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NIACC Hosts SHRM Essentials® of HR Management!
Sponsored by the Consortium of Iowa Community Colleges

The SHRM Essentials® of HR Management is an introductory course offering a complete overview of human resource roles and responsibilities. If you are just starting out in the profession, or are looking for an effective way to boost your employee management skills, this is the program for you!

This course can provide exceptional benefits because it:

    • 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.
    • Covers real-life HR issues and current, vital topics including: employment law; selecting qualified employees; compensation; orientation and training; and the performance management process.

The blended learning experience combines print and online tools with the benefits of an instructor-led class. By attending our course, you’ll benefit from:

    • The shared experiences of your instructor and peers along with networking opportunities.
    • Interactive case studies designed to make you feel comfortable dealing with HR issues.
    • Earning up to 12.5 PHR/SPHR/GPHR recertification credits and a certificate upon completion.

Click below to expand your enrollment options

To ENROLL, Call your local Community College

North Iowa Area Community College 641-422-4358 or 888-466-4222 X 4358
Des Moines Area Community College 515-964-6800 or 800-342-0033
Eastern Iowa Community College 888-336-3907 or 563-441-4100
Hawkeye Community College 319-296-2460
Indian Hills Community College 641-683-5187
Iowa Central Community College 515-574-1292 or 800-362-2793, X 1292
Iowa Lakes Community College 712-362-7231 or 800-252-5664
Iowa Valley Community College 641-752-4645 or 800-284-4823
Iowa Western Community College 712-325-3255
Iowa Western Community College-Atlantic 712-243-5527
Kirkwood Community College 319-398-1022 or 800-332-8833
Northeast Iowa Community College-Peosta 563-557-827, X 380 or 888-642-2338, X 380
Northeast Iowa Community College-Calmar 800-728-2256, X 399 or 563-562-3263, X 399
Northwest Iowa Community College 712-324-5061 or 800-352-4907
Southeastern Community College 319-208-5382, X 8168 or X 8274
Southwestern Community College 641-782-1449 or 1441 or 800-247-4023, X 449 or 441

Course Details

Course: Essentials of HR Management

Dates: Every Wednesday from:
April 2 – May 21

Time: 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Join us in the Internet Classroom. Each session is broadcast live by your instructor. Attend class using a home or office computer with reliable Internet connection.

Participate in the audio portion using a teleconference or via computer equipped with sound card and speakers.

*Audio is broadcast via Internet


Jason Saffold, SPHR

Jason Saffold, SPHR is a business owner, staffing and Human Resources professional, consultant, safety and recruitment manager, with twenty years experience. Past President of the  Human Resources Association of Northern Iowa (local SHRM Affiliate Chapter).

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NIACC Hosts HR Certification Preparation!
Sponsored by the Consortium of Iowa Community Colleges

Class details are being finalized. Please watch for updates.