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Big Sky SHRM is hosting a study group to get prepared for the next Certification testing period. Big Sky SHRM strongly supports its members in their efforts to achieve certification. If you are an HR professional wanting to validate your professional achievement with a certification or a certified HR professional who must take the recertification examination to remain current, the Big Sky SHRM Study Group is for you.
 
Study Group Online Forum     Big Sky SHRM HR Certification Scholarship 2019 You may email your scholarship applications to president@bigskyshrm.org or mail to PO Box 2105 Missoula, MT 59806     
    
Study group open to: Big Sky SHRM members.


Winter Sessions will be held: Missoula Federal Credit Union - Training Center, 3600 Brooks St 
(please use Dore Ln entrance)
SHRM Group Time: 5:15pm-7:15pm  Date:    Starts on 1/8/2019   

SHRM Learning System for 2019: $495 + shipping est. (~$25)

SHRM 2019 Spring Exam Window:
May 1, 2019-July 15, 2019

Applications Accepted Beginning: Jan 2, 2019
Regular Application Deadline: Mar 22, 2019 - After Mar 22 there will be a non-refundable $75 USD late fee for applications)
Late Application Deadline: April 12, 2019


Fall Study Group Dates: Monday, August 19, 2019 - Monday, Dec 2, 2019
SHRM 2019 Winter Exam Window:
 Dec 1, 2019-Feb 15, 2020

Applications Accepted Beginning: May 13, 2019

Regular Application DeadlineOctober 18, 2019

Late Application Deadline: November 9, 2019

 

Exam Fees: $300 SHRM Member & $400 Nonmember (Includes Application Fee)


SHRM Certification Scholarship Deadline:  
March 1, 2019
$750 for SHRM Certification Exam and/or preparation. (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) 

SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Certification Preparation
- Virtual Seminars Available
Visit the SHRM Website for additional information.
 
HRCI 2019 Exam Applications Available Throughout the Year
Schedule Exam Appointments Online At: www.prometric.com/hrci
24/7 Online Scheduling Available

Exam Fees: PHR $100 Application Fee + $395 Exam Fee 
SPHR $100 Application Fee + $495 Exam Fee 

Spring 2019 Agenda

Date

Session Topic

Homework

(read these sections for the next study group

Jan 8

Present Course Introduction

(pre-read through Leadership and Interpersonal: Communication Cluster

Jan 15

Begin HR Competencies

(through Leadership Cluster)

Interpersonal Cluster (Global and Cultural Effectiveness Competency) thru Business Cluster (Consultation)

Jan 22

Finish HR Competencies

Interpersonal Cluster

Business Cluster

Business (Critical Evaluation)

Functional Area #1: HR Strategic Planning

Jan 29

Business (Critical Evaluation)

Functional Area #1: HR Strategic Planning

Functional Area #2: Talent Acquisition

Feb 5

Functional Area #2: Talent Acquisition

Functional Area #3: Employee Engagement and Retention

Feb 12

Functional Area #3: Employee Engagement and Retention

Functional Area #4: Learning and Development

Feb 19

No Class this week

Feb 26

Functional Area #4: Learning and Development

Functional Area #5: Total Rewards

Mar 5

Functional Area #5: Total Rewards

Functional Area #6: Structure of the HR Function

Mar 12

Functional Area #6: Structure of the HR Function

Functional Area #7: Organizational Effectiveness and Development

Mar 19

Functional Area #7: Organizational Effectiveness and Development

Functional Area #8: Workforce Management

Mar 26

Functional Area #8: Workforce Management

Functional Area #9: Employee and Labor Relations

Apr 2

Functional Area #9: Employee and Labor Relations

Functional Area #10: Technology Management

Apr 9

Functional Area #10: Technology Management

Functional Area #11: HR in the Global Context

Apr 16

Functional Area #11: HR in the Global Context

Functional Area #12: Diversity and Inclusion

Apr 23

Functional Area #12: Diversity and Inclusion

Functional Area #13: Risk Management

Apr 30

Functional Area #13: Risk Management

Functional Area #14: Corporate Social Responsibility

May 7

Functional Area #14: Corporate Social Responsibility

Functional Area #15: US Employment Law and Regulations (Section 1, 2, and 4)

