Workforce Planning

    EXMGT 5597 is offered this fall:

Dif­fer­ent orga­ni­za­tion­al strate­gies require dif­fer­ent human resource man­age­ment poli­cies and prac­tices. This course is designed to help human resources plan and make deci­sions about the allo­ca­tion of resources for the effec­tive man­age­ment of peo­ple. Top­ics include: envi­ron­men­tal scan­ning, fore­cast­ing sup­ply and demand for human resources, suc­ces­sions plan­ning, career plan­ning, and busi­ness strategies.
What you will learn

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

  • Understand the role and purpose of human resources and workforce planning, via strategic planning and HR service delivery
  • Understand the importance of HR policy development
  • Understand the external and internal business drivers impacting HR planning and HR service delivery
  • Gain an understanding of contemporary HR issues and programs as they relate to downsizing, international HR, mergers, acquisitions, outsourcing, and HR IT/metrics
  • Understand the concept of human resources as a “strategic business partner”
  • Understand performance evaluation and explore some new concepts of performance management
  • Explore the importance of succession planning and mentoring, and develop succession and mentoring plans
  • Understand and develop effective training and development plans


Sep 16, 2021Dec 9, 2021




6:00 pm – 9:15 pm MT




Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

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

Tyler Jameson

Your Instructor

Tyler JamesonID: tyler-jameson




Strategic Human Resources Planning

7 edition

ISBN 9781774123270

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

Class info
  • There is no class on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 11, 2021. 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
  • Cost assistance: may be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant, the Canada Training Benefit, and the Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan.
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    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 September 16, 2021. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts. Refunds, withdrawals & transfers policies
This course has no prerequisites

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

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.

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EXMGT 5597 is offered this fall: