Certificate in Human Resources Management

Why You Should Take This Program

To provide human resource professionals with new tools for successful performance.
Villanova University offers a 13 week course utilizing the 2013 SHRM® Learning System. Offered in full partnership with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM®) and various local SHRM chapters, the course prepares students for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) examination, provides HR recertification credit hours, and offers professional development and skill building through classroom participation. 

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Registration for 2013 Summer Session:
Summer Session (July-September)
Villanova University (Villanova)
How to Register

This is our new application for the Summer Session. There is a link below for member or non-member of your SHRM chapter. Each link takes you to an registration that is specific for membership. PLEASE SELECT YOUR LINK CAREFULLY.

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    4. Complete the form.
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Please feel free to contact the Office of Continuing Studies at 610-519-4310 with any questions or join us for the next Online Information Session.
(CRN 12040) Member (CRN 12194) Non-member
Villanova University Campus, 800 Lancaster Avenue
Tuesdays, 6-9pm – July 9 to September 17, 2013
Instructor: Angela Francesco, JD, SPHR
Registration for 2013 Fall Session
Course Start Dates Location
Monday Classes - 9/9/13; 9/16/13
Tuesday Classes - 9/10/13; 9/24/13
Wednesday Classes - 9/11/13; 9/18/13; 10/2/13 
Thursday Classes - 9/12/13
Saturday Classes - 9/28/13

Villanova University; Main Campus, Center City and Northeast Philadelphia, Bucks County, Chester County, Montgomery County, Central Pennsylvania, and Newark, Delaware.
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About the Program

The course helps prepare participants for the HR Certification Institute's national examination for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification. Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive the certificate in Professional Human Resource Management from Villanova University, along with 3.5 Continuing Education Units.

Curriculum for 2013

If you've been planning to earn your (PHR) or (SPHR) designation, now is the time to enroll in Villanova's updated and expanded exam preparation course based on the SHRM Learning System.  The 2013 SHRM Learning System's content has been updated to reflect the new knowledge base including learning modules, test questions, glossary, flash cards, instructor books and slides.  It also reflects a fundamental shift in product focus from print to online software, including mobile access via a smart phone.

Villanova University is a national leader in providing the SHRM Learning System course within an instructor-led and online environment, offering the program in full partnership with SHRM. The curriculum, designed by subject matter experts, covers the 2013 HR Body of Knowledge and includes application exercises that develop specific competencies and decision making skills. Villanova students who have completed this course in the past have consistently bettered the national pass rate! Course materials include six extensive  modules that correspond to the six functional areas, responsibilities, and associated knowledge defined by the HR Certification Institute.

New Mobile Study Tools!
The SHRM Learning System's online study tools are more portable and convenient than ever! Access custom formatted online tests and resources using the browser on your iPhone, Blackberry, Palm Pre, Windows Mobile or Google Android.

The SHRM Learning System® Course Modules

  • Business Management and Strategy
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Human Resource Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management 

Certification Examination Eligibility Requirements

According to the HR Certification Institute, eligibility is as follows:

PHR Eligibility:  4 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor's degree; 2 years of demonstrated professional experience with Bachelor's degree; 1 year of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master's degree or higher.

SPHR Eligibility:  7 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with less than a Bachelor's degree;  5 years of demonstrated professional HR experience with a Bachelor's degree; 4 years demonstrated professional HR experience with a Master's degree or higher.  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, option #4.

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Schedule of Classes
Course Dates Locations
Villanova University
Dates: Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
starting September 12, 2013.
Instructor: James P. McHale, MBA, SPHR, President, Strategic Source, Inc., Instructor, Gwynedd-Mercy College

The Thursday night class is geared for the experienced HR professional preparing for the SPHR exam.
Main Campus
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Directions
Dates: Alternate Saturdays, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM starting September 28, 2013.
(Class Sessions 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23, 12/7)
Instructor: Brian Costello, MS, SPHR, Retired Associate Vice President, Human Resource Operations, Thomas Jefferson University.
Main Campus
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Directions

Instructor: Dates: Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM,  starting October 2, 2013
James Kane, MS, SPHR, Director, Continuing Studies, Villanova University
Main Campus
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Directions

Center City and Northeast Philadelphia
Center City:
Two Locations
KPMG, LLC
Instructor: 
Anita Dombrowski, MBA, SPHR, Head of Compensation and Benefits, EMTEC, Inc.
Dates: Mondays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
starting September 16, 2013.

