Welcome to HR: An Introduction to Five Critical HR Skills Course Bundle

Begins October 18, 2019

This course bundle includes all five of the WCHRA HR Skills Development Program Courses as outlined below. You will have access to each of the courses for 8 weeks in the order they are offered. By purchasing this option, students receive the last course for free!

How to Perform a Job Analysis- Begins October 18, 2019

Writing Quality Job Descriptions- Begins January 10, 2020

Creating Fair and Equitable Compensation Plans- Begins March 27, 2019

Tying Employee Evaluation Systems to Compensation Plans- Begins June 19, 2020

Conducting a Wage Audit- Begins September 11, 2020


Author Profile: Dr. Christi Sanders Via, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Dr. Christi Sanders Via holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication from Tarleton State University; a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management, also from Tarleton State University; and a Doctor of Business Administration Degree with an emphasis in Leadership from Walden University. Dr. Christi also holds a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) Certification, and a SHRM-SCP Certification.

Dr. Sanders Via serves as an Assistant Professor of Human Resources in the Business Department at Colorado Mesa University.

Dr. Sanders Via completed her doctoral dissertation in 2011: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Value of Succession Planning by Municipal Government Leaders in Texas.

Other recent publications include:

Ethics, Employment Law, and Faith-Based Universities: When Law and Faith Collide

http://www.amazon.com/Ethics-Employment-Law-Faith-Based-Universities-ebook/dp/B016EHG3KS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1444608523&sr=8-1&keywords=Dr.+Christi+Sanders

5 Reasons you should not accept a job offer

http://www.sagu.edu/thoughthub/5-reasons-you-should-not-accept-a-job-offer

7 Illegal questions to be aware of during a job interview

http://www.sagu.edu/thoughthub/top-7-illegal-questions-to-be-aware-of-during-a-job-interview

8 Reasons ministry students should minor in business

http://www.sagu.edu/thoughthub/8-reasons-ministry-students-should-minor-in-business

Succession planning in municipal governments: Adapting to change through knowledge transfer

http://www.amazon.com.au/The-Refractive-Thinker%C2...

Leaving a Legacy: Succession Planning in Texas Municipal Governments

The Learning Curve: Finding Ways to Connect with Students in Online Learning Environments.

Dr. Sanders Via is also an accomplished trainer and public speaker, specializing in employee development, conflict resolution, Human Resource training, Communication, Management skills, and Interview skills for job seekers and interviewers, and is a Certified Master Trainer for Crucial Conversations.

Dr. Sanders Via’s hobbies include reading and collecting books (she currently has about 3500 volumes), writing historical fiction, driving her Jeep on sketchy roads, hiking, cooking, gardening, and various DIY projects.

You can connect with Dr. Sanders Via on LinkedIn or via email at csanders@coloradomesa.edu

Author Profile: Michael C. Santo

Michael C. Santo

Cofounder and Partner of Bechtel & Santo; Now Bechtel Santo & Severn

Michael Santo began practicing law in his home state of Michigan in 1992 after receiving his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and his law degree from the University of Detroit. After graduating from law school, he fulfilled a life-long dream of moving to Colorado when he accepted a position with Dufford, Waldeck, Milburn & Krohn and later cofounded with Betty Bechtel the firm of Bechtel & Santo, which became Bechtel Santo & Severn in 2018. Since 1994, Michael has focused his practice on defending companies in employment litigation, including race, sex, age, national origin, religious, and disability discrimination lawsuits; wrongful discharge; and wage and hour matters. In addition, he regularly represents employers in prosecuting and defending claims of trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and employee raiding.

Counseling companies on day-to-day employment issues is also an important part of Michael’s practice. This includes advising employers on hiring, discipline, and termination decisions; on leave and disability issues; and on preparing and revising employee handbooks. By helping employers develop sound personnel policies, Michael assists many Colorado companies, large and small, in minimizing the risk of employment-related litigation.

In 2014, Michael was lead counsel in the Colorado Supreme Court case, ICAO v. Softrock. This case assisted employers by requiring the Department of Labor to more thoroughly analyze the independent-contractor factors during a Colorado Department of Labor audit.

Michael is a frequent lecturer on employment law issues, and contributing author for: The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Employment Law, Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in Colorado Inc. (1999 and supplements); The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Business Organizations, CLE in Colorado, Inc., (2004); and The Employer’s Advisory, a Bechtel & Santo quarterly newsletter, published since 1994.

In 2014, the board of trustees of the Colorado Bar Foundation invited Michael to become a fellow of the foundation, an honor restricted to no more than five percent of lawyers in Colorado.

You can connect with Mr. Santo on LinkedIn or santo@bechtelsanto.com.

Courses Included with Purchase



How to Perform a Job Analysis
Begins October 18, 2019
Dr. Christi Sanders Via, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
$250
Writing Quality Job Descriptions
Begins January 10, 2020
Dr. Christi Sanders Via, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
$250
Creating Fair and Equitable Compensation Plans
Begins March 27, 2019
Dr. Christi Sanders Via, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
$250
Tying Employee Evaluation Systems to Compensation Plans
Begins June 19, 2020
Dr. Christi Sanders Via, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
$250
Conducting a Wage Audit
Begins September 11, 2020
Dr. Christi Sanders Via, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
$250

Original Price: $1,250


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
Each course has separate start/end dates. Please review the schedule carefully.
How long do I have access to the course?
Students will have access to each course for 8 weeks after the course start date. Please see the course schedule for more information.
Who do I contact if I have issues with the course?
If you have any issues with the course, please contact Development@wchra.org and we will be happy to assist you!

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