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SHRM HR Certification Preparation

Kathleen Seebert

Kathleen Seebert

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Kathleen Seebert has been associated with the Society for Human Resource Management since joining the Chicago chapter in 2007. A member of the Chicago SHRM board of directors since 2012, she has held various positions, most recently serving as Chicago SHRM president in 2015. She is currently responsible for oversight of four northern Illinois chapters as a district director for SHRM’s Illinois State Council. With a background in strategy and management in the human resources consulting industry, Seebert has held positions with Cigna, Buck Consultants, Mercer, Aon Hewitt, Willis Towers Watson, and KPMG. She holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a master of communication arts from the University of Notre Dame.

Andrew Stein

Andrew Stein

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Currently teaching:
SHRM Certified Professional

Andrew Stein is certified SHRM-SCP and was a participant in the Northwestern School of Professional Studies SHRM certification training program he teaches. Stein leads human resources for Barton Staffing and is Managing Director of their Professional Placement Group serving the Chicago area. Stein has held several C-suite leadership positions from marketing to engineering and operations. His primary focus is building and leading great teams from labor to leadership that enable companies to achieve stakeholder objectives while nurturing a high-performance and high compliance corporate culture throughout organizations. Stein has 25+ years leadership experience and has consulted globally on human resources, marketing, strategy and turnaround for start-up companies, private equity firms, and Fortune 1000 companies. Stein has a bachelor's of science degree from Western Illinois University and a masters of business administration degree from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Paul Young is the human resources manager for the American Association of Endodontists. In a 30-year career as a human resources professional, he has worked as a generalist, recruiter, and HR leader in several industries, including food service, banking, mining, and education. Young enjoys the breadth of responsibilities that an HR career provides and the lifelong learning required to be successful. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management’s Chicago chapter’s board of directors, chairing its certification committee. Young also serves on the Human Resources Advisory Committee for Chicago Scholars and is an active volunteer at national, regional, and state HR events. Young is an SHRM senior certified professional (SHRM-SCP) and is certified as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) by the HR Certification Institute. Young earned BA at Western Illinois University, majoring in human resources.

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