Managing Performance Through Training and Development

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

This course focus­es on train­ing and devel­op­ment as an invest­ment in human cap­i­tal; it exam­ines the respon­si­bil­i­ties of human resource train­ing to assist an orga­ni­za­tion in man­ag­ing per­for­mance and meet­ing its strate­gic objec­tives. Top­ics include: needs analy­sis, set­ting mea­sur­able goals, pro­gram design, train­ing meth­ods, trans­fer of skills, eval­u­a­tion, and cost­ing train­ing programs.

Course at a glance

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

  • Explain the three levels of the needs analysis process and how to conduct an organization, task, and person analysis.
  • Describe the steps in the design and delivery of a training program.
  • Discuss and explain the advantages and disadvantages of at least three different training methods.
  • Explain the methods and approaches for estimating the costs and benefits of training programs.
  • Describe the various types of training programs that are designed and delivered by organizations today.
What you will learn

  • This course requires the use of a textbook which can be purchased from the UofA bookstore. Details will be provided on your course syllabus.
  • Assessment may include exams, projects, presentations, journals, and research papers.
This course has no prerequisites

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


Weekday evening (Wed)
Jan 13, 2021Mar 31, 2021



6:15 pm – 9:30 pm





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

Renée PaulID: renée-paul

Renée Paul, B.Comm., CPHR, has over 25 years of experience in the learning and development, organizational effectiveness, and human resources fields. Renée has worked as a learning and development consultant and a leadership consultant for The Performance Group, Servus Credit Union, and Stuart Olson. She has partnered with a variety of client groups, including several departments in the Alberta public sector, Lilydale, the City of Edmonton, and the University of Alberta. Renée has a passion for learning and development, best practices, and effective communications. She is a flexible, approachable trainer who works to help each learner take away some practical tools to be more successful.




Managing Performance Through Training & Dev

8 edition

ISBN 9780176798079

UofA Book­store: 780.492.4215, www​.book​store​.ual​ber​ta​.ca



Managing Performance Ebook

8 edition

ISBN 9780176848422

UofA Book­store: 780.492.4215, www​.book​store​.ual​ber​ta​.ca

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until January 13, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* 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.

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

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  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

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