Fundamentals of Professional Human Resource Management

Acquire a Solid Foundation in the Field of Professional
HRM Practice

Effective management of people is fundamental to the success of any organization. Designed for new or aspiring human resource practitioners, this course addresses all nine components of the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) Competency Framework that establishes the national knowledge and experience standards for professional certification.

The course emphasizes the practical aspects of human resource management (HRM). Over four full-day sessions, you will engage in activities that develop the specific competencies needed for becoming a Chartered Professional in Human Resources.

Delivered over 4 successive Fridays - September 7, September 14, September 21, September 28

Fundamentals of HRM


  • Understand strategic HRM as a key driver of business success
  • Know the challenges of attracting and retaining good employees, and cultivate a developmental role for performance management
  • Value training and development as an investment rather than a cost
  • Become familiar with current developments in strategic total compensation plan design
  • Recognize the uses of effective HR Information Management Systems in maintaining and applying valid workforce data
  • Learn about the traditional adversarial model of labour relations, and avenues for facilitating more collaborative union-management relationships

Course Format

The course will be offered over four successive Fridays. A textbook and online materials will be provided to prepare you for each session. In the classroom, you will be exposed to all areas of HRM through lectures, case studies and videos. Readings and between-class activities will supplement the learnings.


Accredited by CPHR 

Canada BC Job Grant