Advanced Human Resources Management

Advanced Human Resources Management
Fall Course: Employee Benefits
Registration is now open

Human Resources professionals have a significant responsibility to both employees and management. To help the organization thrive, it is important for HR practitioners to have a deep understanding of advanced human resources principles. The Advanced Human Resources Management professional certificate program is tailored to current HR managers interested in advancing their knowledge in key areas of Human Relations. These advanced courses are open to those who have already completed the Human Resources Management program with LMU Extension. 


  • Prof. Kara Scamardo

    Fall 2021

    W 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    Zoom- Brightspace


    Register for the full program (3 courses)


     Register only for Employee Relations and Legal 

  • Kara Scamardo, M.B.A., SHRM-CP

    Prof. Scamardo has significant experience at all levels within human resources, in teaching, and in support of the profession.  While moving up the management ladder, she honed her human resources skills in the medical, music, service, and finance fields while working with both unionized and non-unionized employees.  With Executive Management Committee experience at a multi-state employer, she brings to the table a wide skill-set including the application of the principles of strategy, policy development, and service delivery.  She especially enjoys the role of Employee Relations in ensuring the success of a business.  She founded Vital HR Consulting in 2003, which provides human resources guidance as well as benefits brokerage services. Her instructor experience comes from both in-house training and from eight years of instruction experience at Los Angeles Valley College.  She is a past member of the Executive Board of Directors of Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) and a past District Chair of the Burbank and Glendale region. Prof. Scamardo holds the human resources certification of SHRM-CP and has an MBA. 


  • Students must complete a total of 6.0 semester hours in coursework with a letter grade of 'B-' or higher in each course to receive a certificate of completion. Please refer to the course catalog for required text, class meeting location, and other general information.

    Coursework: Successful completion of the 12-week Human Resources Management Certificate plus three of any courses classified INRX 801-841 (each course is 2.0 semester hours)