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Certificate in Essentials of Human Resource Management Seminar

Institute for Applied Management & Law, Inc.

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Friday, September 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

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For a comprehensive overview of all facets of human resource management, nothing surpasses this popular program. This 4½day seminar (divided into two blocks of instruction) provides a balanced and practically oriented foundation in critical human resource subjects including legal aspects of HR management; hiring strategies; training; and compensation practices. Designed for entrylevel HR professionals, this is the perfect seminar for anyone seeking "onestop" efficiency in getting a complete grounding in human resources management.

Block I: Legal Aspects of HR Management (Monday-Tuesday)

Employment Discrimination Law

  • Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (discrimination and retaliation)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (including reasonable accommodation and undue hardship)
  • The 1991 Civil Rights Act
  • The Equal Pay Act
  • Executive Order 11246/Affirmative Action
  • The Rehabilitation Act
  • State discrimination laws

Kinds of Discrimination

  • Disparate treatment
  • Disparate impact
  • Harassment (including sexual harassment)

How Discrimination is Proven

  • Direct evidence ("smoking guns")
  • Circumstantial evidence
  • Statistical/numerical evidence

Specific Laws/Rules Regarding Employment Termination

  • "Employment at-will"
  • Public policy discharge
  • Implied contracts
  • Whistle-blower laws

Labor Standards Laws

  • Fair Labor Standard Act (wage-hour, overtime, child labor)
  • Occupational Safety & Health Act
  • Family & Medical Leave Act

Labor Law - The National Labor Relations Act


  • Worker's Compensation
  • WARN

Potential Personal/Individual Liability of the Manager/Supervisor

Safety and Security Issues in Today's Workplace

Employee Selection: Hiring and Interviewing Employees

  • How to avoid costly hiring mistakes
  • What to look for
  • What not to ask
  • Negligent hiring
  • Objective vs. subjective criteria
  • Workplace diversity issues
  • Employee orientation
  • Drug testing/medical evaluations

Managing, Training and Supervising Employees

  • What is/is not "harassment" on the job
  • The importance of good communication
  • Negligent retention/supervision
  • Job assignments/onerous work/overtime
  • Employee safety
  • Job accommodation/pregnancy/family-medical leaves
  • Employee privacy/electronic monitoring
  • Drug and alcohol policies/practice
  • Investigating/reporting employee complaints
  • The supervisor or manager who keeps notes, a diary, or a notebook about his/her employees

Evaluating/Appraising Employees

  • Importance of the evaluation in litigation/employee relations
  • The biggest obstacles to honest, accurate evaluations
  • How to correct performance/conduct problems
  • The self-appraisal as an important management tool
  • How to say what you mean on an evaluation

Employee Discharge and Discipline

  • A detailed checklist for supervisors and managers to reduce the likelihood of "wrongful discharge" and/or claims of discrimination
  • Unemployment claims
  • Requests for a job reference/defamation risks

Block II: Human Resources Management (Wednesday-Friday)

Strategic HR Management— is concerned with maintaining organizational competitiveness by achieving HR effectiveness through the use of HR measurement and HR technology. Through HR planning, managers must anticipate the future supply and demand for employees. An additional strategic HR concern is employee retention. Learn about what the HR Strategic Role entails and how to leverage them at your organization. We will review HR roles, competencies, and current challenges such as: The globalization of business; economic and technological changes; occupational shifts; workforce availability and demographics; and organizational costs. Learn the value of HR Effectiveness and Financial Performance by determining the ROI of all resources and expenditures. Learn about the HR scorecard, measurement and benchmarks and how to show value to your organization.

Staffing and Retention — emphasizes the need to provide an adequate supply of qualified individuals to fill the jobs in an organization. Job analysis serves as the foundation for achieving this goal. Learn how to choose the proper job analysis strategy and the difference between job task analysis and competency based job analysis:

  • Learn what the steps of the job analysis process are.
  • Learn to develop proper job descriptions.
  • Understand that recruiting applicants and selection are required to procure a workforce.
  • Learn about the employee psychological contract; job satisfaction; individual performance factors; motivation strategies; retention interventions; and cost of employee turnover.
  • What is employment branding and how your organization should do it.
  • What are the internal and external recruiting sources you should tap?
  • How do you properly select and place candidates?
  • What is the selection process and should you test?

Talent Management, Performance Management and Development encompasses:

  • Orientation of new employees
  • Training
  • HR development of all employees and managers to meet future challenges
  • Career planning
  • Performance management which focuses on how employees perform their jobs
  • Succession planning
  • Workforce realignment
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Types of training deliveries, assessments, and learning styles
  • Training metrics
  • Benchmarking
  • ROI analysis
  • Effective Performance Management Systems should do the following:
    • Clarify what the organization expects
    • Provide performance information to employees
    • Identify areas of success and needed development
    • Document performance for personnel records
    • Learn about the different types of performance appraisals and how to maximize them for your company

Compensation and Benefits— compensation in the form of pay, incentives, and benefits rewards people for performing organizational work. Employers must develop and refine compensation systems and may use variable pay programs. Because so many organizational funds are spent on total reward systems for employees, a number of important decisions must be made to achieve the following objectives:

  • Legal compliance with all appropriate laws and regulations
  • Cost effectiveness for the organization
  • Internal, external and individual equity for employees
  • Performance enhancement for the organization
  • Performance recognition and talent management for employees
  • Learn how to:
    • Job price
    • Make market comparisons
    • Pros and cons of job evaluations
    • Different pay structures
    • Compliance issues that should be evaluated
    • Consider compensation trends, projections and strategies
    • Learn the Benefits Strategy, design and measurement for your organization
    • Learn about the different types of benefits such as government mandated, voluntary, security, retirement and health benefits

Risk Management and Worker Protection— for decades, employers have been required to meet legal requirements and be responsive to concerns for workplace health and safety. In addition, workplace security has grown in importance along with disaster and recovery planning. Learn the nature of Health, Safety and Security. Learn the legal compliance organizations must adhere to such as OSHA, PPE, Blood-borne Pathogens, Ergonomics and Workplace Air Quality.


