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Human Resource Management


Sharpen your skills and gain a working knowledge of all evolving aspects of the human resource field with a flexible, all-purpose program designed for working adults.

 
 

A Program Tailored for Your Career Goals

Whether you’re interested in a career change and new to the human resource field or looking to advance your career and enhance your skills as a HR professional, Cal State East Bay’s Human Resource Management program can be tailored to fit your educational and professional goals.

Gain expertise and set yourself apart from other HR professionals by choosing from three different certificate options based on your unique needs and experience: Basic, Advanced, and Executive. Regardless of the certificate option you choose, you’ll enjoy courses that focus on practice over theory and provide you with training that’s highly relevant to the current job market. You’ll be able to apply what you learn directly into your planning and implementing of policy and procedure in your workplace.


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6 Hours recertification

Each one-day course counts as six recertification hours for PHR, SPHR and GPHR credit



Set Your Own Pace

Unlike traditional programs with restrictive class schedules, you can start the program anytime and pick and choose from a variety of courses that best apply to you and your organization. All courses are offered in an interactive, one-day seminar format, enabling you to complete each course quickly and efficiently while offering you the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with other like-minded professionals.




This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to tap into the diverse field of Human Resources. I highly recommend this program.

Paula GarciaHuman Resource Management Graduate


This program is one of the most cost-efficient ways to continue to pursue higher-level certifications and is well worth the time and effort. It is done at your own pace to accommodate both your schedule and your financial circumstances.

Michelle TalfordHuman Resource Management Graduate

Find out more about the career options that await you. »

An Exciting Opportunity to Focus on What Matters Most

Human resource management is the functional area within for-profit, public sector, and nonprofit organizations that is responsible for the utilization of human resources, such as employees of the organization, to achieve organizational objectives. As a result, human resource managers play an essential role in the success of a company, making them valuable employees in nearly every industry imaginable.

As a HR manager, you will serve as a vital link between management and employees within your organization and oversee key aspects of human resources function including:


Human resource planning, recruitment, and selection

Human resource development

Compensation and benefits

Employee safety and health

Employee and labor relations


Occupational Trends


$110K Salary

The median annual wage for human resources managers was $110,120 in 2017.

— Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

9% Growth

Employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026.

— Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

136,100 Jobs

In 2016, there were 136,100 human resources management jobs in the U.S.

— Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor




Since starting the program, I have used the knowledge and skills I've learned to step up to the HR Generalist position at my company.

Amber MaugeriHuman Resource Management Graduate

As a graduate, you’ll be equipped with the most up-to-date strategies and principles in human resource management, making you an invaluable employee in any organization.

In fact, many Cal State East Bay graduates have secured positions as senior personnel clerks, human resource directors and managers, and benefit specialists at major corporations and non-profit organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.


This is what some graduates had to say about CSUEB’s Human Resource Management Certificate Program:



Employers tell me that when they see the program on my resume, it demonstrates my dedication to being a part of the Human Resources field.

Michelle TalfordHuman Resource Management Graduate


The HR Program was instrumental for me. I was transitioning and preparing myself for a career change due to a work injury. I have just been hired as Senior Personnel Clerk to deal with contract negotiation, termination, grievances, and other disciplinary issues. The classes prepared me to deal with worker’s compensation ADA processes.

Marisa LottHuman Resource Management Graduate


Because of this program, I am more confident in the recommendations that I give to other managerial staff. That's because the program is geared toward placing students in real-life situations by addressing problems that arise in the workplace and the required processes to resolve them.

Robyn MossHuman Resource Management Graduate


The HRM program provided me with additional knowledge and resources that were catalysts in furthering my career, after many years in the profession.

Diana SouzaHuman Resource Management Graduate


Program Format

The Human Resource Management program offers a series of one-day seminars in many different and relevant areas of human resource management. There are no “required” or “elective” courses -- you simply pick and choose the topics of most interest and relevance to you. You may start at any time, during any quarter, with classes of your choice.

Courses are conveniently offered in the downtown Oakland Center on weekdays and at the Hayward campus on Saturdays, making it easy to choose courses that fit into your busy schedule.

There are three Human Resource Management Certificates available to you:



Basic Certificate:

Requires completion of 8 classes

Advanced Certificate:

Requires completion of 12 classes

Executive Certificate:

Requires completion of 16+ classes

Over 25 different topics are offered throughout the year, and you are free to choose from any of the courses offered in this program in order to complete the certificate(s) of your choice.



Through this program, I learned about the different sub-functions of HR and how to work more effectively with my partners to achieve results. I have a better understanding of the value of my role with the HR function and, more importantly, within my organization.

Bahar AbullaradeHuman Resource Management Graduate



Available Courses

Course schedules, including the quarters courses are offered in, are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information on courses currently being offered, visit the Course Schedule.

