December 2017 eBlast Column

Would you like to be a certified HR professional? If so, I hope your first New Year’s resolution will be to become certified in 2018! We are proud to be a SHRM and HRCI preferred provider. We offer Online SHRM Certification Exam Prep Classes and HRCI Online SHRM Certification Exam Prep Classes that are convenient and much less expensive than most classes currently offered. Our next Online HRCI Certification Exam Prep Class for the PHR | SPHR will be an 8-week class that meets online on Monday and Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM and begins February 19. Registration ends February 15.  The cost is only $900 and includes a money back guarantee if you do not pass! Classes are recorded in case you need to miss a class. Click here to register. Our next Online SHRM Certification Exam Prep Class will begin in April. We will keep you posted on the date.

If you are interested in obtaining a degree or finishing your degree in 2018, please check out these excellent programs!

WGU is offering a $10,000 scholarship during January and February. Click here to apply! WGU’s HR degree is aligned with the SHRM curriculum.

M.S. in Human Resources & Organizational Development and B.S. in Organizational Leadership and Learning at the University of Louisville College of Education & Human Development. These degrees are offered online and face to face and are fully aligned with SHRM guidelines and standards.

Leadership & Organizational Performance Professional Graduate Program at Vanderbilt Peabody College in Nashville.

The University of Memphis HR Management Program – the Only AACSB Accredited Program in the Memphis Metropolitan Area.

Sullivan University’s Online Master’s degree in HR Leadership. Visit for more information.

Athens State University Human Resource Management Degree is totally SHRM-aligned.

Union University’s MBA Degree with a concentration in Human Resources is completely online.

Save the Dates!

Here are the dates for the 2017 SHRM Conferences that you will want to attend:

SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington DC. March 12-14

SHRM Talent Management & Exposition Conference in Las Vegas April 16-18

SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago June 17-18

Here are the dates for the 2018 SHRM State Conferences:

SHRM-Atlanta Conference at Cobb Galleria March 27-28

MSSHRM State Conference in Biloxi April 2-4

ARSHRM State Conference in Hot Springs, April 4-6

KYSHRM State Conference in Louisville August 28-30

ARSHRM ELLA Conference in Little Rock September 20-21

SHRMGA Conference in Savannah August 12-14

TNSHRM Conference in Sevierville September 19-20

We are proud to be media sponsors for these SHRM Conferences. We will bring you previews of each conference with keynote speakers and agendas prior to the events along with the SHRM PDCs and HRCI credits you will earn. Then we will bring you highlights of each event as they occur on Facebook and Twitter and full coverage in HR Professionals Magazine. Watch for our Facebook Live Interviews from the conferences. Be sure to LIKE us on to receive instant notification of our live coverage from each of these exciting SHRM Conferences!

Mark your calendars and plan to join me for our monthly complimentary webinar sponsored by Data Facts on December 28, at 2 PM CDT. You will receive 1.00 SHRM and HRCI credit for this webinar. Watch your email for your invitation!

Happy holidays to all!

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