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Human Resources - SHRM Courses

Human Resources - SHRM Courses

Human Resource (HR)  management training to the Lane County area is provided through a partnership with the Society For Human Resource Management, Lane SBDC, and Employer Training Services (ETS).  Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see full course descriptions.

For program information contact Dennis Carr at 541.463.5585 or

For registration information contact 541.463.6200 or

SHRM–CP and SHRM–SCP Test Preparation Course

 Course Registration Number (CRN):

Schedule Details:   Day:
Start Date:     End Date:
Instructor(s): Dennis Carr, M.S.I.R./SPHR, Chief Human Resource Officer, Lane Community College
Hours: 36
Location: LCC Main , 4000 E. 30th Avenue, Eugene, Building 02, Room 211


Class Notes:

Class size is limited and offers 36 hours of study, plus one Saturday, 6-hour sample test session with the instructor. You will receive 3.5 CEUs from Lane and a certificate of achievement from SHRM.

Contact Dennis Carr, 541.463.5585 or for program information.

Call the Lane SBDC at 541.463.6200 or email to reserve your space. 

Registrations received after September 11, 2015 will be assessed a $50 late fee.


23512 - $1304* Standard registration - Materials provided.

23514 - $1142* Current SHRM® members and quailfied 501(c)(3) nonprofit or charitable organizations, and currently enrolled students, proof of enrollment is required. Materials provided.


2015 Edition of the SHRM Learning System® with web tests and online tools to enhance your learning experience.  

This course of study will not guarantee or assure success on the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM exam.

SHRM–CP and SHRM–SCP Test Preparation Course

Quality Preparation is the Key to Success

The program focuses on the body of competency and knowledge; helps you assess your competency level; refreshes areas you may not currently be practicing. Periodic progress checks and homework exercises include sample questions to reinforce classroom sessions and topics that may appear on the certification exam. A recent study showed HR certified individuals are more marketable in their careers, serve in higher level job positions and enjoy a higher level of credibility.*  It also reported that employers believe certification demonstrates an employee’s commitment to the HR profession, adds validity and credibility to the department, assures current and up-to-date knowledge and provides opportunities for development.

This professional development program is designed for business owners, managers, or human resource professionals

  • Seeking continuing professional development and a broad overview of the field
  • Preparing to take the SHRM - Certified ProfessionalSM (SHRM-CP) or SHRM -Senior Certified ProfessionalSM (SHRM-SCP) certification examinations administered by SHRM

The Course uses the SHRM Learning System® which is updated with current HR policies and legislation. As a professional development tool, the Learning System can increase a participant’s knowledge of the field of human resources and provide current reference of HR practices. As a certification preparation tool, the Learning System has a measurable track record of success for those qualified to sit for the exam.

By enrolling in this course, you’ll benefit from

Experienced instructors present the SHRM Learning System® materials in an easy-to-understand format.

  • Training close to home.
  • A structured learning environment to keep you on schedule.
  • Opportunity to build your peer network.
  • Course fees often qualify for tuition reimbursement.
  • 3.5 continuing education units (CEUs) for successful completion of the course.

The course investment includes all course materials but does not cover registration for the SHRM--CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM examinations.

Course content

The SHRM Learning System® course features printed workbooks, over 1,500 test questions, an Online Resource Center, an interactive case study, and the SHRM-SCPSM Preparation Book, designed especially for SHRM-SCPSM candidates.

What will you learn?

The key to the success of the SHRM-CPSM/SHRM-SCPSM certification and the SHRM Learning System® is the relevance of the content to the needs of today’s HR professionals. The SHRM Learning System® teaches the following five modules covering SHRM's BOCK - Body of Competency and Knowledge.

     HR Competencies

  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Relationship Management
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Communication


  • Talent Acquisition & Retention
  • Employee Engagement
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards


  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Technology & Data


  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. Only)


  • Business & HR Strategy


Course participants will also receive the SHRM-SCPSM Preparation Book specifically designed for SHRM-SCPSM candidates.

