HR & Leadership Training

Wherever you are in your HR career, MRA can help you grow to the next level.

Leadership Training

MRA recognizes that effective leadership impacts your organization’s growth and works as your partner in delivering knowledge and skill development through our premier programs. Our classes provide practical, common-sense material that is relevant to what your leaders experience every day. The classes are delivered by instructors who relate to their students through the stories they share, the activities they facilitate and the relationships they build.

MRA offers several programs to meet development needs ranging from the newly-appointed leader to the more experienced leader who wants to enhance or refresh their current skills.

Our leadership training programs include:

  • Principles of Leadership Excellence

    Principles of Leadership Excellence

    This series is delivered over 12 days, but modules may be taken independent of the series. Through the completion of all modules, you will build 18 leadership competencies.  With MRA's interactive learning, you learn how to be a better leader through self-assessment, skills practice, group discussion, and application to your day-to-day work. You can stay connected between sessions through an online community.

  • Supervision

    Supervision Part I: Fundamentals of Leadership
    Supervision Fundamentals

    This course is delivered in either 6 half days or 3 full days and provides a practical approach to the crucial knowledge, skills and techniques that managers, supervisors and team leads can use immediately. Often referred to as a supervision "boot camp," the course is taught from an "in-the trenches" perspective, as opposed to a textbook approach. Every session includes a mix of lecture, group discussion and the opportunity to apply a skill or technique taught in class to the workplace.

  • Frontline Leadership Certificate Series

    Frontline Leadership Certificate Series

    This series is delivered over 5 days (offered in WI, IL, and IA), but modules may be taken independent of the series. Developed for those individuals who provide leadership or guidance to a work group without the power to hire, terminate or conduct performance reviews. Participants learn the basic supervisory skills, as well as expanded lessons in interpersonal and influential skills, conflict resolution and on-the-job training techniques.

  • Leadership for Leads

    Leadership for Leads

    This course is typically delivered over 4 half days (offered in MN) and is designed for employees transitioning from making an individual contribution to providing oversight and direction to others. These employees do not have responsibility for hiring, termination or performance evaluation. This course introduces the foundation of basic supervisory skills to assist in the transition to management.

  • Leading Effective Teams Certificate Series

    Leading Effective Teams Certificate Series

    The series is delivered over 5 days, but modules may be taken independent of the series. This series provides the knowledge, techniques, and skills to lead productive and successful teams. The participants are leaders of departmental, cross-functional, or project teams who may or may not have direct authority over team members.

  • Supervision Part II: Fundamentals of Leadership

    Supervision Part II: Fundamentals of Leadership

    This course is delivered over 5 half days and builds upon the basic supervisory skills learned in Supervision Part I: Fundamentals of Leadership. Participants select a situation from their work in which to apply lessons taught in this course on communication techniques and effective problem solving.

HR Training

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MRA HR training makes it easy for you to stay current with new regulations, HR best practices, and your professional development.

Our instructors are seasoned HR professionals who offer practical advice and can explain the pragmatic application of any HR issue.

We offer a wide variety of HR courses, certificate series, conferences, and preparation for professional certifications through HRCI, SHRM, and WorldatWork.

MRA’s training is offered at each of our locations and can also be tailored for on-site delivery. Find training programs, special events, and year-round opportunities in areas such as:

  • Affirmative Action
  • Benefits
  • Business
  • Compensation
  • Compliance
  • Human Resources
  • Professional Development
  • Recruiting

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The MRA/HRCI Alliance provides a number of benefits, including specific classes developed to help you prepare for the aPHR/PHR/SPHR exams. MRA members are eligible for a discounted exam fee. Check out our MRA/HRCI Alliance Benefits.

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