Using an integrated approach to studying leadership, this foundation course covers history, evolving theories, models, and research both from a theoretical point of view and practical application. This course will use a seminar style with applied workshops, class discussions, guest speakers, and student participation. Students will prepare elements of a skills portfolio and a research paper. This is a required course for the Certificate in Leadership.
The course serves as an overview to organizational behaviour. It examines the individual, the group, the organization and how the three interrelate in order to enhance performance and productivity. (Also offered through Distance Education format.)
This course provides students with a working knowledge of the institutions and processes (both regulatory and non-regulatory) that govern the relationship between employers and employees. Students will comprehensively explore the human resources implications of the labour relations system by examining the actors, the environmental factors impacting the parties, the establishment and maintenance of bargaining rights, contract negotiation, and the administration of the collective agreement.
This course examines the essential human resource function of planning, staffing, employee training and development, employee assistance programs, the legal environment and employee maintenance in a variety of organizational settings.
This course focuses on how organizations attract, retain, and motivate employees through formal and informal reward mechanisms. Topics include: developing pay structures, job analysis, job evaluation, pay systems, pay system administration, equity issues, and benefits.
The major objective of this course is to introduce Human Resources Professionals to this broad and ever changing field. Occupational Health and Safety, is an inherently technical subject far broader than legislation only. The multiple dimensions of the various issues - technical, legislative, political and personal are a required part of the training for a professional in this field.
This course will introduce students to Canadian employment law, specifically rules that govern the relations between employees and employers. Subject areas will include the history of employment law, employment contracts, creation and modification of the employment relationship, employer and employee obligations, employment standards, human rights legislation and termination. International comparisons will also be examined.
This course will provide students with the appropriate tools needed to recruit and select employees, identify related competencies, identify performance appraisal methods, and evaluate the effectiveness of these programs within the context of our Canadian legal framework.
This course focuses on how organizations develop employee skills through training and development programs. Topics will include: adult learning principles, training needs assessments, training program design, instructional methodologies, coaching and mentoring, individualized development and program evaluation.
This course is designed to help students develop critical managerial skills such as self-awareness, managing conflict and stress, communicating effectively, and interviewing.
This course is the capstone course for students completing the Certificate in Leadership. Based on their prior course work and leadership experience, students will examine the relationships between leadership theory and practice, assess their effectiveness in a leadership role, and develop a personal plan for further developing their leadership skills.
Students will actively examine issues in selected topic areas of human resource management at an advanced level and with a focus on application in an actual organizational setting. The focal area of the course, or range of human resource management topics covered by the course, will vary depending on instructor. Selected topic areas may include corporate social responsibility, leadership issues, strategic human resource management, gender issues, human rights issues, recruitment methods and outcomes, functional job analysis and validation methods, job performance criteria and appraisal tools, selection processes and tools, organizational justice, work attitudes, and prejudice and discrimination in the workplace. Specific topic areas will be announced prior to the course selection period.
This course introduces the strategic planning role that human resources professionals play in organizations. Students will confront the challenges and demands of rightsizing, technological change, corporate repositioning, cost containment, productivity improvements, and the consequences of relocation, outplacement and retraining of staff. An understanding of the essential elements of the human resource planning process in organizations will be provided. Students will acquire knowledge in analyzing, assessing and programming for the human resource requirements of organizational, business and strategic plans.
This course provides students with the opportunity to conduct hands-on research in an organization on issues that relate to Human Resource Management. Students will work in groups and be expected to find organizations for their research project. Although students will be primarily accountable for finding their organizations to work with, instructor support will be provided to assist students if difficulties arise. The instructor will also serve as a resource throughout the project. Lecture topics include: understanding organizational issues, understanding the consulting process (e.g. engagement, communication, ethics), project planning, data collection methods in an applied context (e.g. sampling, confidentiality, practical constraints), and report writing.