Human Resources Management Certificate

Human Resources Mangement Certificate

The Human Resources Management Certificate gives you the foundation needed for a successful career by providing the skills necessary for you to align Human Resource practices to any professional organization. The 8 courses within the program are results-oriented and practical, with real-world examples and exercises. Human resources management topics covered in the program include employee recruitment and selection, total rewards, conflict resolution in the workplace, employment law and much more.

Students may also register for classes individually rather than the full certificate program.

Certificate Application Fee $25.00   Register Now!

Upcoming Classes

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Total Rewards Notify me!
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace Notify me!
Employment Law Notify me!
Policies and Procedures for Human Resources Notify me!
Employee Recruitment and Selection Online
Organizational Training & Development Notify me!
Total Rewards Level 2 Notify me!
Managing Generational Diversity Notify me!

This certificate program provides participants with excellent, innovative, fundamental, human resources management training. It prepares students to serve in human resource management positions in any type of organization.

Who should take this certificate?

This certificate is design for the the following individuals

  • Those seeking to enter the Human Resources Management field.
  • Current HR Managers who want to enhance their skills and knowledge to fundamentally improve their organization’s talent retention and relationships with employees.

No prior experience in Human Resource Management is required.

Required courses:   7

Total hours of instruction:   40

Schedule: Classes are held during the day from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm with the exception of one class which is held at night from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Format: Classes are held in an in-person format with experienced instructors from local organizations. Classes can be taken as part of the certificate or individually.

Location: Classes are typically held at our Sandy Campus located at:
One Sandy Center
10011 Centennial Parkway, Suite 100
Sandy, UT 84070


Required courses Held in: Fall Spring Summer
Employee Recruitment and Selection (PROED 306)
Employment Law (PROED 304)
Total Rewards (PROED 302)
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace (PROED 303)
Organizational Training & Development (PROED 308)
Policies and Procedures for Human Resources (PROED 305)
Managing Generational Diversity (PROED 439)


All certificate students will receive a satisfactory or unsatisfactory grade at the conclusion of each class and the certificate program. Requirements to achieve a satisfactory grade will be detailed in the class syllabus.

Attendance Policy

Students are expected to be engaged for the full length of each class.

More information including drop policy here.

Employee Recruitment and Selection - PROEA 306

Discover the benefits of using criterion-based employee selection and the step-by-step process of how to use interviews effectively. This course will walk you through many parts of the recruitment process, from the steps of recruitment and selection to conducting an interview to the final decision. After completing the course, you will have a greater understanding of each step in the recruitment process, you will understand how to assess your organization to create a meaningful job description, how to create the job posting, and how to advertise your job opening.

Employment Law - PROED 304

Over the past 50 years, workplace discrimination and harassment laws have evolved and in order to avoid potential financial liability, employers need to understand their legal obligations. This course will assist employers in understanding the law and creating policies and procedures that protect organizations from claims.

Total Rewards - PROED 302

This first class of the Total Rewards series introduces the learner to compensation strategy and salary administration fundamentals. We will discuss the regulatory environment, market pricing, base pay structures, several variable pay programs, equity-based pay, executive compensation and global compensation practices.

Conflict Resolution in the Workplace - PROED 303

No matter your work environment, you likely negotiate conflict every day. Using a combination of lecture, discussion, and exercises, this course will help you understand the issues of conflict, learn effective communication styles, and discover strategies for effective negotiation.

Organizational Training & Development- PROED 308

Ensure that your people have the knowledge and skills needed to perform their job responsibilities. We will examine how to design a process that ensures employee competence, confidence and performance ownership; assesses performance problems tied to knowledge and skill gaps; addresses the core issues rather than symptoms; and designs a variety of competency interventions. You will also learn how to best tap into internal and external resources to provide a holistic training program.

Policies and Procedures for Human Resources - PROED 305

Policies and procedures can serve many important purposes, but they can also create and perpetuate risk if not properly administered. Learn the advantages and disadvantages, as well as the goal of good HR policies and procedures.

Managing Generational Diversity - PROED 439

Generations in the workplace are constantly changing, and with different generations come different communication styles, expectations and priorities. In this course students will learn how to manage having different generations in the work place, and how best to communicate with workers of all ages and develop team growth.

Certificate Instructors

Instructors for this certificate have been selected based on their professional experience, education, and ability to teach in a dynamic and engaging manner. Each of the instructors brings unique experience from coaching, management, executive management, and marketing professions. These instructors are all engaged in their fields and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to this program. Instructors are subject to change.

Pam Gardiol
Gardiol & Associates

trigena halleyPam Gardiol has worked in the organizational management field for over twenty-five years. She is President of Gardiol & Associates, and works with Demarche Consulting Group, Inc., Seattle, Washington. She works with organizational leadership in the private, public and non-profit sectors to design specific, hands-on methods to align their performance to their mission. Whether redesigning systems or cultures, or providing one-on-one coaching with business leaders and managers, she helps her clients create organizational environments that foster individual accountability and high performance. A sample of her clients includes the City of Seattle, Corbis, Utah State Government, 3M, Utah Air National Guard, Cities of Salt Lake and Ogden. She is an international trainer in business development, and is a past president of the Utah Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development

Jeanine Wilson
Director of Human Resources- Sutter Physicians Service

Jeanine WilsonJeanine Wilson has worked in the Human Resources field for 25 years. She has worked in hospitality, finance, benefits management, broadcasting, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Jeanine is currently owner of Corporate Talent Advisors, a full service HR consulting, training, and recruiting company.

Jeanine has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human & Organizational Development from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, a Masters in Human Resources from Utah State University, and she has achieved an SPHR certification from SHRM and HRCI. Jeanine was the 2005 President of the Salt Lake SHRM Chapter and currently sits on the Utah SHRM State Council. Jeanie is also director of our Foundations of Human Resource Management Certificate and consults broadly with Professional Education across many of our certificate programs.

Corper James
Mabey Wright & James PLLC Attorneys at Law

Corper JamesCorper James practices in the areas of general business and employment law with an emphasis on employment discrimination and litigation. Corper advises clients regarding federal and state employment laws, and also specializes in providing training and prevention programs for businesses and organizations focusing on effective management techniques. Corper is the co-author of The Opportunity of Workplace Diversity: Theory, Cases, and Exercises published by Prentice Hall. Corper is also the author of several training programs designed to assist businesses and organizations in preventing and dealing effectively with workplace conflicts.

Corper has litigation experience in general civil litigation, employment contracts, Title VII protected classes, the American's with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and employment-related state law tort claims. Corper is an experienced trainer and speaker on such issues as Title VII sexual harassment, employee handbooks, proper interview, discipline and termination procedures, workplace diversity, and the Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, ADA and ADEA. Corper represents state and national employers, as well as plaintiffs in employment cases. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, where he teaches a Civil Rights Law/Employment Discrimination class.

Corper is a partner at the firm of Mabey Wright & James in Salt Lake City. Prior to joining his current firm, Corper was a shareholder at the firm of Woobury & Kesler.

Jerry Benson
Chief Operating Officer for Utah Transit Authority

Jerry BensonJerry Benson is Chief Operating Officer for Utah Transit Authority (UTA), the public transit provider to 2.2 million residents of six counties covering nearly 1600 square miles. Jerry leads 1700 employees who provide commuter rail, light rail, fixed route bus, paratransit, vanpool and rideshare service to 45 million riders per year. Under Jerry's leadership in December 2005, UTA became the first transit agency to achieve certification to both the ISO 9001 quality management standard and the ISO 14001 environmental management standard. During Jerry's previous tenure as UTA's Director of Human Resources, UTA received the transit industry innovation award for its unique approach to employee participation and collaborative labor relations.

