Human Resources Business Partner Certificate

HR Business Partner: Program Description

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CSUDH's instructor-led HR Business Partner program is conducted live online, using Zoom and the Blackboard Learning Management System. Live virtual class sessions will be conducted at the day/time indicated in the program schedule below. Attendance and participation via Zoom at all class sessions is required.

The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) Certificate Program provides a continuous and consistent progression for developing advanced tactical and strategic skills necessary for today's HR practitioner looking to advance to a true business partner to leadership, management and staff within a business enterprise.

The overall learning outcomes and objectives are to advance student knowledge and develop skills based upon that knowledge to operate as a full business partner. The courses are designed to build student skills in the tactical and strategic best practices examined and taught through student practice and demonstrations.

The students will also identify and utilize resources to achieve strategic HR operating goals and building strong business relationships within the enterprise, as well as externally to the operation. Development of these skills will provide the HR Business Partner to bring added value to the company for which they work.

Throughout the program, the student will have the ability to better support the operating goals of the business on both an individual and company-wide basis.

California State University Dominguez Hills is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 42 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org. The program also provides 42 recertification credits toward PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) re-certification.

Who Should Attend

The HR Business Partner program is targeted at the student who is already an HR practitioner or a student who has a basic working knowledge of HR principles and practices. Therefore, the program is great for those who:

  • Have 2-3 years of working knowledge/direct work experience in HR 
  • Or, hold degree with an emphasis in HR 
  • Or, have completed the CSUDH HR Management Certificate program and want to advance their career 

Program Overview

The program is divided into three distinct courses that build upon each other. Each class session is split into two distinct parts. A lecture section where principles, techniques and examples are discussed and reviewed, and a student demonstration section where participants develop plans, real world examples, conduct role-plays, etc. of the topics previously discussed demonstrating the learning outcomes for each session. Following are the course and session topics:

 Building the Partnership

  • Learning the Business
  • Building A Talent Pipeline
  • Employee On-boarding
    and Engagement
  • Earning C-Suite Trust
  • HR Metrics and Analytics
  • Labor Costing and Budgeting

 Developing the Partnership

  • Training and Development
  • Coaching, Counseling and
    Conflict Resolution
  • Succession Planning
  • Performance Management

 Working the Partnership

  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Ethics in HR
  • Labor/Management Relations

Specific course goals and objectives, as well as learning outcomes for each session are described in the applicable syllabi. As noted, there is a strong progression of learning and skills development under the HRBP Certificate Program.

Course Schedule

Program: Human Resource Business Partner Certificate  | * C = Class Canceled *


Spring 2022

Register for Our Next Free Info Session:

Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 6pm, via Zoom

 All classes below are ONLINE
Start DateEnd DateCRNDept, CourseTitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
02/09/202203/16/202221069BPX 951 01Building the Partnership 6W18:30–21:3002/05/2022$449J Vigneau
03/23/202204/13/202221070BPX 953 01Developing the Partnership4W18:30–21:3003/19/2022$323J Vigneau
04/20/202205/11/202221071BPX 955 01Working the Partnership4W18:30–21:3004/16/2022$323J Vigneau
 

Summer 2022

Register for our next Free Info Sessions ►

05/02/2022 at 6pm | Online via Zoom

 All classes below are ONLINE
Start DateEnd DateCRNDept, CourseTitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
C05/31/202207/05/202236910BPX 951 01Building the Partnership 6T18:30–21:30 05/27/2022$449L Nespole
C07/12/202208/02/202236911BPX 953 01Developing the Partnership4T18:30–21:30 07/08/2022$323L Nespole
C08/09/202208/30/202236912BPX 955 01Working the Partnership4T18:30–21:30 08/05/2022$323L Nespole
 

Fall 2022

FREE Information Session: July 25, 2022, 6pm PT. Register via Eventbrite.
 All classes below are ONLINE
Start DateEnd DateCRNDept, CourseTitleMtgsDaysHoursReg DeadlineFeeInstructor
09/07/202210/12/202243413BPX 951 01Building the Partnership 6W18:30–21:30 09/03/2022$449G Perez 
10/19/202211/09/2022 43414BPX 953 01Developing the Partnership4W18:30–21:30 10/15/2022$323G Perez 
11/16/202212/14/2022 43415BPX 955 01Working the Partnership4W18:30–21:30 11/12/2022$323G Perez 
 BPX 955: no class on 11/23/22 

* Schedule subject to change; consult with instructor for specific date details | Updated 08/24/2022

Course Descriptions

BPX 951 | Building the Partnership (1.8 CEUs)

Prerequisites: There are no required course prerequisites. However, the class participant should either have a basic working knowledge of Human Resource Management, or have received the CSUDH CEIE Certificate in Human Resource Management.

