Lebanese American University

Continuing Education Program

Professional in Human Resources (PHR®)/ Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) Preparatory Courses

The Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) are the two most internationally recognized certifications. Through the PHR® and SPHR® designations, HR practitioners can advance their careers, prepare for increased responsibilities, and play a leadership role in supporting their organization’s goals.

Students may register for individual courses or enroll in the full program.

Eligibility Requirements
In order to be eligible for the PHR/SPHR exam, candidates must either be working individuals, current students, or recent graduates meeting the following criteria:

Exam/Course Topical Outline (see www.hrci.org)

Program Duration: 35 sessions
Total Contact Hours: 105 hours

Course Descriptions

Business Management and Strategy

This course focuses on developing, supporting, and contributing to the organization’s mission, vision, values, strategic goals, and objectives. Additional topics include formulating policies, guiding and leading the change process, and evaluating HR’s contributions to organizational effectiveness.

Workforce Planning and Employment

This course focuses on developing, implementing, and evaluating sourcing, recruitment, hiring, orientation, succession planning, retention, and organizational exit programs necessary to ensure the workforce’s ability to achieve the organization’s goals and objectives.

Human Resource Development

This course focuses on developing, implementing, and evaluating activities and programs that address employee training and development, performance appraisal, talent, and performance management. Students will examine the unique needs of employees in order to ensure that the knowledge, skills, abilities, and performance of the workforce meet current and future organizational and individual needs.

Compensation and Benefits

This course focuses on developing, selecting, implementing, and evaluating compensation and benefits programs for all employees and groups that support the organization’s strategic goals, objectives, and values.

Employee and Labor Relations

This course focuses on analyzing, evaluating, and mediating the workplace relationship between the employer and employee in order to maintain relationships and working conditions that balance employer and employee needs and rights in support of the organization’s strategic goals, objectives, and values.

Risk Management

This course focuses on developing, implementing, and evaluating programs, plans, and policies that provide a safe and secure working environment and protect the organization from liability.


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