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CANCELLED-SHRM 101 SHRM's Essentials® of HR Course


Location:  NIU Hoffman Estates Regional Center

                5555 Trillium Blvd.

                Hoffman Estates, IL 61069

Room Number will be posted inside the building entrance.

Date & Times: 
  Classes meet on Monday and Tuesday, October 19 - 20, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Course Fees and Materials:   The registration fee is inclusive of SHRM's Essentials® of HR course materials and online resources, continental breakfast, lunch and break service.  Books will be distributed at the first class session.  Participants will receive an e-mail communication from SHRM/Holmes Corp with instructions for accessing the online component a few days prior to the class start.  If not received within 48 hours of class start, check  your spam filter first, and contact Jennifer Kopecky, phone (815) 753-0771 for assistance if you don't find it there. Students registering within 5 days of class start may not have immediate access to the online resources.


Course Description:


SHRM's Essentials® of HR Management is an interactive and engaging introductory course offering a comprehensive overview of human resource roles and responsibilities.  This program provides participants with critical knowledge to help reduce potentially costly lawsuits and improves their ability to handle challenging HR issues.  The content of this course addresses six key human resource management subjects: Human Resources; Talent Acquisition; Total Rewards; Learning and Development; Performance Management; and Employment Law.

Course Format: This program blends instructor-led classroom learning with online learning activities, quizzes and a final post course assessment.  Online reference tools and resources are available for use in the workplace . Participants will be required to attend the two day interactive course and complete post classroom online learning activities and final course examination for award of CEU's/Certificate of Completion. Students will receive an e-mail communication from The SHRM Distribution Center ( 3-5 days prior to class start with details related to setting up a personal user id and password for the online component of the course (  Students will need to complete a brief online pre-course assessment to gauge current level of knowledge prior to coming to the live classroom session.  This course is NOT a preparation for the HR certification exam.


Course Instructor: John Newton SHRM-SCP, SPHR, President, John Newton and Associates Consulting and Affiliate Instructor, Northern Illinois University Outreach 

Continuing Professional Education Credit: This program is awards 12 hours of continuing professional credit for retention of certain HR-related certifications.


Workforce Investment Act (WIA),  IL Veterans and IL National Guard Grant Programs:   This program does not meet the eligibility criteria for these funding sources. 

Please note that the charge to your credit card will appear on your statement as 'NIU Outreach, DeKalb, IL.'

Cancellation Policy:    Cancellation requests received at least 10 days prior to the start of class will be entitled to a 50% refund.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations within 10 days of class start.  Substitutions are allowed with advance notice to NIU.  All cancellation and substitution requests should be submitted to or fax (815) 753-6900.  NIU reserves the right to cancel programs within 10 days of class if enrollments are not sufficient to cover costs of program delivery. .

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