OAKWOOD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR RECEIVES HIGHEST CERTIFICATION FROM HUMAN RESOURCE CERTIFICATION INSTITUTE (HRCI)
Dr. Prudence LaBeach Pollard received certification on January 09, 2013 as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).
Dr. Pollard who was previously certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) is Professor of Management in the School of Business and Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development and Research at Oakwood University. Her areas of scholarship include Leadership, Human Resource Management, Evaluation, and Research Design. Dr. Pollard earned the PhD in Evaluation, Measurement, and Research Design from Western Michigan University and maintains an active research portfolio on executive leadership and on gender issues in compensation.
The HR Certification Institute (HRCI), established in 1976, is an internationally recognized certifying organization for the human resource profession. Today, more than 120,000 HR professionals worldwide proudly maintain the HR Certification Institute’s credentials as a mark of high professional distinction. The HR Certification Institute is a global leader in developing rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery and real-world application of forward-thinking HR practices, policies and principles.
The Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification is the highest certification available to HR professionals. The certification exam can be written by HR professionals with demonstrated professional HR experience who design and plans, rather than implements, HR policy, focus on the “big picture”, has ultimate accountability in the HR department, typically has six to eight years of progressive and increasingly complicated HR experience, has breadth and depth of knowledge in all HR disciplines, use judgment gained with time and knowledge application, understand the business beyond the HR function and influences the overall organization.
The 3-hour exam covers six areas of human resource management: Business Management and Strategy, Workforce Planning and Employment, Human Resource Development, Compensation and Benefits, Employee and Labor Relations, and Risk Management.
Dr. Prudence Pollard has authored a number of scholarly papers and recently published “Raising Leaders" which is available in print and eBook format at www.amazon.com, www.adventistbookcenter.com, and through Oakwood University at www.ougiving.com. Pollard is a 1995 & 2012 graduate of Leadership Huntsville and is married to Dr. Leslie N. Pollard, President of Oakwood University.