Are you new to Public Sector HR?

Designed to meet the unique needs of the public sector HR professional

A foundational course, IPMA-HR's Public Sector HR Essentials Program is recommended for anyone new to the public sector.  It is designed to ease the transition of HR professionals from the private sector and advance their professional development with invaluable expertise and specific strategies for success in the public sector.

This popular program covers all the major areas of public sector human resources operation, including public sector HR basics, job classification and compensation, recruitment and selection, labor and employee relations, equal employment opportunity & diversity, and organizational development.

Government executives, this is a perfect program to recommend to your frontline and mid-level human resources staff. The expertise, strategies, and expanded professional network they'll gain will benefit your organization for years to come.

Flexible online format to meet your demanding schedule

The Public Sector HR Essentials Program contains 8 Modules, which are facilitated by an expert instructor. You can expect to

  • Complete each module at your pace over a period of 2-4 weeks
  • Receive valuable interaction thorough online discussions with your peers across the country and expert instructors
  • Have key principles and concepts reinforced through online materials and written assignments.
  • Upon completion of the 8 modules, walk away with a certificate of completion 
  •  Become IPMA-CP certified with a passing score on the IPMA-CP exam.
Learn from the experts in public sector HR

You'll benefit from the expertise of top public sector HR professionals who understand the unique issues, challenges, and opportunities of human resources in the government environment.  A public sector HR expert will instruct you through each module.

Richard Heil, IPMA-SCP, helped write and develop the course.   Heil also serves as our primary instructor, providing you with valuable feedback on written assignments, answering your questions, and facilitating online discussions.

  • 2018 Spring Public Sector HR Essentials Program

    April 9 to August 14, 2018

    A foundational course, IPMA-HR's Public Sector HR Essentials program is recommended for those HR professionals new to the public sector. It is designed to ease the transition of HR professionals from the private sector and advance their professional development with invaluable expertise and specific strategies for success in the public sector.

  • 2018 Winter Public Sector HR Essentials Program

    January 15 to May 29, 2018

    A foundational course, IPMA-HR's Public Sector HR Essentials program is recommended for those HR professionals new to the public sector. It is designed to ease the transition of HR professionals from the private sector and advance their professional development with invaluable expertise and specific strategies for success in the public sector.