CONT694: HR/Business


This course will count towards completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Workplace Training and Development

Maximizing potential: applying adult learning theory to Business/HR training

This course is focused on the importance of using adult learning theory in business/HR training and understanding the rationale for training and development in a workplace setting. Throughout the course, you will explore a variety of methods for delivering education in the workplace and apply these methods to all levels of your organization. You will gain an understanding of the reasons for training, learn how to assess training needs and appreciate the importance of onboarding in a workplace. 

Who Should Take This Course?

The course is ideal for

  • business professionals and HR personnel who are responsible for training and development in a workplace setting
  • managers or team leaders who want to improve the effectiveness of their team's training courses and development initiatives
  • individuals interested in pursuing a career in learning and development or organizational training
  • anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of adult learning theory and how it can be applied to workplace training and development

Delivery Method

This course is delivered asynchronously online allowing participants to engage with flexibility at their own convenience. This method provides a balance between self-paced learning and structured coursework while promoting a supportive community where participants can share experiences and ideas. 

Professional Development

This course will count towards completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Workplace Training and Development.

Students who complete the Post-Graduate Certificate will be eligible to receive advanced standing in the laddering option offered by the Faculty of Education. 

Queen’s University Faculty of Education has designed this the laddering option as a customizable graduate experience, with the inclusion of three different credentials within one course. Laddering will allow you to progress through successive credentials while carrying forward course credits. Students can receive three different credentials: a Post-Graduate Certificate, a Graduate Diploma in Education, and a Professional Master of Education. If you follow the laddering system, you can earn all three credentials with fewer classes overall.

Contact us at edonline@queensu.ca or visit educ.queensu.ca/ladder for more information.

Course Fees

CAD$650.00

Course fees include

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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • link the role of education to training and development in the workplace
  • identify the common reasons for workplace trainings
  • analyze the training needs of a role, an organization and an employee
  • understand and illustrate the importance of onboarding as a part of overall training requirements
  • understand, assess and recommend the best training method for the workplace
  • evaluate training and link its value to overall organizational goals

Course Outline

  Modules

 Minimum hours 

  Module 1: Exploring Education in Business/HR  

10

  Module 2: Role Analysis

10

  Module 3: Delivery Methods

10

  Module 4: Importance of Onboarding

10

  Module 5: Training and Evaluation

10

  Module 6: Training and Development Plan

10

Total hours  

60


Course Schedule

Session Course Dates Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Late Summer 24 Aug 12, 2024 – Oct 04, 2024 Aug 06, 2024 at 4pm ET Aug 08, 2024 at 4pm ET
Fall/Winter 2024 Nov 04, 2024 – Feb 07, 2025 Oct 29, 2024 at 4pm ET Oct 31, 2024 at 4pm ET
Late Winter 2025 Feb 17, 2025 – Apr 18, 2025 Feb 11, 2025 at 4pm ET Feb 13, 2025 at 4pm ET

Late Summer 24

  • Dates: Aug 12, 2024 – Oct 04, 2024
  • Deadline: Aug 06, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Aug 08, 2024 at 4pm ET

Fall/Winter 2024

  • Dates: Nov 04, 2024 – Feb 07, 2025
  • Deadline: Oct 29, 2024 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Oct 31, 2024 at 4pm ET

Late Winter 2025

  • Dates: Feb 17, 2025 – Apr 18, 2025
  • Deadline: Feb 11, 2025 at 4pm ET
  • Payment Due: Feb 13, 2025 at 4pm ET

Application Requirements

While a post-secondary degree/diploma is not required, it is recommended for this program.


Course Materials

Required Technology

A smartphone or a computer with a web camera and microphone.


Accommodations

Applicants who require special accommodations are asked to:

  • Contact us at least 1 week prior to the start of the course to allow enough time for appropriate accommodations to be made.
  • Provide necessary documentation upon request.