Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management Extension Certificate


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Gain skills in the key areas of human resource management and become an HR professional. Learn effective recruitment and selection techniques, support employee career planning, develop quality training programs for employees, and develop an effective performance management program.

This program is eligible towards Blue Seal Certification.

  • Prepare for a career in human resources
  • Enhance your HR career and earn a recognized credential
  • Learn professional techniques for hiring, managing and motivating employees

Program Format

  • Complete the 6 required courses plus 60 hours of optional courses (150 hours)
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years

Earn Credit Toward a Degree/Diploma
This program is eligible for transfer credit. For more information contact Business Professional Education at or 403.440.6861.

Professional Designation Note
CPHR Candidates – those who have passed the National Knowledge Exam® (NKE) – require a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in order to register for the National Professional Practice Assessment® (NPPA) and qualify for the CPHR designation. 


Required Courses
Spring "17
Fall "17
 Winter "18
Organizational Effectiveness  •
Organizational Learning and Development  •
Total Compensation  •
Workplace Health and Safety  •
Employee Relations  •
Human Resources Information Management (HRIM)  •
Optional Courses (choose 60 hours)      
Human Resource Basics for Managers  •
Interviewing Strategies  •
Labour Relations      •
Succession Planning for Managers •   
Employee Retention for Managers    
Diversity Management      •
Employee Engagement  •
HR Strategy: Leading Practices    •
Coaching in the Workplace, Level 1    •
Coaching in the Workplace, Level 2      •
Building High Performance Teams    •
Emotional Intelligence at Work  •
Effective Facilitation for Managers and Leaders    •
Emotional Intelligence at Work  •
Performance Management    •
Change Management Fundamentals  •
Payroll Compliance Legislation    •
Introduction to Conflict Resolution  •
The above schedule is subject to change. Courses start on various dates within each semester.
 Fall schedule and registration available in June. Winter schedule and registration available in November. Spring/Summer schedule and registration available in March.


Required Courses

Organizational Effectiveness
Create a highly competent workforce while reducing turnover and decreasing recruitment costs. Gain an understanding of organizational design, development and change, employee involvement strategies and human resource planning. Acquire strategies for recruitment and selection.

Subject code: XADM 10001 15 Hours. Fee: $420 Choose 1 of the CRNs below
CRN 30095 2 classes Mar. 18-25 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.
CRN 50026 2 classes June 9-10 8:30 a.m -5 p.m. Fri., Sat.

Human Resources Information Management (HRIM)
Human resource departments are responsible for maintaining large quantities of employee information required by organizations to achieve their business objectives. Acquire best practice strategies for managing this data and selecting the technology most appropriate for your organization.

Subject code: XADM 10014 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 50036
2 classes May 27-June 3 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.

Organizational Learning and Development
Continuous learning, career development and training for improved performance are key elements of an organization’s successful HR strategy. Discover how to integrate performance measurement, coaching and development policies and programs, and training initiatives to achieve overall organizational effectiveness.  

Subject code: XADM 10002 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 50027
2 classes May 5-6 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.

Workplace Health and Safety
Take a leadership role on the issue of workplace health, safety and Workers’ Compensation. The amount of accountability you have in this area depends on the size of your organization and management’s assessment of inherent risks. Make sure that your organization’s efforts are coordinated and effective.

Subject code: XADM 10006 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 50031
2 classes June 2-3 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.

 Employee Relations 
Develop your understanding of the essentials of employment legislation and its impact on the work environment. Discover how to interpret and manage legal issues in human resources by reviewing real-life situations. Identify when and how to research, develop and implement policies and procedures in your organization.

Subject code: XADM 10013 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 50059 2 classes June 15-16 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thu., Fri.

 Total Compensation
Explore how to integrate the total compensation package, including remuneration, benefits and pension, with the organization’s overall goals. Gain a broad understanding of the employment environment and the statutory framework within which the organization operates.

Subject code: XADM 10005 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 50030 2 classes June 5-6 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tue.

Optional Courses

Choose 60 hours

Human Resource Basics for Managers
Gain a fundamental overview of human resources management. Acquire an appreciation and basic comprehension of legislation affecting employees, knowledge regarding the recruitment/selection process, training and development, and managing day-to-day performance.
Note: This course is recommended for students with little to no HR experience.

Subject code: XMGD 20020 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 50013
2 classes May 25-26 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thu.,Fri.

 Interviewing Strategies   
Explore the proven technique of behavioural interviewing through interactive activities such as employment interviews, telephone screening, and panel and video interviews. Learn how to recruit candidates and make effective hiring decisions through reviewing online applications and resumes. Evaluate interview methods and hiring techniques. Understand the importance of checking education, criminal and employment references. 

Subject code: XADM 10023 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 50091 2 classes June 19-20 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tue.

 Succession Planning for Managers
As valuable skilled employees retire or resign, who will be ready to replace them? Acquire a solid understanding of characteristics that define succession planning and be able to develop a strategic succession plan for your own organization.

Subject code: XADM 10012  15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 504962 classesMay 6-138:30 a.m.-5 p.m.Sat.

Employee Engagement 
Managers and supervisors must learn to measure their workplace’s performance on the dimensions that create a great workplace and strive for continuous improvement. Solid skills in building employee engagement through strong relationships with individuals and groups of employees are essential. Be introduced to a “Communications Intentions Model” designed to enhance managers’ and supervisors’ ability to build relationships.

Subject code: XADM 10016 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN50077 2 classes June 12-13 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tue.

 Labour Relations
Apply knowledge of organizational goals with an understanding of union activities to achieve an optional strategy for labour management cooperation. Learn strategies for dealing with certification, collective bargaining, interpretation and administration of collective agreements, and resolution of grievances.
Textbook Required: Azim Garcia (2011), You Did What?!: A Reality Check on Human Resources Practices, available at the BookStore.

Subject code: XADM 10004 15 Hours. Fee: $420    Not offered this semester

 Employee Retention for Managers
What is today’s workforce looking for in an employer? Fundamental changes are taking place within the workplace and it is changing the way that employers relate to their employees. Acquire practical strategies for retaining your organization’s greatest asset – its people.

Subject code: XADM 10015 15 Hours. Fee. $420  Not offered this semester

HR Strategy: Leading Practices
Focus on aligning HR strategies with your organization’s business strategy in order to contribute to organizational effectiveness. The challenges of a global workforce, competition for talent and leveraging performance mean you must hone your strategic capabilities and build your toolkit of HR solutions.

Subject code: XADM 10024 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 30261 2 classes Mar. 31-Apr. 7 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.

 Diversity Management
Globalization, advancements in technology and competition for resources, markets and talent have moved diversity management from an equal opportunity initiative to a strategically driven business necessity. Today’s organizations build skills, create policies, and nurture workplace effectiveness through diversity management.

Subject code: XADM 10011 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 30272 2 classes Apr. 22-29 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat.

 Coaching in the Workplace, Level 1
How can you get the best out of those you manage and lead? Coaching them can be effective, powerful and satisfying. Be introduced to a basic coaching model and have the opportunity to practice and apply coaching strategies and skills for employee growth.

Subject code: XMGD 10021 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 300542 classesMar. 23-248:30 a.m.-5 p.m.Thu., Fri.
CRN 502372 classesJune 22-238:30 a.m.-5 p.m.Thu., Fri.

 Coaching in the Workplace, Level 2
Apply your understanding of coaching theory and practice, and refine your skills so that they become natural to your way of working. This advanced-level coaching course concentrates on the practicing and refining of skills useful to everyday situations in the workplace.
Note: We strongly recommend completion of Coaching in the Workplace, Level 1 before beginning this course.

Subject code: XMGD 10034 15 Hours. Fee: $420
CRN 30884 2 classes Apr. 21-28 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.

 Building High Performance Teams
An effective team is greater than the sum of its individual parts. This course arms you with the tools necessary to develop your own high performance team. Topics include the stages of team development, common pitfalls to avoid in developing teams, conflict resolution, creating the player attitude and mapping team capabilities

Subject code: XMGD 20015 15 Hours. Fee: $420  Not offered this semester

Effective Facilitation for Managers and Leaders
In today’s organizations, effective facilitation skills are essential. Explore techniques and strategies to manage meetings and work sessions that are productive and reach desired outcomes. Gain insight into the role of the facilitator to identify objectives, manage participation and conflict, build trust and rapport, and develop action plans.

Subject code: XMGD 10046 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 30223 2 classes Apr. 3-4 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon., Tue.

Performance Management
A strong, integrated performance development and review program is about growing your employees, tapping into their strengths and adding new skills, utilizing a strength-based approach to performance management. This approach is designed on the principles that engaged employees have a direct impact on client/customer engagement, peer/staff relationships and bottom-line business results.

Subject code: XMGD 20030 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 30118 2 classes Apr. 8-22 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.

 Emotional Intelligence at Work
Emotional intelligence impacts success and happiness at home and work. It helps us motivate ourselves, manage stress, embrace change, strengthen relationships and resolve conflict. Become aware of, identify, and analyze and manage individual and group emotions. Unlike IQ, EQ (EI) is a skill that can be improved through education and practice.
Textbooks (required): Available at the BookStore.

  • Textbook and online EQ appraisal: Bradberry and Greaves (2009), Emotional Intelligence 2.0. Important Note: This textbook comes with an online link and password to complete an online EQ self appraisal. Only NEW textbooks provide access to the online assessment. You must complete, print and bring your appraisal to the first day of class.
  • Assessment tool: Thomas Killmann, Conflict Style Mode Instrument
Subject code: XMGD 10045 15 Hours. Fee: $420  
CRN 30623 2 classes Mar. 20-21 8:30 am. -5 p.m. Mon., Tue.
CRN 50479 2 classes May 19-26 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  Fri.

 Increasing Your Influence
Gain valuable insight into what it takes to be a valued team member in today's workplace. This course provides useful techniques for managing situations where you have ample responsibility yet may not have the authority over others to make things happen. Deepen your understanding of how leaders and followers are interconnected in a team environment.

Subject code: XMGD 20031 7.5 Hours. Fee: $219  
CRN 30457 1 class Mar. 25 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.

 Change Management Fundamentals
The ever-accelerating pace of change is driving organizational strategy and performance at every level. Explore the foundations of change management for organizational success, including essential concepts, the role of a change leader, and the change management life cycle. Gain practical insight into the impacts of change and the importance of change management as a strategic role and discipline.

Subject code: XCMT 10001 15 Hours. Fee: $469  
CRN 50284
2 classes May 5-6 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.

Payroll Compliance Legislation
This is the first payroll course required for the PCP certificate. It provides an overview of payroll compliance responsibilities and payroll-related legislation, including employment standards and workers’ compensation, and equips you with the tools to effectively communicate these to various stakeholders. 
Note: It is strongly recommend that students entering the program have basic math skills and communication competency.

Subject code: XPYM 20001 39 Hours. Fee: $495 (plus CPA fee)  
CRN 50572 13 weeks May 6-June 24 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.. Sat.

 Introduction to Conflict Resolution
Discover your personal style for handling conflict. Begin to apply conflict management processes.(Note: this is a required course in the Conflict Resolution Extension Certificate and Managing Conflict in the Workplace Certificate of Completion)

Subject code: XCFR 20101 15 Hours. Fee: $375  
CRN 50001 2 classes May 5-6  8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  Fri., Sat.


Students must provide CE Registration with a current and valid email address. When registered , students will receive a welcome/orientation message by email. Course materials will be available through blackboard prior to course start date.

There is also a required textbook: Managing Human Resources, available at the BookStore.

"I liked how the instructor was able to provide examples from her own experience and link to best practices.” -Erin Bardecki, CIBC

“What you learn in this class you can immediately apply to the workplace.” -Brad Sluiter

“I can confidently state that I have been armed with the best and most relevant information from this exemplary program. The instructors are practicing experts in their respective fields and are enthusiastic and supportive in sharing their knowledge." -Jackie Bernard, Human Resources Manager, RedPoint Media Group Inc.

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For information about this program:
403.440.6013 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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