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Professional Development Programs with HR Certification Institute Credits


NYIT Center for Human Resource Studies

NYIT Center for Human Resource Studies offers programs in workforce management that prepare you to meet the challenges of managing and retaining the employees you need to achieve key goals. All programs are based on up-to-date and action-oriented techniques and information.

Each program we offer has been pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute for recertification credit. If you are an HR Professional with PHR, SPHR, or GPHR certification, you must earn 60 credits every three years (by the end of your recertification cycle) in order to recertify and maintain your certification. Each hour of an approved seminar or workshop counts as one credit, and the HR Certification Institute sets no limit on the number of classroom education credits you can earn towards recertification.

What makes us different? Our recertification programs add value in these ways:

  • Practitioner-oriented: programs are designed to help you act on what you learn
  • Delivered by HR professionals who are experts in their topic
  • Meet your learning goals: cover a wide range of priority issues including HR strategy, talent management, employee relations, benefits, HR development, and workplace dispute resolution.
  • Convenient times and locations (Columbus Circle area in Manhattan and Old Westbury)
  • Pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute for recertification credit

Make a smart investment in your own professional development—learn about the latest developments in HR while earning credits towards your recertification.

Programs Scheduled for Spring 2014 - Register Today

Manhattan Campus

Building and Coaching Teams for High Performance (XHRC 300-M01) - One of the most fequently requested topics by our attendees!  How HR professionals and managers can build teams and coach them for greater performance at each stage of team development.  Topics include:

  • How high performing teams are built
  • What recent research tells us about the stages of team development
  • What kinds of coaching do teams need and when do they need it
  • What HR should do to provide institutional support for high team performanceApplication exercises

Fee $50.  Pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute for 2 HR recertification credits.

Date/time: Tuesday, February 25, 5:45 - 8:15 PM
William Ninehan, Ed.S., SPHR-CA, GPHR.  Bill is the Director of HR Program Development at NYIT.  He teaches HR courses to grad and undergrad students, and worked in numerous HR roles in private companies.

Workplace Dispute Resolution Workshop (XHRC 500-M01)  How well do you handle disputes at work?  Are unresolved conflicts affecting employee morale and productivity, or poisoning employment relationships?   Do disputes over minor issues spiral out of control?

This workshop covers the basic skills need to successfully resolve employee-related disputes that occur in the workplace.  Workshop skill-building exercises and mock negotiations enable you to practice your new skills.  You’ll gain a better understanding of the dynamics of conflict and improve your ability to settle disputes.  You will learn how to shift the focus from conflict to finding a solution that works for all parties, and reduces unproductive behaviors, employee terminations, and lawsuits. The program covers:

  • Causes, dynamics and consequences of workplace disputes
  • Skills essential for dealing effectively with conflict
  • Managing your conflict style
  • Principled negotiations model
  • Workplace negotiation exercises
  • How to apply your new skills on the job

This program is designed for individuals with responsibilities for employee/labor relations, human resource management, and managers.

Fee: $249, which covers instruction, all materials and a light lunch.  Pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute for 5.5 HR recertification credits.

Date/time: Friday, April 4, 9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Presenter:  Joshua Bienstock, J.D., Resolve It, Inc.

Finance Essentials for HR Professionals (XHRC 103-M01) This workshop focuses on key financial terms and concepts that HR professionals should know as they formulate, implement, and measure the impact of HR strategies in the areas of compensation, incentives, and benefits.  This two-evening program will cover:

April 8th:

  • Roles of finance and accounting as related to HR
  • Financial portions of annual reports
  • Expense management and cash flow
  • Evaluating a company's financial health
  • Application exercises

April 22nd:

  • Financial implications of compensation strategy, incentives, and retirement plan design
  • How HR's effectiveness is reflected in financial measures
  • Application exercises

This program is designed for individuals with responsibilities for human resource management and general management.

Fee: $199.  Pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute for 5 Business (Strategic) recertification credits.

Dates/time: Tuesday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 22, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Presenter: Steven Shapiro, PhD., Professor of Finance, NYIT

My Company Has Gone Global, Now What Do I Do?  (XHRC 700-M01) Are you and your organization aware of the challenges associated with going global?  Learn from an experienced HR professional on the challenges he faced and what you can do to prepare your company to expand globally.

Many small and mid-sized U.S. based companies are entering the global business arena, but lack a road map of what to do along the way to assimilate new cultures and ways of doing business. Hear a firsthand account of how Fogel and his HR teams made the journey from domestic to international and integrated award-winning programs in Asia, Africa, and North America. This program will include an application exercise.

Fee: $50.  Pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute for 2 Global recertification credits

Date/time: Wednesday, May 21, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Presenter: Mark Fogel, SPHR, GPHR.  Mark is the Co-founder of Human Capital 3.0, a Human Capital and Organizational Leadership advisory firm servicing a broad range of industries with a focus on assisting businesses identify and grow its talent strategically. Mark's background includes over a decade as Chief Human Resource Officer at Leviton and the Marcum Group.

SHRM Essentials® of Human Resource Management (XHRC 801-M01) – focuses on six critical workforce management areas: human resources management, employment law, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, employee development, and performance management.

Fee: $595; all materials included. Pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute for 15 HR recertification credits.

Dates/times: 3 Fridays,  June 6, 13, and 20, 9:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Presenter: RoseMarie LaMar, MS, SPHR.  RoseMarie has 20 years of HR experience and leads a HR consulting company that provides solutions to small and mid-sized companies.

