Human Resources

Over the last several decades, the human resource function has evolved into an extremely complex profession requiring an understanding of how each facet of human resources management impacts the organization as a whole.

Continuing professional development is very important in a business climate that is becoming more diverse and more complicated all the time. The challenges that face business professionals in today’s workplace are not the same ones that were faced by the business leaders of yesterday. This is very true for the human resource profession as it is for any.

The Community Education and Workforce Development Division offer a variety of educational opportunities to meet the needs of today’s HR professionals.


What is SHRM?

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.

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HR Certification Institute

Choosing to obtain your HR credential(s) from the HR Certification Institute is a career-long commitment that shows to your peers and your organization that you are driven to be successful in HR management. HR certifications require that you stay up-to-date with the most current HR practices and developments. To remain certified, you must fulfill continuing education requirements or demonstrate your current knowledge of the profession through retesting. Please visit for more information.