Celebrates First Year of Popular Online Certification Program in Performance Management

In June 2011,’s Institute for Human Resources (IHR) launched the Performance Management institute as part of the virtual certification program for more than 200,000 member HR professionals. In the first year, the Performance Management program attracted more than 6,700 registrations in 59 webcasts delivered by a faculty of peers who are experts in their HR space.

Participants are upgrading their skills while they work and although the complimentary one-hour webcasts are broadcasted live on the site, they can also be viewed for credit in the archives online. The program requires a minimum of 80 credit hours of courses making completion of the certification possible later in the year. The next Performance Management two day virtual event is open for registration and scheduled later this summer on August 16 and 17, 2012.

“For business success, the performance of your people is key.’s informative webinars put HR people in touch with the tools they need to maintain the most up to date practices in their organization’s performance management processes. This valuable virtual certification program is unique in its targeted focus in specific HR tracks.”
David Creelman, CEO, Creelman Research

The certification and accreditation process for the Performance Management program is developed and guided through an independent Advisory Board composed of industry experts for each domain with access to the latest technology, best practices and thought leaders in their respective spaces. Interested content providers may contact Helen Spittle at

Marc Brule, Halogen Software Inc
Mike Carden, Sonar6
David Creelman, Creelman Research
Anthony Marzulli, Workscape, an ADP Company
Tim Mulligan, Zoological Society of San Diego
Jamie Resker, Employee Performance Solutions
Kim Ziprik, NASCO

Check the Schedule for Upcoming Virtual Events or the Archive Listing for all programs with specialized focus in this or any division of HR. For HR professionals interested in sharing a recent project or topic, Submit an Idea here. Also, get connected here with a new Linkedin subgroup on Performance Management.

About is a virtual company that believes in HR education, and networking. As the largest social network and online community of over 200,000 HR professionals, connects HR professionals and suppliers with easy access to shared knowledge on best practices, industry news, webcasts, and online certification to help them develop their most important asset — the people. Meet, network, share and learn.

About The Institute for Human Resources (
IHR focuses on education, online certification, and career development in the HR profession. IHR currently covers 20 key HR verticals ranging from Performance Management, Leadership, Rewards and Recognition, Quality of Hire, Integrated Talent Management to Employee Wellness and others. Each program provides a full list of education, virtual events and accredited certification courses for a 12 -18 month period. Education, training and certification credits are available with “authorized partners” as well as with educational webcasts and award-winning virtual events. See List of All Programs.

For more information contact:
Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator,
1-877-472-6648, ext. 104

Helen Spittle
Facilitator — Performance Management
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