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Human Resource Management - Intensive Track

SHRM Partnership logoThe Duke HR Management Program is also offered in an intensive daytime format.  This format is ideal for students who cannot commit to a weeknight program that meets more frequently and those who would prefer to receive their information in a more concentrated manner.  The only difference is that this program will be completed in 4 days rather than 12 weeks like the standard program.

Please note: Students are required to read all program texts (SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Preparation) before the course begins.  For this reason, students are highly encouraged to register at least 3-4 weeks in advance of the start date of the program so they have sufficient time.

Why Choose the Duke HR Management Intensive preparation program?

  • Instructor is SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified
  • Program is offered prior to start of exam window allowing students to easily transition from the program to the exam, making information retention more easily accomplished
  • Program offered in a daytime format for those who cannot commit to a regular weeknight class
  • Only university in the area recognized by the national SHRM organization to offer SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam preparation program
  • Access to online practice exercises/tests for 18 months from program start date
  • Certificate of completion from Duke University – a renowned educational institution

Who should attend?

  • Experienced HR Professionals desiring an exam review course for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exams
  • Those who are looking for a more concentrated way to learn the material they will need for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exams
  • Practicing HR professionals with interest in refreshing their skills in this industry

 

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Curriculum & Course Details

Recognized for over ten years by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as an affiliated university partner, the Duke Human Resource (HR) Management Program addresses the ongoing challenges of today’s professional by providing preparation training for both the new SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) examinations.

The Duke HR Management (SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification preparation course) is designed primarily for individuals seeking credentials that focus on identifying and testing the knowledge and practical real-life experiences HR professionals around the world need to excel in their careers today.

Earning the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) credential establishes you as a recognized expert in the HR field. These new certifications recognize that HR professionals are at the core of leading organizational success.

The SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP preparation, used in the Duke program, also features an Online Learning Center, which offers a wealth of supplemental study materials.

This program is not a substitute for a general course of HR study. Topics covered are intended for review by experienced HR professionals.

Course Topics

The SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP includes four modules covering the comprehensive SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™) so students learn everything they need for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam. 

HR Competencies

  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Relationship Management
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Communication

People

  • HR Strategic Planning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Engagement & Retention
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards

Organization

  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workplace Management
  • Employee & Labor Relations
  • Technology Management

Workplace

  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. only)
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Certification

The Duke certificate program, based upon the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation, will prepare you for either the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) certification exams. 

To earn the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) designation students will also have to meet other qualifications of education, experience and pass a for-fee exam.

To determine years of experience required based upon level of education, see chart below.  Visit the SHRM website for the most up to date certification information:

Credential
Less than a Bachelors Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Degree
HR-Related Degree
Non-HR Degree
HR-Related Degree
Non-HR Degree
HR-Related Degree
Non-HR Degree
SHRM-CP
3 years
in HR role
4 years
in HR role
1 year
in HR role
2 years
in HR role
Currently
in HR role
1 year
in HR role
SHRM-SCP
6 years
in HR role
7 years
in HR role
4 years
in HR role
5 years
in HR role
3 years
in HR role
4 years
in HR role
Or you are eligible to sit for the SHRM-SCP exam after one SHRM-CP recertification cycle.
  • Applicants must show that they are working in an HR role for more than 1,000 hours within a calendar year, which equates to 1 year of experience
  • HR experience can be in an exempt or non-exempt capacity
  • SHRM membership is not required to attain the new SHRM certification

Course content reflects the SHRM Body of Competency Knowledge.  Students must use the most recent edition of the SHRM® educational products for this course, and may not use outdated materials. 

Completion of this certificate program, while excellent preparation for the exam, does not guarantee success on the certification exam.  It is incumbent upon the student to dedicate additional study time outside of the classroom to prepare for the national exams.

The certification exams are given twice yearly. The Spring exam is given May through July and the Winter exam is given December through February.  Students who plan to sit for either exam need to apply for the exam via the SHRM website as they administer the exam.

Duke University Continuing Studies has no affiliation with exam registration.  It is the responsibility of the student to contact the SHRM Certification Commission and adhere to exam registration deadlines and processes. 

