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HR Department of One

SHRM: 10.5 PDCs

Intended Audience:
Solo HR practitioners in an organization or leaders of small HR departments


HR Knowledge Domains:

HR Competency:
HR Expertise (HR Knowledge)
Relationship Management

Program Overview
Heading an HR Department of One (HR DOO) is a daunting task - time is short, resources are limited, and constantly shifting priorities can be a major issue. HR DOOs are expected to think strategically, manage the full spectrum of HR responsibilities, and serve an entire organization, all while keeping up-to-date on everchanging regulations in the employment law landscape.

So, how do you elevate HR as a solo practitioner? How can you balance strategy and operations? How do you best demonstrate the value that HR brings to your organization? Join other HR DOOs in this 10-hour interactive learning program designed to help you analyze and enhance the HR practices in your organization. The program uses a three-step framework (Assess, Build, Map) and hands-on exercises to help you measure your current practices, build a set of realistic best practices, and map those practices to what is achievable in your organization.

Join fellow HR DOOs and your expert instructor during a series of topic-based, in-depth conversations and activities focused on four distinct themes relevant to HR DOOs: Employing Strategies for Retention (including Talent Acquisition, Workforce Development, and Employee Engagement), Shaping Positive Culture, Balancing Strategy and Operations, and Communicating with Impact. Grow your HR DOO toolbox as you leave with practical tools and techniques that will help you grow your skills and meet the challenging needs of your organization.


Program Objectives
- Use the framework of assess, build, map to create a realistic plan for analyzing and elevating HR in your organization
- Define talent acquisition strategies that attract more quality candidates
- Identify employee development, and employee and engagement strategies that impact employee retention
- Assess your organizational culture and determine the role HR plays in maintaining and shaping culture
- Determine the balance between strategy and operations in your approach to HR
- Describe communication strategies for building effective relationships with business leaders

Program Outline

Program Schedule
May 7 - June 4: Held on Tuesdays | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET
July 23 - Aug. 20: Held on Tuesdays | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET
Oct. 9 - Nov. 6: Held on Wednesdays | 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ET

All virtual sessions are recorded and available to watch for a full year after the program

Questions? E-mail us at shrmeducation@shrm.org

**These are Seminar prices only and do not apply to the courses offered at SHRM conferences.

Transfers and Cancellation


Transfers are permitted one time only within the calendar year. Transfer requests must be submitted in writing via e-mail or fax, no later than 10 business days before the program start date. You may transfer into another program that will be held before December 31, 2019. If you are unable to attend the program to which you transfer, you may send a replacement. If you are unable to send a replacement, you forfeit your registration fee. All transfers must be made in writing using our online form or can be faxed to +1.703.535.6490.


All cancellations must be in writing using our online form or can be faxed to +1.703.535.6490. Should the program be cancelled, SHRM is not responsible for any penalty incurred by purchasing a nonrefundable airline ticket or related travel/personal costs. Confirmed registrants may cancel and receive a full refund minus a $250 administrative fee up to 10 business days before the program. If you find that you are unable to attend and it is less than 10 business days before the program start date, you may send a replacement to attend in your place. If you are unable to send a replacement, you forfeit your registration fee.

Delivery Options & Fees

1-Day Seminar

Sep 18, 2019
Seattle, WA, USA info
HR Department of One

Sep 18, 2019

Sheraton Grand Seattle

1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101 

Member: $925.00

Nonmember: $1200.00

4-Week Virtual

Jul 23 - Aug 20, 2019
4-Week Virtual, 7-8:30 PM ET

Member: $925.00

Nonmember: $1200.00

Oct 9 - Nov 6, 2019
4-Week Virtual, 7-8:30 PM ET

Member: $925.00

Nonmember: $1200.00


Gain access to all SHRM member benefits that will keep you current, confident and compliant plus save you time and money throughout the year.
Discounted SHRM Membership
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703.548.3440, option #3
800.283.7476, option #3
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Fax (Allow 5-7 days for processing)

Mail (Allow 3-4 weeks for processing)
SHRM Seminars
PO Box 79482
Baltimore MD 21279

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