Comprehensive HR Courses and pHCLE Certification for Professionals Aspiring to Excel

Oregon School Personnel Association (OSPA) offers Human Resources in Education Leadership Program (HrELP), a robust, four-course program to develop K-12 HR professionals in the area of communications, leadership and change management.

Who Can Benefit?

  • Human capital/HR staff or professionals interested in pursuing a career path in HR

  • District and building leaders

  • Teachers and teacher leaders

  • Public, private, and charter school executives and department directors

  • State department of education and other education-related government employees


Click here to view the 2018/2019 HrELP Course Overview

HrELP Course Overview

Oregon Laws & Requirements
Gain expertise on state laws and requirements that are fundamental to HR work in K-12 education. Register for this course.


Strategic Staffing, Talent Management & Development
HR professionals in K-12 education are entrusted with an organization's most valuable asset - discover how to cultivate and invest in human capital. Registration coming summer.


Performance Excellence, Culture & Total Rewards
Continuous improvement is central to HR work in K-12 education. Learn how to build strong momentum towards excellence. Registration coming this summer.


In-Field Learning Through OSPA Development Events
This full year educational experience (two consecutive semesters) features a variety of relevant state and federal laws and regulations updates, licensure information, legislative updates and deep dives into current HR practice. Registration coming this summer.
Development events include:

  • September 2018 - OSPA Fall Regional Meeting
  • October 2018 - OSPA-TSPC-ODE Fall Workshop
  • February 2019 - Advanced HR Winter Retreat
  • March 2019 - OSPA Spring Regional Meeting
  • April 2019 - OSPA Annual Spring Conference


Professional Human Capital Leaders in Education Certification (pHCLE)
OSPA hosts a highly recognized and regarded national HR certification program (pHCLE) in conjunction with the American Association of School Personnel (AASPA) and Battelle for Kids (BFK) with standards designed specifically for K-12 education. Register for this course.