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CINDY GUTHRIE owns and operates her own business, Three Degrees of Change.  She has been a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) for ten years and has a Masters degree in Training and Development from Eastern Illinois University. Cindy has worked in the Human Resources field for thirty years. She has experience in every aspect of the HR process, including policy development, writing handbooks, and developing recruiting plans and compensation programs and has been instrumental in the start up of three HR departments.

CINDY HARRIS, SPHR has been a Human Resources practitioner for over two decades and has earned  both a Business degree in Finance and Economics, as well as, Business Education.  She comes to the classroom with a depth of experience ranging from a Fortune 100 company to a non-profit association. Cindy is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources through the Society of Human Resources Management and serves on the board of her local chapter, Central Illinois Human Resources Group, as professional development chair.


AMA University Certificate Program in Management

AMA University Certificate Program In Management is sponsored by Parkland College Business Training in cooperation with the American Management Association

All courses qualify for PHR/SPHR recertification credits through SHRM

Complete all 6 AMA Management courses through Parkland and receive a $250 rebate!*

Courses may also be taken individually.

(*only one rebate per person)

To receive the AMA University Certificate Program in Human Resources, you must complete 6 AMA Human Resources specific courses:

Delegating for Business Success

How well do you delegate? Cindy Guthrie, SPHR, MS, will help you learn how to give employees the authority and responsibility they need to get the job done; avoid common mistakes, including reverse delegation; identify which types of tasks and responsibilities should be delegated; monitor the delegation process, evaluate progress, identify problems and reward success; and improve goal-setting, prioritizing, planning, communication, and feedback skills.

Tue/Thu Nov 3 & 5, 2015
MGT 723-001Z
$299(Book $95)

1- 5pm
Deadline: Oct 27

A Manager’s Guide to Human Behavior

Join Cindy Harris, SPHR, and discover how to inspire employees to higher performance; maximize your positive impact on others; develop more productive working relationships by communicating in sensitive, non-threatening ways; establish rapport and mutual trust; give and receive performance feedback; and really understand people’s needs.

MGT 735
$299(Book $95)

1- 5pm

Communication Skills for Managers

Utilize proven techniques to improve your communication skills by increasing reading, writing, speaking, and listening proficiency.  Using real-life scenarios and interactive exercises, Cindy Guthrie , SPHR, MS, will introduce practical concepts and techniques that will help you communicate more effectively with others, deliver your messages clearly, ask questions and make successful presentations.

Tue/Thu May 19 & 21, 2015
MGT 737-001Z
$299(Book $95)

1- 5pm
Deadline: May 12

Fair, Square, and Legal: A Manager's Guide to Safe Hiring, Managing, and Firing Practices

Do you know how to protect your business, your employees, and yourself from legal liability? Cindy Guthrie, SPHR, MS, will help you gain the skills to identify potential employment law violations before they happen; investigate a harassment complaint; write safe job advertisements and descriptions; conduct safe hiring interviews and performance appraisals; determine what constitutes “reasonable accommodation” for employees with disabilities; and more.

Tue/ Thu Jun 16 & 18, 2015
MGT 732-001Z
$299(Book $95)

1- 5pm
Deadline: Jun 9

Performance Appraisals: Strategies for Success

Effective performance appraisals can spell the difference between success and failure for the individual and the organization. Join Cindy Guthrie,SPHR, MS, and learn how to evaluate actual performance against performance objectives; help an employee achieve performance or career objectives; provide positive, constructive performance feedback and counseling; and comply with the legal aspects of performance appraisals.

Tue/Thu Jul 14 & 16, 2015
MGT 733-001Z
$299(Book $95)

1- 5pm
Deadline: Jul 7

How to Build High-Performance Teams

Uncover the keys of team-building from recruiting the right team members to truly empowering them with authority and responsibility for their decisions and performance.  Cindy Guthrie SPHR, MS, will show you how to build trust, confidence, and group work skills, while balancing and fine-tuning the team process.

Tue/Thu Aug 18 & 20, 2015
MGT 759-001Z
$299(Book $95)

1- 5pm
Deadline: Aug 11


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