Advanced Human Resources Management

    EXMGT 5601 is offered this spring:

This course exam­ines the con­cep­tu­al frame­work for the evo­lu­tion and deliv­ery of con­tem­po­rary human resource man­age­ment. It takes into account shift­ing val­ues and pri­or­i­ties of employ­ees and man­agers and their impact on changes in the work­place. Specif­i­cal­ly the pro­gram looks at the chang­ing roles, val­ues, and skill and knowl­edge require­ments from the per­spec­tive of human resources prac­ti­tion­ers- employ­ees and man­agers alike.

Course at a glance
  • Fully online course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Learn through lectures and lively discussions, as you broaden your network and apply the course content to the context of your own work or organization and explore its implications for your professional practice.
  • Explore topics such as HR work requirements, key areas of HR Service, HR service delivery, leadership and management, communication, technology in HR, and HR strategic planning.
  • Aimed at emerging to mid-career individuals looking to advance in their career in the area of human resources or in supervisory positions. It will be of special interest, among others, to HR practitioners, managers, supervisors, and training coordinators.
What you will learn

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

  • Demonstrate a broader understanding of human resources.
  • Be a stronger HR practitioner in the workplace.
  • Determine various levels of HR service to effectively provide HR services for your workplace.
  • Contribute to employees’ success and engagement in the workplace, by implementing an employee life-cycle model.
  • Display stronger leadership and communication skills.
  • Discuss leading trends in HR.


Apr 6, 2021Jun 22, 2021


6:15 pm – 9:30 pm MT






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

Darryl Rubis

Your Instructor

Darryl RubisID: darryl-rubis

Darryl Rubis is an HR and recruitment consultant with over 25 years of experience working in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. His practical experience is combined with a solid educational base, as he holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Alberta and a Master’s Degree from Queen’s University. Darryl is passionate about HR and believes in the value of training: “We are all trying the raise the bar in the field of HR. Post-secondary institutions are doing a good job of combining education with practical experience.”

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 April 6, 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. 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.

Take note:

  • This is a graded course; assessment activities may include exams, projects, presentations, journals, or research papers.
  • Refer to the course syllabus for details on activities and assignments.
  • All required learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
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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EXMGT 5601 is offered this spring: