Human Resource Management Certificate

Are you looking to develop a solid foundation in the field of human resources? If so, this certificate is for you! This certificate will help you build a practical base of knowledge in human resources that is beneficial for a variety of positions or professional settings. You will learn the core aspects of human resource management and topics integral to developing a fundamental understanding of the field. You will learn from respected regional experts and network with other HR professionals. *We offer CEUs upon request, and SHRM recertification credits.* 

Certificate Requirements

This certificate is comprised of 7 workshops. The workshops include: Foundations of Human Resources; Talent Acquisition; Total Compensation; Employee Relations (two virtual half days); Performance Management; Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace; and HR Compliance. You will be eligible to receive the certificate upon completion of all workshops within a 2-year period.

Credit-seeking students can take this certificate for three academic credits by enrolling in the course BUS 499 (Section 915), completing the required coursework and attending all workshops. Students must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA in the certificate course (BUS 499, 915).

Certificate Fees

HR Management Certificate: $129/per workshop day + $25 transcript fee.

Individual Workshops (not enrolled in the certificate): 1-day workshop $149

UW-Superior students seeking academic credit will pay tuition in addition to workshop fees. Email for more information on student pricing for workshops. 

Contact Information

For more information on this certificate, please call 715-394-8469 or email

Required Workshops Expand All

Foundations of Human Resources

Date: October 7, 2021 | Time: 8:30am-3:30pm | In-person
Whether you're new to the field or looking to enhance your potential within human resources, this is the place to start! You will gain a practical understanding of core human resource management (HRM) functions and learn how these functions relate to organizational growth and success. Explore the challenges contemporary organizations face as they seek to get the best from their most valuable resource – employees. You will discover ways to add value to your organization and the human resource profession. The workshop topics will provide an overview of concepts explored in greater depth throughout the certificate.


Talent Acquisition

Date: Talent Acquisition: November 4, 2021 | Time: 8:30am-3:30pm | In-person

Finding and compensating quality employees can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be! This workshop will help lay the foundation to building and retaining a valuable workforce. Learn how to identify, recruit and retain employees to meet your organization’s needs.


Total Compensation

Date: November 18, 2021 | Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | In-person

Learn the crux of compensation and benefits that can help create an effective infrastructure for your business. By the end of this workshop, you will develop a working understanding of core terminology and functions and how they relate to organizational growth and success.


Employee Relations

 Dates: December 2 & 9, 2021 | Time: 8:45am-12:00pm | via Zoom

A positive work environment is a key component of workplace satisfaction and organizational success. This workshop will give you some essential steps to achieving it by learning the importance of clear and frequent communication; the 3-question, one-on-one meeting for beginning and maintaining positive employee relations; and identifying strategies to improving on-the-job attitudes. You will also learn effective performance management practices (i.e. performance evaluation, corrective action, progressive discipline, coaching) that can help your employees succeed. 


Performance Management

Date: January 6, 2022 | Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | In-person

Performance appraisal is a crucial component of human resource functions. An effective performance review can accomplish multiple objectives, such as providing employees with clear feedback and reinforcing the work behaviors that are creating value while clarifying any behaviors that need to change. This workshop will provide you with key elements to consider as you design your appraisal system. 

What you will learn: 

· Recognize and overcome barriers to doing performance appraisals 

· Effectively prepare written performance appraisals and performance improvement plans for employees 

· Conduct effective face-to-face performance discussions with employees

Who should attend: HR professionals; all managers and supervisors responsible for evaluating employee performance, giving feedback and setting goals for future performance.


Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Date: February 3, 2022 | Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | In-person

Creating an inclusive work environment is essential in today's world, best practice in HR, and a key component of successful organizations! This training will walk you through the core concepts and strategies related to diversity and inclusion that all HR professionals should know. 


HR Compliance

Date: March 3, 2022 | Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | In-person

Do you know the essentials of regulatory compliance? Let us break it down for you! This workshop will review the compliance considerations in the pre-hire, hire, administration, and termination phases of employment.  Gain knowledge of applicable state and federal legislation in addition to liability and compliance risk management strategies. You'll learn how to respond to and manage compliance audits conducted by governmental regulatory agencies and the steps to conduct a preventative self-audit of compliance practices.  The workshop will also include practical skills in conducting internal investigations and manage employee complaints involving policy violations. 



This program is valid for 46 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.


Workshops will be delivered in-person or by virtual format, check workshop listings for details.

Credit seeking students should email