HR Workshops

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 HR workshop we offer has been pre-approved by SHRM for Professional Development Credits (PDCs) and by the HR Certification Institute for recertification credit. If you hold SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification you will need 60 PDCs by the end of your certification cycle to recertify. If you hold PHR, SPHR, or GPHR certification, you must earn 60 credits by the end of your certification cycle in order to re-certify and maintain your certification(s). Each hour of an approved seminar or workshop counts as one PDC and one credit toward HRCI recertification. There are no limits on the number of workshop education PDCs or 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 SHRM for Professional Development credits (PDCs) and by the HR Certification Institute for specified recertification credits

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

Spring 2015 Programs - Manhattan Campus

Why Do I Want to Stay Here? 2015's Talent Management Trends, Challenges, and Strategies

As the economy continues to improve from the depths of the Great Recession, employers remain faced with challenges. In order to grow their organizations, they must simultaneously ensure employee retention, motivation, and engagement. However, existing HR programs may not help to achieve these goals. In addition, talented employees are finding more job opportunities than before, and are open to changing employers. This program will interactively explore participant and best practice approaches to addressing employees' needs while responding to financial pressures. We will review trend data on employee retention, motivation, and engagement, the dilemma some HR programs create, the process successful organizations follow in developing alternative reward programs with positive return on investment (ROI), and best practice HR programs.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the current external environment and financial landscapes affecting employers' efforts to retain, motivate, and engage employees
  • Detail current HR trends affecting employers' efforts to retain, motivate, and engage employees
  • Explain the alternative reward design process for creating HR programs with motivational impact and positive ROI, and
  • Describe best practice HR programs to retain, motivate, and engage employees

Fee $50. Pre-approved by SHRM for 2 PDCs and the HR Certification Institute for 2 HR recertification credits.
Date/time: Tuesday, March 24, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Jennifer Loftus, former President of HRNY, Managing Director and co-Founder, Astron Solutions.

Critical Legal Issues for Human Resources in 2015

Many new legal concerns are emerging for Human Resources at the start of the new year including issues related to class-action lawsuits, the NLRB, the EEOC and other regulatory agencies. This session will review the high priority issues that organizations must anticipate and provide recommendations to respond to these major issues.

Fee: $50. Pre-approved by SHRM for 2 PDCs and by the HR Certification Institute for 2 HR recertification credits.
Date/time: Tuesday, April 14th, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Wendy Mellk, J.D. Wendy is a Shareholder at Jackson Lewis in New York City.

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 5, 12, and 19, 9:00 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.


Spring and Summer 2015 Programs - Old Westbury Campus

Resolving Grievances Workshop

All workplaces have grievances, formal and otherwise. This workshop will focus on the role of managers in the grievance process, the importance of effectively handling grievances, and the need to monitor workplace policies and procedures to reduce negativity and enhance productivity in the work environment. Throughout the presentation, the grievance process and its inherent elements such as communication, timeliness, confidentiality, and impartiality will be discussed, as will the importance of preparing for arbitration, in the event the grievance is not resolved in house. Upon completion of this workshop, participants can expect to better understand the key principles of the grievance process. gain awareness of their applications within the workplace, and apply/reinforce the requisite skills for resolving grievances. To get the full benefit of this workshop, please bring your collective bargaining agreements!

Fee $50. Pre-approved by SHRM for 2 PDCs and by the HR Certification Institute for 2 HR recertification credits.
Date/time: Thursday, April 16, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Presenter: John Coverdale, Ph.D.,Center for Workplace Solutions. Dr Coverdale has thirty years experience in the N.Y. Metro area as a high-impact Practitioner, Business Consultant, Professor, and Researcher.

Workplace Dispute Resolution Workshop

This workshop covers the basic skills needed 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

Fee: $249. Pre-approved by SHRM for 5.5 PDCs and by the HR Certification Institute for 5.5 HR recertification credits.
Date/time: Friday, June 19, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Presenters: Richard E Dibble, PhD., SHRM-SCP and Joshua Bienstock, JD. Dr Dibble is the Founder and Director of the Center for HR Studies and a member of the NYIT faculty. Professor Bienstock is a member of the NYIT faculty.

Panel Discussion: Trending Topics in HR and Payroll

Participate in a dynamic panel discussion for HR and Payroll professionals. Topics will include:

  • Trends in enforcement actions on exempt/non-exempt classifications
  • Potential implications of proposed DOL changes in white-collar exemptions
  • Payroll requirements regarding resigned/terminated employees
  • Wage deductions that are legal in New York State
  • Independent contractor classifications that can be defended

HR and Payroll professionals work together every day to ensure that their organizations maintain legally-compliant policies and practices regarding payment of overtime, exempt and non-exempt status, administration of wage deductions and termination pay, and making determinations on independent contractor status. Yet there are changes in the legal landscape and enforcement actions on these issues. Our panel of experts will discuss these developments and suggest how HR and Payroll can partner to reduce risk for their organizations.

Fee: $25. Pre-approved by SHRM for 1.5 PDCs and by the HR Certification Institute for 1.5 HR recertification credits.
Date/time: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 8:15 – 10:00 a.m.
Panelists: Timothy Domanick, Esq. Employment attorney in the Long Island office of Jackson Lewis P.C.; Alan Klein, President, Ace Payroll; Mary Simmons, HR Consultant at Portnoy, Messenger and Pearl, & Associates, Inc.

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 SHRM for 15 PDCs and by HRCI for 15 HR recertification credits.
Two sections offered; choose the section that works best for you:

  • Section XHRC 801-W01: Fridays April 11, 18 and 25, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Presenter: Betsy Jacob, SPHR, GPHR. Betsy has 12 years of experience in HR, recruiting and training. In her current role at Sage Solutions, she designs, develops, and delivers on-site training programs for various clients. She is the current SHRM-Long Island Conference co-chair and also serves on the Board of the Long Island Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development (ATD).
  • Section XHRC 801-W02: Tuesday evenings April 7 through May 12, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Presenter: Mary Simmons, PHR. Mary has been in the HR profession for over 25 years. She is now a Director of HR Consulting at Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl and Associates. At PMP, Mary assists small and large companies with their HR needs such as compliance with state and federal laws, customized training programs to improve productivity, creating compliant employee handbooks, career counseling and recruitment. Mary has a BA in Human Resources from the University of Delaware.

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

About 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 SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP 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.

NYIT’s Center for HR Studies is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

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: