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Human Resources Learning Group
The Human Resources Learning Group is a 5-week, interactive program that provides the knowledge and practical skills for human resources administration and management.


Location: Nonprofit Solutions


Strategic human resources management is about integrating decisions about people with the vision, mission, goals, values, and culture of the organization to build organizational capacity and achieve greater mission impact. Setting HR goals also provides the basis for measuring the return on investment (ROI) the organization is making.

This 5-session learning group explores the core functions of human resources management, taking into consideration compliance, strategy and tactics, providing participants with a complete overview of human resources, with tips and tools to start or grow an effective HR program.

Sessions & Topics
Session 1: Strategic Human Resource Management

Mission & culture, organizational goals
Compensation policy & benefits, pay structures
Job classification and descriptions
Managing risk, HR audits

Session 2: Talent Acquisition: Recruitment & Selection

Recruitment, job announcements, sourcing, selection process
Applications, interviews, offers, references

Session 3: Talent Management: Employee Relations

Engagement, recognition, retention
New hire process, onboarding, benefits & rewards
Time off, safety & well-being, employee exits
Employee notifications, probations, payroll, employee records, handbooks

Session 4: Talent Management: Employee Development

Learning, succession & bench strength
Employee development plans
Learning needs, opportunities, and evaluation
Mandatory training

Session 5: Talent Management: Performance Management

Performance assessment, system, rewards
Performance appraisals, employee improvement plans, terminations
Disciplinary procedures, exit procedures, benefits administration-COBRA

Who Should Attend
This course best serves:

  • The accidental HR Manager (e.g., directors or administrative professionals who find themselves managing HR has part of their many other functions)
  • Professionals new to HR who are looking for guidance on where to start and how to excel in HR
  • HR Assistants, coordinators or managers looking to gain more knowledge about HR

How much does it cost?

Public Price: $575
Member Price: $500
Sweet Deal: $425


LENORE LOWE is executive director of Nonprofit Solutions. She joined NPS as the Director of Training and Organizational Development in 2008 after nearly fifteen years as an NPS senior affiliated consultant. She has provided leadership, governance, and management consulting and training for the boards and staff of dozens of nonprofit organizations throughout California during her twenty-five year career in the sector. Lenore serves as principal on NPS consulting projects and is the instructor in the NPS Management Certificate Program offered in collaboration with Brandman (formerly Chapman) University. A native San Diegan, Lenore holds a Masters of Education from the University of San Diego and is an alumna of LEAD San Diego.