Old Westbury Campus

Creating and Maintaining an Ethical Culture at Work (XHRC 101-W01) What is the role of Human Resources in creating an ethical organizational culture?  How can HR maintain an ethical environment?  Organizations are increasingly focused on ensuring that their culture fosters certain ethical values.  An ethical culture supports organizational strategy, enables better working relationships, and is part of the organization’s employment brand.  Human Resources has key responsibilities for developing and maintaining an ethical culture.  Topics include:

  • how an ethical culture supports organizational strategy and a strong employment brand;
  • HR’s role in helping to develop a more ethical organizational culture;
  • how HR can help to maintain an ethical culture;
  • consequences that can arise from deficiencies in an ethical culture

Fee $50.  Pre-approved by HRCI for 2 business recertification credits

Date/time:  Thursday, March 6, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Presenter:  Joanne Seltzer, Esq.  Joanne is a Partner at Jackson Lewis, and she  specializes in employment litigation

Gender Pay Equity (XHRC 407-W01)  The Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963, and since then Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and other laws have addressed pay discrimination issues, yet on average women are still paid less than men.  Topics will include:

  • the legal status of gender pay equity today
  • review of court decisions and enforcement initiatives
  • guidance to employers on the elements of a legally sound approach to fair pay practices.
Fee $50.  Pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute for 2 HR recertification credits.

Date/time: Friday, March 14, 8:00 - 10:30 AM
Presenter: Eric J. Felsberg, Esq., is a Shareholder in the Affirmative Action Practice Group of Jackson Lewis, P.C., in Melville, NY.
Wage and Hour Compliance (XHRC 406-W01)  Compliance with wage and hour laws is more critical than ever in light of strong enforcement actions by the US Department of Labor, and New York State.  This workshop will focus on actions that employers need to take to ensure compliance with federal and NYS laws.
Fee $50.  Pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute for 2 HR recertification credits.

Date/time: Tuesday, April 29, 5:45 - 8:15 PM
Presenter: Alan B. Pearl - Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel, Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates.  Alan represents management in all aspects of labor and employment matters in the private and public sector, including regulatory compliance under FMLA, OSHA, FLSA, Title VII, ADA, and ADEA.  Alan regularly appears on behalf of clients before federal and state regulatory agencies, including the NLRB, EEOC, NYSDHR, and their state counterparts throughout the country.   Alan conducts training to all levels of management in the full panoply of labor and employment laws and regulations in the workplace. 
Conducting an HR Audit (XHRC 102-W01)  Proactive HR departments monitor their own performance and effectiveness in supporting the organization's mission and strategy through HR policies, practices, and processes.  This program will present a detailed process for auditing the HR function.
Fee $50.  Pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute for 2.5 HR recertification credits.

Date/time: Tuesday, May 20, 8:00 - 10:30 AM
Presenter: Mary Simmons, HR Consultant, Portnoy, Messinger and Pearl Associates, Inc.  Mary is a Strategic Human Resource Professional with 25 years of experience partnering with companies in various industries.
SHRM Essentials® of Human Resource Management (XHRC 801-W01 or XHRC 801-W02) – focuses on six critical workforce management areas: human resources management, employment law, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, employee development, and performance management.

Fee: $595; all materials included. Approved by HRCI for 15 HR recertification credits.

Two sections offered; choose the section that works best for you:

Section XHRC 801-W01: Fridays March 7, 14 and 28, 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m  Presenter: Tom Madera, BS, PHR.  Tom has taught this class since 2010.  He is an experienced human resources professional with strategic, tactical, managerial and consulting experience in both established and start up environments. He also taught “Behavioral Interview Techniques” at Hofstra and St John’s graduate schools.

Section XHRC 801-W02: Tuesday evenings February 25 through April 1, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.   Presenter: Betsy Jacob, SPHR, GPHR.  Betsy has 12 years of experience in human resources, recruiting, and training. In her current role at Sage Solutions, she designs, develops, and delivers on-site trainings for various clients. She is the current SHRM-Long Island Conference co-chair, and serves on the Board of the Long Island chapter of ASTD (American Society of Training and Development).

Additional programs are being scheduled. For the full schedule email, or call 516.686.7722.

To register: click here, then click register online at the bottom of the next page, and enter the course number on the following page, or fax a registration form to 516.686.7716.


About Us

The Center for Human Resource Studies: Advancing HR

NYIT advances the human resources management profession through education and research at its School of Management's Center for Human Resource Studies. Current and future HR leaders prepare to meet the challenges of creating workforce strategies to acquire, develop, and engage talent in our competitive global business environment through the M.S. in Human Resources Management and Labor Relations degree and non-credit, professional development courses.

Our graduate and undergraduate degree programs, supported by our Professional Enrichment Program, provide a foundation in essential human resources management and labor relations knowledge, sharpen your critical thinking skills, and develop your leadership abilities. Classes and professional enrichment activities are available evenings and weekends at our campuses on Long Island and in Manhattan and provide scheduling flexibility for students.

In addition to offering you cost-effective and convenient opportunities to manage your workforce and maintain your certification, NYIT's workforce management programs draw on a wide network of top HR professionals associated with our Center. These professionals all possess deep knowledge and experience in the topics they present at NYIT, and they utilize their skills as practicing HR professionals. The Center for Human Resource Studies offers convenient and cost-effective opportunities to prepare for PHR, SPHR, and GPHR certification exams. We have successfully prepared hundreds of HR professionals for their certification exams. We also offer the SHRM Essentials Program, and preparation courses for Certified Management Accountant, Payroll Certification, and Certified Treasury Professional examinations.