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Big Sky Certification Study Group

Big Sky SHRM hosts 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   

Big Sky SHRM offers a discount for the SHRM learning system if you pre-order. This system can cost between $725 -$950. Take advantage of our study group discount!
SHRM 2020 Learning System: $535 + shipping (est. $25-$30)


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

SHRM 2020S pring Exam Window: TBD

Applications Accepted Beginning: TBD
Regular Application Deadline: TBD
Late Application Deadline: TBD

 

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.



Winter 2019 Study Group
Agenda

 

Facilitator

Deanna Keller, Ed.D., SHRM-SCP

Phone

406.523-3315 (o)/406.240.2012 (c)

Study Group Time

5:15-7:15pm

Email

Deanna.keller@clearwatercreditunion.org

Location

Clearwaterl Credit Union Corporate Training Center (on Dore Lane)

Time

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

 

Week

Date

Session Topic

Homework

(read these sections for the next study group

Vocabulary

Check

8/19

Present Course Introduction

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

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8/26

Begin HR Competencies

(through Leadership and Interpersonal: Communication Cluster)

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

1-30

9/2

Finish HR Competencies

Interpersonal Cluster

Business Cluster

Business (Critical Evaluation)

Functional Area #1: HR Strategic Planning

31-60

9/9

Functional Area #1: HR Strategic Planning

Functional Area #2: Talent Acquisition

61-90

9/16

Functional Area #2: Talent Acquisition

Functional Area #3: Employee Engagement and Retention

91-120

9/23

Functional Area #3: Employee Engagement and Retention

Functional Area #4: Learning and Development

121-150

 

9/30

Functional Area #4: Learning and Development

Functional Area #5: Total Rewards

151-180

 

10/7

Functional Area #5: Total Rewards

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

181-210

 

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

211-240

 

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

241-270

 

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

271-300

 

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)

301-330

 

11/11

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)

331-360

 

11/18

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

361-385

 

11/25

Review Final Exam

 

 

Winter Dates

2019 Winter Exam Window: Dec 1, 2019 – Feb 15, 2020

Applications Accepted

Regular Application Deadline

Late Application Deadline

May 13

Oct 18

Nov 9


SPRING 2020 Tentative Schedule:

Week

Date

Session Topic

Homework

(read these sections for the next study group

1/13/2020

Present Course Introduction

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

1/20/2020

Begin HR Competencies

(through Leadership and Interpersonal: Communication Cluster)

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

1/27/2020

Finish HR Competencies

Interpersonal Cluster

Business Cluster

Business (Critical Evaluation)

Functional Area #1: HR Strategic Planning

2/3/2020

Business (Critical Evaluation)

Functional Area #1: HR Strategic Planning

Functional Area #2: Talent Acquisition

2/10/2020

Functional Area #2: Talent Acquisition

Functional Area #3: Employee Engagement and Retention

2/17/2020

Functional Area #3: Employee Engagement and Retention

Functional Area #4: Learning and Development

2/24/2020

Functional Area #4: Learning and Development

Functional Area #5: Total Rewards

3/2/2020

Functional Area #5: Total Rewards

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

3/16/2020

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

3/23/2020

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

3/30/2020

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

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

4/6/2020

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)

4/13/2020

 

 

4/20/202

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)

4/27/2020

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

5/4/2020

Review Final Exam

5/8/2020

Mock Exam Day (12pm-4pm)




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

For more information regarding the exam or eligibility requirements, visit 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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