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Rotman People Analytics for HR

People Analytics for HR make data a key component of your people strategy

You already know that data can help you make better decisions, but the science of people analytics can seem intimidating. Rotman's People Analytics for HR program is designed to teach people like you how to understand, interpret, and apply data strategically in your organization.

You'll learn:

  • What makes HR data actionable
  • How to quantify complex data like language and personality traits
  • How to make the leap from statistical insights to organizational change

In just four days, develop the ability to cut through jargon and improve performance. Data and analytics are not a replacement for great HR – they're complementary tools that can and should be applied to inform decision-making and improve results.

Apply NowAPR 19-27, 2022 | $3,400 CAD + HST


Our expert faculty have industry experience in both HR and advanced analytics, making them perfectly positioned to answer your questions, address your specific challenges, and jump-start your organization's People Analytics program. Learn alongside a cohort of HR professionals across the public and private sectors through case studies, dashboards and more.

From recruiting and talent retention to ensuring employee wellness while working from home, this program will help you apply these tools to make impactful organizational change.

Meet the Faculty and Instructors teaching in People Analytics for HR

Gregory Distelhorst, Featured Faculty

Assistant Professor, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources and Strategic Management Area

Lead faculty Gregory Distelhorst uses statistical analysis to understand how multinational firms shape labor standards in the developing world through their global supply chains. His industry collaborations include Nike, Gap, Patagonia, and other billion-dollar multinationals in the retail and apparel industries. His published research appears in leading journals in management, industrial relations, and political science. Greg teaches applied analytics and statistical computing for HR professionals in the University of Toronto MIRHR program.

Apply NowAPR 19-27, 2022 | $3,400 CAD + HST

Designed to Deliver Maximum Impact Virtually

Experience the power of Rotman's virtual portfolio in achieving your goals, even in disruptive environments. We've not only adapted our leading open enrolment portfolio for a virtual environment, but have designed our programs to capitalize on the unique benefits offered by online settings. These programs make it easy for you to continue your growth while you navigate the current challenges of working from different environments. Access world-class faculty in live sessions for the latest research and insights, grow your connections with peers from different industries and organizations and refine your leadership strengths from the comfort of wherever you are.

Technical Requirements

This program will be delivered over Zoom and requires access to this platform. Terms and conditions for Zoom usage can be found here: This program requires a stable internet connection, the latest version of the Google Chrome internet browser, and use of a microphone. Access to a webcam is preferred but optional.

Application Process

Before beginning the application process, please review the application policies. To apply, complete the online application form.

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Each application is reviewed by Rotman's admissions committee to ensure participants have the appropriate academic and work experience.

Participant Notification Process

If space is available and eligibility requirements are met, participants will receive a notice of admission within 10 days of receipt of a completed application and fee deposit.


Payments can be made online. A deposit of 50% of the program fee (or $4,000) is required at time of application. If the full fee is not paid at the time of application, the balance of the program fee is due 30 days after receipt of invoice or 30 days before program start date, whichever is first. Fees will be refunded to those not accepted into the program.

The Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources is home to research on the world of work at the University of Toronto. Its faculty engage with governments and organizations worldwide to create positive outcomes for both workers and organizations.

HPRA Seal This program has been approved for 12 CPD hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA).


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Date and fees

4 half-day virtual sessions

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April 19-20 & 26-27, 2022

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Participant profile:
Human resource professionals including managers and directors from both the public and private sectors

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$3,400 CAD + HST

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