Human Resources

For more information or to arrange a meeting to discuss your needs, contact Ruth E. Pacheco, Ph.D at (305) 981-8033 or

Barry University partners with national credentialing organizations in the field to present extraordinary educational and exam preparation programs. These programs can be conveniently provided to your employees at your site.

In cooperation with SHRM® we offer The Essentials of Human Resource Management, a true introduction to the field. The primary focus of this program is to provide participants with a broad overview of the human resource function. The course includes readings, lectures, class discussions and application activities offered over 15 contact hours.

The SHRM® Learning System course provides a solid foundation for managing the HR challenges faced in today's demanding work environment. It supplies a current reference of HR practices, broadens the perspective of functional specialists and strengthens individual competencies and productivity.

In addition to being an excellent professional development opportunity, the Learning System is a powerful tool to assist in preparing for the PHR and SPHR certification exams. The programs consists of six modules offered over 33 contact hours, which correspond to the six functional areas, responsibilities, and associated knowledge as defined by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Barry offers Certified Employee Benefits Specialist-CEBS® classes, co-sponsored by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. CEBS® is a highly regarded professional designation that can be earned by benefits professionals through a comprehensive and rigorous program of study. More limited designations are also available for specialists: Group Benefits Associate (GBAT), Retirement Plans Associate (RPAT) and Compensation Management Specialist (CMS). Contact hours depend on the program chosen.

Any of these topics can be offered as single workshops.

The topics listed for each subject are typical examples. The specific training content and time duration can be customized to meet your precise needs.