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.

Fall 2015 Programs - Manhattan Campus

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:

Thursday, November 5th

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

Thursday, November 12th:

  • 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 SHRM for 5 PDCs and the HR Certification Institute for 5 Business recertification credits.
Date/time: Thursday, November 5 and Thursday November 12, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Presenter: Stephen Shapiro, PhD, Professor of Finance, 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 30, November 6 and 13, 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.


Fall 2015 Programs - Old Westbury Campus

Assessing and Selecting a New Payroll and Human Capital Management System

HR Specialists face an ever-changing array of technology system options that will support HR functions and improve decisions regarding strategic deployment of the firm's human capital.  This seminar covers the three steps a firm should go through to select the technology that is most appropriate to their needs and what needs to be done to ensure the successful implementation of the new system.

Fee: $25  Pre-approved by SHRM for 1 PDC and  by the HR Certification Institute for 1 general HR credit

Date/time: Friday, October 16, 2015, 8:30 - 10:00 AM

Presenter: Mark Amato, Director of HRIS Services, Chernoff Diamond

Conducting Workplace Investigations: Legal and Practical Issues

Workplace investigations are often required to ensure objective data-collection that is needed to resolve a complaint or workplace issue.  Such investigations must be carried out efficiently and in a way that provides reliable information for decision-making, while considering legal consequence.  Participate in an interactive and dynamic panel discussion lead by a highly experienced HR professional and an employment attorney on the practical and legal aspects of conducting workplace investigations.  Topics will include:

  • When and why investigations are conducted
  • HR's roles in conducting investigations
  • Deciding whether to use attorney to conduct an investigation
  • Structuring the investigation and collecting evidence
  • Interviewing techniques and practical advice
  • Assessing the results and determining next steps

Fee: $100. Pre-approved by SHRM for 2.5 PDCs and by the HR Certification Institute for 2.5 HR recertification credits.
Date/time: Friday, October 30, 2015 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Panelists: Timothy Domanick, Esq. Employment attorney in the Long Island office of Jackson Lewis P.C.; and Indera Rampal-Harrod, PhD., Chief HR Officer at Gersh Academy.

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 November 6, 13, and 20 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 October 20 through November 24, 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: