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    The University of Mary Washington realizes that many in the local Fredericksburg area are currently working from home due to COVID-19 and is offering a professional development opportunity that will be administered online LIVE.  SHRM Essentials of Human Resources will be taught online by Dr. Alexandra Dunn, Assistant Professor of Management at UMW and a Fredericksburg SHRM Chapter member, July 27-31 from 9:00 am – 12:00pm.


    In this course you will gain the foundational knowledge necessary to help your organization reduce costs, avoid potential lawsuits, and improve your ability to handle challenging HR issues. This program is ideal if you are just starting out in the HR profession, planning to make a career change into an HR position, or performing HR duties as a part of a non-HR job. Recently updated content reflects changes in legislation and provides an overview of HR roles and responsibilities.


    For a full course description and registration information please visit:

    SHRM Essentials of Human Resources at UMW


    The University of Mary Washington has lowered the price from $750 to $600 due to the COVID-19 pandemic realizing that many local business partners are dealing with new HR issues and needing the assistance of this course more than ever before.  All Fredericksburg SHRM Chapter members will receive an additional $50 off the course by using the code SHRM2020! at checkout.  The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources book is included in the course fee and will be mailed to the student’s address as well as gained access to the online version.

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