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Professional Development Programs with Recertification Credit from HR Certification Institute

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.

Manhattan Campus

Programs Scheduled for Fall 2014


Global Mobility and Talent Management: Ensuring Business Effectiveness in the Global Marketplace (XHRC 701-M01)

This session provides strategies and best practices in maximizing global mobility assignment success and ensuring global competency development across the organization as critical factors in meeting global business objectives.

The challenge of mobility and talent management leadership is how to leverage functional talent within cross-border engagements. The session addresses global competency development as a critical strategy in enhancing effectiveness of individuals and global teams. Four approaches in different regions will be highlighted to further illustrate strategic approaches: Anadarko Petroleum (Mozambique), Boston Scientific (India), Loomis Sayles (UK) and Zebra Technologies (China). The session will be interactive and includes a brief simulation.

The session objectives are:

  • Understanding how global competency development impacts individual, team and business objectives
  • Learning critical strategies in developing global competency within your organization through corporate case studies
  • Understanding how cross-cultural communication is at the heart of success in the global marketplace

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

Date/time: Thursday, October 16, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Presenter: Mercedes Naficy D'Angelo, Director Business Development, Cultural Awareness International, Inc.

Conducting an HR Audit (XHRC 102-M01)

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, November 4, 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Presenter: Beth Fagin, Esq., Labor & Employment Consultant at Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates. 

Dealing with Difficult Employees Workshop (XHRC 505-M01) 

What can Human Resources professionals do to help managers and co-workers to deal with difficult employees? How can HR coach managers who are confronting difficult or disruptive employee behavior?
Managers and employees are under greater pressure than ever, and having a team of employees who collaborate and work together well can provide significant advantages.  However, if one or more employees becomes difficult to work with, productivity and team spirit can drop precipitously.  This hands-on workshop offers practical strategies for HR professionals and managers who need to work with employees who are exhibiting difficult or disruptive behavior.  Topics include:

• recognizing behavior that may cause conflict or that may become disruptive;
• strategies for managing employees that are exhibiting these behaviors;
• coaching managers who have difficult employees working for them;
• practice exercises on coaching managers.

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

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

Date/time: Tuesday, December 9, 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

Presenter:  Joshua Bienstock, J.D.   Professor Bienstock is an expert in Dispute Resolution, and is a member of the HR and Law faculty of NYIT.

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, October 24, 31, and Nov 7, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 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

Programs Scheduled for Fall 2014


Building and Coaching Teams for High Performance (XHRC 300-W01)

One of the most frequently 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 teams need and when they need it
  • What HR should do to provide institutional support for high team performance
  • Application exercise

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

Date/time: Tuesday, October 21, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Presenter: 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. 

Finance Essentials for HR Professionals (XHRC 103-W01)
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:
November 6th:
  • 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
November 20th:
  • 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: $250.  Pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute for 5 Business (Strategic) recertification credits.
Dates/time: Thursday, November 6 and Thursday, November 20, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Presenter: Steven Shapiro, PhD., Professor of Finance, NYIT
Social media use brings both benefit and risk to an employer. Implementing and uniformly enforcing a social media policy, as well as understanding current state and federal laws pertaining to social media use is essential for organizations and their employees. Participants of this workshop will learn how to protect their company from legal risks and liabilities of social media use in the workplace by instituting compliant policies, while gaining a full understanding of employee and employer rights and obligations.

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

Date/time: Thursday, November 13, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Presenters: Beth Fagin, Esq., Labor & Employment Consultant and Mary Simmons, Director of HR Consulting of Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates.

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 November 7, 14 and 21, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 October 21 through November 25, 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).

If you have any questions about these programs, email, or call 516.686.7722.

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.

The use of the HR Certification Institute Approved Provider seal on our marketing emails is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute's criteria to be preapproved for recertification credit.  For more information:

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