HR Academy Certificate Program

A Certificate Program for Human Resource Professionals.

Learning should last a lifetime, and at Cascade school is always in session. Whether you’re new to HR or you’ve already made a career of it, the HR Academy develops your skills, knowledge and abilities in the fundamental tenets of HR and the more advanced niche areas of this important management function.

Our training team is focused on giving students candid, straightforward and practical insight and tools so that graduates of the Academy gain more confidence in their abilities, perform their jobs at a higher level and are simply happier at work. Graduate Icons on Red Puzzle Piece

Academy Orientation

Begin the program with a half-day orientation session, leaving with an assessment of your organization’s HR programs, a professional development plan, and recommendations on your electives.

Then, Choose Your Track

100 Level – HR Fundamentals: Perfect for those newer to HR, or those seeking to expand their general HR knowledge. Includes six half-day elective courses.

200 Level – HR Professional: Designed for the more experienced HR professional, this track assumes you have a solid understanding of the fundamentals and are seeking more specialized knowledge. Includes five half-day elective courses and putting your knowledge to the test in two hands-on, highly interactive labs.

“ Taking part in the HR Academy program was a great experience. The information covered in the elective and lab courses is relevant and useful on a daily basis. I enjoyed working with the instructors and other participants and getting to hear how their organizations manage difficult and complex issues.”
– Bob Loftis, Human Resources Director, Options Counseling and Family Services

100 Level: HR Fundamentals

200 Level: HR Professional

Elective Courses
Six half-day electives required for certification

Elective Courses
Five half-day electives and two, two-hour labs
required for certification

101: Employment Law –
        Minimize Risk and Gain Confidence
102: Basics of Family Leave
103: Wage and Hour Basics
104: Discipline and Documentation
105: Making Job Descriptions Compliant, Accurate
        and Meaningful
106: Performance Management –
        Finding the Best Approach for Your Workforce
107: Mastering the Art of Interviewing
108: Recruiting and Attracting Talent
109: Coaching Employees and Supervisors
110: Employee Handbooks and Supervision Handbooks
111: HR Peer Roundtable

HR Concept Puzzle

201: Accountability and Delegation
202: Advanced Family Leave
203: Advanced Employment Law – Case Law Update
204: Americans with Disabilities Act:
        Doing the Right Thing the Right Way
205: Creating Stellar Recognition Programs
206: HR Peer Roundtable
207: Workplace Investigations:
        Building Trust and Credibility
208: Difficult and Crucial Conversations:
        Keys to Improving Workplace Communication
209: Strengths-Based Leadership
210: Employee Engagement - Beyond Satisfaction

211: HR Compliance
212: Appraising Achievement and Performance
213: Developing a Total Compensation Strategy
214: Attracting, Retaining and Engaging Your Workforce


Member Price – $650 for completion of either track in the HR Academy
Standard Price – $975 for completion of either track in the HR Academy

Register early – this series is limited to 25 students.

Get started toward your certification by registering for the HR Academy Certificate Program Orientation in Salem on February 7, 2017.  Or contact us to reserve your seat in the next series.