Human Resources Certificate Series Level 2

As an HR practitioner, you are a strategic business partner supporting your organization’s people-related initiatives. You play a critical role as change agent, problem solver, and relationship builder. AIM HR Solutions Human Resources Certificate Series Level 2 provides an in-depth and strategic review of HR topics designed to empower practitioners like you.

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*To register for an individual class, click the location and date below the class description or click here.  If you would like to offer this series or specific classes at your company location, please contact Beth Yohai at

HRCI & SHRM Credits 
3.5 credits per class and 35 for completion of series. Contact Nicole Barrett for details at ‚Äč

Note: The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Series Dates & Locations 
New 2019 Dates Have Been Added!

By registering for the HR II Certificate Series you will attend ten half-day modules over the course of five weeks. The dates and locations are as follows: 

  • Holyoke: Classes will take place on the following dates: 6/13, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18.
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  • West Bridgewater: Classes will take place on the following dates: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9.
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If you send three people to the full series from the same company, you will only pay for the price of two.
For more information, contact Beth Yohai.

HR Certificate II Series: Ten half-day modules. You may register for one individual class or sign up for the whole series. To register for an individual class, click the location and date below of your choice.

Class 1 | Developing Effective Relationships

Effective work relationships are the foundation for success and satisfaction for every HR professional. In this class you will: 

  • Learn how to build credibility and trust through collaboration 
  • Understand influencing strategies 
  • Discuss the vital importance of proactivity and personal accountability 

Upcoming classes:

Holyoke 6/13 | West Bridgewater 9/11

Class 2 | Effective Employee Communication 

Anyone involved in HR knows that building relationships with employees, peers, vendors and senior management is essential and no easy task. Developing an employee communication program is the key to success. In this class you will: 

  • Discover the impact that effective communications can make
  • Examine the unique role that HR can play and explore best practices
  • Review the four key elements needed for any employee communication program

Upcoming classes: 

Holyoke 6/13 | West Bridgewater 9/11

Class 3 | Total Rewards Compensation

One top priority for most organizations is creating a compensation plan. Creating an effective plan requires tailoring it to your business needs while remaining competitive with your industry’s market.  In this class you will: 

  • Learn how to link compensation strategy to business strategy
  • Identify compensation program trends
  • Define the essential components of all compensation systems

Upcoming classes: 

Holyoke 6/20 | West Bridgewater 9/18

Class 4 | Performance Management


Upcoming classes:

Holyoke 6/20 | West Bridgewater 9/18

Class 5 | Employment Laws & Organizational Compliance

Overview of key state and federal employment laws Strategy in keeping up with new employment laws o Is your handbook up-to-date? Are you missing or using outdated policies and posters?

Upcoming classes:

Holyoke 6/27 | West Bridgewater 9/25

Class 6 | Workplace Incident Investigations

This program provides an in-depth examination of the process used in investigating all types of workplace incidents. Participants will acquire the skills to plan, conduct, document and conclude investigations. The impact of conducting, and failing to conduct, effective investigations is explored. A wealth of handouts on various types of investigations are provided.

Upcoming classes:

Holyoke 6/27 | West Bridgewater 9/25

Class 7 | Employee Training and Development

Development of employee skills is essential to a thriving company and works to improve the retention of talent efforts. In this class you will:

  • Learn keys to securing management support for employee development initiatives
  • Explore a training needs assessment unique to your company
  • Gain funding ideas toward your initiatives through grants
  • Discuss the best approach and forum for your particular organizational, educational needs

Upcoming classes:

Holyoke 7/11 | West Bridgewater 10/2

Class 8 | Workforce Reductions and Terminations

A reduction in force is a process that needs to be carefully planned, and if chosen, thoroughly conducted. Is the reduction necessary? What is the make-up of those departing? Do you have a communication plan? These are just a couple of the many questions to consider. In this class you will:  

  • Learn the alternatives to layoffs
  • Develop valid and defensible selection criteria  
  • Explore separation agreements, the WARN Act and other legal considerations

Upcoming classes:

Holyoke 7/11 | West Bridgewater 10/2

Class 9 | HR's Role in Managing Change

This course takes the mystery out of change initiatives and the reasons they so often fail. It provides a virtual tool kit for HR professionals charged with leading change, maximizing the positive steps and minimizing resistance. Participants will learn and practice techniques for leading through transitions, and develop a personal plan to thrive.

Upcoming classes:

Holyoke 7/18 | West Bridgewater 10/9

Class 10 | HR's Role in Strategic Planning

Do you know how best to align your human resource tools and expertise—from recruitment, to talent management, to engagement—to support this strategy? With this understanding, HR will be able to articulate how it can improve processes, people and customer outcomes, and financial results. 

Upcoming classes:

Holyoke 7/18 | West Bridgewater 10/9

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