We are pleased to announce that the Agricultural Personnel Management Association (APMA) will be offering a series of courses in Oxnard designed specifically for agricultural human resources professionals and others who address personnel matters for their company.  Classes can be taken individually or as part of a curriculum leading to a certificate and designation.

This unique program consists of eight core courses that are required for the certificate, along with one elective. Participants may take courses in any sequence.  Graduates of this program will earn a prestigious designation of Human Resource Professional in Agriculture (HRPA℠). 

APMA is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CP™ or SHRM-SCP™.  Each class is valid for 6 PDCs for the SHRM-CP™ or SHRM-SCP™.

Sessions will be offered bi-weekly at the Ventura County Agriculture Commission building on the following dates:

April 9, 2020—HR 101: Elements of Human Resource Management

April 23, 2020—HR 102: Introduction to Labor & Employment Laws

May 7, 2020—HR 105: Managing Employee Benefit Programs

May 21, 2020—HR 103: Effective Recruitment, Selection & Retention

June 4, 2020—HR 106: Human Resource Development

June 18, 2020—HR 104: Managing Employee Compensation Programs

July 16, 2020—HR 107: Information and Cost Analysis in Human Resources Management

July 30, 2020—HR 108: Management and Leadership for HR Management Professionals


We invite all professionals with HR responsibilities to complete this certificate program and stay current on various issues, from legal compliance to employee relations.  For more information and online registration, please visit www.agpersonnel.org or call the APMA office at (831) 422-8023.

Event Time: 

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 9:00am to Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 3:30pm

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