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Featured Classes on Human Resources

The Essential HR Handbook

Psychological and physical safety are requirements for employees to be at their best in the workplace. In this human resources class, bestselling author and CEO of SHRM – Johnny C. Taylor – discusses how to cultivate these pre-conditions. For example, organizations must design policies that reinforce a culture of dignity, respect, and inclusion.


Johnny C. Taylor - human resources classes
Johnny C. Taylor
Covered topics
Building Culture
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Difficult Conversations
Sexual Harassment
Lessons included
  1. Action Steps for Moving Beyond DEIB Compliance
  2. How Sexual Harassment Damages Organizations — and How to Avoid It
  3. Creating Inclusive Environments for Male Employees
  4. A Leader’s Guide to Preventing Hostile Work Environments
  5. Navigating the Reality of Workplace Romance
  6. Getting Talent Back to Work (The Case for Hiring Candidates with Criminal Records)
Learning objectives
  • Address hostile behavior in the workplace.
  • Cultivate a culture of inclusion.
  • Embrace all people in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) initiatives.
  • Modernize your organization’s approach to workplace romances.
  • Identify the benefits of hiring the formerly incarcerated.

How to Build a Talent-First Organization

The difference between organizations that survive turmoil and those that don’t is simple: it comes down to talent. According to business advisor and bestselling author Ram Charan, organizations that know how to acquire, cultivate, and inspire a world-class talent pool are poised for success.

Ram Charan classes on human resources
Ram Charan
Covered topics
Talent Strategy
Performance Evaluation
Building Culture
Learning and Development
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Lessons included
  1. Put People Before Numbers
  2. Unlock the 3 Tools of Transformation
  3. Hold the CHRO Accountable
  4. Hold Your Board Accountable
  5. Diversify Your Pipeline to the Board
  6. Rethink Organizational Structure and Cultural Tone
Learning objectives
  • Explain the importance of putting people before numbers.
  • Develop the tools of a talent-first strategy.
  • Leverage your board and CHRO to maximize the acquisition of talent.
  • Use organizational structures to hone talent.
  • Better find diverse talent.

Developing High-Trust Organizations

Trust is an invaluable resource that bonds employees, leadership, and the mission into a whole greater than the sum of its parts. But this doesn’t come about by accident. In this human resources class, Joel Peterson – Stanford professor and author – explains how to actively nurture a “high-trust organization.”

Joel Peterson classes on human resources
Joel Peterson
Covered topics
Building Trust
Team Building
Motivating Others
Lessons included
  1. An Introduction to Smart Trust
  2. The 3 Kinds Of Trust
  3. Five Laws for Leaders Who Want to Build Trust
  4. Four Principles for Creating a Climate Where Trust Can Thrive
  5. Six Steps for Dealing with Betrayal
  6. Be a JetBlue, Not an Enron
Learning objectives
  • Understand and assess “smart trust” in your organization.
  • Cultivate a cultural climate where trust can grow and thrive.
  • Utilize the five laws for building trust.
  • Create a game plan for overcoming and healing from betrayal.
  • Recognize the pitfalls of “low-trust organizations” and how to avoid them.

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