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Certification Preparation Course

Ready to take another step in your career? How about now? Online Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm, Sept. 2 to Nov. 16, 2021 for the PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, and the SHRM-SCP.

Our Partners

Whether you employee two people or 6,000, no other organization in the region has the “real business world” expertise that Strategic HR Partners brings to addressing your company’s HR needs. We align ourselves with world-class partners who provide discounts for their products and services to all member companies. There is strength in numbers: the more member companies that join, the stronger we all become. Learn more about our benefits of membership.

“I really enjoyed the preparatory classes that I attended with Strategic HR Partners for the SPHR and PHR exams. I myself and many members of my staff have used your program successfully and passed the exam. Your pass rate is extremely high, which is tribute to the materials and the instructors. Wayne Joiner, SPHR Senior Vice President, Human Resources Columbus Regional Health”
“This letter is to tell you what a wonderful outcome I had at a recent class attended through Strategic HR Partners. The classes scheduled were well planned and the timing was perfect for me to take advantage of on a weekly basis and not having to give up too much of my time from my work day. Juanita Thomas Director of Sales & Marketing, Spring Harbor”
“Certification Preparation Course "Thank you, Strategic HR Partners, for supporting my goal to pursue and achieve SPHR certification. The convenient evening classes, current study materials, and online resources were an excellent career investment. The modern facilities of the Cunningham Center, combined with the supportive staff, provide a great environment to take the next step to grow as a Human Resources professional." Stacey Carlisle, SPHR Harris County School District Assistant Superintendent Human Resources”
“Charlie and the team of professionals at Strategic HR Partners were instrumental in assisting our employees cope with the stress of the situation and providing the direction on to move forward with their careers after Carmike. This was critical in helping them individually, but also helped them keep their focus on the daily operations and critical business tasks that needed to be completed for the sale. It also was a life saver for the HR department so that we were not consumed with all of the individual concerns and could do our part in facilitating the transaction. W. Patrick Raley Vice President of Human Resources Carmike Cinemas Inc.”
“I recently retained Strategic HR Partners to conduct a search for a Vice President of Human Resources. Charlie immediately dove into the project and spent lots of time working to understand our organization, what we were looking for and the type of person we wanted for this newly created position. He then assembled a number of highly qualified candidates and coordinated all the interviews. Charlie also assisted in closing the deal and offering assistance on relocation. Daniel E. Ellis Senior Vice President, General Council and Secretary Carmike Cinemas Inc. ”
“I would highly recommend Strategic HR Partners to anyone who is serious about giving their employees assistance through Outplacement and Transition Services. Wayne Joiner, SPHR Senior Vice President, Human Resources Columbus Regional Health”
““Charlie profoundly believes the key to driving business performance which leads to growth is through recruiting, developing, engaging and retaining exceptional talent. He skillfully advises client companies in the strategic development and implementation of human resources systems designed to achieve organizational and individual excellence. Charlie is also a gifted coach who helps individuals identify their strengths and the positive contributions they can make to others and to their organization. He truly believes in people and helps them vision themselves successfully. For any organization who believes the lifeblood of their business is the collective talent of employees who are fully capable and engaged in recruiting and retaining delighted customers, I whole-heartedly recommend Charlie Little.””
““Charlie Little is the best all-around HR professional I’ve ever done business with in my 30+ year career. He can lead it all while creating a fun environment for the whole organization. Benefits, hiring, executive coaching, employee handbooks, employee relations, succession planning, senior management staffing and organizational development are all areas of his expertise. If you are looking for someone with exceptional Human Resource expertise, then Charlie is the person you need to consult.” John Hazlin Former SR. V.P. of Marketing for OCEDAR Brands, INC. ”
““I have had the pleasure of working with Charlie Little at OCEDAR Brands in Cincinnati, Ohio. I was Chairman, President and CEO of the company, and I hired Charlie as our Vice President of Human Resources. It was a turnaround situation, so I needed talented people who could think on their feet and make quick, but measured decisions on the business. Charlie did not disappoint me.”
““I have known Charlie for a number of years and have worked with him as a hiring manager. Charlie is a GREAT HR person to deal with from a recruiting viewpoint. He is extremely straight forward, blunt, honest and keeps you informed throughout the hiring process. Charlie has trained a number of good HR people who I also know and have worked with over the years. He taught them well!! It has been a pleasure working with a getting to know Charlie.”
““I got to know Charlie when he joined the staff of Kroger’s Grocery Products Division as manager of Human Resources, at the Pontiac plant in Columbia, South Carolina. At that time Grocery Products was in turmoil following Kroger’s financial restructuring and attempted sale of its manufacturing assets.”
““From a professional perspective, I have witnessed Charlie’s ability to lead, mentor, teach and motivate associates from the board room to hourly new hires. An example of his abilities – walking into the very late stages of a Teamsters organizing effort in Ohio, Charlie turned around what was a slam dunk for the teamsters, to organize +500 associates, into a +87% Pro-Management vote in 90-days." Barry V. Former SR. V.P. of Operations for OCEDAR Brands, INC.”
