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Human Resources

Course Overview

People are your most important asset. To attract and retain quality employees and volunteers, your nonprofit must follow effective and fair leadership practices. This course is one of nine offerings in the Nonprofit Credential Program which provides you with up-to-date essential tools that your organization will need to implement best practices in Human Resources.

Successful completion of the course will help you:

  1. Gain a comprehensive understanding of key employment and discrimination laws relevant to an organization’s size, and how to implement practices to follow those laws.
  2. Learn how to create, review, and revise an organization’s personnel handbooks, policies, and practices to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
  3. Gain critical insight into employee recruitment best practices.
  4. Drive employee engagement by learning new methods to retain and motivate your team, and leave the course with a toolkit that impacts positive performance.

Human Resources will be held in September 2024.

Each of the nine UNA Credential courses is offered online, once in a calendar year.
Please check the UNA Event Calendar for all upcoming courses.

UNA Member Rate: $180 for the first person/$40 for each additional participant
Not-Yet-Member Rate: $360 for the first person/$80 for each additional participant

Human Resources Badge Requirements

In order to earn the UNA Human Resources Badge, the organization must submit the following items for review and approval:


Provide job descriptions for at least 2-3 positions (or group of positions) clearly stating whether the position is exempt or nonexempt.


Provide a job description and a detailed explanation of key volunteer positions. Include an explanation for their status as volunteer rather than employee.


Provide a copy of the employee handbook. Include these particulars.

  • Pregnancy Accommodations Notice: For organizations with 15 or more employees, make sure that the notice is in the handbook book and on labor posters.
  • Policies Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation: List all protected classes and provide reporting process which includes at least two people to report violations.
  • How to Request Accommodations.
  • Pay Policies: Communicate time tracking and overtime policies as well as paydays; PTO, vacation, and sick leave, if any, policies.
  • FMLA Policy if over 50 employees.
  • At-Will Statement—Provide a copy of your at-will statement and explain where and how it is presented to employees.
  • Termination Process—Document the organization’s process and practice of termination for employees and for volunteers.
  • Handbook Acknowledgement—Document when, where and how employees have received and acknowledged receipt of employee handbook. Also note how distribution of revised handbooks are handled and acknowledged.


Provide a copy of your Employment Application, if used. Note any problem areas.


Provide a list and justification for all independent contractors.

NOTE: Please follow specific guidelines in the participant folder, as they are always going to be the most current.

Kathleen Weron

Subject Matter Expert: Kathleen Weron

Kathleen D. Weron practices employment law, representing major state and national employers. Ms. Weron has been annually recognized in Chambers USA as an employment litigator “tremendously well versed in the law” with “considerable expertise” and an understanding of “the dynamic of employment relationships.” Chambers USA has also recognized Ms. Weron as a “highly proficient mediator.” Ms. Weron has also been regularly awarded recognition in The Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment Law. She has been voted by her peers as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in Labor and Employment Law in Utah Business magazine and has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating. Ms. Weron is a well known speaker, author, and experienced trainer. She has an extensive employment counseling practice that includes comprehensive harassment prevention training and executive training for creating diverse, inclusive and professional work environments and culture.

In addition, Ms. Weron has served as a trustee for two nonprofit organizations, chairing The McGillis School Board of Trustees and serving as President of the Board for Nuzzles & Co. Pet Rescue and Adoption, where she also went on to serve as its Executive Director.

Ms. Weron graduated as a Leary Scholar from the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law where she served as a member of the Utah Law Review. After graduation, Ms. Weron completed a federal clerkship with the Honorable Ewing Werlein in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Weron was an associate specializing in employment law with the national law firm Littler Mendelson.