CourseUnitsFallWinterSpringSummer
EXSP 8037: Organizational Behavior
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8039: Employment Law
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8213: How to Value Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8327: Employee Discipline and Effective Termination
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8532: Become a Notary in One Day
0.6 CEUs
X
X
X
X
EXSP 8502: Health and Safety for Workers; Laws and Regulations
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8590: Ethical Self Defense: An Invisible HR Challenge
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8679: Leadership in Human Resource Management
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8731: Dealing with Workplace Conflict
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8877: Discrimination Law
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8883: In Transition – How to Find the RIGHT Work During Challenging Times
0.7 CEUs
X
EXSP 8920: Overview of HRM
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8952: Employment Disability and Medical Leave Law
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8960: EEO-AA
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8961: Recruitment and Selection
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8962: Training and Development
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8963: Employee Relations
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8964: Compensation Management
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8965: Benefits Administration
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8966: Labor Relations
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8968: Performance Management
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8969: Job Analysis
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8974: Mastering Immigration Concepts for Employing Foreign Nationals
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8979: HR Management: How to Develop a Motivated Workplace
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8991: HRIS/HCM for HR Professionals
0.7 CEUs
X
X
EXSP 8992: Intro to Workplace Influence: Get Things Done & Make Things Happen
0.7 CEUs
X
X
Donald Davis
donald.davis@csueastbay.edu

MBA in Human Resource Management

MS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Professional designations and certifications: 

Senior Professional in Human Resource (SPHR)

Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) 

Certified Benefits Professional (CBP) 

Training and Development

Safety and Workers’ Compensation Management

Donald Davis

I consider my teaching philosophy is to facilitate information exchange between students and me as lifelong adult learners. I believe adults learn by sharing their experiences and knowledge as well as the information presented by me, the facilitator, to enrich their learning experience.

Donald Davis is a senior human resource generalist with 30 years of experience as an individual contributor, manager, and director in the medical device, healthcare, and manufacturing industries for start-up and fortune 500 companies that includes leading acquisitions due diligence, transition, integration, and facility closure.

Davis has experience in HR administration, total rewards, compensation and benefits planning, HRIS, payroll, training and development, management development, talent management, succession planning, OD, strategic planning, conflict resolution, employee relations, staffing, AAP/EEO, and safety and workers’ compensation management.

Patrick Devine
patrick.devine@csueastbay.edu

(510) 885-2194 

VBT 440

BS in Finance 

MBA in Management Sciences 

California State University, East Bay

Patrick Devine

Lecturer

Patrick Devine is the vice president of Global Incentive Compensation at Oracle Corporation. Oracle Corporation is one of the most successful software companies in the world with over $24 billion in annual revenue, 90,000 employees, and an annual growth rate of over 20 percent.

Devine is responsible for the design and development of all Global Incentive Compensation programs. He is also responsible for the compensation activities associated with all mergers and acquisitions. He previously worked for Applied Materials in various Global Compensation roles, where he was instrumental in developing a leading-edge sales compensation program that later became a standard in the semiconductor industry. He has worked extensively in China, Korea, Taiwan, and Europe leading various human resource and compensation initiatives. Prior to Applied Materials, Devine worked for Seagate Technology where he managed Worldwide Sales and International Compensation covering 70,000 employees in 20 countries.

Michael Greathouse

I use an interactive style with students in which legal questions and issues are resolved through the active participation of the class.

Michael Greathouse is a 1981 graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law. He has been a practicing attorney in the State of California since 1981. Greathouse has tried approximately 20 criminal and civil jury cases to completion in state and federal court. He has prepared and argued numerous motions in state and federal courts in real estate, personal injury, business, and employment cases. Greathouse is an experienced appellate attorney who has handled appeals in state and federal court. Greathouse has also worked as General Counsel for a nutritional and high technology map company.

Greathouse has been teaching on a part-time basis for the past nine years in CSUEB’s Paralegal Studies and Human Resource Management programs. He teaches Legal Research and Writing and Electronic Discovery in the Paralegal program. He teaches Discrimination Law and Wage and Hour Practice in the Human Resource program. His teaching philosophy is teaching students practical skills that will help them succeed as paralegals. Students learn through direct participation, writing exercises, and visual presentations that teach the basics of research and writing.

Michelle Gomez

MA Education and Organizational Leadership, Holy Names University

BS Business and Marketing, California State University, East Bay

Certificate Integral Coaching, New Ventures West, San Francisco

Credential Professional Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation

Certificate Six Sigma Orange Belt, AT&T University

Executive Certificate Human Resource Management in progress, California State University, East Bay in progress

Michelle Gomez

Executive Coach & Business Leader dedicated to enabling success in others; Living to create, contribute and inspire.

