Acceptable Topics

ACCEPTABLE TOPICS FOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING
The following is a list of examples of subject areas relating to the SHRM BoCK that may be awarded PDCs:

COMPETENCIES

Leadership & Navigation

  • Improving negotiation effectiveness
  • Leading change 

Business Acumen

  • Advancing business acumen
  • Understanding organizational metrics
     

Consultation

  • Effective consultation
  • Applyihg creative problem solving 

Global & Cultural Effectiveness

  • Cross-culture and cross-border issues
  • Global strategic leadership 

Ethical Practice

  • Business ethics
  • Dealing with unethical behavior or conflicts of interest

Relationship Management

  • Customer relationship management
  • Managing internal and external relationships

Critical Evaluation

  • Critical thinking
  • Data analysis

Communication

  • Communicating up, down and across the organization
  • Constructive feedback for developmental opportunities

HR KNOWLEDGE

People

  • Goal-setting approaches
  • Quality assurance techniques
  • Strategic management considerations
  • SWOT and environmental scan techniques
  • Talent management
  • Recruitment and selection techniques
  • Retention techniques
  • Job analysis
  • Employee engagement
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Conflict management
  • HR metrics
  • Change management
  • Training and development
  • Remuneration data analysis
  • Understanding external labor market factors

Organization

  • Balanced scorecards philosophy
  • Motivational theories
  • Organizational behavior theories
  • HR organizational structure and design
  • Understanding individual differences and perceptions
  • Needs assessment techniques
  • Succession planning
  • Employee relations
  • HRIS
  • Data analytic techniques

Workplace

  • Global mindset techniques
  • Visa and work permit considerations
  • Managing international assignments
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Glass-ceiling prevention
  • High- and low-context cultures
  • Drug prevention
  • Duty of care
  • Safety auditing techniques
  • Terrorism prevention and responses
  • Privacy concerns
  • Corporate citizenship and governance programs and legislation
  • Legal update