May 14

Functional Area #15: US Employment Law and Regulations (Section 1, 2, and 4)

Functional Area #15: US Employment Law and Regulations (Section 3)

May 21

Functional Area #15: US Employment Law and Regulations (Section 3)

Take Final Exam

May 28

Review Final Exam


 

SHRM-CP/SCP Study Group

Winter 2019

Facilitator

Deanna Keller

Phone

406.523-3315 (o)/406.240.2012 (c)

Study Group Time

5:15-7:15pm

Email

Deanna.keller@missoulafcu.org

Location

Missoula Federal Credit Union Corporate Training Center (on Dore Lane)

Time

Monday (5:15pm-7:15pm)

 

Agenda

Date

Session Topic

Homework

(read these sections for the next study group

8/19

Present Course Introduction

pre-read through Leadership thru Interpersonal: (Communication Cluster)

8/26

Begin HR Competencies

(through Leadership and Interpersonal: Communication Cluster)

Interpersonal Cluster (Global and Cultural Effectiveness Competency) thru Business Cluster (Consultation)

9/2

Finish HR Competencies

Interpersonal Cluster

Business Cluster

Business (Critical Evaluation)

Functional Area #1: HR Strategic Planning

9/9

Functional Area #1: HR Strategic Planning

Functional Area #2: Talent Acquisition

9/16

Functional Area #2: Talent Acquisition

Functional Area #3: Employee Engagement and Retention

9/23

Functional Area #3: Employee Engagement and Retention

Functional Area #4: Learning and Development

9/30

Functional Area #4: Learning and Development

Functional Area #5: Total Rewards

10/7

Functional Area #5: Total Rewards

Functional Area #6: Structure of the HR Function Functional Area #7: Organizational Effectiveness and Development

10/14

Functional Area #6: Structure of the HR Function Functional Area #7: Organizational Effectiveness and Development

Functional Area #8: Workforce Management Functional Area #9: Employee and Labor Relations

10/21

Functional Area #8: Workforce Management Functional Area #9: Employee and Labor Relations

Functional Area #10: Technology Management Functional Area #11: HR in the Global Context

10/28

Functional Area #10: Technology Management Functional Area #11: HR in the Global Context

Functional Area #12: Diversity and Inclusion Functional Area #13: Risk Management

11/4

Functional Area #12: Diversity and Inclusion Functional Area #13: Risk Management

Functional Area #14: Corporate Social Responsibility

Functional Area #15: US Employment Law and Regulations (US Employment Law Regulations, HR and Legislative Regulatory Environment, Organization Compliance)

11/11

No Class This Week

11/18

Functional Area #14: Corporate Social Responsibility

Functional Area #15: US Employment Law and Regulations (US Employment Law Regulations, HR and Legislative Regulatory Environment, Organization Compliance)

Functional Area #15: US Employment Law and Regulations (Equal Opportunity, US Comp Laws, US Leave/Benefits Laws, US Employee Safety/Health Laws, Employee Relations, Misc US Protection Laws, Employee Records Management)

11/25

Functional Area #15: US Employment Law and Regulations (Equal Opportunity, US Comp Laws, US Leave/Benefits Laws, US Employee Safety/Health Laws, Employee Relations, Misc US Protection Laws, Employee Records Management)

Take Final Exam

12/2

Review Final Exam




For information regarding study sessions contact Deanna Keller at education@bigskyshrm.org  .  

For more information regarding the exam or eligibility requirements, visit www.hrci.org for HRCI Certification and http://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx for SHRM Certification. 
 

Consider applying for a SHRM Foundation Cerification Scholarship to assist you .
Click here to learn more.

 

"Certification sets those with the credential apart from- or above- those without it. There are a number of advantages to seeking certification. Certification becomes a public recognition of professional achievement - both within and outside of the profession. For many, achieving certifications becomes a personal professional goal-way to test knowledge and to measure it against one's peers. Others see certification as an aid to career advancement. PHR, SPHR and GPHR certification shows that the holder has demonstrated mastery of the domestic or international HR body of knowledge and, though recertification, has accepted the challenge to stay informed of new development in the HR field." (HRCI Certification Handbook)

  



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