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Human Resources Certificate

The Human Resources Certificate will provide you with the skills you need to manage an increasingly complex world. You’ll learn practical skills that help improve a company’s bottom line immediately – from an overview of HR fundamentals to advanced sessions on the regulatory environment and peak organizational performance.

Whether you are new to the field of HR, a specialist who wants to become more of a generalist, or a generalist seeking in-depth knowledge in a specialty area, you will benefit from this exclusive certificate program.

Take the entire series of seven topics or conveniently take individual courses as your time and schedule permit!

Dates: October 1 - November 12, 2016
Time: Saturdays; 9am-1pm
Location: Delta College Main Campus 

Cost: $399
Course Number: CBE-1475

Benefit Administration Basics

Benefit design, selection and administration forms are the backbone of the HR function. You will learn how to maximize benefit dollars through employee and industry benefits surveys, how to select the right vendor and how to negotiate the right benefits package to enhance recruitment and retention efforts.

Dates: October 1, 2016
Time: Saturday; 9am-1pm
Location: Delta College Main Campus 

Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1476


The Human Resources Regulatory Environment

The HR regulatory environment is thick with acronyms – ADA, COBRA, ERISA, FMLA, and HIPAA. You will learn the background and guidance behind these and helpful resources to ensure organizational compliance. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: recognize the names behind the most common regulatory acronyms; explain the role of HR regs; recognize how employers can be compliant; and, identify when additional resources are needed to ensure compliance.

Dates: October 8, 2016
Time: Saturday; 9am-1pm
Location: Delta College Main Campus 

Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1477 


Hiring the Engaged Worker

Engaged employees are more productive, creative, and positive than their disengaged co-workers. Employers with a greater number of engaged workers are more profitable and better able to cope during economic challenges. During this course, you will learn techniques to find, hire and orient engaged workers and best practices to encourage engagement throughout the enterprise.

Dates: October 15, 2016
Time: Saturday; 9am-1pm
Location: Delta College Main Campus

Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1478


Workplace Health & Safety

Employee health and safety is one of the single greatest challenges among organizations seeking to maximize productivity and reduce benefits exposure. You will learn federal laws impacting health and safety, practices to improve safety and lessen injury rates, and steps to ensure employee health and wellness with an eye toward full functioning productivity.

Dates: October 22, 2016
Time: Saturday; 9am-1pm
Location: Delta College Main Campus

Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1479


Managing Unemployment Claims to Win

State of Michigan unemployment insurance premiums can cost employers upwards of $1,000 annually for each employee. You will learn policies and procedures to prevent inappropriate claims from being awarded, methods of protest, and procedures to follow during protest hearings in order to keep costs down.

SPRING
Dates: June 2, 2016
Time: Thursday; 5:30-9:30pm
Location: Delta College Main Campus

FALL
Dates:
October 29, 2016
Time: Saturday; 9am-1pm
Location: Delta College Main Campus 

Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1480 


Reaching Peak Organizational Performance

As a business leader, you must look beyond today’s staffing and benefits needs to integrate the human resources function into the organization’s future viability. The tools of this integration are strategic planning, financial analysis, risk management, and organizational development, all of which will be covered in this course with the aim of ensuring a productive, profitable enterprise.

SPRING
Dates:
June 9, 2016
Time: Thursday; 5:30-9:30pm
Location: Delta College Main Campus

FALL
Dates:
November 5, 2016
Time: Saturday; 9am-1pm
Location: Delta College Main Campus 

Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1481


Disability Management in the Workplace

If you are a HR Professional, this course is ideal for you. Disability Management (DM) is a growing HR concern, and no wonder: generational influences, litigation, an aging workforce, and disability-related medical, and lost work-time and productivity costs all contribute to a “perfect storm” of disability-related costs to U.S. employers, estimated at a half-billion dollars annually. In this session, you will take a “deep dive” into DM with an eye toward holding costs while retaining valued employees through case management, policy development, disease management, health promotion, and other value-added approaches.

SPRING
Dates:
June 16, 2016
Time: Thursday; 5:30-9:30pm
Location: Delta College Main Campus 

FALL
Dates:
November 12, 2016
Time: Saturday; 9am-1pm
Location: Delta College Main Campus

Cost: $69
Course Number: CBE-1482


Instructor Spotlight

Brent Chartier, MSA, is employed as an adjunct faculty member both at Delta College and at Macomb Community College, Clinton Township, MI, and teaches HR for the Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Business (GS10KSB) entrepreneurial training initiative at Wayne State University, Detroit. He began his career in 1985, working in the alcohol/drug abuse and mental health treatment field. When he learned of the impact of employee behavioral problems on business, he began work in the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) field, serving as editor of a trade publication for EAP professionals and speaking across the country on ways in which employers could ensure productive, drug-free work environments. His work led him to be an invited speaker to the International Academy of Management and to the role of Program Coordinator of the State of Michigan Health Professional Recovery Program, the program to assist impaired healthcare professionals in reaching full-functioning recovery. His HR experience spans from directorship of an HR department for a Tier 1 auto supplier and an EAP serving 85 client companies to consultative work with several non-profits. He earned a bachelor’s in English from the University of Michigan-Flint and a master of science in administration, HR concentration, from Central Michigan University. A resident of Harrison Township, MI, Brent is a published fiction author and edits dissertations for doctoral students enrolled in the University of Toledo’s Judith Herb College of Education. He’s been with Delta College since 2010.

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