2022 Courses

We currently offer four in-person courses for individuals or groups (scroll down for details):
HR Boot Camp, Strategic Advances in HR, Leadership for Managers I & II

If you missed out on our spring classes, get in touch
to ask about upcoming dates. Or, if you are interested in these topics for training a group in your organization, contact us to learn more.
 
 

HR Boot CamP
august 25, 2022

The Human Resources (HR) Boot Camp is a small-group training program that is helpful to businesses and nonprofits of every size. Even very small organizations can benefit from learning these foundational areas of HR:                     


- Recruiting, hiring, training, and developing employees   
- Using compensation to motivate and retain
- Employee handbook basics

 

- Employee engagement
- Legal requirements and regulations

- HR metrics

This course is eligible for continuing education credits and recertification credits for the following:
- SHRM (3.25 credits)
- Louisiana CPAs (4 hours)


 

HR Boot Camp will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 8 AM - noon at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant. Breakfast is included.

Leadership Skills for  managers PART 1

Leadership Skills for Managers Part 1 provides live, interactive, small-group development aimed at exploring the foundational topics for leadership. With research-based evidence, assessments, discussion, and real-world advice, managers can improve in these areas:       

This course is eligible for continuing education credits and recertification credits for the following:
- SHRM & HRCI (3.25 credits)
- Louisiana CPAs (4 hours)

 


- Leader behaviors, assessing followers, and using the right

   leaders skills for the situation  
- Building trust between employees, managers, and top

   leaders through fairness and transparency
- Motivating workers with rewards and relationships that

   convey value

- Effective communication, with an emphasis on building

    relationships through feedback and information sharing
 

strategic advances in hr

Experienced HR professionals can benefit from this deep dive into current important HR topics with Strategic Advances in HR. For those who have already taken HR Boot Camp, this next course provides more detail in tackling HR's most challenging issues. Topics include:

This course is eligible for continuing education credits and recertification credits for the following:
- SHRM & HRCI (3.25 credits)
- Louisiana CPAs (4 hours)

 


- Updating policies and procedures for new laws, best

   practices, and improved employee engagement
- Organizing for remote work, including updating job

   descriptions and performance appraisal

- Reducing hiring bias by implementing high quality

   structured interviews

- Assessing return on investment for HR practices with HR

   analytics
 

Leadership skills for managers Part 2

Leadership Skills for Managers Part 2  follows our first part of this course with interactive, small-group development aimed at expanding managers' leadership skills.  With research-based evidence, assessments, discussion, and real-world advice, managers can improve in these areas:       

This course is eligible for continuing education credits and recertification credits for the following:
- SHRM & HRCI (3.25 credits)
- Louisiana CPAs (4 hours)

 


- Ethical, practical decision-making that values

   stakeholders 
- Conflict resolution approaches that build relationships
- Enacting positive change and supporting employees

  through challenging times

- Performance management and coaching for developing employees
 

Here's what people are saying about HR Boot Camp:

As a CEO, I have relied on others to handle our HR issues. By taking this course, I now feel that I have tools to oversee this vital area of my company.

- Bruce Willson, CEO, United Way of NW Louisiana

Growing our business is our current goal and we know having great HR policies is key. Dr. Dickerson provided expert knowledge as well as many tools that we can use to strengthen our company.

- Colin McKenzie, McKenzie's Barbeque & Burgers

Marcia is very good at what she does. She has a great speaking voice and used material that kept everyone engaged. I would like to experience another training taught by her.

- Anetra Robinson-Howard

Not only does this course provide you with the knowledge on how to effectively practice human resources in the workplace, but it also reminds you of your rights as an employee. As a young professional entering the workforce, this class was very insightful. Human resources is such an important thing to be knowledgeable about regardless of your career.

- Rachel Pharr, Origin Bank,

Louisiana Tech undergraduate student