As businesses evolve, professionals must evolve to meet business needs. As a result, business leaders expect their professional staff and managers to have a thorough knowledge of HR concepts in addition to the skills and abilities required to perform their job. Anyone acting in an HR role must understand business and have the behavioral competencies required to effectively apply HR knowledge in the modern workplace in support of organizational goals. This certificate focuses on human resource knowledge needed for professionals to perform their job responsibilities effectively and strategically. By understanding business strategies and devising HR practices to support them, organizations can gain sustainable competitive advantage through effective human resource strategies. Classes include: Strategic Human Resources: Part I - Behavioral Competencies Defined in HR, Strategic Human Resources: Part II – HR Knowledge (People), Strategic Human Resources: Part III - HR Expertise (Organization) and Strategic Human Resources: Part IV – HR Expertise (Workplace and Strategy).