Competencies for Senior/Executive-Career HR Professionals
By Adam Calli, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, SWP

This three-session module focuses on the competencies senior/executive-level HR professionals need to be successful in an HR role and is intended to be taught as one multipart unit within an Overview of HR Management course or another HR course in which you think the content fits best within your university’s HR curriculum. The module consists of three, 75-minute sessions that review SHRM’s HR Competency Model and the process that was used to develop it. The sessions explore the HR competencies most relevant to senior/executive-career professionals that HR professionals must develop to successfully launch a career in HR and develop in it to achieve higher-level positions in an organization. This module is a mixture of lectures and interactive exercises. For each of the three competencies, we will review its definition, provide examples of the competency in action and explore its application in the field. The exercises are intended to provide an opportunity for students to practice these competencies in action.

These three sessions are a continuation of the early- and mid-career learning modules which are comprised of Sessions 1 through 6. Consequently, this three-session module consists of Sessions 7, 8 and 9. Session 7 focuses on Critical Evaluation. Session 8 focuses on Leadership and Navigation. Session 9 focuses on Global and Cultural Effectiveness.  Note: it may be helpful to review Session 1 from the early-career learning module, especially if students did not study that module.
There are multiple components to this learning module. There are 13 documents in all.