The SHRM Learning System® provides the most comprehensive and effective SHRM-CP™/SHRM-SCP™ training program through a blended format of printed workbooks and web-based study tools.  This easy-to-use system includes three key elements:

1.    Printed workbooks

  • Five print modules teach the body of knowledge tested in SHRM-CPSM and SHRM-SCPSM exams.
  • Printed glossary of terms and subject index provided for each module.
  • Easy-to-identify icons highlight key content and links to additional resources.
  • SHRM-SCPSM Preparation Book specifically designed for SHRM-SCPSM candidates.

2.   Online tools with mobile access

  • Practice Tests
  • Assessment Test to gauge current knowledge.
  • Module-specific tests to check mastery of key topics
  • Post-test that mirrors the HR Certification exam to increase test taking confidence
  • Flashcards
  • Over 750 covering all six modules
  • Glossary
  • Comprehensive reference for easy reference online or while reading the materials
  • Smart Study Tool
  • Features real-life scenarios and questions to apply concepts

3.    Resource Center

  • HR Updates highlighting up-to-date legislative changes and new HR developments
  • Ask The Expert feature for individualized follow-up questions
  • Links to key HR information cited in the modules
  • Feedback feature

New “Plan to Pass” tool

Setting a realistic study plan is critical to your success. SHRM® has created a valuable tool called “Smart Study Tool” that guides your studies. It takes your score from the pretest (included in the SHRM Learning System®) factors in your level of HR experience and creates a study plan based on areas that require the most attention. You can also track your progress as you study to ensure you’re reaching your goals.

Investing in Yourself

When you complete this course, you’ll be prepared to take the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM exam with confidence.

When asked if certification was worth the cost and effort, HR professionals, on average, attributed a personal ROI of 253% to personal certification. Over one-third believed the benefits were worth more than five times the cost, suggesting an ROI of 476%!*

In addition to certification preparation, the SHRM Learning System® helps participants develop a generalist point of view, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core competencies and increase productivity. Long after completing the course, Learning System materials will serve as a valuable day-to-day operations manual, providing answers to a wide range of HR challenges.

It’s time to invest in yourself and your career by becoming HR certified. Our preparation course will keep you on track and enhance your learning and experience.

Certification information

If you have any further questions regarding the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM  exams or course information, please contact Dennis Carr at or 541.463.5585.

Offered in partnership with the Society For Human Resource Management, Lane SBDC and Lane Community College Employer Training Services (ETS).

Interested in this class?
Click here to view registration options.
Or contact us for more information.

Human Resource Essentials®

 Course Registration Number (CRN):

Schedule Details:   Day:
Start Date:     End Date:
Instructor(s): Dennis Carr, M.S.I.R./SPHR, Chief Human Resource Officer, Lane Community College
Hours: 15
Location: LCC Main Campus, 4000 East 30th Avenue, Eugene, Building TBA, Room TBA


Class Notes:

The course is made up of 5 classes of 3 hours each (15 hrs).  Class is limited to the first 24 students.

You will receive 1.5 CEUs from Lane or 15 PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification hours upon completion and a certificate of achievement from SHRM.

Text: HR Essentials of Human Resource Management materials with web tests and online tools to enhance your learning experience is included in class cost.

For program information contact Dennis Carr by email at Dennis Carr or by phone at 541.463.5585. (If dates are not listed, please contact Dennis Carr for next availability and cost.)

Register online or call the Lane SBDC at 541.463.6200 (when dates are listed).



Human Resource Essentials®

Sharpen fundamental HR skills to face today’s HR issues with the HR Essentials® of Human Resource Management Course

If you want to strengthen your employee management skills, gain valuable on-the-job effectiveness, protect your business from needless litigation, and help advance your career this course is for you.Whether you are new to HR or if HR is one of many roles you fulfill at your company, this program, offered in partnership with SHRM®, through the Lane SBDC covers the key HR topics you need to know. The courses will arm you with practical skills you can immediately apply to the responsibilities of the day-to-day operation of your position.

