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 8 workshop days. The workshops include: Foundations of Human Resources; Talent Acquisition & Total Compensation (2-day); Employee Relations; Accident & Workplace Investigations; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; HR Compliance; and Labor Relations & Negotiation. You will be eligible to receive the certificate upon completion of all workshops within a 2-year period.

UW-Superior students can take this certificate for 3 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 / 2-day workshop $298.

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 6 & 8, 2020 | Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
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 & Total Compensation

Date: Talent Acquisition: November 3 & 5, 2020 Total Compensation: November 10 & 12

Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Finding and compensating quality employees can seem daunting, but it doesn't need to be! This two-day workshop will help lay the foundation to building and retaining a valuable workforce. On day one of this workshop, learn how to identify, recruit and retain employees to meet your organization's needs. On day two, learn the crux of compensation and benefits that can help create an effective infrastructure for your business. By the end of this two-day 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 1 & 3, 2020 | Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

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. 

Accident & Workplace Investigations

Date: January 5 & 7, 2021 | Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Are you following best practices to ensure a safe work environment? Do you know when and how to facilitate an investigation? This workshop will guide you through identifying safety and security risks, and finding strategies for prevention. You will also learn the “how to” of investigations and monitoring. 

Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Date: February 2 & 4, 2021 | Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

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 2 & 4, 2021 | Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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. 

Labor Relations & Negotiation

Date: April 6 & 8, 2021 | Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Whether or not you currently work in a unionized environment, questions or concerns are bound to come up. Find out how to develop and evaluate labor strategies, navigate the collective bargaining process, and learn negotiation skills and techniques. 


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


All workshops will be delivered in a virtual format.

Credit seeking students should email