • Human resource managemen
  • Employment law
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Performance management
  • SMART goals
  • Employee development
  • SHRM test review, presentation, and assignment
  • Risk in the workplace
  • HR systems and technology
  • Leading inclusively and equitably
  • Building and supporting a remote workforce

Program objectives

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


How to register with a deposit

In your cart, you will see an area labeled "Deposit Payment Option". Simply check "Pay Deposit" and then choose "Checkout".

How Do Deposits Work?

You will be required to put down an $1150 deposit. The remaining balance of $1145 is due no more than 15 days after the course start date.

If you are registering with a discount and a deposit, the discount will be reflected on your second payment. You must still put down the deposit amount noted above to reserve your spot.

If full payment for a course is not received, you will be dropped from that course and removed from the roster.


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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


It is recommended that students have already earned a bachelor's degree or possess equivalent professional work experience.

Certificate overview

8 weeks


Time commitment
38 hours

Next Steps

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