Human Resources 101: Practitioner Skills Workshop at UNH

Human Resources 101: Practitioner Skills Workshop

This course has been approved for SHRM PDCs

In this workshop, you'll look at the changing role of Human Resources - from an administrative function concerned primarily with hiring and firing to what is often now an integrated function in the organization's strategic planning process. You'll get a thorough introduction to the various skills required of an HR professional. You'll discuss staffing, HR planning, recruiting and selecting employ­ees, employee orientation and training, performance management, com­pensation practices, job design and analysis, employee benefits, employee/ management relations, and cultural diversity in the workplace. This dynamic workshop is for both new HR professionals as well as seasoned pros who want a refresher on the key building blocks to success.

What You Will Learn


Human Resources 101: Practitioner Skills Workshop

Human resource management (HRM) encompasses those activities designed to provide for and coordinate the human resources of an organization. The human resources (HR) of an organization represents one of its largest investments. In fact government reports show that approximately 70 percent of national income is used to compensate employees. The value of an organization’s human resources frequently becomes evident when the organization is sold. Often, the purchase price is greater than the total value of the physical and financial assets. This difference sometimes called goodwill, partially reflects the value of an organization’s human resources. In addition to wages and salaries, organizations often make other sizable investments in their human resources. Recruiting, hiring, and training represent some of the more obvious examples.

Human resource management is today, the term for what has traditionally been referred to as personnel administration or personnel management. However, as the introductory quote indicates, some authors view human resource management as being somewhat different from traditional personnel management. They see personnel management as much narrower and more clerically oriented than human resource management.

Instructor Bios


Human Resources 101: Practitioner Skills Workshop

  • Irene Dickinson

    Irene Dickinson

    I am a human resources consultant specializing in human relations training and career coaching for small business owners and individuals.  “It is always about people,” is a favorite phrase of mine. I work closely with individuals to identify core values, goals, and develop strategies for growth and success.  The common ground for all organizations, whether private, public, for profit, or not for profit, is its workforce, its people. Human Resources professionals are the link for recruiting, hiring, training, and sustaining an organization’s workforce with strategic planning and technology. 

    My HR consulting practice is a blend of more than twenty years of experience in human resources management for small and mid-sized companies. I work as an executive coach with individuals and business owners to bring about purposeful change that is internal and permanent. My experience includes creating HR initiatives, developing teams, and designing training for middle and executive level managers regarding human resources issues and communications.   

    I’ve been an online adjunct faculty for regional colleges and universities since 2005, creating graduate and under graduate courses in Human Resources, Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship, and Relationship Management. 

    I earned an M.S. degree in Organization and Management from Antioch University New England with special interests in systems thinking and group dynamics. My B.A. in English has served me throughout my career as a communicator, instructor, and writer. I am very much looking forward to working with you. 

09:00am - 03:30pm
Portsmouth - 231 Corporate Drive
Irene Dickinson
269.00 Tuition
USNH Tuition Benefit Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
Cooperative Extension Discount
Guild Discount
Military Discount
CBA Student Discount
CBA Business Discount