's Institute for Human Resources Workforce Management Online Certification Program – First Year Success

The Workforce Management Online Certification Program, developed by’s Institute for Human Resources (IHR), has just completed its first year of offering specialized HR education in the Workforce Management track. Since launching in February 2011, the program granted more than 3,900 credits to attendees. With 72 webcast sessions majoring in Workforce Management topics offered this past year, the IHR accreditation requirement of 60 credits is well within reach whether through live viewing or access through archives.

Registration for the next virtual conference in the Workforce Management track is open and will be held March 5-6, 2012, followed by future events in June and September. An example of a popular webcast in the past is “Getting the Right Employees in the Right Place at the Right Time Part I & II” presented by James Freshwater, Kelly Humphries, Jay Schwerman, and Steve Williams from Workplace Systems. Knowledge and practices that participants gain from these experienced faculty of HR thought leaders as well as practical experience from hundreds of hours of training can be applied in their daily work projects and situations.

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“ has put together a one-stop shop location for all things workforce management. For the Workforce Management Professional, this is an excellent resource. The web seminars hit home on a wide range of topics that matter in today’s rapidly changing WFM landscape.”
John W. Frehse, Chief Strategist, Core Practice LLC

“Effectively managing the workforce can be a very daunting and complex — yet imperative — undertaking,” said Peter Broderick, vice president of educational services, Kronos Incorporated. “’s stellar curriculum of workforce management sessions is designed to help professionals be as savvy as possible about effectively managing the workforce, which aligns with Kronos’ belief that workforce management doesn’t have to be so hard. Kudos to for its first year of success with the program.”

The certification and accreditation process for the Workforce 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 applicants may contact Amy Ylitalo at The dynamic composition of the Advisory Boards is always open to new board members. This program’s board is currently comprised of the following specialists:

Aron Ain, Kronos Incorporated
Doug Braun, RedPrairie Corporation
Peter Broderick, Kronos Incorporated
Scott Brown, Sability
Bob Clements, Axsium Group Incorporated
Ed Colby, SumTotal
Julie Denardo Marino, JDM Resources, LLC
John Frehse, Core Practice LLC
James Freshwater, Workplace Systems Incorporated
Ernie Pozzobon, Synerion North America Incorporated
Adrian Schauer, Vortex Connect

The Advisory Board is responsible for guiding the design of the curriculum, and ensuring that the material is impactful and relevant in today’s business conditions. Ongoing searches continue to maintain a dynamic mix of highly qualified HR executives in the Workforce Management space. Interested applicants may contact Amy Ylitalo at

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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 Workforce Management, Rewards and Recognition, RPO, 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

Amy Ylitalo
Facilitator – Workforce Management
Search for Advisory Board Members and Content Presenters
1-877-472-6648, ext. 138