Strategic Operations and Management

    EXOS 4571 is offered this spring:

Man­ag­ing health and safe­ty requires an in-depth under­stand­ing of how to effec­tive­ly coor­di­nate safe­ty with oth­er busi­ness units and busi­ness pri­or­i­ties. Learn how OHS pro­fes­sion­als can use their knowl­edge and skills to inte­grate health and safe­ty through­out their orga­ni­za­tion. Gain an under­stand­ing of foun­da­tion­al orga­ni­za­tion­al the­o­ry with a focus on prac­ti­cal appli­ca­tions of busi­ness acu­men. Explore key con­cepts such as gov­er­nance, oper­a­tional and strate­gic plan­ning, project man­age­ment, leg­isla­tive require­ments, man­age­ment sys­tem review, stake­hold­er account­abil­i­ties, and man­ag­ing others.
Course at a glance
  • Offered fully online learning - synchronous format.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understanding organizational governance and the potential impacts of reporting structures.
  • Understanding strategic decision making to achieve organizational goals.
  • Understanding the principles of change management.
  • Understanding the key concepts to make project management successful.
  • Understanding the steps involved in strategic planning and management.
  • Understanding human resources and people management.
  • Understanding legislation and organizational arrangements relating to terms and conditions of employment, employee rights, consultation and participation.


Take note:
  • Pre-and post-course activities may be required as part this course. Pre-course instructions and materials will be available on eClass.
  • A textbook is required for this course.
Overall Schedule
Apr 19 — pre-class information opens

Students in this course section may have pre-class readings or assessments to complete.

Lecture/Class Schedule
Apr 22Apr 30






8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT


8:30 am – 5:00 pm MT

May 14 — post-class component closes

Students in this section may have post-class readings or assessments to complete.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Your Instructor

Greg HodgsonID: greg-hodgson

Greg Hodgson is currently employed as the Occupational Hygienist for the University of Alberta, where he is a subject matter expert to the university community on the recognition, assessment, evaluation, and control of health hazards in the workplace. Greg has a combined background in both health hazard management and safety hazard management. He is a practicing Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), and has been appointed for the Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council with the Alberta Government. Greg enjoys teaching as well as learning about the experience of students. He believes that open discussion between safety professionals really helps further the knowledge of everyone involved.



Robbins, S., DeCenzo, D.

Fundamentals Of Management (9Th Ed.)

ISBN 9780135423394

Class info
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

  • Pre-and post-course activities may be required as part this course. Pre-course instructions and materials will be available on eClass.
  • A textbook is required for this course.
Currently counts towards:

Applicants intending to enrol in a program are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to lock in their course requirements since they are prone to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

EXOS 4571 is offered this spring: