HR Management for Non-HR Managers

This elective course is designed for those who do not have direct human resource experience but interact regularly with employees and play a critical role in ensuring productivity and engagement.

Key Program Information
Categories Professional and Workforce Development | Business | Degrees, Certificates, and Courses for Contemporary Learners
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face
Series Supervisory Management Certificate Program
Next Session Thursday, March 28, 2019 in Eau Claire

Holiday Inn South

4751 Owen Ayres Court
Eau Claire, WI 54701

Schedule March 28, 2019 through March 29, 2019

This program meets each day 8:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

Who Should Attend

Managers, supervisors, project managers, team leaders, business owners, aspiring managers and supervisors, and anyone who manages the work of others.

Program Description

Even organizations with large, experienced human resources functions must rely on managers and supervisors to partner in effective employee recruitment, relations, and management. The challenges are many and the landscape is ever-changing with new laws, regulations and best practices emerging regularly. This concentrated, two-day course is designed for supervisors and managers who do not have direct human resource experience but who interact regularly with employees and play a critical role in ensuring productivity and engagement.

In this workshop, attendees will learn "8 How-Tos of Effective HR Practices:

  • How to write and conduct effective employee performance evaluations.
  • How to navigate and resolve conflict between employees.
  • How to administer an effective and compliant employee handbook.
  • How to avoid legal risk and liability for both you and for your organization.
  • How to ensure compliance with wage and hour regulations, including the use of interns.
  • How to prepare, conduct and document employee discipline and termination.
  • How to prevent and address harassment in the workplace.
  • How to conduct a workplace investigation.

Attendees will benefit not only from the expert instruction and insights of a former HR manager but the opportunity to interact with and share best practices and challenges with other attendees. Boost your confidence in the effective management of employee relations through professional insights and group interaction.

This course can be taken individually or as part of the Supervisory Management Certificate Program. This is an elective course. Take any six days of electives plus the three core courses to complete your certificate.


Let’s face it—expertise in a chosen career field doesn’t automatically make someone a good supervisor. Supervisors must learn important soft skills to confidently manage a team of people and do it well.

If you’ve been promoted to supervisor but aren’t sure you have the skills to supervise well; if you’re looking to advance into a supervisor position; or if you’ve been supervising a team for a while and have struggled through conflict and communication issues, a certificate in supervisory management may be just what you need!

Working for this certificate will help you:

  • Gain confidence in your leadership skills
  • Communicate better with your team
  • Encourage your team to be more productive
  • Deal with conflict effectively
  • Find success and advance toward your career goals

Your instructors are experts in management and leadership who will share their knowledge, experiences, and best practices face to face. Learn and share insights with other students to really make the most of the seminars.

How the Certificate Works:

You’ll take three, 2-day core classes covering the most important supervisory skills (Learning to Lead; Orientation, Time Management, and Delegation; Employee Evaluation and Performance Management), plus six more days of electives in 1- or 2-day format that enhances specific skills you want to build on. 

Each 2-day seminar earns you 1.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs); each 1-day seminar earns you 0.65 CEUs. A total of 7.8 CEUs is required to earn your certificate. You can take up to five years to complete the program.

Not interested in taking the whole certificate? You can also take classes individually. 



Rick Schemm has over 30 years of experience in the field of Human Resources. He was the Vice President of Employee Services for 23 years at Royal Credit Union and managed both their HR and Training Departments. He has also worked as an HR Consultant, providing advice and services to small and medium-sized organizations. Most recently, he spent a two-year assignment at an area financial institution to create an HR function and develop effective employment practices. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management and Organizational Psychology from the UW-Milwaukee, a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from the UW-Eau Claire, and a Senior Professional in Human Resources certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute.

Final Registration Deadline


Standard Fee $600.00

Fee includes materials, instruction, lunch and refreshments.


Registrations must be received at the same time to receive the group discount.

Payment required with registration.



$75 off per course when you register 2 or more people at the same time for 2019 programs.


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Old Library 1108
Eau Claire, WI 54702

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