Admission to and completion of the Duke HR Certificate Program does not guarantee eligibility for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exams. The SHRM Certification Commission governs the policies, processes and administration of the national examinations and does require a minimum level of work experience to qualify for the exams based upon education level. Prospective students to the Duke HR Certificate Program whose intent is to sit for either the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP examination should consult with SHRM to ascertain if they meet the exam eligibility work experience and education requirements.

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Requirements

Eligibility

  • Fluency in English (including reading and writing)
  • Understanding that curriculum is based upon US laws and practices
  • Minimum one year work experience as a human resources professional
  • Computer literacy
  • Access to a computer as testing is completed online
  • Valid email account
  • Tuition paid in full prior to start of program

*Eligibility requirements for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exams differ from requirements to enroll in this program.  Visit the SHRM website for the most current information.

Admission is discretionary. Duke Continuing Studies-Professional Certificate Programs- requires students be a least 18 years of age and meet minimum suitability standards. Students are not matriculated Duke University students and university student privileges do not apply to Continuing Studies students.

Duke Continuing Studies reserves the exclusive right, at its sole and absolute discretion, to withhold registration or require withdrawal from the program of, any student or applicant.

Certificate requirements

To earn a certificate of completion from Duke Continuing Studies* the following requirements must be met:

  • Complete all non-graded/graded activities/assignments according to deadlines set by instructor
  • Achieve a minimum score of 80% the final exam by Monday, November 27, 2017
  • Pay tuition

*The Duke certificate of completion is noncredit and does not apply toward a degree.

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Schedule & Registration

Schedule

Human Resource Management - Intensive

Monday, November 6, Tuesday, November 7, Thursday, November 9, Friday November 10, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. 

Smith Warehouse, Duke University, Durham, NC

Looking for an alternative?  We offer the 12-week Human Resource Management program (link) which is ideal for students who do not want to learn under such a short time constraint, and would prefer to complete the certificate at a more relaxed pace.

Registration

Registration begins July 1, 2017.

Private loans are an option for students who do not wish to pay in full with registration. Please note all funding must be approved and paperwork completed prior to the program start date. See the Tuition & Payment section for more information.

Registration Methods

  1. REGISTER ONLINE using a credit card with our secure, real-time registration system.  Add the course to your shopping cart and follow the instructions for checking out.
  2. Register by Phone at 919-684-6259 or 1-866-edu-Duke during our business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm EST) to register.  Please note that loan applicants must call our office to register.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is this course different from the other HR Management courses offered through Duke Continuing Studies? 

This course is identical to the HR Management course offered through Duke Continuing Studies except that it meets for 4 full weekdays in a more intensive format.  

Who should take this course? 

This course is designed for experienced HR professionals desiring an exam review course for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exams. Students interested in a general course of HR study might want to consider the Essentials of Human Resources program also offered through Duke Continuing Studies.

Is the cost of books and parking permits included in the cost of tuition? 

Yes, the official SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP preparation books and one parking permit per student (for the Duke campus) are included in the cost of tuition.  Permits will be distributed on the first day of class and must be returned on the last day of the program as they will be used again for other offerings.  

What books are included with this program? 

This program utilizes the official SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP preparation put forth by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  

What are the education requirements for this program?

At least one year of HR experience and a Bachelor’s degree is recommended. See the eligibility chart in the Certification page.

What is the difference between the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP designations?

The SHRM-CP is designed for HR professionals whose primary responsibilities focus on HR program implementation, are tactical and operational in nature and function primarily within the HR department.

The SHRM-SCP, on the other hand, is designed for HR professionals whose primary responsibilities involve designing and planning HR policies and strategies and whose decisions have an impact both within and outside the organization.

After registering, when will I receive additional program details?

Registered students will receive additional program details via email no less than 3 weeks prior to the start of the program.  Students who register after that time will receive program details within 2 business days of their registration. 

Is access to a computer required during this program?

There are required online components to the curriculum therefore students must have regular access to a computer outside of the classroom during the length of the program.  Computers are not required for time spent in the classroom.

After registering, when will I be able to pick up my books?

Books will be available for pick up during the three weeks before the start of the program.  Students will receive an email with details regarding pick up times and location.  It is expected that students read the entire curriculum before beginning the intensive program. 

How much time should I plan to spend on homework and/or online assignments outside of the classroom? 

The SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP preparation consists of five modules that vary in length; each module is, on average, over 200 pages.  This material will need to be read in its entirety before the start of the intensive course.  Students will be given three weeks prior to the start of the program to pick up and read their materials.  In addition, two online tests per unit are required to be completed within two weeks of finishing the classroom portion of the program.  

How often is this program offered? 

This program is offered once or twice per year, usually in late spring and early December.  Registration typically opens two to five months prior to the start of the program.

How do I earn the certificate of completion from Duke Continuing Studies? 

Students who participate in and complete all non-graded activities/assignments, achieve a minimum score of 80% on all graded assignments and the final exam and pay tuition in full prior to the program start will receive a certificate of completion from Duke Continuing Studies.

Will I be certified as SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP when I complete this program? 

No. You will not be “certified” as SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP upon completion of the Duke program. You will receive a completion “certificate” acknowledging that you have met the requirements of the program.

Certification as a SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP requires passing a national examination and meeting other criteria. For more information on either designation, please visit SHRM Certification Commission online at http://www.shrmcertification.org/

Will I pass the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam after taking this class?

Completion of this certificate program, while excellent preparation for the exam, does not guarantee success on the certification exam itself. It is incumbent upon the student to dedicate additional study time outside of the classroom to prepare for the national exams.  Furthermore, students must use the most recent edition of the SHRM® educational products for this course, and may not use outdated materials.

After completing this program, am I eligible to apply for the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam? 

Not necessarily.  It is not mandatory for students to complete the Duke program or any other education program in order to qualify for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam.  However, the material covered in the Duke program will help to prepare individuals who seek to apply for the exam.  Visit SHRM at http://www.shrmcertification.org/ for further details on exam eligibility requirements.

Are the certification exams (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) offered through Duke Continuing Studies? 

No.  Students who plan to sit for either the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP exam need to apply for the exam through the SHRM Certification Commission as they administer the exam. (See http://www.shrmcertification.org/) Duke University Continuing Studies has no affiliation with exam registration.  It is the responsibility of the student to contact SHRM and adhere to exam registration deadlines and processes. 

Will the Duke Continuing Studies staff assist me in finding a position? 

It is incumbent upon the student to seek his/her own employment through their own endeavors. Duke Office of Continuing Studies provides no assistance with job search, career placement and/or internships nor make any claim or warrant this program will result in obtaining a position of a result of completion.

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Instructors

Cathy Graham, MHROD, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CCP, ACC

Cathy Graham is a Human Resource Consultant, Blogger and Executive Coach through her firm Workplace Navigator. She has extensive Human Resource leadership experience in manufacturing, finance, and hospitality industries. In addition she has taught Human Resource courses at the college level. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a Master's in Human Resource and Organization Development from the University of San Francisco.

 

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Tuition & Funding Sources

Tuition

$1555

Books included in cost of tuition. Directions and other details, including how to pick up books, will be emailed no later than 3 weeks prior to the program start date.  Students who register after that time will receive program details within 2 business days of their registration.

Funding Sources

Our Professional Certificate programs are non-credit (not degree applicable); therefore, they are NOT eligible for federal education loans. DO NOT SUBMIT FAFSA FORMS for these programs. Some of our programs may offer payment plans. Please see individual program web pages for those details.

No loans (Wells Fargo Graduate loan, Sallie Mae Smart Option Undergraduate loan, etc.) can be construed to imply any degree-seeking status for students of Duke Continuing studies. Duke Continuing Studies courses are non-credit.

Duke Continuing Studies (DCS) will not certify (approve) loan amounts greater than the amount of the tuition regardless of the amount approved by the lending agency. DCS reserves the right to reject any loan which exceeds the tuition amount. DCS will not be responsible for refunding monies in excess of the tuition. Students needing to secure loan funding for books or other items in relation to the program are responsible for making separate loan arrangements with the funding agency. No loan funds will be refunded to the student.

Should a student choose to borrow less than the tuition amount, the balance must be paid prior to the close of the registration period.

Loan Options

Your local bank may offer other options for loans or a "line of credit" service. Contact your bank for more information on financing choices.

Other Funding Sources

The funding options listed below may not be applicable to all programs at this time. Please contact the organization offering the funding to see if you qualify and if the funds can be used for the program in which you are interested.

Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan

To apply for this private student loan, visit Sallie Mae’s website, select the Undergraduate Student Loan and then click Apply Now.   The following application should populate with the pertinent information for Duke Continuing Studies.

•    Scroll over Student Loans on the top of screen
•    Select Smart Option Student Loan under Undergraduate Student Loans
•    Click Get Started
•    Fill out Student General Information
•    Fill out Permanent Address
•    Fill out School Information

•    DUKE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES, DURHAM, NC, 00292099 should already have populated for the school
•    Select Certificate for Degree/Certificate of Study
•    Select your Specialty or select Other if it is not shown in the options
•    Select Half Time for Enrollment Status
•    Select Certificate/Continuing Ed for Grade Level
•    Enter your Academic Period of the Loan
•    Enter your Anticipated Graduation / Completion

•     Follow the remaining loan application prompts

Wells Fargo Graduate Loan

For information on the Wells Fargo Graduate Loan, please see this Disclosure document. To apply for this loan, visit Wells Fargo. Duke Continuing Studies will be required to certify your loan application for the Graduate Loan should you be approved by Wells Fargo.

You will need to enter the following information after clicking on Apply Now in the Before Starting Your Application section:

  • Find a loan for: Graduate School Expenses
  • I am a: Student
  • School state: North Carolina
  • School name: please type Duke University Continuing Education
  • Grade Level: Beyond 3rd Year Graduate
  • Field of Study: Undecided or select Other and type in the field of study
  • Citizenship: Select as appropriate

Duke Hospital Employees

Duke University Hospital employees may be eligible for support from the Employee Development Initiative (EDI), which helps employees pay for short-term career-related programs, workshops, and seminars. For more information, visit the Employee Development Initiative site or call Duke Hospital Human Resources at (919) 668-2170.

Workforce Investment Act

The WIA provides professional and basic skills training services to those who have been unable to find employment. Please keep in mind that this process can be lengthy, so plan to apply well in advance of the program start date.  For more information on eligibility, the application process, or to find your local Workforce Development Board, visit the NC JobLink Career Center website.

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps Education Awards are available only for AmeriCorps volunteers and can be used for educational expenses for non-degree courses, such as Continuing Education courses offered by qualified schools. For more information on qualified schools and programs, contact the National Service Trust at 1-800-942-2677, or visit the FAQ page of the AmeriCorps website.

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Policies & Procedures

Refund Policy

Overnight programs have different cancellation policies. Please see program descriptions for details.

Refund and Change Requests must be in writing. To receive a refund, minus a processing fee for each course cancelled, we must receive your written cancellation request at least two weeks prior to the start of the program or course. Processing fees are:

  • $20 for course fees under $500
  • $100 for course fees $500 or more

To submit a cancellation request:
Email: learnmore@duke.edu
Fax: 919-681-8235
Mail:
Registration - Duke Continuing Studies
Box 90700
Durham, NC 27708-0700

Include your name, address, phone number, and course title to be dropped. Refunds will be made in the manner you paid us.

Refunds for Online Courses

There are no refunds or cancellations for online courses.

Bad Checks

If a check is returned for insufficient funds, we will charge a returned check fee of $35. Checks will not be resubmitted. The replacement payment must include the additional $35 and be in the form of cash, money order, or credit card.

Course is Filled / Waiting List

If a course is already filled, a waiting list is usually available instead. If you are interested in placing your name on the waiting list, follow the checkout instructions to do so. If a space becomes available, a registration staff member will call you and ask if you are still interested. If you are interested, registration staff can take your payment information over the phone and complete your registration at that time.

If We Cancel a Course

Sometimes we have to cancel a course that does not meet minimum enrollment, or due to unforeseen events. If that happens, you will receive a full refund. Duke Continuing Studies reserves the right to substitute instructors or change the day a course meets.

Tax Deductions

Course fees and expenses are sometimes tax deductible. Please consult an accountant concerning this matter. Non-credit programs at Duke Continuing Studies do not generate 1098-T forms, in accordance with the following IRS guideline:

Instructions for Forms 1098-E and 1098-T published by the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, states “You do not have to file Form 1098-T or furnish a statement for: Courses for which no academic credit is offered, even if the student is otherwise enrolled in a degree program…”

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