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Georgian Court welcomes students for Fall 2020 classes–read highlights of our plans and download the app, which must be completed daily before coming to campus. Always check GCU e-mails and https://georgian.edu/health-services/coronavirus/ for the most up-to-date information.

Human Resources

Whether you are looking to enter the workforce for the first time or upgrade your skillset for career advancement, we have programs for you.

Click on the course titles below to view schedule and information.

SHRM LogoHR professionals are facing new and larger challenges each day due in part to a changing workforce, shifting legislation and regulations, and so much more. Ensure you’re prepared for these changes and anything else thrown your way with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) global HR credentials, SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®).

By becoming SHRM certified, you prove your knowledge, competency, and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader, and our course can help you get there. Our course combines expert instruction with the 2019 SHRM Learning System to offer a comprehensive and effective way to prepare for success on your SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® exams.

Textbooks and access to the 2020 SHRM Learning System are included. Visit the SHRM website at certification.shrm.org to view exam and eligibility information.

September 28–November 7 (11 sessions)

  • W 9/2 – 9/30, 10/7 – 10/21, 5:00–8:00 pm
  • Sat 8/29, 9:00 am–4:00 pm; 10/3 & 11/7, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
    No class Oct 28, Nov 4

Tuition: $1,400
Location: ONLINE
Instructor: Stephen W. Oliver, Ed.D.

Many think it is a leader’s dream having hundreds of applicants apply for one open position, but finding and selecting the right employee is no easy feat—especially when the entire interview process must be done online. Regardless of the technology used, leaders must have a special skill set to find the employee who can not only do the job, but also complements the team and the values of their organization. With this workshop, you’ll learn everything you need to navigate this process.

September 16 (1 session)
W 6:00–8:00 pm
Tuition: $52
Location: ONLINE
Instructor: Krishna Powell

The traditional means of finding a job is now null and void, especially when the economy is down and the job market is saturated. Using technology you possess at your fingertips, you can forge new relationships and enhance existing ones to open the door to your next job opportunity. If you are ready to take your networking skills to the next level, this workshop is for you.

September 23 (1 session)
W 6:00–8:00 pm
Tuition: $52
Location: ONLINE
Instructor: Krishna Powell

Thanks to COVID-19, it is mandatory that leaders know how to effectively manage their team’s performance remotely. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to quickly overcome the challenges of managing a remote workforce, including proven ways to overcome productivity barriers and best practices to keep employees engaged and promote collaboration.

October 21 (1 session)
W 6:00–8:00 pm
Tuition: $52
Location: ONLINE
Instructor: Krishna Powell

One of the biggest challenges for a small business owner is how to work “on” your business and not just “in” your business. In this workshop, you will learn from a seasoned Human Resources leader how to work smarter and not harder in your business, by setting and accomplishing SMART goals which lead to big rewards (even if you are the only employee).

October 28 (1 session)
W 6:00–8:00 pm
Tuition: $52
Location: ONLINE
Instructor: Krishna Powell

How to Register

  • Online
  • Via Phone at 732-987-2255
  • In Person at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701
  • Mail to: Center for Professional Studies,
    900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Registrations will close 48 hours prior to the course start date. No late registrations will be accepted.

Payment Options

The university accepts cash, checks, money orders, and cashier’s checks. Checks must be made out to Georgian Court University.

Cash: Cash is accepted in person only at Lake House, 555 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701

Checks: Checks should be made payable to Georgian Court University and include your name and student ID (if available). A $55 fee will apply for all returned checks.

Online: Payments by electronic check and debit/credit card are done online through Self- Service. All debit/credit card payments will be charged a convenience fee of 2.75%. There is no fee for an electronic check. We do not accept debit/credit card payments on site.

Employer Sponsorship: Employers may send us a purchase order or voucher stating their intent to pay for the student’s course along with a completed Employer Sponsorship form, which is available online at georgian.edu/cps or in this book.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellations: The Center for Professional Studies at GCU reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine program events that are below the minimum participant requirement. Should a cancellation occur, staff will contact the participant about the cancellation or about any alternative program event(s). You may elect to transfer your registration to a combined or alternate program. If you are unavailable to attend the alternate program or the program is cancelled, all tuition and fees will be refunded via check.

Refunds: Refund and withdrawal requests must be received 10 or more days before the beginning of a class to receive a 100% refund. With less notice, no refund will be provided. Please note that some courses do incur a nonrefundable registration fee as noted in the course details.

Inclement Weather and Emergency Closings

Please check georgian.edu, official Georgian Court social media channels, or local news sources to check for cancellations due to inclement weather. Cancelled classes are made up by adding on an additional session after the last scheduled class, based on instructor and classroom availability.

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