Towers Watson
Dates: 
Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
starting September 11, 2013.
Instructor: Douglas H. Allen, MS, SPHR, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Cooper University Hospital.
Center City
KPMG, LLC
1601 Market Street
36th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Directions

Towers Watson
Centre Square East
1500 Market Street
26th Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19102

Directions
Northeast:
American Heritage Federal Credit Union
Dates: Thursdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
starting September 12, 2013
Instructor: Susan Warner, JD, SPHR, President/General Counsel, Human Resource Trouble Shooters
Northeast
American Heritage Federal Credit Union
2060 Red Lion Road
Philadelphia, PA  19115

Directions
Bucks County, PA 
Dates: Tuesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
starting September 24, 2013
Instructor:  Richard Handschumacher, SPHR, Retired Employee/Labor Relations Manager, Cooper University Hospital
Fairless Hills
Lower Bucks County Chamber of Commerce
409 Hood Boulevard
Fairless Hills, PA  19030

Directions
Central Pennsylvania
Dates: Mondays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
starting September 9, 2013
Instructors: Kimberly Nash, MBA, SPHR, Director of Human Resources Services, Brown & Brown, Alpha Benefits Division
Harrisburg Area
Brown & Brown, Alpha Benefits Division
Suite 200
600 Wilson Lane
Mechanicsburg, PA   17055 
Directions
Chester County, PA
Dates:Tuesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
starting September 10, 2013.
Instructor: Angela Francesco, JD, SPHR, GPHR, Consultant and Instructor, The Wharton School and Villanova University

Malvern
MEI Group (Corporate Offices)
3222 Phoenixville Pike, Suite 200
Malvern, PA 19355
Directions
Montgomery County, PA
Dates: Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
starting September 11, 2013.
Instructor: Richard Handschumacher, SPHR, Retired Employee/Labor Relations Manager, Cooper University Hospital/Susan Warner, JD, SPHR, President/General Counsel, Human Resource Trouble Shooters


Dates: Mondays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
starting September 9, 2013.
Instructor: Heather H. Gelting, MS, SPHR, President, Hive HR Consulting, LLC

Dresher
Prudential Financial
2101 Welsh Road
Dresher, PA 19025
Directions


Pottstown

Montgomery County Community College
16 High Street
Pottstown, PA  19464
Directions
Delaware
Dates: Wednesdays, 6:00 to 9:00 PM
starting September 18, 2013.
Instructor: Brian Costello, MS, SPHR, Retired Associate Vice President, Human Resource Operations, Thomas Jefferson University.
Newark
JP Morgan Chase
500 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19713
Directions
Bonus Review Session
Spring Dates: Saturday, December 14, 2013
and January 4, 2014
Details: Instructors will supply details.


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Villanova
Villanova Conference Center
601 County Line Road
Radnor, PA 19087
Directions

Course Fees

Fees for all classes, except Saturday classes:
Fees for SHRM National members are $1395, and $1495 for non-members. Registration includes all required readings, workbooks, SPHR Preparation Book, access to the online resource center, and mastery tests. Also includes Saturday Review Sessions (Review Sessions are only available to Villanova course students).  Parking Fees, if applicable, are not included.

Fees for Saturday classes only:
Fees for SHRM National members are $1635, and $1670 for non-members. Registration includes all required readings, workbooks, SPHR Preparation Book, access to the online resource center, mastery tests and Review Session.


* Meal services will be provided for Saturday classes.

Special pricing for corporate on-site programs - contact Continuing Studies at 610.519.4310 for more information oh how Villanova can bring the SHRM Learning System to your organization

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