HRDF

Professional Development Funds Available for UAlberta NASA Staff. Start preparing now to submit your application on December 1.

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:

  1. Enhance your capacity to perform work, or

  2. Prepare you for an expanded or different role.

Next application cycle opens December 1

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.

For courses that start between October 1–December 31 the application for HRDF opens on Saturday, December 1. Select your course now, so that you're ready to prepare & submit your HRDF application on “day one.”

 

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.

Explore courses

For those who choose to pursue a credential, the program application fee ($100) is waived for NASA members.

 

ART AND DESIGN 40+ courses

—Visual Art & Design

—Residential Interiors

—Art History

BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP 100+ courses

—Project Management

—Risk Management

—Human Resources Management

—Management Development

—Strategy & Analytics

—Leadership

COMMUNICATIONS 70+ courses

—Social Media Communications

—Languages

—Writing and Editing

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT 17 courses

—Stakeholder Engagement

—Community-Based Research and Evaluation

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 30+ courses

—Construction & LEED

—Engineering

—Soil & Water Resource Management

HEALTH AND SAFETY 30+ courses

—Occupational Health and Safety

—Safety Hazards

INDIGENOUS STUDIES 17 courses

—Worldview and History

—Industry Government Relations

PUBLIC SECTOR 30+ courses

—Land Use Planning

—Local Administration and Government

—Information Access and Protection of Privacy

—City Building


I'm ready. How do I apply for the funding?


Get HRDF approved:

For courses
which start between:
Applications will be
accepted beginning:
January 1 – March 31
December 1
April 1 – June 30
March 1
July 1 – September 30
June 1
October 1 – December 31
September 1



Apply online

Log in to E-HRDF and submit the application form. 


Before completing the application, read the step-by-step instructions provided in the HRDF User Manual. If you need additional information, please speak with your HR representative or contact the HRDF office through email (HRDF@ualberta.ca) or by phone at 780-492-4350. More details on eligibility and restrictions can be found on the HRDF website.

Once your HRDF is approved:

HRDF will send you a confirmation.
Your next step is to register in your Extension course: