Online specialization course in Transformation of Human Resources Management and new Institutional Capacities of the Public Sector

Acquire theoretical and applied knowledge of human resource management in the public sector. Through an analytical framework and a practical approach, you will obtain the tools and knowledge necessary to develop a human resource management strategy in the context of a public organization.

  • Human Resources
  • Public Sector
  • Transformation
Next edition
Classes start
25 August, 2021
Classes end
28 September, 2021
Program ends
05 October, 2021
ECTS credits
500 €

The objective of the Online specialization course in Transformation of Human Resources Management and new Institutional Capacities of the Public Sector is to provide an analytical framework and an applied approach to the functioning and transformation of this critical area for improving the management of public organizations.

The program is focused on the different parameters of human resources policies in Public Administrations. 

After an introduction on the neo-institutionalist theoretical framework, the course goes on to analyse the subsystems of recruitment, career, training and performance evaluation in the public sphere.

The program content and structure is as follows:

  1. Neo-institutional analysis of human resources management in Public Administrations.
  2.  Human resources management I: introduction to the professionalized civil service model and personnel management versus people management.
  3. Human resources management II: the subsystems of recruitment and selection, training, career and remuneration. Planning, management and evaluation of the management system.
  4. Human resource management III: transforming the system: performance evaluation and the professional skills management model.

By the end of the course, the participant will understand the management of network dynamics in Latin America, identify the actors involved in public policy and carry out an analysis of their positions. They will also acquire the ability to manage organizations effectively by developing skills and applying knowledge related to the administration, control and management of human resources in institutions, and will be able to promote programs and public actions for social improvement.

Once you have passed the program, you will obtain the certificate of Curso en Transformación de la Gestión de los Recursos Humanos y nuevas Capacidades Institucionales del Sector Público, issued by UPF Barcelona School of Management.

Why choose this program


Learn to manage people in the public sphere

This program will provide you with a theoretical and applied perspective to strategically address human resources management, combining an analytical focus and an approach applied to the unique context of public organizations. The strategic vision of the personnel function, personnel management versus people management and an overview of the different subsystems will provide you with an overall perspective of this critical area for the transformation of public organizations.


Expand your training at the end of the course

This course entitles you to transfer 7 ECTS toward the Online Master in Public Administration and Government in Latin America


Adapted to you

Its online methodology gives you the flexibility to cover its content and undergo the necessary evaluations at your convenience.



You will be in permanent contact with lecturers and classmates through the forum and webinar sessions, where you can ask questions, share experiences and generate new contacts.


Prestigious qualification

You will obtain a qualification endorsed by the international prestige of Pompeu Fabra University which will allow you stand out and take on new professional challenges.

Who is it for?

The program is mainly aimed at professionals in the field of Public Administration in Latin America who want to expand their knowledge in the field of Human Resources and Talent Management in Latin American Public Administrations.

The group of participants is mostly made up of:

  • professionals linked to human resource management in the public sector
  • professionals who provide their services in the public sector
  • professionals from the private sector who work with the public sector
  • students and researchers linked to public management.
Admission and enrolment




Miquel Salvador Serna

Associate Professor UPF


At UPF Barcelona School of Management we are committed to a flexible and dynamic online model whose objective is to place you at the heart of the process so that you have control over the way you learn.  

To help you with your day-to-day management and to achieve your academic goals, you will have 24/7 access to the virtual environment so you can study at your own pace without a fixed timetable.

This will allow you to acquire key knowledge and skills while combining your education with your work and personal life, allowing you to make the most of the time you have available.  


Interactive teaching resources

Resources in different formats will provide you with a more motivating experience: videos, interactive material, links and downloadable resources. Designed and updated periodically by professionals and experts in the field, putting the latest knowledge, skills, and tools at your fingertips so you can take your career to the next level.


Collaborative learning

Participation and discussion with your classmates and lecturers are essential to the learning process. We will provide you with various resources such as the Forum, where you can propose new topics for debate, comment on and answer questions asked by the lecturer or respond to interesting comments.


Streaming sessions with experts

Videoconferences sessions with the expert lecturer or special guests will allow you to ask questions, discuss what you have learned and connect in real time as if you were all in the same place. To guarantee flexibility, we will record the sessions to make them available to you for subsequent consultation.


Personalized support

You will have both the support of the expert lecturer, who will guide you through the contents and answer your questions, as well as the program manager who will accompany you in the day-to-day running of the program and facilitate access to the different services.


Your evaluation during the program will be established and corrected under the quality criteria required for all UPF Barcelona School of Management programs, which guarantees their academic value and recognition.

Your evaluation during the program will be carried out online based on the following:

  • Test of your knowledge
  • Delivery of practical activities


The learning process is characterized by its flexibility, since, in the virtual learning environment, the structure of the school calendar and the diversity of multimedia resources which are made available to the student allows them to acquire knowledge in a self-regulated manner.

The support of the teaching staff and interaction with classmates is carried out by making use of a wide variety of communication channels that facilitate proximity and didactic dialogue. The completion of activities and the Master's Final Project or Postgraduate Final Project is oriented towards professional practice for a high-impact professional transfer.


Professional Future

Admission and enrolment

The admission and enrolment process for this course consists of a few simple steps.

Who can apply?

The online specialization courses are aimed at professionals who want to acquire new specific skills to expand their knowledge and improve their professional career.

How to apply?

To enrol in this program, you must read and accept the Contract Terms and Conditions and fill in the registration form.

The following steps need to be taken to register for the course:

1. Fill in the admission application form. You will receive a username and password to access the eSecretaría platform.
2. On the platform, upload a scanned copy of your ID (both sides).
3. Go to the "Enrolment" section to pay for the course by credit card or bank transfer.

In certain cases, additional documentation may be requested. 

The application is subject to the availability of places.

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Language: Spanish

Online specialization course in Transformation of Human Resources Management and new Institutional Capacities of the Public Sector