HR Strategies and Solutions

HR Strategies and Solutions one-day seminars focus on relevant and emerging topics to help HR professionals become effective strategic business partners and contribute to the overall success of an organization. These engaging and interactive seminars provide useful tools and resources adaptable for immediate use in the workplace, networking opportunities and best practices sharing.

What you get when you enroll in HR Strategies and Solutions Programs

  • 6.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for re-certification of your HR credentials
  • Interactive courses led by industry experts
  • Full-service catering (continental breakfast, break service, lunch)
  • Instructor and peer networking opportunities
  • PDCs and certificate of completion

These workshops are designed to meet the criteria for award of HR business related recertification credits applicable a variety of professional organizations. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion awarding 6.5 hours of credit upon completion of each program and may use this as documentation when self-reporting to the body responsible for re-certification (SHRM Certification Commission, HR Certification Institute, etc.) NIU is a SHRM Preferred Provider.


Re-engineering Your Hiring Processes
Take A Fresh Look at How You Can Secure the Very Best Talent

Is your organization attracting and retaining the best and brightest new talent?  Do your job descriptions match your organization's needs? Are you hiring for degree or pedigree or for the competencies and skills each person brings to the workplace?  Where do you look for new talent and once you find that talent how do you onboard them to ensure a successful transition into your organization? This interactive workshop takes a look at the tried and true talent acquisition approach with a 2018 spin including resources for sourcing talent, recruitment strategy, strategies for onboarding and retaining top talent, and tools to help you create an effective talent management strategy for your organization.

6.5 Professional Development Credits

Instructor
John Newton SHRM-SCP, SPHR,
President, John Newton and Associates

Registrants paying by check should fill out and send in the Mail/Fax Registration Form.

12/7/2018
NIU Hoffman Estates
5555 Trillium Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Register Event #16035

$500* - Standard
$475* - SHRM member/NIU alumni

To register by phone call (800) 345-9472

Course fee includes: Course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break service.

*Add $50 for registrations after 11/22/2018


Spring 2019 Series

HR Strategies & Solutions: Complete Spring Series Package
(All 3 Programs - 19.5 PDCs)

3/1/2019, 4/5,2019, 5/3/2019 (3 Fridays)
NIU Naperville/NIU Hoffman Estates (locations vary)
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Register Event #16511

$1,425* - Standard
$1,350* - SHRM member/NIU alumni

To register by phone call (800) 345-9472

Course fee includes: Course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break service.

*Add $50 for registrations after 2/19/2019


Detecting Deception

Deceptive behaviors erode relationships and risk harm to the financial stability and reputation of your organization.  How can you tell if a prospective or existing employee is really being honest during an interview, workplace investigation or interrogation? This one day interactive workshop will provide you with tools, tips and tricks to assess behaviors, improve  skills to detect deception and dishonesty during interviews, investigations and interrogations, and identify strategies to manage fraudulent and deceptive behaviors.

6.5 Professional Development Credits

Instructor
John Newton SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President, John Newton and Associates

Registrants paying by check should fill out and send in the Mail/Fax Registration Form.


3/1/2019
NIU Naperville Regional Center
1120 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563

8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Register Event #16512

$525* - Standard
$500* - SHRM member/NIU alumni

To register by phone call (800) 345-9472

Course fee includes: Course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break service.

*Add $50 for registrations after 2/19/2019

Leading High Performing Teams

Are you getting the results you need from your workplace teams? This interactive workshop takes a look at characteristics of low to high performing teams and team leadership and will help you develop strategies to "grow" the skills of team members and team leaders with your organization. Topics will include: Assessing the team composition;  Establishing team goals and objectives; Delegating responsibilities; Accountability and results; and Tools and resources to help guide teams to success.

6.5 Professional Development Credits

Instructor
John Newton SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President, John Newton and Associates

Registrants paying by check should fill out and send in the Mail/Fax Registration Form.


4/5/2019
NIU Hoffman Estates Regional Center
5555 Trillium Blvd, Hoffman Estate, IL 61092

8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Register Event #16513

$525* - Standard
$500* - SHRM member/NIU alumni

To register by phone call (800) 345-9472

Course fee includes: Course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break service.

*Add $50 for registrations after 3/26/2019


Recognizing and Managing Bias in the Workplace

We all have biases but sometimes we don't even realize it! This interactive workshop takes a look at both unconscious and conscious bias and how it impacts the culture of the organization. Participants will gain a better understanding of biases that may affect employee performance and acceptance (affinity, attribution, conformity, halo, horn, generational, ethnic, gender, cultural, etc.) and develop strategies for addressing and managing these biases in their respective organizations. 

6.5 Professional Development Credits

Instructor
John Newton SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President, John Newton and Associates

Registrants paying by check should fill out and send in the Mail/Fax Registration Form.


5/3/2019
NIU Naperville Regional Center
1120 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563

8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Register Event #16514

$525* - Standard
$500* - SHRM member/NIU alumni

To register by phone call (800) 345-9472

Course fee includes: Course materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break service.

*Add $50 for registrations after 4/23/2019

PAYMENT PLAN OPTION TERMS & CONDITIONS: The credit card payment plan option is available for registrations completed at least 30 days in advance of the program start date. Payment terms: 25% of the total cost will be charged to the credit card at time of registration. Any outstanding balance will be charged to the credit card 14 days prior to the program start. Payments may be made prior to the final due date by contacting Outreach Registration (800) 345-9472. Payment in full must be confirmed before shipment of any course materials. Standard cancellation policies apply.


Illinois Veterans and Illinois National Guard Grant Programs: This program is not eligible for funding under the IL Veterans and IL National Guard Grants. IVG and ING grants apply only to those programs assessing tuition and mandatory fees. NIU Outreach is licensed to deliver this program by the sponsoring professional organization. The registration fee for this program is not based on tuition and fees and includes course materials, licensing fees, catering services, and instructional costs not covered by the IVG/ING grants.

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Contact Us

Donna Mann, Director 
Credentialing Programs 
Phone: 815-732-6249
Email: dmann@niu.edu

Jennifer Kopecky
Phone: 815-753-0771 
Email: jkopecky@niu.edu 

Registration by phone
Call 815-753-0277 or
Toll Free 800-345-9472
Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (CST) for live assistance.

All cancellation and transfer requests must be in writing. Email Outreachregistration@niu.edu or fax 815-753-6900.