Designed for new reports-to managers

Participate in just-in-time eLearning opportunities that provide an overview of managing staff at UCalgary.

Take UFundamentals to:

  • Increase managerial confidence with People Management 101
  • Improve your ability to find information quickly and increase your confidence with operational job-related functions 
  • Learn more about the hiring process and your role
  • Manage effectively in a unionized environment
  • Learn more about the UCalgary policies and procedures that you will need as a new manager

Enrolment: A Quick Reference Guide

This user guide shows learners how to register in a learning program and enrol in a class for the program, using the Enterprise Learning system.

Registration and Completion Process

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UFundamentals is open to all reports-to managers.

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Workshops are offered regularly throughout the year — customize a plan that works for your schedule and interests.     

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The program is designed to be interactive, encouraging interaction with peers, and provided beneficial information to enhance my management and leadership skills. The courses were informative and the quality of instruction was excellent, giving me the tools and resources to do my job better.

Shelley Wind,


Recommended Courses

All courses are scheduled in Enterprise Learning a few months in advance.

In this course, managers will gain an understanding of the various components of the university's compensation structures and processes for Support Staff and Management and Professional Staff (MaPS), ultimately enabling managers to confidently execute a staffing strategy to attract, retain, develop and motivate exemplary staff. 

Upon completion of the eLearning course, managers will:

  • Be introduced to the compensation philosophy and principles at the University of Calgary
  • Understand how compensation is one of six components of the total rewards package
  • Recognize how employee roles are organized (AUPE job families and phases and MaPS career bands and levels)
  • Know who to contact and where to locate compensation resources

Intended Audience: All Managers
Number of Hours: 30 mins Online

In this course, managers will be introduced to the job profile, be shown how to create and update one. Managers will gain an understanding of the processes you need a job profile for and how they are used to classify a role.

Upon completion of the eLearning course, managers will be able to:

  • Locate a job profile and understand the requirements for all of the sections
  • Understand the role of managers, Human Resources, and Compensation in evaluating a job profile, and
  • Locate the necessary resources to create or update a job profile.

Intended Audience: All Managers
Number of Hours: 30 mins Online

In this course, managers will understand the different types of compensation Support Staff may receive and how and why pay decisions are made.

Upon completion of the eLearning course, managers will:

  • Understand what is involved with making informed salary decisions pertaining to the compensation for the position (or the incumbent)
  • Recognize and initiate special compensation requests for the person pertaining to:
    • Base starting salary
    • Annual salary administration process
    • Growth Increment, Acting Incumbency, and Group Leader Premium
    • The appeal process for a job review
  • Know who to contact and where to locate compensation support

Intended Audience: All Managers
Number of Hours: 30 mins Online

This course provides you with the tools to effectively manage employees in a unionized workplace. Specifically, you will:

  • Acquire a general understanding of the University of Calgary’s labour relations framework
  • Understand the anatomy of a collective agreement
  • Understand the general rules of interpretation
  • Recognize management rights
  • Understand union recognition and representation rights
  • Effectively address issues in the workplace through problem-solving and the corrective action process

Intended Audience: Managers responsible for supervising unionized employees
Number of Hours: 1.5 Hours Online

This workshop expands on the material learned in the prerequisite online courses. Managers will be guided through case studies to apply their knowledge and learn more about Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) activities and their specific responsibilities for managing the health and safety of their employees.

During this workshop you will:

  • Understand and describe the legal responsibilities of managers and university-specific responsibilities for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
  • Describe the elements of the university’s Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS)
  • Understand the concept of due diligence as applied to OHS
  • Understand what you need to do to implement the OHSMS and demonstrate due diligence
  • Understand the role of the Environment, Health and Safety Department and the resources and expertise available

Intended Audience: All Managers
Number of Hours: 3 hours

This self-paced course is designed to provide a high-level introduction to your role and accountabilities as a manager at the University of Calgary.

The following topics are covered in general; in-depth workshops on specific functions (such as Talent Acquisition, Labour Relations, etc.) are offered separately through other courses within the UFundamentals program:

  • Building your Team
  • Supporting and Developing your Team
  • Leading your Team
  • Additional Resources to support you in your role

Intended Audience: All Managers
Number of Hours: 30-40 minutes Online

Recruiting the best talent for the university is an important task. This workshop enables managers to effectively manage staff vacancies. Hiring Managers will learn how to:

  • Describe UCalgary's Recruitment Framework and the role and accountabilities of a hiring manager through all phases of the recruitment, selection, and interviewing process
  • Recognize the importance of the key regulatory and legal considerations in recruitment
  • Describe the role of implicit bias in recruitment and selection
  • Explain hiring and selection best practices
  • Find additional information and resources to support the hiring process

Intended Audience: All Managers
Number of Hours: 1 hour Online

Connect to Perform is the evolution of performance management at the university. This course enables employees and managers to improve the quality of their performance conversations, focusing on five topics.  

At the University of Calgary we have evolved our performance management framework to focus on development and growth, connect individual efforts to the success of the faculty/unit, and enable individuals to perform to the best of their abilities. Intended for all employees and managers, this course includes five 25-30 minute eLearning modules. Each module explores a different topic and includes examples of how you can practice what you have learned. We recommend completing the course in order, but you may also choose a specific module to complete at any time. By the end of this online course, you will be able to:

  • Begin or improve a practice of frequent one-on-one meetings
  • Set performance goals
  • Give and receive effective feedback
  • Participate in a career conversation
  • Create and follow-through on a development plan

Intended Audience: Employees and Managers
Number of Hours: 3 hours Online

In this course, managers will learn about performance assessment and annual review meetings. This module is part of the Connect to Perform Series and required to complete the certificate requirements. 

Once you have completed this course, you should be able to answer the following questions:

- What is the purpose of the annual review meeting?
- What is the value of assessing performance?
- How can you prepare for an annual review conversation?
- How do you navigate the discussion of the annual review meeting?

Intended Audience: All Managers
Number of Hours: 30 mins Online