As a member of the University of Alberta’s Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA), you can apply for funding toward learning opportunities and professional development.
What is HRDF?
The Human Resources Development Fund is a negotiated benefit between the University of Alberta and NASA. Each year, every eligible UAlberta employee qualifies for up to $750 towards courses, workshops, seminars, in-school apprenticeship training, or programs that will:
Enhance your capacity to perform work, or
Prepare you for an expanded or different role.
Next application cycle
For courses that start between January 1– March 31 the application for HRDF opens on Monday, December 2. Select your course now, so that you're ready to prepare & submit your HRDF application on “day one.”
Funds are released four times per year on a first-come, first-approved basis each quarter, so be sure to apply as soon as the cycle starts! To be eligible, the professional development course must be taken within the designated quarter.
Courses and programs on UAlberta campus
The Faculty of Extension is the University of Alberta's home of continuing and professional education.When evaluating your professional development options, we encourage you to explore your options at UAlberta’s Faculty of Extension.
- We have over 300 course offerings designed for working professionals in learning formats that include online, blended (online + in-class), evenings, weekends, and condensed courses.
- Conveniently located at UAlberta’s downtown campus in Enterprise Square—just a short ride on the LRT, at no cost to employees when traveling with a valid OneCard.
For those who choose to pursue a credential, the program application fee ($100) is waived for NASA members.