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HR Intro Human Resource Management Introduction is a Course

Human Resource Management Introduction

Feb 3 - Feb 12, 2020

$495 Enroll

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Location USF St. Petersburg

Classroom Assignment To Be Announced

Full Schedule Every week on Monday and Wednesday, starting on 2/3/20 and ending on 2/12/20 from (7:00pm - 10:00pm).

Monday : February 3, 2020 (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Wednesday : February 5, 2020 (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Monday : February 10, 2020 (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)
Wednesday : February 12, 2020 (7:00 PM - 10:00 PM)

Building Address
          USF St. Petersburg
          Classroom Number - TBA
          St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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Instructor Ian Briggs, PhD
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Instructor Dr. Briggs

     Dr. Ian Briggs is an entrepreneurial business leader and highly competent educator with over 20 years of successful teaching and management experience with an emphasis on leadership, operations, program and project management, sales and marketing, customer service and delivery, human resources, and employee learning and development. He has extensive global expertise in managing cross-functional teams across a broad range of industries including electronic manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, information technology, sports, non-profit, and healthcare. He has worked as a Regional Business Director (Southeast Asia) for Merck, and as a Business Manager for Microsoft with cross-cultural responsibility, directing highly successful global projects within these same organizations. As part of a protean career, for 10 years Dr. Briggs developed and managed his own business training and coaching world-class athletes for competition. More recently he has taken to educating companies and their employees with regard to leadership, effective people management, and improving organizational productivity and profitability through the efficient and sustainable use of human resources. This concept lends itself to the learning and use of Human Resource Management as a successful business methodology.

     Dr. Briggs educational background includes an undergraduate degree in business, an MBA with a focus on international business and human resource management, and a PhD in Management with an emphasis on leadership and organizational change. With this very diverse background he is very keen to share a unique combination of academic and practical experience to prepare adult learners for their future success.


This overview of the role of human resource management in successful organizations is designed for newcomers to the field and for professionals who wish to review the fundamentals. It presents a brief historical perspective of personnel management and identifies and discusses the components of the HR management function.