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Continuing Education

Human Resources Training

Learn to attract, train, and manage the "right" people, in the right way, and how to best comply with employment laws. *Each course approved for 3 hours of HRCI general credit.

Human Resources Law & Recruitment and Interviewing*

Learn how to comply with various HR laws and get answers to questions you have always wanted to know but were afraid to ask! Also, afraid you’ll hire the wrong person? Learn the “tricks of the trade” in finding the right candidate and conducting effective and legal interviews.

Meets: One Tuesday, Sep 16, 6-9 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Instructor: Tim Nicely
Fee: $89

Performance Management & Employee Relations *

Managing employees properly is the key to success in any organization. Learn how to motivate employees with various types of formal and informal performance management tools. Positive employee/employer relationships help motivate employees, enhance morale, and contribute to increased productivity. Topics include positive organizational culture, employee involvement, effective communication, and disciplinary action/complaint resolution.

Meets: One Thursday, Sep 18, 6-9 pm; BRCC Plecker Center 
Instructor: Tim Nicely
Fee: $89

Virginia Legal Forum*

Designed to provide up-to-date legal information and practical advice for HR professionals, and their business colleagues, the Virginia Legal Forum is hosted by Blue Ridge Community College Continuing Education, the Shenandoah Valley Society for Human Resource Management (SVSHRM), and the Council for Global Immigration. *Approved for 3 hours of HRCI general credit.

12 pm         Registration
12:30 pm    Lunch
1 pm           Keynote Address - Rebecca Peters, Director & Counsel for Legislative Affairs, Council for Global Immigration
1:30 pm      Break
1: 45 pm     Affordable Care Act Panel Discussion: Where Are We Now with Obamacare: Post-Apocalypse or Pre-Apocalypse? - Jennifer E. Shirkey, Nicholas A. Perrine, Jonathan Coddington; moderated by Cathleen Welsh
3 pm          Break
3:15 pm     Breakout Sessions

  • Social Media Recruiting - Todd Leeson
  • Immigration Challenges for Human Resource Professionals - Christine Lockhart Poarch

Meets: One Wednesday, Oct 1, 12-5 pm; BRCC Plecker Center
Fee: $55 (includes lunch)
NOTE: Register here by Sep 22.

Online Classes

Employment Law Fundamentals

Learn the basics of employment law so you can legally hire, evaluate, and manage employees.
$99.  Visit to register.

Understanding the Human Resources Function

Learn to handle basic human resource functions to ensure the best possible results.
$99.  Visit to register.