I am so pleased to lead the Essentials of Human Resources program for SHRM-Atlanta! This course can help anyone who is new, or transitioning, to Human Resources obtain a great base-level of HR knowledge AND position you for future success in HR-related roles. It will also benefit anyone who has the privilege of leading and managing others. Leading and managing are not the same thing; learn more about the difference when you take Essentials of Human Resources!

In this course, we cover key topic areas including Talent Acquisition, Compensation & Benefits, Learning & Development, Performance Management best practices, and, of course, U.S. Employment Law.

Who can benefit from this course:

  • Those who are just starting HR careers,
  • HR Specialists seeking more diverse HR exposure,
  • Anyone considering HR as a career field, and
  • Any manager with the responsibility for hiring, paying, training, and evaluating employees.

I have worked diligently with the team at SHRM-Atlanta to record this program for you to watch at your convenience.  The accompanying Resource and Activity Books will take you step-by-step through everything we cover. And, as part of the program, you received two live, virtual sessions with the instructor (me!) to ask any follow-up questions that you have. Assisting others gain HR knowledge is so important to me and I look forward to working with you as you progress through Essentials of Human Resources!

If you see me at a SHRM-Atlanta event, please say “hello,” and let me know how this program benefits your growth as an HR professional or people manager!



SHRM-Atlanta Member & Past-President; Essentials of Human Resources Instructor. Lisa has over 20 years HR experience and teaches HR fundamentals and certification preparation courses. She currently serves as the SHRM Georgia State Council Director-Elect.