Human Resource Management

The Human Resource function plays an essential and strategic role in today’s organizations. The success of your organization depends largely on the accomplishments of your employees and their commitment to your goals.

This non-credit Human Resource Management course provides an overview of the Human Resource function. The practical topics in this course will enable you to address the issues that a human resource professional actually encounters in organizations of all sizes.

This non-credit course is recommended for general managers and supervisors, new human resource professionals, financial executives responsible for HR, and those interested in expanding and developing practical skills and knowledge in Human Resource Management. What you learn will be valuable at any level of experience.

You’ll also learn from your peers in the classroom, and through the class’ questions of the Instructor. Practical learning and participation is encouraged!


The course offers modules that focus on skills set by professional associations as core requirements or “competencies” for human resource professionals:

Learning Outcomes

You will learn how to handle:

You will also learn about current trends and issues that affect human resource management, such as proposed and actual changes to long-standing HR practices.

When you successfully complete this course, you will receive 3.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Schedule & Fees

Fall 2017
Mt Vernon, Boston (Bayside)
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Sep 13 - Dec 13, 2017
Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00p
Class #1581
Fee: $1,250

Spring 2018
UMass Boston

Feb 7 - May 2, 2018
Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00p
Class #1202
Fee: $1,250
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Book Information

Instructor: David J. Wudyka, MBA

Mr. David J. Wudyka has over 30 years of experience in HR management and consulting roles with leading organizations in health care, manufacturing, assembly, high technology and retail. Mr. Wudyka also has over 30 years of graduate and undergraduate level teaching experience, including five years at the University of Massachusetts Boston, ten years at the U. S. Coast Guard Academy and 28 years at Bryant University. He has been certified multiple times by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the World At Work. He was one of the first 200 people to be certified by the former American Compensation Association (i.e., the World At Work). His engaging style of teaching, laced with humor and pragmatic business stories, has been popular with UMass students in both Boston and Dartmouth.

Mr. Wudyka has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, an MBA in Organization & Management from Syracuse University and he has done post-graduate work at the University of Rhode Island in the field of Management. Mr. Wudyka is the Managing Principal and Consultant of Westminster Associates of Wrentham, MA.