Michelle Gomez is an enthusiastic, passionate, and inspiring business leader and coach with over 25 years of experience creating and driving people strategies for 100 to 10K person organizations. She has experience working at all levels of leadership and personally leading teams through change in fast-paced, complex environments, using strong influence, communication, facilitation, collaboration, and coaching skills.

Her professional experience spans business and HR operations including executive coaching, training design and delivery, organizational development, sales management, call center operations, and project management for Pacific Bell, SBC Communications, AT&T, and in her own coaching and consulting business.

Gomez is driven by the core value to help people be the best version of themselves every day and is excited to be a faculty member sharing her experience with future HR leaders.

Melissa Harms

BA in History and Public Policy
Duke University

Law, Employment Law, Immigration Law, Contracts
University of Georgia School of Law

Melissa Harms

Melissa Harms started her legal career at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker before she joined a small immigration firm specializing exclusively in immigration law. In 2005, she founded the Law Office of Melissa Harms, a full service business immigration law firm serving clients from around the world from its offices in Marin County. She has advised multinational corporations, large public universities, private research entities, as well as small start-up ventures on a variety of immigration issues. Additionally, Ms. Harms has represented individuals in family-based permanent residence, naturalization, trader/investor, national interest waiver immigrant visa, and asylum applications and has been interviewed by the international press for her pro bono work.

Ms. Harms has served in a number of leadership positions on the American Immigration Lawyers Association Northern California Executive Board, most recently as the liaison with the California Employment Development Department. Her speaking engagements include the American Immigration Lawyers Association national conferences, the NAFSA: Association of International Educators national and regional conferences, Employers Advisory Council meetings in the Bay area, the Marin County Bar Association, UC Davis Wine Law conferences, among others.

Ms. Harms graduated cum laude from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts in both History and Public Policy. Additionally, Ms. Harms participated in a scholar exchange program studying international relations and government at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. Ms. Harms earned her law degree from the University of Georgia where she served on the Editorial Board of the Georgia Law Review and graduated cum laude. She spent a year as a visiting scholar at the University of California, Davis School of Law.

Carol Moore

Carol F. Moore, Ph.D., is an industrial/organizational psychologist specializing in performance management, employee and management assessment and development, and strategic planning.

Dr. Moore focuses on developing high-performance systems that maximize productivity while still respecting individual work styles. Her past and current clients include the U.S.D.A. Forest Service, the California State Automobile Association, Transamerica Real Estate Tax Service, and a variety of smaller organizations in the fields of insurance and high technology. In addition to consulting, Dr. Moore teaches in the both the Departments of Management and Psychology at California State University, East Bay.

Evelyn Moorman

RN, MA

Evelyn Moorman, RN, MA holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University/Purdue University (IUPUI) and a master’s degree in Management & Organizational Behavior from John F Kennedy University. She is a former Registered Nurse who redirected her career path to Healthcare Administration and Compliance – dealing with California state and county agencies, Medicare, and health insurance companies for more than 20 years. This exposure and experience is where she learned all about power and influence and was her focus for her master’s degree.

Moorman retired and then ‘rewired’ to adjunct faculty in Heath Care Administration at the University of Phoenix for the next 17 years.

She is passionate about advancing women in politics and leaders on Health Care Boards of Directors. She lives in the East Bay. Moorman is an Approved Board of Registered Nurses CEU Provider.

Craig Nathanson

craig.nathanson@csueastbay.edu

MS in Human Development and Telecommunications Management

Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems 
Fielding Graduate University in California

Craig Nathanson

I believe students learn best when they know their teacher cares about them as unique individuals full of potential and good ideas. This is what I strive for in my classrooms. I love to teach. My goal is that my students can use what they have learned soon after they leave the classroom.

Craig Nathanson, Ph.D. has been an adjunct faculty member in Continuing Education since 2001 at Cal State East Bay in California teaching in the areas of leadership and human resources.

Dr. Nathanson worked 25 years in various senior management positions in U.S. fortune 50 companies and has written and published six books including his latest, “Joyful work in midlife: The five stages”, which accumulates 20 years of research by Dr. Nathanson in the intersection of work and midlife.

Dr. Nathanson developed and leads a thriving online community at drcraignathanson.com.

Ellen Papper

Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Bowling Green State University

Ellen Papper

For me, an important part of teaching is providing practical experiences to help students learn and gain a better understanding of the subject matter.

Ellen Papper has worked as both an internal and external consultant for more than 25 years. Her consulting has focused primarily on selection system development, talent acquisition, orientation and training, leadership development, effective work environment, program improvement, communications research, and customer satisfaction.

In addition to her consulting work, she has conducted seminars on a variety of topics including job analysis, employee selection, behavior-based interviewing, performance management, survey feedback and action planning, and professional ethics. She has also facilitated focus groups on different subjects with various stakeholder groups.

She is currently an independent consultant based in the San Francisco area with clients throughout the United States.

J.D. Sanders

M.Ed., SPHR, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP

J. D. Sanders, M.Ed., SPHR, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP is currently a Business, Management and HR Consultant with over 20 years experience and Founder/Owner of JD Sanders Consulting. He is a CEO/Cofounder of CalHRSuccess, LLC. He is a Business and HR Leader with extensive expertise in strategic management, OD, conflict management, performance management, workforce planning and integration both in large and small high tech companies. He has experience with public sector entities and is a qualified Federal, California State and local contractor. He is a Strategic Partner and VP of HR for GoalSpan, Inc. He is known for the successful ability to align human resources with organization business objectives and leadership development.

He was recognized with the 2015 NCHRA Distinguished Service Award, the 2010 NCHRA Leadership Award. He has extensive experience with startups, creating organizational infrastructure and developing HR departments from scratch. He has mentored and coached numerous executives, managers, and HR Professionals. He focuses on helping individuals and organizations grow. He has facilitated organizations through the strategic planning process and developed/implemented complete compensation and benefits systems. He is a poised presenter, instructor and facilitator, able to bring together diverse working groups and project teams – fostering a genuine sense of motivation.

Paul Sheirich

I love what I do for a living, and I try to bring that passion and knowledge to the classroom.

Paul Sheirich has 35 years of IT project and management experience, and brings his 20 years of responsibility for Human Resource applications into the classroom.

He has worked in a variety of industries including outsourcing, government, transportation, and non-profit. His application experience includes NuView, PeopleSoft, EpicHR, Workday, Kronos, and SalesForce.com.

Mr. Sheirich currently works with the University of California, Office of the President, on the UCPath project. UCPath will replace the 30-year-old Payroll/Personnel System (PPS). The project is the largest shared service effort in higher education nationwide. When it is fully functional, UCPath will serve 190,000 UC employees across ten campuses, five medical centers, and other University facilities.

Paul Wilson

paul.wilson@csueastbay.edu

BS in Human Resources 
California State University, Fresno

MBA in Human Resources
MBA in Finance
California State University, East Bay

Paul Wilson

As a human resources professional, my primary mission has always been to develop and realize work that drove success for organizations seeking success in the marketplace and employees who were looking to better themselves professionally.

Paul Wilson brings over 20 years experience in all facets of human resources with special emphasis in the field of employee total rewards to include compensation, benefit, and equity programs. He also brings with him particular experiences in the fields of employee relations, staffing, immigration, and employee metrics and analytics. Over the span of his career, Wilson has been providing training and instruction in all these areas both within the university system as well as within business organizations both nationally and internationally. He holds professional designations as a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and a Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) with World at Work.

 
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You’re Invited to Enroll

There are no admission requirements for this program. If you can satisfactorily complete the program coursework, you are invited to enroll. And if you’re not interested in completing a certificate, individual courses may be taken without formal admission to the certificate program.

If you’d like to receive additional information before selecting courses, simply request more information and a program coordinator will reach out to you and guide you through the enrollment process.

Common Questions

When can I start the program?
You may start at any time, during any quarter, with classes of your choice. About 28 different topics are offered throughout the year, with 14 topics being offered each quarter. This is a fully self-paced program.

Are there any required courses in the program?
There are no “required” or “elective” courses; you simply pick and choose the topics which are most interesting and relevant to you. Courses are not sequential and may be taken in any order.

Do I need to purchase any books for this program?
There are no books required for this program. You will receive extensive handouts at every class. Be sure to pick up your binder from the instructor at the Hayward Campus or stop at the front desk at the Oakland Center. This binder will hold your handouts as you proceed through the program.

How do I receive credit for a class?
There are no tests given in this program and no homework assignments are given. Your grade of “Credit” is awarded based on your attendance. You must be present for the entire session.

Applying

What are the program admission requirements?
There are no admission requirements for this program; all students are welcome to participate. This program awards “CEUs” (Continuing Education Units), which are not considered “academic” credit. Because of this, units earned in the HRM program will not be applicable toward a degree program.

Financing

Is financial aid available for this program?
Traditional Financial Aid (such as completing the FAFSA, Pell Grants, etc.) is not applicable for certificate programs, but there may be other suitable options to help you in financing your program. Learn more about other financial aid options.

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At a Glance

Area of study: Certificate in Human Resource Management

Ideal for: Human Resource professionals seeking new and updated knowledge, skills, and perspectives that will help them excel at their jobs and advance in the field

Professionals considering a career change into HR and want to explore the field and become more desirable candidates for HR positions

Line managers seeking greater skill in interviewing and hiring, training, and conducting performance evaluations of employees

Program format: In-person, 1-day seminars

Number of courses: 8 to 16 courses

Program length: 6 to 9 months

Tuition costs: $215 per course (Tuition fees are subject to change at any time.)

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