Effective Safety Training

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

This course will intro­duce you to a train­ing devel­op­ment process in which you will learn design­ing suc­cess­ful work­shops, deliv­er­ing pre­sen­ta­tions, and eval­u­at­ing train­ing effec­tive­ness. This course builds upon the top­ics cov­ered in the core course: Orga­ni­za­tion­al Behaviour.

Course at a glance
  • In-class, face-to-face delivery with instructional support through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Practice effective teaching techniques and reflect on how they can be applied to the context of your own organization; explore and discuss due diligence in safety training, as well as the importance of leadership in the training environment.
  • Aimed at entry-level and practicing health and safety coordinators, professionals, officers, technicians, supervisors, trainers, management, and administrators.
What you will learn

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

  • Demonstrate a foundational understanding of adult learning theory and models.
  • Demonstrate a foundational understanding of outcomes-based education.
  • Develop learning materials that enhance student success in a learner-centred environment.
  • Demonstrate techniques for presenting with confidence.
  • Develop and teach a lesson using principles of effective lesson design.
  • Interpret and explain the concepts of due diligence and the responsibilities pertaining to the role of a safety trainer.
  • Examine the foundational concepts of leadership, including key theories, definitions, and leadership styles.
  • Differentiate between leadership and management.
Take note:

  • Reading materials for this course will be made available through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • This course requires students to have access to a web camera.
This course has no prerequisites

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


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.