If you are a business owner or manager of a small business without a dedicated HR expert on your staff, this is the program for your organization. If you have administrative staff that are performing HR duties as part of their responsibilities that are not an HR expert they too will benefit.

This one day class is directed toward small businesses and the HR issues they face. The class will include the laws most often violated (unknowingly) by Small Businesses (according to the Small Bus Admin) and provide information on how to prevent these violations.



  • Job Descriptions
  • Recruiting
  • Application forms
  • Interview questions
  • Background checks
  • On-boarding paperwork
  • Discipline & Documentaion
  • Employment Law 



  • Karen Bender, SPHR- SCP

Karen Bender, SPHR, SCP

Karen BenderKaren is a Human Resources professional with over 25 years of experience, ranging from a large multi-national to several local start-ups. She has extensive experience working in both union and non-union environments in manufacturing, but has also worked in health insurance. Duties have included all facets of HR tasks in both a manager and director role. She has led teams that have earned recognition for their accomplishments in safety, environmental, and wellness arenas. Currently, Karen is a HR Consultant, working for a variety of companies on different projects.


  • Location: Grainger Hall, UW-Madison
  • Schedule: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Dates: 
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018 REGISTER ONLINE
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018 REGISTER ON LINE 
     to register by phone call 608-262-3909
    Fees: $259

Cancellation policy: If you cancel before the program begins, there is a $25 cancellation fee. If you cancel after the program begins you will be charged for the full program fee. To cancel, call registration at 608-262-3909.

If there is inclement weather, please call 608-263-2221 for a recorded message after 6:30 am for day classes or after 3:30 pm for night classes.


SHRM 2018


"Wisconsin SBDC at UW-Madison is proud to be a SHRM Preferred Provider for recertification credits of the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certifications. Visit Shrmcertification.org for more information."