Global HR Credential

SHRM 2011 Annual Conference
This session will describe the value of Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®) certification offered by HR Certification Institute.
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Track: Personal & Leadership Development

Are you thinking about getting a global HR certification? Don’t know what credentials are best for you? Then this session is for you. HR certificants from around the globe have earned and maintained their certifications and, as a result, helped their HR career. In this session, you will learn how each certification differs, how to choose which one is right for you and how and when to apply for the certification exams.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 27, 2011 - 7:00am to 8:15am

Elizabeth Richards, SPHR, GPHR

Richards, SPHR, GPHR

Elizabeth Richards applies her mastery of the HR knowledge base as a dedicated SPHR and GPHR to her position as HR Business Partner for the Institute. Elizabeth holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations and brings a hands-on, results-driven philosophy to her role at the Institute where she leads the HR function and is responsible for all initiatives that affect the 45+ employees at the growing organization. Elizabeth was previously with Thales USA Defense & Security, where she assisted with the development and implementation of HR programs, policies and procedure. She also managed the company’s recruitment process and worked with other functional areas to modernize the HR function and its programs and systems. Prior to Thales, Elizabeth began her HR career at GMAC ResCap in Minnesota. She earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University. 

Rubens Pessanha, GPHR

Pessanha, GPHR

Rubens Pessanha, GPHR, PMP, MBA, is global market researcher at the HR Certification Institute and a doctoral candidate in Human Resources Development at The George Washington University. Since 1998, he has been involved with internationalization of organizations; more specifically he has conducted the start-up of French organizations in Brazil. He has also participated in the start up of several internet companies in Brazil and of a new management journal for the South Asia Region. Rubens has almost 15 years of experience working with strategic planning, marketing research, business development, organizational development and change. He has been a speaker at the 2011 SHRM Annual Conference, 2010 ASTD International Conference, the 2009 Academy of Human Resource Development International Conference and the 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. His areas of interest include internationalization of organizations, marketing research, cross-cultural communication, global mindsets, strategic thinking, self-directed-learning and action learning. Rubens has written several research articles on HR trends for SHRM and co-authored a paper on experiences that develop strategic thinking skills. An active volunteer, Rubens has held leadership positions at GWU student association, COPPEAD former Master students association and the Rio de Janeiro Chapter of the Brazilian HR Association. Rubens is currently a member of the Project Management Institute, SHRM, American Marketing Association and Marketing Research Association.

LVCC N202-204
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
 Not Available for Credit
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