““Charlie is very passionate about his work! He takes great pride in his work and the people he serves. He leads with the utmost integrity and ethical standards. He is a professional in the field of Human Resources with the designation of SPHR.”
““Charles Little! The man who changed my career and my life…”
““Strategic HR Partners has definitely filled a need in our community. Having certified Human Resource professionals on call to answer questions based on expertise and ‘hands on experience’ has been a ‘God send’ to my company.”
““Charlie has served as a career coach and mentor since I moved to Columbus. He has helped me make some critical decisions about my career path in an insightful and engaging way. His expertise and connections provide a vast wealth of resources to draw upon. Most importantly he cares about his clients and their success. I would recommend Charlie and SHRP to anyone or any business looking for HR expertise and support.””
““In March of this year (2008) I was given the major task of creating from scratch a complete HR manual and SOP binder for our new company. We were taking over the management of five hotels and I had only 90 days to complete the project.”
“Any organization will be immensely pleased by his ability to recruit and match the best talent for their particular goals and roles. This is a truly honest, conscientious person who you can trust to perform at the highest ethical and technical level. Charles Little is not a game player, he values his association with his business partners internal and externally with the highest regard." William E. Guard, President BG SOLUTIONS Inc. GUARD HR Inc.”
“"We retained the services of Strategic HR Partners to find our next CEO for PAWS Humane. We were pleasantly surprised at how fast Charlie was able to not only find potential qualified candidates but find the perfect applicant for our unique situation. The entire process took less than 30 days. " Brain Waters, President, Board of Directors PAWS Humane Society”
“As a new HR Professional in the Columbus area I was surprised to find that key HR resources such as local salary surveys were not readily available. I was very pleased to find that Strategic HR Partners had also identified this gap in information and was working to bring together the individuals and technical resources to support this need. Not only is this useful for existing businesses, but is key information needed for attracting additional industry to the region to drive economic growth. W. Patrick Raley Vice President of Human Resources Carmike Cinemas Inc.”
“"Charlie and Judy are providing such a needed support in the community. I attended the Excellence Through Leadership Conference and I will continue to support and attend their conferences." Jannina M Dir. of Business Affairs (CFO) RiverCenter for the Performing Arts Columbus, GA.”
“"The Excellence through Leadership was a very Informative conference....Mrs. Morford was exceptional!" Serafin Cascalheira Columbus Water Works Columbus, GA”
“Thank you! It was a great line up of speakers! We really got a lot out of them. Great (Leadership) Conference!!! Tami Poe HR Manager Wheelabrator LaGrange, GA.”
“"Thank you for a terrific Excellence Through Leadership Conference. I sincerely appreciate all of the work it too to pull this together and the speakers were outstanding. I took a bit of information back from each speaker that I can implement in my daily HR role. I took more than one from Margaret Morford's presentations! The conference center and rooms at the Great Wolf Lodge were very nice. We thoroughly enjoyed the Lodge!" Karen L University of Georgia eCampus”
“"I really enjoyed this learning experience. I loved the fact that it was a small group. I have attended the SHRM National Conference as well as multiple state conferences. This one measured up to all of them very well" Georgia M Director of Human Resources KCEOC Community Action Partnership, Inc. Barbourville, KY.”
“"Thank you very much for all of your hard work! It was a great conference and provided a lot of very useful and important information. I look forward to attending again next year." Jessica Anderson HR Manager Citizens National Bank Meridian, MS.”
“"I really enjoyed the Excellence Through Leadership conference. It was filled with excellent speakers and timely information. You guys always do a great job!" Amanda S.”
“"The Excellence Through Leadership conference was packed with useful information. I am eager to implement the treat ideas I took away. Thanks for putting together an awesome agenda!" Madelyn N. Brown Sr. Exec. Dir., Continuous Improvement Columbus Technical College Columbus, GA.”
““I have known Charlie from the perspective of a service provider to his organizations when he was head of Human Resources at OCEDAR Brands and at Fujitec. The capabilities we were hired into involved taking a business from a private entity to a public offering or IPO, when I worked with Cooper’s and Lybrand. We also handled highly sensitive individual human resource issues including RIF’s (Lee Hecht Harrison). Charlie has strong knowledge of his field and builds strong business relationships with senior management team members. He knows what his expertise and capabilities are and understands when to utilize others with key expertise. His top qualities are personality, HR expertise, and high integrity.” Jennifer S. Former Sr. V.P. for Drake Beam Morin, Lee Hecht Harrison and Acct. Executive with Cooper's and Lybrand ”
““My sincere thanks for including me in the Excellence Series Program. What a treat-Margaret Morford was awesome and very inspiring. You should be proud of the quality programs you are offering HR professionals.” Susan M Former Director of the Cunningham Sales Institute at Columbus State University”
“"I wanted to take a moment to thank you and SHRP for putting together a fantastic lineup for the leadership conference in October. It’s always hard to be out of the office but this investment of time was definitely worthwhile. I gained some valuable tips from all the speakers, but especially enjoyed the insights and actionable items I took from Margaret Morford." Madelyn B. Senior Executive Director, Continuous Improvement Office of Human Resource”

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