DTM*4400 Human Resource Management

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The following description is for the course offering in Winter 2017 and is subject to change. It is provided for information only. The course outline distributed to the class at the beginning of the semester describes the course content and delivery, and defines the methods and criteria to be used in establishing the final grades for the course.
 

This course will focus on the importance of human relations in the work place and developing the managerial skills needed to interpret and understand the role of employees, committees, and other human facets within the turf industry.

Instructors:

Teaching Assistant:

Credit Weight:

0.50

Course Level:

  • Diploma

Academic Department (or campus):

Department of Plant Agriculture

Campus:

Guelph

Semester Offering:

  • Winter

Class Schedule and Location:

Please refer to Web Advisor for class schedule and location.

Learning outcomes:

Specific Learning Outcomes:
  1. Understanding the human resource approach to management
  2. Becoming a good communicator in the work place
  3. The application of team building in the work place
  4. A comprehension of leadership & motivational skills
  5. Implementation of policies & procedures, health & safety guidelines
  6. Understanding a managers role in employee recruiting & training
  7. Understanding a managers role in evaluating employee performance / discipline & discharge

Lecture Content:

Topics to be covered include:
  • Management Goals & Objectives
  • Defining a Cutting-Edge Superintendent
  • Giving Dynamic Presentations: Being Comfortable Speaking 
  • Customer Service / Ingredients for Service Success
  • Health & Safety Guidelines (Provincial)
  • Employee Recruitment: Attracting Qualified Applicants
  • Training Employees for Success
  • Managing Employee Performance
Labs & Seminars:

There are no labs or seminars scheduled for this course.

Course Assignments and Tests:

Assignment or Test Contribution to Final Mark Learning Outcomes Assessed

In class discussions / workshops

20%

1-7
Review of the resume and cover letter 10%

1, 2

Defining a good employer / bad employer 10%

3, 4

Hiring staff, qualifications to look for 10%

5, 6

The interview process, questions to ask 10%

6, 7

Conducting employee evaluations / Evaluating yourselves 10%

7

Scheduling staff (Daily/weekly) 10%

1, 3

Final review test 20%

1-7

 

Final examination:

There is no examination scheduled for this course.

Course Resources:

Required Texts:

There are no required texts for this course.

Recommended Texts:
  1. Human Resources for Golf Course Superintendent - GCSAA 
  2. Team Building for Turf Managers (Handout)
Lab Manual:

There is no lab manual for this course.

Other materials:

n/a

Field Trips:

There are no field trips scheduled for this course.

Additional Costs:

n/a

Course Policies:

Grading Policies:

In class assignments handed in late will receive a maximum 50% of the grade.                                                            

Course Policy on Group Work:

n/a

Course Policy regarding use of electronic devices and recording of lectures:

Electronic recording of classes is expressly forbidden without consent of the instructor. When recordings are permitted they are solely for the use of the authorized student and may not be reproduced, or transmitted to others, without the express written consent of the instructor.

Cell phones are to be on silent during class.

 

Other Course Information:

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