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UT Austin’s Professional Development Center Teams with UTSA to Offer Human Resources Management Training in San Antonio

September 5, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Professional Development Center (UT-PDC) at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to continue its partnership with The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to offer human resource management training in San Antonio. This ongoing collaboration represents the deep commitment of UT System to produce training opportunities in Texas that will further education for learners at all ages at any point in their lives or careers. The partnership has proven so successful that there are currently only 10 more available seats for the Human Resource Management Certificate Program beginning September 11 on UTSA’s downtown campus.

“I am delighted to offer this important training opportunity at UTSA,” said Frank Salazar, director of UTSA’s Extended Education. “The human resources professional has experienced many changes in their field over the last several years. Many of these professionals have taken a more active role in strategic planning and leadership development in their organizations. The Human Resource Management Certificate Program provides participants with the information and up-to-the-minute training they need to more effectively adapt to changing roles, responsibilities and business models.”

The Human Resource Management Certificate Program begins September 11 and meets through December 4. This 12-session program focuses on key areas of HR management and provides participants with the important credentials most sought after by employers. The program is designed primarily for individuals seeking a Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification.

UT-PDC and UTSA offer this program in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Thousands of HR professionals have earned their PHR or SPHR certifications by using the SHRM Learning System, the number one ranked certification prep tool. Registration is now open online at www.utexas.edu/ce/pdc/certificate/human-resource-management/.

“I am so proud of how this program has proven to be such an important source of education and career development for human resource professionals in Texas,” said Liliya Spinazzola, director of the Professional Development Center. “This year, UT-PDC was named one of the top twenty providers of SHRM-based training in the United States out of over 300 universities and colleges offering these kinds of programs. The ranking, based on the number of enrollments, is a direct reflection of how highly this training has become regarded by our participants and the entire Texas human resource industry. It is my great pleasure to welcome professionals in both Austin and San Antonio to take part in this career-changing program.”

For more information, contact Veronica Phillips with UT-PDC at email or Frank Salazar at email.

About the Professional Development Center:

The Professional Development Center (UT-PDC), a department of the Division of Continuing and Innovative Education at The University of Texas at Austin, offers a wide range of programs and courses designed to help individuals and organizations around the world improve personal, professional and organizational performance. UT-PDC offers non-credit courses, professional certificate programs, consulting, coaching and facilitation services that clients may take online, onsite or on the university campus. www.utexas.edu/ce/pdc/

About the Office of Extended Education:

The UTSA Office of Extended Education serves the region’s adult, professional and continuing education needs through a range of targeted programs that match the university’s unique resources with the lifelong learning needs of the region. Operating out of UTSA’s Downtown Campus, Extended Education works collaboratively with academic and nonacademic units of the university to develop and present seminars, online courses and programs for the public, professional and governmental agencies, and businesses. More information is found online at www.utsa.edu/ee.

Contact: Wayne Wenske, Continuing and Innovative Education, 512-232-7392, email

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SOURCE The Professional Development Center, The University of Texas at Austin

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