Are there discounted room rates at the seminar hotel? Yes. These rooms are available on a first-come, first served basis. The discounted rate will always expire 35 days prior to the program start date, or when sold out, whichever comes first. If you attempt to make a hotel reservation and the group rate is no longer available, please call IAML, we may be able to assist you with arrangements.

When will I receive confirmation of program registration? Confirmations are sent via e-mail, usually within 48 hours of receipt of your registration.

What are the seminar hours? 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday.

What is the dress code? Business attire is not necessary. We recommend that you dress casually and comfortably and anticipate varied temperatures in the meeting rooms.

Will I receive a Certificate of Completion? Yes, if you complete the full 4 1/2-day seminar you will receive a certificate approximately four weeks after the seminar ends.

Can I earn Continuing Education Credit?  Yes, this seminar has been approved for 29.75 credit hours by the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.  You can submit your seminar attendance to a variety of other organizations such as IFEBP and WorldatWork.

Is homework assigned or are tests given during the seminar? No.

Are there group events or entertainment? No, but IAML does host a reception after the first day of the program. This provides you with an opportunity to chat with your colleagues, instructor(s) and IAML representatives. Your evening hours and travel days are your own to enjoy in the many exciting locations at which programs are held.

Does the registration fee include travel, food or lodging? Your registration fee includes a specially prepared manual; coffee and soft drink breaks; and a reception the first evening. You are responsible for your own travel, lodging, meals and incidental expenses.

What is the cancellation policy? Participants will receive a full refund of their registration fee if they contact at least two weeks prior to the seminar start date.

Can I transfer to a different seminar location or date after I've registered for a program? Yes, providing you contact Eventbrite at least two weeks in advance of the seminar start date. Transfers requested less than two weeks will be assessed a $150.00 fee.

Can one of my associates substitute for me if I am unable to attend? Yes, please call IAML with the substitution information as soon as possible.

Can we have this seminar delivered at our location? Yes. IAML offers customized on-site training seminars. For more information, please review our website ( or call us at 949-760-1700.


Brenda HeinickeBrenda K. Heinicke, Esq., Attorney, Law Office of Brenda Heinicke

is an attorney in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Ms. Heinicke opened her own law firm in March 2005 where she specializes in representing employers in a broad range of workplace issues. Her expertise encompasses advising and defending human resources professionals and managers on compliance matters related to federal, state, and local labor and employment laws, including anti-discrimination laws, wage and hour laws, drug and alcohol policies and testing procedures, workplace privacy issues, wrongful termination, non-compete agreements and contract issues. Ms. Heinicke is committed to assisting her clients in implementing and complying with best practices in the workplace designed to avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. To that end, she has been a key presenter for IAML in both public and on-site seminars for more than 15 years. Ms. Heinicke is unique in her ability to combine hands-on, practical solutions to legal issues with a high degree of energy and a keen sense of humor. Ms. Heinicke graduated from the University of Denver School of Law, where she received a JD, with honors, and was selected for the Order of St. Ives. Prior to launching her own firm, Ms. Heinicke served as a criminal prosecutor and for eight years in the labor and employment department of a large Denver-based firm.

Cyndi Ramirez Ryan

Cyndi Ramirez Ryan, SPHR, Founder and Principal Consultant, MAS Talent Human Resources

Ms. Ryan provides strategic and tactical HR services on a project-based, interim or contract basis. Ms. Ramirez Ryan is able to draw upon her extensive experience leading human resources functions across a variety of industries to provide broad insight and deliver innovative solutions for organizations of all sizes. She specializes in solutions that engage employees, develops talent, and strategically aligns human capital approaches with business needs. Her areas of specialty include: Human Resources Expertise, Executive Coaching, Diversity & Inclusion and Leadership Development Facilitation. Prior to starting her own firm, she was the Chief Diversity Officer at Baylor Scott & White Health. She is currently an Executive Advisor & Coach at the SMU Cox School of Business. She holds a BBA in Human Resource Management from Texas Woman’s University and a MBA in Human Resources Management from the University of Dallas.

Di Ann Sanchez

Di Ann Sanchez, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Founder, DAS HR Consulting LLC

Ms. Sanchez's HUB certified firm focuses on creative and non-traditional Human Resources programs and services. Ms. Sanchez has over 25 years of experience and has held executive Human Resources positions with both private and public companies. She has extensive experience in: Compensation, Benefits Planning, Recruiting, Retention Strategies, Diversity, Compliance Training, Succession Planning, Talent Management, Shared Services, HR Technology, Employee and Labor Relations, HR Audits, DiSC Assessments, and Strengths Training. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA, Master’ Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, and her Ph.D. in Organizational Management and Human Resources from Capella University. She is an Assistant Professor at Amberton University.

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Courtyard Nashville Downtown
170 4th Avenue N.
Nashville, TN 37219

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 8:00 AM - Friday, September 13, 2019 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

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Institute for Applied Management & Law, Inc.

The Institute for Applied Management & Law, Inc. (IAML) produces practically-oriented seminars, onsite training, DVDs, and eLearning for professionals requiring timely and accurate information in employment law; employee benefits law; and human resource management.  Founded in 1979, IAML is the nation's leading producer of comprehensive workplace training seminars. Tens of thousands of professionals have participated in its programs.  Based in Newport Beach, California, IAML works closely with leading law firms and practitioners across the country.  Learn more about IAML at

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