Human Resource Management

    EXLGP 8213 is offered this spring:

Explores chal­lenges fac­ing local gov­ern­ments in attract­ing, devel­op­ing, and retain­ing the per­son­nel need­ed to serve cit­i­zens. The focus is pri­mar­i­ly on human resource func­tions, per­son­nel rela­tion­ships, and pro­vides prac­ti­cal insight into how to be an employ­er of choice.”

Course at a glance
  • Aimed at individuals interested in moving into higher level responsibilities in the local government field; our student body includes municipal government employees in planning, corporate services, economic development, operations, finance, and more.
  • Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Participate in online discussions with peers from all over Canada and expand your professional network.
What you will learn

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

  • Understand the broad development and placement of HR in organizations and businesses and how HR creates, evaluates, analyzes, and synthesizes effective HR and employment practices, systems, decisions, and behaviours to meet organizational needs.
  • Apply decision-making strategies for creating, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing HR-related decisions through the use of HR tools, systems, and processes in a complex organizational environment.
  • Apply the principles of effective employee recruiting, selection, and retention, by creating, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing programs and approaches into effective skills for human resources forecasting and planning.
  • Apply the principles of effective compensation and benefit system design and understand how they impact employee motivation, productivity, business viability, and fairness.
  • Apply the principles of effective training and development system design and understand how to apply them to individual, team, and organizational purposes.
  • Understand and apply the principles of building effective labor relations in union and non-union environments.


Apr 19, 2021Jun 25, 2021
Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 hours of instruction

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Patrick Hartling

Your Instructor

Patrick HartlingID: patrick-hartling

Patrick Hartling (LL.B, B.Comm, M.PA) has over 30 years of experience as a leader in HR, Organizational Leadership, and adult education. Currently at the helm of SPL (Strategy, People and Leadership) Development Services Incorporated, he has led HR departments and services in the public, health, and service sectors, developing strategic and aligned HR services, systems, and practices. Patrick has both chaired and presented at HR conferences in Ottawa and in the Maritimes and has been invited on several occasions to the International Thoughts Leaders Conference.




Canadian Human Resource Management: Strategic Appr

12 edition

ISBN 9781259654923

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:

  • A textbook is required for this course; details will be provided in the course syllabus.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass.
Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject 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.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

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New course schedules are released each June and November.

EXLGP 8213 is offered this spring: