IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2012) - Brandman University Extended Education -- the innovative arm of Brandman University and a part of the Chapman University system -- has partnered with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer an online Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) Course to help human resources professionals compete in today's increasingly global market.

GPHR certification was created to equip human resources professionals with best practices and the latest techniques for managing human resources on a global scale. The certification preparation course is designed to arm HR professionals with a global mindset and an understanding of the implications of employing an international staff, transacting business worldwide and working with diverse multicultural teams. Once reserved for multinational companies, these considerations are increasingly relevant within domestic firms that employ talent from various countries and backgrounds.

"GPHR certification addresses the need for managers and business leaders in the 21st century to set clear objectives with a competitive strategic advantage, motivate employees and redevelop a culture of trust, integrity and profit in the global, customer-centric marketplace," says Jimmie Flores, PhD, GPHR, the lead instructor for the GPHR certification course. 

Flores has created and managed global teams spanning India and the Philippines, including team training in employees' home countries. He has presented and performed development work in more than a dozen countries and throughout the United States.

Brandman University Extended Education's GPHR Exam Preparation course runs from September 10 to November 11, 2012, and is aligned with the professional competencies outlined by SHRM, whose model is accepted worldwide as the highest professional standard for the practice of human resources. Certification allows students to pursue careers in a variety of organizational settings, markets and industries. Mid- and high-level practitioners can become key players in the international HR field while accelerating career progression. Less experienced HR professionals will gain the knowledge and competencies to assume more responsibility in the global business environment. The review course provides a certificate of completion and 3.0 CEUs.

Brandman will launch the online GPHR course with a C-level executive breakfast co-hosted by the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA). The breakfast, entitled "The Role and Relevancy of Human Resources in Globalization," will be held at the PIHRA Conference in the Anaheim Convention Center on August 28, at 7 a.m. A panel of HR experts will share how they prepared their companies to compete in the globalization of supply and demand business with trained teams focused on strategic HR management, international talent acquisition and mobility and global compensation and benefits. To register for this event, visit

For more information or to register for the GPHR course, call 800-632-0094 or visit

About Brandman University: Brandman University is a private, non-profit institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Established in 1958 and a part of the Chapman University System, Brandman blends a legacy of academic excellence with progressive, innovative curriculum and strong support services designed for working professionals. The university serves more than 10,000 students annually in over 50 undergraduate, graduate, credential, and certificate programs in arts and sciences, business, education and health, offered both online and through 26 campuses in California and Washington. For more information, visit

About Brandman University Extended Education: Brandman University Extended Education responds quickly to offer relevant and valuable courses that prepare individuals and organizations with workforce and professional development education that addresses today's fast-changing industries and evolving needs. Focusing on leadership, business, technology, health and wellness, education and general education, Brandman University Extended Education provides degree programs, workshops, seminars, certificate programs, leadership modules and programming leading to certification and academic credit. Its programs are created by the joint effort of Brandman faculty and instructors, working professionals and industry experts through a series of collaborative advisory boards while drawing from the rich history and prestigious reputation of Chapman University. This approach provides sustainable educational solutions that adjust to the needs of the real world. Brandman University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Its MBA program recently earned a spot on the U.S. News Honor Roll, and its online graduate education faculty ranked Top Ten by U.S. News & World Report. Brandman has also been recognized as one of the top 10 providers of SHRM HR training. Visit for more information.

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Joe Cockrel
Brandman University Extended Education