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The graduate Leadership in Human Resources Management Certificate provides the knowledge and skills needed for top management positions. If you are an early-to-mid-career HR professional seeking additional responsibility within your organization, this certificate will provide essential training in transformational leadership, organizational performance management, staffing and career management, and more.
Take the next step in your human resources career, and join the UVA family for life.
Career Outlook: HR Managers
Examines the processes and techniques that establish and govern the flow of interrelated organizational staffing activities. Includes case studies covering the latest staffing models and systems, economic conditions that impact staffing, laws and regulations, strategy and planning, measurement, job analysis, internal and external recruiting, and decision making.
Explores strategic choices in managing compensation through a pay model that is based upon the foundational policy decisions of the compensation system, the means of compensation, and the objectives of the compensation. Includes strategic perspectives, internal consistency, external competitiveness, employee contributions, and administration of the pay system efficiently, equitably, and in compliance with the law.
Examines the influence of human performance elements (such as quality of work-life, rewards and recognition, job design, teambuilding, and participative management) on organizational performance.
Enables the student to understand the behavioral concepts and theories that form the foundation of organizational development, the process of change management, and the organizational development techniques and interventions designed to improve organization effectiveness. Explores such concepts and processes as power and influence, conflict, inter-group behavior, decision-making, and communication.
New course designed expressly for degreed career-switchers with no previous HR experience. Spans the full body of knowledge of Human Resources Management and surveys the impact of the HRM function and its influence upon the organization as a whole. The course overviews the strategic impact of talent management and the labor force on organizations in the 21st century. Reviews the challenges senior leaders face in hiring top talent, while engaging, motivating and retaining the best and brightest employees.
Prepares leaders and managers to meet their organizations’ simultaneous need for stability and change. Reviews the components of the leadership process (goals, leader, followers, and activities), and the psychological, behavioral, sociological, and cognitive underpinnings of leadership strategies.
Prepares students for Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) industry certification exams (Certified Professional or Senior Certified Professional). Uses SHRM Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge (BASK), which defines standards for HR professionals globally. Enables students to better comprehend and apply HR topics. See SHRM for full certification requirements. Enrolled students receive partner price for SHRM Learning System and textbooks.
Focuses on issues, challenges, and subtle dynamics that operate in cross-cultural organizations for which students learn to build functional and effective workplace relationships. Participants will learn to manage diversity as an asset to sustainable competitive advantage to achieve the strategic goals of the organization. A framework for the strategic management of diversity, equity, and inclusion will also be developed and discussed.
The information contained on this web site is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.
Start Dates: August, January, June
Duration: On average, students take two courses a term, including the summer, to complete the certificate in 12 months. (15 graduate credits / 5 courses)
Format: Part-time: online
Fall: July 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: April 1
$9,165 (same in-state and out-of-state)
* Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Tuition rates adjusted annually.