Continuing Education

Human resources management

Designing Employee Orientation

Cost: TBD

Effective on-boarding is an investment in employee retention, morale, and productivity. However, all too often employees receive a poor orientation or no orientation at all. This course provides an outline for a professional and formalized orientation program that sets the stage for effective and focused employee performance. Learn proven techniques and current research for designing and implementing an orientation program that engages new employees early in the employment relationship.

Chilliwack — Five Corners

Fall 2018 | Details to be announced: June, 2018

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Employee Development & Training

Cost: $275

Effective organizations require knowledgeable and skilled employees. These high-performing employees possess the competencies required for both their current roles and career advancement within the organization. This course focuses on current learning approaches and talent management strategies for developing your employees. It includes an introduction to corporate and individual training needs assessment, on-boarding and orientation approaches, succession planning, and training program design. You will leave with a format for your overall corporate training plan.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Oct 24–Nov 7 | 80235, 5 sessions, Tue, Thu, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
HR Policies and Procedures

Cost: $275

A policy is a formal statement of a principle or rule that members of an organization must follow. A procedure tells members of an organization how to carry out or implement a policy. Policy is the what and procedure is the how to. Learn how to develop essential human resources guidelines and create HR policies and procedures that are useful, practical, and easy to understand. We will also discuss how to best communicate policy to employees.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Fall 2018 | Details to be announced: June, 2018

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Strategic Human Resources Management

Cost: $275

This course introduces the strategic role of human resources within today’s business environment. It clearly defines what it takes to align human resources with the organization’s business strategy, create a human resources plan, align HR functions with this plan, and successfully manage the human resources function. The content also includes an introduction to key human resources functions within organizations. You will develop an understanding of how to better position human resources as a strategic and influential partner within your business.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Nov 20–Dec 4 | 80234, 5 sessions, Mon, Wed, 6:30–9:30 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Workplace Health & Safety

Cost: $105

Employers have legal responsibilities to ensure the health and safety of workers and provide them with the information, instruction, and training necessary for their positions. This class reviews the responsibilities of employers and examines legal accountability arising from the Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. You will learn the role of human resources in supporting health and safety activities and strategies for improving workplace safety—thereby reducing the company’s potential legal liabilities.

Chilliwack — Five Corners

Nov 4 | 80237, 1 session, Sat, 9 am–3:00 pm

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Handling HR issues

Cost: TBD

This module will introduce and discuss common situations and issues faced by human resources practitioners. Using real-life case studies at the organization, department, and individual level, you will analyze the situation, discuss the implications, and receive guidance on handling these situations.

Abbotsford — Clearbrook Centre

Spring 2018 | Details to be announced: November 1, 2017

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Increasing Employee Engagement

Cost: TBD

Understand human resources best practices for organizational effectiveness and employee engagement. This course provides relevant content and tools to help you enhance employee engagement within your organization, department, and work team.

Winter 2018 | Details to be announced: November 1, 2017

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Hiring for Performance

Cost: TBD

Learn a systematic and structured recruitment process that can be immediately applied within your organization. This will assist in attracting, identifying, interviewing, and selecting the right candidate for the right position. Learn and practice planning, behavioural interviewing, and final selection techniques that will enhance your judgment of a candidate’s potential success and your skills in choosing appropriate candidates.

Winter 2018 | Details to be announced: November 1, 2017

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Managing Employee Performance

Cost: TBD

This course will provide you with the key elements for designing and implementing an effective performance management process within your organization. The content will include the evaluation of your current performance review process, the identification of required changes for more effective employee performance measurement, performance feedback, the design of a performance appraisal form that can be immediately applied within your organization, advice on handling performance issues, and the foundational elements for conducting annual performance reviews.

Winter 2018 | Details to be announced: November 1, 2017

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Understanding Leadership

Cost: TBD

This module introduces participants to the topic of leadership, builds understanding of the difference between leading and managing, and examines the most current theories of key leadership practices. Individuals will examine their personal leadership style and its potential impact on how they lead the HR function within their organization.

Spring 2018 | Details to be announced: November 1, 2017

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Introduction to Labour Relations

Cost: TBD

This module introduces the basics of current labour relations legislation in BC, how to interpret this legislation, and the impact of this legislation on workplace practices.

Spring 2018 | Details to be announced: November 1, 2017

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
BC Employment Law

Cost: TBD

This module introduces the basics of key employment law in BC including the Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). The content will address how to interpret this legislation, the impact of employment legislation on workplace practices, and how to handle key employment issues impacted by this legislation.

Winter 2018 | Details to be announced: November 1, 2017

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Measuring HR's Impact

Cost: TBD

Measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the human resources (HR) function is one of the best ways to increase HR’s relevance to the company and prove the business impact of proposed HR initiatives or programs. This course introduces a common set of HR metrics, including formulas and descriptions. You will review the list and identify those metrics that best fit your organization. You will also learn the benefits of comparing your company metrics to external benchmarking data.

Spring 2018 | Details to be announced: November 1, 2017

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
Employee Rewards

Cost: TBD

This course will provide you with a basic understanding of the key components of a total compensation strategy: the combination of direct financial rewards, such as base salary and bonuses, and indirect financial rewards, such as benefits, retirement savings plans, and recognition programs. 

Winter 2018 | Details to be announced: November 1, 2017

Phone 1-888-823-8734 to register
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Registration for fall courses starts June 30

Earn a certificate to advance your career — or gain a new skill by taking a course. Choose now from UFV Continuing Education’s Fall 2017 options.

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