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Villanova University offers an intensive program held over five designated Saturdays which is designed primarily for individuals seeking certification as a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®) featuring the SHRM Global Learning System®, the new standard for Global HR. This course is offered in full partnership with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM ) and various local SHRM chapters in the Greater Philadelphia region.
HR has changed in the past decade, expanding across borders, cultures and economies. HR professionals earning an HR Certification Institute’s Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®) certification will be prepared to assume responsibilities beyond U.S. regulations – and possess the capability to develop global and cross-border HR Policies. Earning your GPHR® certification shows that you have demonstrated mastery of the international HR body of knowledge and have accepted the challenge to stay informed of new developments in the international HR field.
The course helps prepare participants for the HR Certification Institute's national examination for the Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®). Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive the certificate in Global Professional Human Resource Management from Villanova University, along with 3.0 Continuing Education Units. For those taking the course for recertification purposes, successful completion will result in the awarding of 30 HR recertification credit hours.
By attending our course, you will develop new knowledge and skills that will improve your workplace effectiveness immediately. You will:
With our blended approach, you’ll learn from printed workbooks, software, online tools and a dynamic classroom experience.
Five printed modules each include a comprehensive book that details key terms, leading principles and practical examples, and contains a number of charts and checklists that can be quickly accessed and learned.
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Strategic HR Management
Learn how to develop global HR strategies to support the organization’s short- and long-term business goals and corporate values.
Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility
Learn about the development, implementation, and evaluation of global staffing strategies to support organizational objectives in a culturally and contextually appropriate manner. This includes the recruitment, hiring, preparation, and global mobility of employees to meet business needs.
Global Compensation and Benefits
Learn about the establishment and ongoing assessment of a global compensation strategy, including remuneration, benefits, and perquisite programs aligned with the company’s business objectives.
Organizational Effectiveness and Talent Development
Learn about the design, implementation, and enrichment of organizational structures, programs, and processes to effectively develop and engage a global workforce aligned with the organization’s business needs, culture, and values.
Workforce Relations and Risk Management
Learn about the establishment of processes and practices that protect or enhance organizational value by managing risk and addressing employee rights and needs on a global basis. International, supranational, national labor-related standards and laws with which global HR must ensure compliance as they relate to:
HR professionals with at least two years of exempt-level (professional) experience who:
Certification Examination Eligibility Requirements
GPHR Eligibility: 2 years of demonstrated global professional HR experience with a Master's degree or higher; 3 years of demonstrated professional HR experience (with 2 of the 3 being global HR experience) with a Bachelor's degree; 4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience (with 2 of the 4 being global HR experience) with less than a Bachelor's degree. Testing is offered at more than 250 Thomson Prometric testing centers in the U.S. and Canada, and 116 internationally. Please visit www.HRCI.org to learn more about testing windows, deadlines, exam fees and how to apply for the exam.
For information concerning SHRM membership visit their website or phone (800) 283-7476, option #3.
For information concerning certification, visit the HR Certification Institute website or phone (866) 898-4724
December 2012 HR Certification Institute Test Dates
Registration Deadline - 10/5/12
Late Registration Deadline - 11/9/12
HR Certification Institute Test Date Window - 12/1/12 - 12/31/12
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Angela Francesco, JD, SPHR, GPHR, Consultant; Instructor, The Wharton School and Villanova University.
Donna Torelli, MBA, SPHR, GPHR, Vice President & Executive Director Human Resources, Greene, Tweed & Co.
A course investment of $1600 for SHRM National members, and $1700 for non-members includes the SHRM Global Learning System® print modules, online learning software and access to the online Resource Center, instructor handouts, mastery tests and 30 hours of classroom instruction. Classes include continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments.