Continuing & Professional Education

Management Development for Police Services

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  • law enforcement

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.

January 13
starts in 1 month
Online learning, asynchronous. With Tyler Jameson

April 27
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Tyler Jameson

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.

April 5
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Neil Riley

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.

January 11
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Kerry Couet

April 6
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous.

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 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Tara Hamelin

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.

January 10
starts in 1 month
Online learning, asynchronous. With Patrick Hartling

January 13
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Nolan Crouse

April 4
starts in 3 months
Online learning, asynchronous.

April 7
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Nolan Crouse

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 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Darryl Rubis

April 5
starts in 4 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.

April 5
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Greg Hussey

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.

January 12
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Renée Paul

In this course, you will be challenged to develop optimal solutions to the key business problems and/or opportunities facing organizations. You will utilize a structured methodology to analyze the situation and develop plausible alternatives for evaluation. Case studies will include companies of various sizes, diverse industries, and different countries.

September 16
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Frank Saccucci

January 13
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Frank Saccucci

April 7
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Frank Saccucci

A well-managed change helps move an organization into the "new way" quickly, with wide-acceptance by people and minimal disruption. Examine the change process and tools and techniques to manage organizational change. Through reflection on past experience, you will examine key concepts of change and how to utilize a structured method to approach, plan and sustain a change program.

January 24
starts in 1 month
Online learning, asynchronous. With David Yuk
Real Change depends on people being willing to embrace the shift to a "new way." the path may not be easy. Through examination of the elements, active leaders can determine productive ways to support their teams to achieve the necessary transition to the future state.
February 28
starts in 2 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With David Yuk

Knowing how to initiate, lead, and manage successful change initiatives is valuable for leaders at all levels. Topics may include: change theories and models; change management strategies; initiating and implementing change; and organizational and individual learning associated with change experiences.

January 14
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Nolan Crouse

April 7
starts in 4 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With Nolan Crouse
Leading an organization towards a goal or an intended outcome requires a plan - and a plan to implement that plan. Topics may include: direction setting, goal setting; decision-making; problem-solving; moving from strategy to action; and project planning and delivery.
February 3
starts in 1 month
Online learning, asynchronous. With Sharon Cameron

April 25
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Sharon Cameron, Sharon Cameron
The responsibility of leading a team provides a leader with the opportunity to coach and mentor individual team members, as well as the team as whole. Building upon a leader or manager's performance management skills, topics may include: coaching conversations; coaching for high performance teams; and workplace mentoring and mentorship strategies and techniques.
March 11
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Tanya Dubincoff

May 11
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Tanya Dubincoff
Critical to the success of an organization is its ability to manage the interests of multiple stakeholders. Topics may include: theories and practices of stakeholder identification; stakeholder analysis; stakeholder engagement; and specific leadership strategies that help an organization reach its goals.
March 14
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Frank Saccucci

Project management has become a critical skill in every work place. Managers need to know the tools, techniques and have the knowledge to handle projects and deliver successful outcomes. Learn the basics to help you plan, execute, and control project management activities. This is an introductory project management course. We will explore successful projects and why projects that seemingly follow all the necessary rigor and methodology fail. In the end, students will leave with an enhanced ability to plan, execute and control their project management activities.

January 8
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

February 24
starts in 2 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk

April 9
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

Risk management and resource planning are key elements in the successful completion of a project. The processes and activities necessary to manage risk, a detailed understanding of the increased importance of project procurement, and the core concepts, as well as tools and practices, to be employed for effective project human resource management will be studied in this two-day seminar. Using an applicable case study, the concepts learned in the classroom can be immediately applied to your real-life project.

January 29
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

March 10
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Claudia Villeneuve

April 23
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

This seminar has been designed to give new and experienced project managers and project team members the essential tools they need to deliver successful projects. You will acquire the skills, tools and practices necessary, through the use of a real-life case study, for successful project communication, measuring project progress, project close out and transition to operations.

February 12
starts in 2 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

March 24
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Claudia Villeneuve

May 14
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

Knowing how to extract real business value from the data generated by your organization is a valuable tool for all managers. Topics may include: foundational information on what is meant by analytics; the various types of analytics - descriptive, predictive and prescriptive; moving from business intelligence to business analytics; theories and trends in data analytics; and the latest best practices and tools available in business analytics, including their advantages and disadvantages.

May 12
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk

  • 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
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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
                                                                                                                                               

This pro­gram was designed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with my employ­er, so obvi­ous­ly what you learn is some­thing that they feel you need to know. I par­tic­u­lar­ly enjoyed how the anec­dotes from instruc­tors and class­mates helped to bring the infor­ma­tion to life and gave it con­crete meaning.

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