Navigating HR for Non-HR Professionals: A Practical Guide
​Wednesday, February 7 - 21, 2024 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.​
Virtual via Zoom
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Navigating HR for Non-HR Professionals  

​Wednesdays: Feb. 7, Feb. 14, & Feb. 21, 2024 via Zoom | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.​


Discover the key to unlocking your leadership potential with our specialized HR Empowerment Series tailored for non-HR managers! Ever wondered how successful non-profit executive directors or small company CEOs seamlessly handle HR responsibilities without formal HR training? Our three-part series dives deep into the core of human resources, arming you with indispensable insights and skills. From mastering employee relations and conflict resolution to excelling in performance management, leading diverse teams, and ensuring legal compliance, this series is your passport to confidently and effectively navigate HR challenges within your team or department. Elevate your managerial prowess and transform the way you lead through the Navigating HR for the Non-HR Manager series.​


 Class 1 - Leading a Diverse Workforce for Non-HR Managers

A dynamic and interactive class that empowers leaders from various backgrounds to cultivate inclusive environments, foster teamwork, and navigate the complexities of managing diverse teams, ultimately enhancing organizational success and employee engagement. Participants will leave with an understanding of how to manage a workforce that is ever-changing, including remote/hybrid/onsite, different backg​rounds and generations. Topics covered are self-awareness, communication, diversity and inclusion, and liberation leadership. 

 Class 2 - Conflict Management: Minimizing Employee Relations Issues

This class offers practical strategies and communication techniques to help participants effectively identify, address, and resolve workplace conflicts. Gain essential skills to address and resolve workplace conflicts, fostering a harmonious and collaborative work environment that drives productivity and employee satisfaction. Participants will leave with an understanding of what is involved in employee relations cases, how to prevent them and how to document legal issues and correct the issues when they do arise. 

 Class 3 - The Non-HR Managers’ Guide to HR Compliance

A comprehensive class that delves into the often-overlooked yet crucial details of human resources. Designed to empower non-HR managers, this course covers essential HR fundamentals, from compliance to performance management and hiring, equipping participants with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate HR challenges and contribute to a thriving and compliant organization.​

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  • Professional- $250
  • UWSP Faculty/Staff or Non-Profit- $195
  • UWSP Student- $99​​
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Registration closes February 5, 2024

​What is a Non-HR Manager?

In simple terms, a non-HR manager is someone who oversees people and handles tasks like hiring, reviews, and terminations, but they don't have formal training or a degree in human resources. This could be a leader in a non-profit or the CEO of a small company who takes on HR responsibilities without a dedicated HR department.​

​Meet the Presenter

Jaime Schmitt is a certified leadership coach through GiANT Worldwide, an Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, a Project Manager, a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and a lifelong Recruiter. Jaime has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology from UWSP and a Master's in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources. She owns Unicorn Recruitment & Career Services where she helps people achieve their career aspirations and become Unicorns!  She is also the author of Confessions From a Recruiter: Career Advice, Stories and a Spine Tingling Plot Twist. ​

​​​Cancellation Policy

Full refunds granted upon receipt of written request to when received 14 days before the start date of each individual workshop. No refunds will be given if cancellation is received less than 14 days before the workshop. Substitutions can be made at any time, but no shows will be responsible for the full conference fee. 

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. 
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