Continuing & Professional Education

Human Resources Management

Earn a Certificate

Courses for everyone 15

  • human resources professionals
  • supervisors
  • managers

These part-time study courses are designed to enhance current practitioners’ skillsets
Program enrolment is optional – register in a course without applying for admission

This course emphasizes effective human resource management processes, methods and techniques. The human resource function will be explored as an extension of and support to the line manager's responsibility. This course will also focus on internal and external influences shaping the role of human resource management in organizations today.

September 15
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Tyler Jameson

January 13
starts in 3 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With Tyler Jameson

Explores the theory and practice of the organization in three major parts: the organizational environment, the organizational structure, and the behaviour of groups and individuals within the organization. Topics include the social role of managers, organizational structure, individual perception, motivation, decision-making and leadership, communication, teamwork and stress in the work place.

September 13
already started
Online learning, asynchronous. With Patrick Hartling

September 14
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Nolan Crouse

January 10
starts in 3 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With Patrick Hartling

January 13
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Bob Treidler

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.

January 11
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Darryl Rubis

The essentials of recruitment and selection is the focus of this course. The broad coverage of topics may include: internal and external factors that influence recruitment and selection practices, legislative framework, job analysis and competency models, recruitment sources and attracting job applicants, screening, testing, and interviewing and decision making.

September 14
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Greg Hussey
Provides an understanding of employee benefits, both for the employee and other human resources practitioner. Traditional and non-traditional benefit plans and programs will be reviewed. You will examine the characteristics of the benefits most commonly offered through employer sponsored plans and review general benefit management issues including administration, cost containment and claims repayment.
Not currently scheduled – new schedules announced each June and November.

Designed to assist students to identify relevant systems and metrics that are cost effective, measure necessary variables, and establish benchmarks. Topics such as: cost per hire, turnover rates/costs, training and human capital ROI, labor/productivity rates and costs, benefit costs per employee, sick leave usage will be covered.

September 16
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Kent Rondeau

This course examines the process of interpersonal communication and its impact on decision-making and relationships in business. It addresses various factors, including the effects of non-verbal communication, which often reduces understanding to result in a high degree of miscommunication. Strategies for effective communication are explored. Opportunities are given to develop skills in listening and responding to others.

September 14
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Neil Riley

This introduction to theories and practices of health and safety programs in the workplace includes the recognition, evaluation, and control hazards. You will develop a basic understanding of accident control procedures as you examine the legislations related to accident investigation, work site inspection, accident causation theories, and safe-work procedure development.

September 13
already started
Online learning, asynchronous. With Susan Sawatzky

January 10
starts in 3 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With Susan Sawatzky

January 13
starts in 3 months
Blended learning (in-person + online). With Nicole Orr

This is an interdisciplinary course based on the premise that managerial decision-making is dynamic. The scope of business decision-making requires and understanding of business issues, human resources, managerial functions, business ethics and responsibility, and group dynamics. This course will explore the management functions and the areas of national and international business in which these are continually practiced.

September 15
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Kerry Couet

January 11
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous.

This course will introduce the principles and interrelationships of Total Compensation strategy, Total Compensation plan design, Job Evaluation, and Performance Management. In a precarious economy, Total Compensation is a key ingredient in attracting and retenting of employees. There will be considerable discussion of current and emerging issues and trends in Total Compensation.

January 12
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Marianne Meijer
Provides an introduction to employment relationships as effected by provincial and federal legislation. Consideration of the Alberta Labour Relations Act and the Public Service Employee Relations Act will be undertaken. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of Labour Board decisions as they effect collective bargaining.
Not currently scheduled – new schedules announced each June and November.

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.

September 15
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Renée Paul

January 12
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Renée Paul

Students will analyze a framework for the process of negotiating successful agreements. Topics will include: learning how to recognize and respond to negotiating tactics, developing awareness of basic negotiating styles, and developing the ability to establish a negotiating process for creating collaborative partnerships.

January 11
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Tara Hamelin
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.
September 16
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Tyler Jameson
In an increasingly multicultural workplace, working across cultures is an essential skill. Learn how behaviours and attitudes are influenced by the dynamics of geographical, organizational, and individual cultural values. Understand and appreciate the different ways in which people work and communicate from culture to culture. Begin practicing how to lead, work, communicate, and resolve conflict with people from diverse cultures in inclusive and creative ways.
October 4
starts in 8 days
Online learning, asynchronous. With Devraj Hansdah

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Eligibility
Amount
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

$250+
income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan
N/A
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline
HRDF 

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep
                                                                                                                                               

The course con­tent is good, the instruc­tors are knowl­edge­able, and the acces­si­bil­i­ty out­side of reg­u­lar work­day hours makes the cer­tifi­cate attainable.

Human Resources Management Certificate student

The pro­gram real­ly helped me build a net­work to sup­port my career. It was life-chang­ing for me.

Human Resources Management Certificate student

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