Essentials for Leading People Practices for Organizational Success

What foundational practices in people management support a diverse workforce? How can you nurture safety and accountability in your organization's culture?

Explore the most current human resources practices to attract, retain, manage and inspire your team, and learn to create a healthy, respectful and thriving workplace culture. You'll gain an understanding of key factors in equity and access that lead to diversity in your team’s experiences, and deepen relationships and trust. You'll also develop practices for enabling emotional, mental, social and spiritual health in your workplace, and discover what makes organizations truly sustainable, inclusive and engaging.

This course is not designed for HR professionals, but rather for leaders who now or will in future have some responsibility for recruiting and supporting team members, and who need the tools and knowledge to do so skillfully.


Location: Online
Format: Self-paced within deadlines set by instructor
Duration: 10 weeks
Tuition: $849
Can be applied to:
Leadership Essentials Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.

Start Date
Seats Available
Start DateWed, Apr 10, 2024
  • Wed, Apr 10 (self-paced all week)
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InstructorPaul M. Taylor
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Start DateWed, Jul 3, 2024
  • Wed, Jul 3 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Jul 10 (self-paced all week)
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  • Wed, Aug 28 (self-paced all week)
  • Wed, Sep 4 (self-paced all week)
InstructorPaul M. Taylor
Seats Available21

What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Explain how power dynamics can impact decision-making, process design and individuals
  • Define effective tools and strategies to ensure fair and equitable hiring and onboarding processes
  • Develop proactive, reciprocal performance measures for individual and organizational accountability
  • Recognize and apply labour policies and regulations to ensure your organization is accessible, inclusive and sustainable

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend about 10 hours per week on coursework
  • Expect reading and other assignments on a weekly basis
  • Plan to access the course at least once every few days to keep up with your work and group assignments

You will be evaluated on:

  • Assignments 
  • Participation in online discussions

Learning Materials

No textbook is required. We will provide all course materials online.

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.