Human Relations (LDS)
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 30.0
Credit Value: 2.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Spring/Summer 2014
Prerequisites: (MGMT70022)
Corequisites: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Leadership Development Series
Program Coordinator(s): Multiple Coordinators
Course Leader or Contact: Multiple Course Leaders
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: N/A

Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This course provides leaders with the appropriate skills and knowledge to effectively recruit personnel, train them, and manage their performance in a professional manner. Leaders will use their knowledge of the concepts of statutory and common law to conduct interviews, handle performance problems, counsel and discipline as required, plan and direct training needs assessments, methods and program delivery.

Program Context

Leadership Development Series Program Coordinator: Multiple
This is a compulsory course in the Leadership Development Series Certificate program.

Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

 Successful completion of this course will enable to the student to:  

1. Implement effective employee recruitment techniques including the
   job advertising, screening, the employment interview, hiring and
2. Explain the relevance of statutory law and common law to human
   relations processed employment law; 
3. Apply leadership skills to employment interviews;  
4. Apply human relations skills to hire, train and maintain an
   effective workforce; 
5. Promote a training culture by conducting  training needs analyses,
   establishing training objectives, determining an effective
   delivery format and evaluation to insure the effectiveness of the
6. Develop and implement a training program; and  
7. Calculate the Return on Investment for Training in order to
   develop and implement programs to be utilized even at times when
   resources are scarce. 

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

Recruitment Assignment    			 15% 
Training Project (with a presentation)   	 30% 
Return on Investment Assignment   		 15%      
Constructive Feedback     			 10% 
Final Exam      				 30%   
Total       					100%  

In order to successfully complete this course, the student is 
required to achieve an overall minimum grade of 60%.

Students are responsible for keeping all returned assignments and 
tests in the event of disputes over recorded marks.  A student who 
misses a class is responsible for obtaining any handouts and 
information on course content, assignments, due dates, test dates, 

Intensive Saturday courses have a 100% mandatory attendance policy.  
Students who fail to meet the attendance requirements will not pass 
the course.   Late assignments will not be accepted and missed exams 
will result in a "zero" grade for the exam.  

Students may withdraw up to the 3/4 point of the course duration
without academic penalty.  For example, if your course is 14 
sessions, you may withdraw (in writing) up to the 11th session 
without academic penalty.  If you withdraw after this point, you 
will receive the grade earned.  This policy applies only to courses 
and not seminars or workshops.
Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:


Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

X Communication X Critical Thinking & Problem Solving X Interpersonal
  Numeracy   Information Management X Personal

Notes: N/A

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) : Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

Challenge Exam Portfolio Interview Other Not Eligible for PLAR

Notes:  N/A

Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Effective term: Spring/Summer 2014
Professor: Multiple Professors
LDS Human Relations Participant Guide (distributed in class)

Applicable student group(s): Continuing Education Students
Course Details:
Testing and Assignment due dates will vary depending upon the number 
of sessions (10 or 4).  Teachers will identify dates in the first 

- HR Policies and Procedures 

- Ontario Human Rights Code-BFOQ 

- Ontario Labour Relations Act-Discipline/Grievance/Arbitration 

- Common Law-Just/Unjust/Constructive Dismissal 

- Employment Interviews 

- Training Culture 

- Training Needs Analysis 

- ROI for Training 

- Training Objectives 

- Training Delivery 

- Training Evaluation 

- Diversity 

- Occupational Health and Safety 

- Employment Equity

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.

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