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1 Enhancing Employability Through Professional Certification

2 Celebrating 40 Years of Student Success!

3 Chicago’s residents need the skills and postsecondary education to allow them to compete in a dynamic labor market.. City of Chicago Jobs Industry Trends Report (2013)

4 Accredited Degree Professional Certification Employability A person who earns a college degree, can make as much as $16,000 more per year On average, college graduates make about $1 million more over their lifetimes than adults who do not have a college degree. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Certification demonstrates to employers your commitment to your profession Maintaining your certification demonstrates your commitment to lifelong learning and staying current with your profession’s best practices Ninety six percent (96%) of employers feel that an HR certified candidate applying for a job would have an advantage over a non- HR certified candidate (HRCI Survey, 2010)

5 Employability and Your SNL Degree Ninety one percent (91%) of SNL graduates were employed or in graduate school six months after graduating. Thirty-two percent (32%) reported being in a new or better job as a result of their degree. Eighty-six percent (86%) in jobs directly related to their degree. Overall annual salary for SNL graduates is $68.067 From: 2011 Career Outcomes Report, DePaul University, Career Center

6 Continuing & Professional Education (CPE) “Get a Certificate…” Smart Money Magazine CPE provides adult learners with the professional development needed to advance in their careers – Designed with the flexibility and format to meet your needs – Certificates may apply towards an SNL degree – Main program areas include: Financial Planning, Human Resources and Training, Marketing Communications, Management, and Paralegal Studies Approved Certificate Programs – Financial Planning Certificate Program – Integrated Marketing Communications Certificate Program – Paralegal Studies Certificate Program – Professional in Human Resources Certificate Program – Project Management Certificate Program

7 Continuing & Professional Education (CPE) Certificate Programs in review – APA PayTrain Payroll – Supply Chain Management – Financial Planning – Graduate level – MBA Primer – Graduate level – Project Management – Graduate level What is the value? – A certificate on your resume indicates a unique skill – If you earn a certificate and pass an industry certification exam... APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) earns on average 21% more Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) earned an average of $14,500 more According to the HRCI, 96% of employers state that a PHR® or SPHR® certified job applicant has a greater hiring advantage than a non-certified job applicant

8 Certified Professional in Learning and Performance


10 Workplace Learning and Performance Institute Human Performance Improvement (HPI) Designing Learning Blended Learning and Materials Development Delivering Training Measurement and Evaluation

11 Credential and Employability Adding Value to Your Career Debi Lusk, SPHR; GPHR HRCI Chairperson Chicago SHRM

12 The Value of HR Certification Employer Organization YOU Professional Certification vs. Certification What is the difference

13 Professional Certification vs. Work experience + education Certification confirms standardization met Credentials attached with name Demands recertification – Every 3 years Reflects specific Body of Knowledge Certification No work experience no educational requirement Certificates after completion of one course No credential awarded No recertification or professional development required

14 The value of HR Certification – Organization Competitive advantage Certified staff more driven – sense of ownership Assurance – credibility of certified staff Resulting in: Long run operation efficiency Strategic progress 2010 Value of Certification Study

15 The value of HR Certification - Employer Hiring: 96% - certified job applicant has greater advantage Promotion: 91% more likely to be considered for promotion Job Security: 81% believe greater job security 2010 Value of Certification Study

16 The value of HR Certification – YOU Competitive Advantage Mastery of HR knowledge and dedication Recognition from peers and organization Assists in job search and business Network with HR professionals 2010 Value of Certification Study

17 Join more than 115,000 HR professionals from over 70+ countries in being certified 2010 Value of Certification Study

18 Breakout Groups: Follow the Signs 1451: SHRM 1452: Adult Enrollment Center information (undergrad) 1455: CPE (need live AV) 1439: ASTD Lobby Area: Registration, Career Center and Food

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