Build a solid foundation in HR management skills

By covering a breadth of practical HR topics, the course provides the knowledge to perform daily tasks. Through this course you will also:

  • Review key pieces of federal legislation on sexual harassment, age discrimination and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
  • Gain insights into employee recruitment and selection while avoiding legal pitfalls.
  • Enhance your skills related to total compensation systems, pay increases and incentives, and employee benefits.
  • Increase your knowledge of employee orientation, onboarding, professional development, and training.

Small investment in quality training, big payback

Backed by SHRM’s track record of providing quality HR training, the HR Essentials of HR Management course covers the topics you need to meet key HR challenges that are relevant to you and your company. In 15 hours of training time, you can cover the issues you need to reduce potentially costly lawsuits.

Developed by leading HR experts, HR practitioners, and legal counsel, the SHRM® Essentials of HR Management course covers introductory HR topics in a condensed, easy-to-understand format. The straightforward format ensures that HR concepts can be mastered and applied to real-life situations. 

You’ll benefit from the shared experiences of your instructor and peers, while learning techniques for handling HR challenges through interactive case studies designed to make you feel comfortable dealing with HR issues.

Benefits for employees

Through the HR Essentials of Human Resource management course, participants can:

  • Attain knowledge and practical HR skills to effectively approach challenging HR issues.
  • Gain expertise in areas of HR management that are broader than the normal scope of your job.
  • Stay up-to-date on the latest laws and regulations.
  • Increase your on-the-job confidence.
  • Utilize the course materials as one comprehensive source of HR information.
  • Earn up to 1.5 CEUs or 15 PHR®/SPHR recertification hours and a certificate upon completion.

Benefits for companies

The HR Essentials of Human Resource Management course can help companies increase HR knowledge that is critical to overall business success. This course:

  • Reduces company's risk of potential high-cost litigation.
  • Promotes a consistent understanding of the HR function to non-HR management.
  • Offers professional development for divisional or departmental supervisors to ensure HR compliance.
  • Develops a common dictionary of HR terms for the entire organization.
  • Enhances the importance of the HR function within your company. 

Who should take this course?

Participants gain practical HR knowledge and the skills to improve HR job performance. This course can provide exceptional benefits to:

  • New HR practitioners who need to increase their knowledge base.
  • Staff who perform HR duties as part of their job and need a basic overview.
  • Experienced HR staff needing a refresher on newly instituted policies and legal compliance.
  • People managers interested in learning more about efficient and capable employee-management skills.
  • Global HR personnel wishing to increase their knowledge of fundamental U.S. HR practices.
  • HR professionals seeking career development.

Course content and materials

The HOUR Essentials of HR Management course balances printed materials, online learning, and live instructor support to meet your learning needs and schedule. 

  • Human Resource Management. Gain a clear understanding of the HR function.
  • Employment Law. Enhance your ability to apply key HR legislation.
  • Recruitment and Selection. Develop important skills for selecting employees.
  • Compensation and Benefits. Learn the key elements of a total compensation system.
  • Employee Development. Obtain an understanding of orientation, development, and training.
  • Performance Management. Discover the purpose and process for performance evaluation.
  • Copies of slides
  • Access to Web-based study tools, case studies, and resources
  • Live instructor support and experiences

 Check back for availability if dates are not present in the box or call 541.463.6200.

Offered in partnership with the Society of Human Resource Management, Lane SBDC and Lane Community College Employer Training Services.


Interested in this class?
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The Oregon Small Business Development Centers are partially funded by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Oregon Business Development Department. Lane SBDC’s workshops, classes and advising/coaching services are partially funded by this support. Primary funding for the Lane SBDC is provided by Lane Community College.

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