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Course Description

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This course introduces the strategic planning role that Human Resources Professionals contribute to organizations with an emphasis on Human Resources Planning (HRP).  Students will examine the challenges and demands of organizational and technological change, corporate positioning, cost containment, benchmarking, productivity improvements, forecasting, and other considerations of Human Resources Management.  An understanding of the fundamentals and essential elements of HRP process in organizations will be provided.  Students will acquire knowledge about analysis, assessment, and programming related to Human Resources in organizational development, business, and strategic planning.  The theory about quantitative methods as well as qualitative concepts, approaches and techniques will be explored.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe the economy and legislation that affect the direction of Human Resources Planning strategies that require appropriate and outcome-oriented Human Resources management practices and policies;
  2. Know and apply a strategic Human Resource plan and make decisions about the allocation of resources for the effective management of people in organizations; and
  3. Identify and understand the role of a Human Resource professional as a business partner in organizational and functional strategy formulation and implementation.

Course Topics

  • Nature, scope, and evolution of human resource planning
  • Introducing and implementing a human resource planning process
  • Job analysis
  • Assessing and forecasting human resource needs
  • Performance management
  • Succession planning and employee development  
  • Human resource information systems

Sample Careers

Human Resources Planning Specialist, Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Generalist, Talent Management.


Assessment Item Weight
Participation 20%
Project 25%
Group Presentation(s) 30%
Final Exam 25%
Total 100%

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

Technical Requirements

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Section Title
Human Resources Planning
Remote Instruction
6:30PM to 9:30PM
January 10, 2022 to March 28, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
Remote Instruction  
Course Fee(s)
Potential Discount(s)
Section Notes

Early bird registration fee ends December 10, 2021.  Regular fee: $525.00

This course will be delivered remotely on Monday evenings from January 10 - March 28, 2022 (please note that there will not be a class on Monday, February 21 due to the Family Day holiday).   You will be required to participate via live video conferencing each Monday evening from 6:30pm - 9:30pm.

Orientation Session (Zoom & CourseLink): Wednesday, January 5, 2022: 12-1pm EST (Optional; Highly recommended for those who have not yet participated in an orientation for a course in this program)

This course uses Zoom for live video conferencing, combined with the CourseLink Learning Management System.

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Section Materials
  • Textbook (Unconfirmed) (Mandatory) Strategic Human Resources Planning by Monica Belcourt, Kenneth J. McBey © 2019 Top Hat 7th edition ISBN 9780176798086
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