Workforce Management and Development

    EX 1111 is offered this fall:

In an econ­o­my dri­ven by con­tin­u­ous inno­va­tion and change, cre­at­ing a capa­ble, moti­vat­ed and resilient work­force is an impor­tant part of every super­vi­sor’s role. This work­shop will intro­duce par­tic­i­pants to devel­op­ment and man­age­ment process­es to recruit and retain a skilled work­force. Top­ics include strate­gies for hir­ing expe­ri­ence work­ers, build­ing work­force capac­i­ty through skill devel­op­ment and strength recog­ni­tion, and prepar­ing for the future. 

Course at a glance
  • In-class, face-to-face delivery.
  • Hands-on course based on active student participation; class dynamics include group work, classroom discussions, and short lectures.
  • Aimed at professionals in supervisory roles who wish to upgrade their skills and aspiring leaders ready to invest in their career prospects.
What you will learn

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

  • Conduct a recruitment interview from start to end.
  • List steps to a successful onboarding experience for a new employee.
  • Understand ways to develop employee skills and learn how to retain employees.
  • Identify key components of a learning and development plan.
  • Describe different approaches to coaching people depending on their situation.
  • Identify key steps in creating a succession plan.
  • Identify reasons to focus on strengths to grow an employee’s potential.

Offered:

Take note:
  • All course resources and learning materials are provided in-class.
  • This is an attendance-basis, non-graded course.
  • Learning activities are completed exclusively in class (no pre- or post-course work required).
Dec 6, 2022Dec 9, 2022
Mondays

Tuesdays

8:30 am – 12:00 pm MT

Wednesdays

8:30 am – 12:00 pm MT

Thursdays

8:30 am – 12:00 pm MT

Fridays

8:30 am – 12:00 pm MT

Saturdays

Sundays

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

15 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

Fern Richardson

Your Instructor

Fern RichardsonID: fern-richardson

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. Detailed infor­ma­tion will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to you via your ual­ber­ta email address and the class syl­labus. 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
  • 15 course hours in total
  • Open for registration until December 6, 2022. 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:

  • All course resources and learning materials are provided in-class.
  • This is an attendance-basis, non-graded course.
  • Learning activities are completed exclusively in class (no pre- or post-course work required).
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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different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

EX 1111 is offered this fall: