Essential Human Resource Skills

Certificate in Essential Human Resource Skills

PLEASE NOTE:  This Certificate qualifies for funding under the Re-Open Saskatchewan Training Subsidy (RSTS)
Cost: $200 + GST
Upon registration, you will receive the required login information for each course.


As the province continues to roll out its Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan, contractors and their employees are being challenged to adjust to new safety protocols and a different way of managing their employees in order to effectively comply with active Public Health Orders.

This Certificate in Essential Human Resource Skills will provide course participants with the knowledge and understanding to more effectively manage employees as their needs evolve to address the many challenges imposed by the current pandemic environment.  

The need to align business activities with the phases of the Re-Open Saskatchewan plan has become an integral part of business success.  Providing human resource skills training to your managers and supervisors will ensure your business is better positioned to quickly adjust to the impacts of the pandemic.  This training will aid your business in being able to pivot accordingly in an environment that is becoming increasingly volatile and unpredictable.

This Certificate consists of selecting a minimum of 4 out of the 8 modules:


HR Series: From Hiring to Termination2 hours

Friday, October 23 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM CST

  • How to hire the best people possible from inside or outside of the organization to fill open positions.

  • How to comply with Canadian legislation in both the hiring and termination process.
  • Best practices to implement in your workplace to improve the overall effectiveness


HR Series: Progressive Discipline – 2 hours

Friday, October 30 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM CST

  • What is “Performance Management”

  • What is “Progressive Discipline”

  • Sample Policy

  • Incompetence vs. Misconduct

  • The Steps to Progressive Discipline

HR Series: Navigating a Multi-Generational Workplace – 2 hours

Friday, November 6 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM CST

  • Examine the generational difference & similarities in the workplace
  • Explore how to manage a multi-generational workforce
  • Discuss how to remove generational barriers and stereotypes
  • Examine how the baby boomers’ retirement will create leadership opportunities for millennials
  • Explore the concept of managing individuals, not generations


HR Series: Meaningful Performance & Development Conversations2 hours

Friday, November 13 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM CST

  • Defining the elements of meaningful performance management
  • How to prepare for the performance evaluation conversation
  • How to monitor performance
  • How to communicate feedback
  • How to be specific and hold employees accountable


HR Series: Conflict Resolution – Getting Along in the Workplace – 2 hours

Friday, November 20 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM CST

  • What conflict is and how it can escalate.
  • The types of conflict and the stages of conflict.
  • The most common conflict resolution styles and when to use them.
  • Effective techniques for intervention strategies.
  • Ways to manage conflicts to enhance productivity and performance


HR Series: Workplace Harassment – What it is and What to do about it2 hours

Friday, November 27 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM CST

  • How to prevent harassment from occurring
  • What sorts of policies should be in place?
  • What should managers do to protect their employees?
  • If a complaint is filed, what will we do?


HR Series: Dealing with Difficult People2 hours

Friday, December 4 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM CST

  • How your own attitudes and actions impact others.
  • New and effective techniques for dealing with difficult people.
  • Techniques for managing and dealing with anger.
  • Dealing with difficult people and difficult situations


HR Series: Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace – Employer Rights & Obligations2 hours

Friday, December 18 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM CST

  • Drug and Alcohol Policies
  • Testing for Drug and Alcohol Use
  • Consequences for Testing Positive
  • Impaired at Work Situations
  • Accommodation requirements for workers with drug and or alcohol addiction
Total Course Time – 8 Hours
Accreditation – MERIT Certificate in Essential Human Resource Skills
Gold Seal Credits – 0

If you are interested in additional modules, the cost will be $50 per module.