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 2019/2020 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.

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.

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

In-Field Learning Through OSPA Professional 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. 

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.