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College of Extended Learning

Human Resources Management Program

The UNB College of Extended Learning offers one of New Brunswick's premier programs that prepare professionals for success in the growing field of Human Resources (HR). Offered in partnership with NBCC Moncton, the program enhances the skills and knowledge of professionals to help them meet the demands of the organizations in which they work. It encompasses both the theoretical fundamentals and the operational aspects of human resources management.

You may also be eligible for up to 6 university credit hours upon successful completion of the program.

As a program participant, you will commit to 18 days of face-to-face instruction, which is made up of nine 2-day sessions. In addition to these sessions, you are also required to complete pre-readings and keep a reflective journal throughout the program. Program topics can also be taken on a standalone basis. Registration for single topics can be found below, or contact us at 506 447-3340 or for more information.

Join the list of graduates who are making a difference by contributing HR expertise to their organizations!

Date: TBD*
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Fredericton, NB
Fees: $4495 (no HST)**

* Please check the Program Schedule for exact details on dates and locations
** Choose 1 payment of $4495 or 2 payments of $2297.50


  • Increase your ability to create HR plans linked to strategic business objectives
  • Increase your knowledge of legal issues surrounding the HR function
  • Acquire the skills in HR advertising, interviewing techniques, selection, and reference checking
  • Explore methods of organizational effectiveness, job analysis, and design
  • Gain knowledge of the steps in negotiating union contracts and resolving disputes
  • Improve your ability to set wages and develop incentive plans
  • Enhance your skills to develop and implement training strategies

Employer benefits

  • Gain a competitive edge through the effectiveness and power of your organization's human resources department
  • Create a positive work environment
  • Improve attraction and retention
  • Link HR strategies to key organizational goals and outcomes
  • Address the major topics and current trends that are at the centre of the human resources profession
  • Increase productivity by accurately matching people with responsibilities in your workplace

Who should attend?

The program is designed for individuals new to the HR field; HR professionals who want to expand their knowledge and keep up-to-date with issues in HR; small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to improve their human capital management skills; career changers, with a minimum of 2 years work experience, seeking to enter the HR profession; and, anyone with an interest in their profession.

Program topics

The Human Resource Management certificate covers all of the topics below. Alternately, you can choose to register for individual modules by selecting a topic below.

Understanding Personalities & Insights Sept. 12-13, 2017
Organizational Effectiveness Oct. 24-25, 2017
Attract & Recruit Nov. 14-15, 2017
Retention Dec. 12, 2017
Performance Management Systems Dec. 12-13, 2017
Labour Relations Jan. 9-10, 2018
Employment Law February 6-7, 2018
Current Issues in HR (online) March
Compensation & Benefits April 4-5, 2018
Training & Development May 8-9, 2018

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More information

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