This first six-session class for the Human Resource Business Partner Certificate Program provides students with a curriculum beyond HR management core competencies focusing on both practical and strategic approaches and techniques to position the HR practitioner as a business partner to leadership, management and staff within the business enterprise. Course content is targeted upon the processes and approaches to build relationships that strategically and tactically position the HR practitioner as a resource and partner in supporting the business enterprise. This course utilizes interactive discussions, case studies and student projects to build student knowledge, skills and abilities to establish the business partner relationship and team.

BPX 953 | Developing the Partnership (1.2 CEUs)

Prerequisites: BPX 951

Recommended: The class participant should either have a basic working knowledge of Human Resource Management, or have received the CSUDH CEIE Certificate in Human Resource Management.

This second of three classes for the Human Resource Business Partner Certificate Program builds on the principles and practices of the first class. This four-session class examines the practical and strategic approaches and techniques to further develop the business partner relationship throughout the enterprises and at all levels of operations and personnel. Course content is targeted on working effectively within the established partnerships and teams to further position the HR practitioner as a resource and partner in supporting the business enterprise. This course utilizes interactive discussions, case studies and student projects to build student knowledge, skills and abilities to establish the business partner relationship and team.

BPX 955 | Working the Partnership (1.2 CEUs)

Prerequisites: BPX 951, 953

Recommended: The class participant should either have a basic working knowledge of Human Resource Management, or have received the CSUDH CEIE Certificate in Human Resource Management.

This third of three classes for the Human Resource Business Partner Certificate Program builds on the foundations and progression of the prior two classes and examines practical situations and challenges often faced by HR Business Partners. This four-session class examines the practical approaches and techniques to apply the business partner relationship throughout the enterprise. Course content is targeted on working effectively in project management, advanced union negotiation, and change environments, as well as how to deal with ethical challenges as an HR professional. This course utilizes interactive discussions, case studies and student projects to build student knowledge, skills and abilities to establish the business partner relationship and team.

Materials

Course materials and handouts can be accessed by logging into Blackboard, the Learning Management System (LMS) for California State University, Dominguez Hills. Login credentials are sent with the registration confirmation after the student’s initial course enrollment at CSUDH. Visit the Blackboard Login Information link to get started.

Location

All classes are held on the CSUDH campus in Carson. On-site instruction is also available. Human Resource Management classes are convenient for people living and working in or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Hawthorne, Gardena, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.

Special Features

All classes are scheduled in the evenings to meet the needs of working adults. Courses are offered for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Nationally recognized standards govern attendance requirements to earn CEU credit. A permanent record of attendance is established and students may obtain a copy of their transcripts by calling the Cashier’s Office at (310) 243-3821.

This program is approved for funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Visit the America's Job Center website for more information.

Instructor Profiles

HRM Faculty

Jim Vigneau, HRM FacultyJames D. Vigneau, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
HR Consultant and Director of HR and Administration for Peppermint Ridge
LinkedIn: Jim Vigneau

Jeanie Talbot, HRM FacultyJeanie Talbot, PHR, PHRca, SHRM-CP
Principal Consultant of Talbot HR Solutions, with over 20 years of human resource consulting/training experience, including 11 years with CSUDH.
LinkedIn: Jeanie Talbot

Gen Perez, HRM FacultyGenoveva "Gen" Perez
HR Director, Ace Clearwater
LinkedIn: Gen Perez

Linda Nespole, HRM FacultyLinda Nespole
Executive Level Human Resources Leader with more than 20 yrs of progressively responsible success.
LinkedIn: Linda Nespole

Advisory Board Members:

  • Christine Becker, SPHR, Human Resources Generalist, Pelican Products
  • Jesse Bosque, President, Professional Solutions
  • Gary Bradley, Esq. Bradley & Gmelich
  • Corey Curties, Manager, Blockbuster Video
  • Michelle Jaure, PHR, HR Manager, Webcor
  • James D. Vigneau, SPHR, Chief Operating Officer for Balboa Horizons Services

 

Testimonials
"I really liked the experience and helping, caring attitude from the teacher. Satisficed Customer." HR Student
"I highly recommend CSUDH and Extended Education to business professionals." Brian C., HR Student
"The instructor is extremely seasoned. He has tons of real life examples that he applies." Fabian S., HR Student
Human Resource Professional Links

Organizations & Associations

National Human Resources Association
humanresources.org

Society for Human Resource Management
shrm.org

Human Resource Consultants Association
hrca.com

National Association of Asian American Professionals
naaap.org

Northern California Human Resources Association
nchra.org/scriptcontent/

Professionals in Human Resources Association
pihra.org

Human Resources Edu
humanresourcesedu.org

Blogs

Business Blogs: Human Resources Blogs Management Blogs
humanresources.about.com/od/businessblogs/

HR Blog
humanresourcesblog.com

CSUDH Community

Human Resource Management at CSUDH CCPE LinkedIn Group
linkedin.com/groups/4618697

Digital Certificate Request

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of the required courses.

Note: Once you have completed all the required courses, you may request your certificate via our online application. The processing time is approximately 6-8 weeks from the time of submission, and includes both a digital certificate link and a printed physical certificate.

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