Jerry Benson holds a Master of Human Resource Management and a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah, teaching communication, management and public administration. He teaches courses in conflict and negotiation for working professionals and teaches public administration to senior public and non-profit administrators in the university's masters programs in public administration and public policy. He is a board member and past Chairman of the Transit Labor Exchange, and has served as Chairman of both the Labor Relations Subcommittee and the Human Resources Committee of the American Public Transportation Association. He is a board member of Valley Services, a non-profit organization providing employment for people recovering from mental illness.

Andrea Brown-Christensen
Division of Human Resources Management at the University of Utah

Andrea Brown-ChristensenAndrea has worked for the Division of Human Resources Management at the University of Utah since 1999. She is currently the Director of Employment Services, which includes recruitment, employment, operations, HR consulting, and process analysis. Her previous positions at the University of Utah include Director of Training & Development, Manager of Employee Relations, and Equal Opportunity Investigator.

Prior to working at the University, Andrea worked for six years at the Utah Anti-Discrimination and Labor Division.

Andrea has an M.S. in Organizational Communication from the University of Utah and a B.A. in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Montana. Andrea has been conducting training and presentations since 1992 to groups throughout Montana and Utah.

Program Cost - Noncredit tuition for the full certificate is $2112.

Tuition for individual courses as follows:

  • PROEA 306: Employee Recruitment and Selection $279
  • PROED 304: Employment Law $279
  • PROED 302: Total Rewards $279
  • PROED 303: Conflict Resolution in the Workplace $279
  • PROED 308: Organizational Training & Development $279
  • PROED 305: Policies and Procedures for Human Resources $159
  • PROEA 439: Managing Generational Diversity $279
    • Tuition is due at the beginning of the course. Textbooks are included in the costs. Tuition listed above is for the 2018-2019 academic year and subject to change without advance notice.
    • Payment Plans are available for this certificate. Visit or contact us for more information: 801-585-1780.

#1 - Register for the Certificate

Registration for this certificate, and payment of the $25 nonrefundable fee, signifies the intent to complete all courses associated with this certificate program. Fees cover additional student services provided for our certificate students.

#2 - Register for your Certificate Classes

Once you’ve registered for the certificate and received a confirmation from our team, you may begin to register for individual certificate classes.

  • Certificate students will register themselves for classes.
  • You may take as many classes during a semester as desired.
  • Students have one year to complete all certificate classes.
  • Payment for classes is required at the time of registration.
  • Classes may be taken individually or as part of the certificate.
  • Students may also enroll in the certificate after they’ve begun taking classes but must register as a certificate student to receive their certificate of completion.

Why choose the University of Utah?

We understand that you have a choice when it comes to taking professional development courses and we work hard to earn your trust with each and every class!

By selecting the University of Utah, you’ll enjoy the following benefits whether you’re coming to us as someone new to the job market, a career changer, a seasoned professional or a lifelong learner.

Resume Power - Benefit from the University of Utah reputation for credibility and quality. Choosing the University of Utah for your certificate program makes a clear statement about your commitment to excellence.

Instructor Excellence - Learn from instructors with real world experience and professional credentials.

The Power of the U Network – Students have access to a valuable University of Utah peer and faculty network.

Networking – Meet and network with other students pursuing or working in the industry.

Student Support – Count on the ongoing support of a dedicated student services staff that will assist you every step of the way.

Certificate Completion Requirements

Students must receive an “S-Satisfactory" grade in all classes for successful completion.

How is my accomplishment recognized?

  • A certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all required courses.
  • Students will be awarded a University of Utah digital credential (badge) Digital Credentials / Badges.

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Are there exams? Am I graded?

There are no exams. Certificates are graded with a "satisfactory" or "unsatisfactory" at the end.

Can I apply these classes to a degree at the University of Utah?

This certificate is noncredit and cannot be applied to any for-credit degree.

Professional Education / University of Utah

Phone: 801-585-1780
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Professional Education is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs).

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