Back to school for HR

Continuing education opens doors, with professional designations and cross-cultural training popular
By Genevieve Farrell
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2008

This fall, HR professionals and business managers alike are heading back to school to stay current and increase their marketability.

Mary Dube is one of them. As an administrator at a busy Toronto-based architecture firm, she has found more HR responsibilities are falling on her shoulders. To ensure she can properly support her team’s evolving needs, she has returned to school to enhance her knowledge and HR skills.

“Although I have a lot of management experience, I don’t have specific HR training,” says Dube, who enrolled last fall in the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University in Toronto to earn her Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation.