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.


Overall Schedule
Mar 4 — pre-class information opens

Students in this course section may have pre-class readings or assessments to complete.

Lecture/Class Schedule
Mar 11Mar 14




8:30 am – 5:00 pm MST


8:30 am – 5:00 pm MST


8:30 am – 5:00 pm MST


8:30 am – 5:00 pm MST

Mar 28 — post-class component closes

Students in this section may have post-class readings or assessments to complete.

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

39 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

Your Instructor

Nicole OrrID: nicole-orr

Nicole Orr has two decades of experience in Health, Safety, and Environment in the industrial construction, residential, transportation, commercial, manufacturing, and engineering industries. She has worked in the creation and management of contractor, prime contractor, and owner Health, Safety, and Environment systems, as well as serious incident and fatality investigations, creation and facilitation of training, and regulatory compliance. In addition to teaching at the Faculty of Extension, she has been an instructor with various organizations, including the Alberta Motor Transportation Association, the Work Proud Training for Women Building Futures, and the Alberta Construction Safety Association.

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. This class requires a pre and post-work com­po­nent to be com­plet­ed before and after the in-class meet­ing. This infor­ma­tion will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to you via your ual­ber­ta email address and the class syl­labus with­in eClass. 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.
  • Department consent required to register. Please contact us at extnreg@ualberta.ca
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.

  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

A note about courses during COVID-19: all online

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

If you do see a course or program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the course. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Winter, Spring, and Summer 2021 terms.

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