Human Resources Foundations

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

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.

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.
  • 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:

  • Explain how effective Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM) integrates with an organization’s broader organizational strategy to meet current and future organizational needs, as well as the role that human resource professionals and line managers play as HRM partners.
  • Apply the principles of proactive strategic planning and rational, evidence-based, and intuitive decision-making to meet an organization’s current and future human resource needs.
  • Analyze and design jobs, assess current talent, and apply the principles of effective employee recruiting, selection, and retention in order to achieve organizational goals.
  • Apply the principles of effective compensation and benefit system design and assess how they impact employee motivation, productivity, and business viability.
  • Assess employee performance and support employee learning for current and future roles through effective onboarding, workplace learning, and career development, leading to improved outcomes that align with individual and organizational needs.
  • Apply the principles of building effective employee and labor relations in union and non-union environments.
  • Explain how the synergy between meeting legal requirements, building inclusiveness, and creating a safe and inclusive workplace can contribute to organizational effectiveness and employee satisfaction.
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.
  • A textbook is required for this course; further information will be provided in the course syllabus.
  • Additional learning materials are provided through eClass at no additional cost.
This course has no prerequisites

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

Offered:


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.

Tyler Jameson

Your Instructor

Tyler Jameson

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

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Weekday evening (Wed)
Sep 16, 2020Dec 9, 2020
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

6:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Textbook

Required

SCHWIND

Canadian Human Resource Mgmt. Waccess

12 editionISBN 9781259654923

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

Class info
  • There is no class on Wednes­day, Novem­ber 11, 2020. 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 corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until September 16, 2020. 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.
Paul Rachmistruk

Your Instructor

Paul Rachmistruk

Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Course duration
Jan 13, 2021Mar 31, 2021
Textbook

Required

SCHWIND

Canadian Human Resource Management With Connect

12 edition

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

Class info
  • This in an online self-paced course to be com­plet­ed with­in the start and end dates spec­i­fied. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence at the Fac­ul­ty Exten­sion, vis­it www​.exten​sion​.ual​ber​ta​.ca/​e​l​e​a​rning
  • 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 corporate.learning@ualberta.ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until January 13, 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.
Currently counts towards

* 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.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

  • 2 scheduled
  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.