Mastering Your HR Generalist Role

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Training overview
Professional Course
2 days

Course description

Mastering Your HR Generalist Role

If you are a mid-career HR generalist, or if you are moving from a specialist to a generalist role, this comprehensive learning program is perfect for you! In each module, you will explore in-depth today's business challenges; and you will have opportunities to apply your existing HR knowledge to practical scenarios, case studies, discussions, and competency-based activities. You will learn to establish your professional credibility and gain stakeholder support, and you will network and learn from your peers and an expert HR practitioner.

All Live Online sessions are recorded and available to watch for a full year after the program.

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Who should attend?

Mid-Career professionals currently working as a generalist or those moving away from a specialist to a generalist role.

Training content

This program includes the following modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction
    • SHRM’s HR Competency Model
  • Module 2: Establishing Credibility
    • The core functions of an HR Generalist
    • The six stages of the employee lifecycle
    • Identifying stakeholders
    • Alignment with the organization
    • Selecting and using metrics
    • HR budgets and understanding basic financial terms
  • Module 3: Communicating with Stakeholders
    • Collaborating with Stakeholders
    • Manage communications and training
  • Module 4: Critical Generalist Challenges
    • The importance of documentation
    • Handling difficult employee situations
    • Terminations
    • EEO
    • FMLA
    • Employee handbooks
    • HR compliance audits
  • Module 5: Career Development for the HR Generalist
    • The many paths of a generalist
    • Developing your unique path
  • Module 6: Conclusion


Course fee for Live Online:

  • Member Price: $1,395
  • Non-Member Price: $1,665

Certification / Credits

Recertification: SHRM: 15 PDCs

This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Apply SHRM-based behavioral competencies and U.S. employment laws with actionable skills to be more effective in your Generalist role
  • Gain stakeholder support by using metrics to build a business case for HR initiatives
  • Illustrate best practice communication principles to create credibility throughout the organization
  • Assess your strengths and abilities to determine your unique career path as an HR Generalist

About SHRM

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR...

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Society for Human Resource Management
1800 Duke Street
22314 Alexandria, VA

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