The HR Certificate Program Tier One the 2nd cohort has been postponed to spring 2021. Program application has been extended until further notice. You can still submit your application during this time.
The project goals will be multi-faceted and will aim at providing a solid, structured, and measurable training program comprised of a set number of Core Classes and Functional Areas, which are practical, job-related, and DC Government specific, with a focus on the real issues that confront contemporary HR practitioners and managers.
The framework of the program consists of three tiers. Courses required for Tier 1 cover the conceptional, technical, and procedural knowledge and skills needed by the successful HR practitioner. The primary goal upon Tier 1 completion is to equip and prepare District HR Professionals with a broader and deeper understanding of HR Fundamentals. Through the standardization and documentation of business processes across all human resource functions, the HR Certificate Program will ensure that the HR Professionals are utilizing industry best practices and cutting-edge knowledge in an effort to provide the District’s workforce with first-class customer service.
Application Process/ Timeline:
|November 4 - 9||Info session (virtual)|
|November 9 – December 4||Submit online application|
|December 18||Notification to candidates for interview|
|January 5-8, 2021||Interview|
|January 15||Notification to selected candidates|
|January 26||New cohort class starts|
- Cohort Model: Each cohort 20 people.
- Eligibility Requirements:
- 2 years of HR experience in the District Government, and the experience should be explicitly reflected in the applicant’s resume
- Submit the online application
- Included in the online application, applicant needs to submit 3 essays
- Agency Recommendation
- HR make the selection based on the points of each applicant
Learn how HR policies are made and implemented in District government. Understand how different policies affect District employees and managers. Practice navigating the District Personnel Manual to find answers to employees’ questions.
Gain the information needed to advise new, current, and separating employees about their benefits. Make sure you can accurately and thoroughly analyze and respond to questions from employees about their employee benefits.
This course is designed to introduce you to the fundamental elements of compensation and the administration of the District Government compensation programs.
Participants will leave this course with an understanding of the District’s family leave and disability related benefits. Participants will be exposed to the various requirements of the District’s Paid Family Leave program (PFL), Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Additionally, participants will learn how these policies overlap with short and long-term disability programs.
Learn how suitability screenings keep the District’s workforce safe and secure. Understand how and why screenings vary depending on an employee’s responsibilities, from working with children to operating heavy machinery. Know the critical roles HR professionals play in ensuring proper suitability, including general screening for new hires, reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing, and as system maintenance.
|Performance Management and Employee Discussion
Become equipped with the skills you need to make meaningful performance distinctions. Implement communication, planning, tracking, and other performance tools to make, or advise on making, performance decisions. Learn how to hold productive performance discussions with your employees.
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This training will provide participates with an:
Introduce conflict as it occurs in a variety of contexts and the ways in which communication can impact the outcome of conflict. Provide students with a framework for the systematic analysis, management and negotiation of conflict through the use of communicative strategies.
Evaluate applicants by applying eligibility and qualification requirements found in OPM's Qualification Standards, including basic eligibility, minimum qualification requirements, specialized experience requirements, positive education requirements, and the substitution of education for experience.
|Strategic Human Capital Management
Gain a solid foundation in strategic human capital management concepts, principles, and best practices. Learn the skills needed to align HR goals, performance, and budget with agency mission and use metrics to identify needs and outcomes and measure progress toward identified outcomes.
This training will help participants to discover how to craft presentations around essential objectives, present key concepts with enthusiasm, design and present effective visuals and employ techniques of presentation delivery.
Offers participants an opportunity to increase their impact and effectiveness as a human resources professional. the capstone course applies human resource concepts to improve organizational effectiveness. Program participants apply existing professional standards and theories to human resource management.
- Post- test for each course
- Group project: reading assignment presentation
- Individual Capstone project