Associate Professor
Office
Northwest Building
Phone
+1 (604) 513-2121 ext. 3337
Fax:
+1 (604) 513-2042

Department(s) or Program(s)

Biography

Andrea Soberg has worked for TWU since 1999 and was Dean of the School of Business from 2008-2014. She is also an Associate Professor, leading the HR Management specialization in the BBA program. In addition to her work at TWU, she continues to run People First Consulting where she works with organizations, in both the private and public sector, assisting them in becoming more productive and profitable through effective planning and use of their people. She has been a presenter at national conferences, has taught at the Business Schools at the University of Victoria and Camosun College, Victoria, and been a guest lecturer at Fachushule Wiener Neustadt, Austria.

Ms. Soberg is the author of several articles in field of human resources and has published a hands-on book entitled Human Resource Planning: An Introduction She holds a Master of Industrial Relations degree from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University, and has the professional certification for  human resources, Certified Human Resource Professional.

Research & Scholarship

Strategic Human Resource Planning; New Models for Labour-Management Negotiations

Education

  • MIR (Master of Industrial Relations) - University of Toronto
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP)
  • BA - Simon Fraser University

Recent Publications

Soberg, A. (2011) Understanding the real imbalance when conducting human resource planning. European Journal of Management, 11.

Soberg, A. (2011) Planning for Managed Success: The HR Factor. PeopleTalk,16:1, 26-27.

Soberg, A. and A. Bennington.  (2009). Workforce Planning: Implications for Healthcare in Canada. People & Strategy 32 (3).

Thiessen, E.M. and A. Soberg (2002). "Smartsettle described with the Montreal Taxonomy." Group Decision and Negotiation 12: 165-170.

Adjibolosoo, S. and A. Soberg (2000). "A Human Factor Approach to Human Resource Management and Organization Development". Review of Human Factor Studies 6 (2): 1 - 12.

Soberg, A. (1996). Human Resource Planning: An Introduction, 2nd Edition. Victoria, People First.

Soberg, A. (1992). Human Resource Planning: An Introduction. Victoria, People First Consulting.

Soberg, A. (1991). Human Resource Planning Game. Victoria, People First Consulting.

Soberg, A. (1988). Human Resource Planning: Three Case Studies. Ontario, Ministry of Skills Development.

Soberg, A. (1986). Profile of Private Sector Suppliers of Training Services in Ontario. Ontario, Labour Market Research Group, Ministry of Skills Development

Conference Presentations:

October 2005: Presenter at Alumni Showcase, session title Talent Management, Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources, University of Toronto, ON

May 2004: Presented preliminary research results on The Change in Negotiation Styles when Using an Electronic Negotiation System, CORS/INFORS Conference, Banff, AB

March 2003: Co-Presenter at HRMA Innovation Series, session title Electronic Negotiations Systems in Labour Management Negotiations, HRMA, Vancouver, BC

September 2002: Presenter at Innovative Responses to the Emerging Issues in HR and IR, session title Negotiating the Balanced Scorecard at BC Gas, Centre for Industrial Relations, University of Toronto, ON

October 2000: Presenter at the Linking People to Purpose, Leadership Expo 2000, session title HR Planning for the Future, Charlottetown, PEI.

November 1999: Participating member of the Work Research Foundation Symposium on Co-operative Labour Relations: Translating Theory into Practice, Vancouver, BC

May 1999: Presenter at BC Public Sector Human Resources Symposium, Human Resources - A Balanced Approach. Session Title: Human Resource Planning, Vancouver, BC

June 1996: Presenter at Canadian Public Personnel Management Association (CPPMA) National Conference, Navigating Change: Preparing for Tomorrow. Session Title: Human Resource Planning for Change, Halifax, NS.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • BCHRMA (BC Human Resource Management Society)
  • HRPS (Human Resource Planning Society)
  • CBFA (Christian Business Faculty Association)

Expertise

Human Resource and Workforce Planning, Teams and Teambuilding, and Organization Design and Change Management

Courses Taught

  • BUSI 351 - Industrial Relations
  • BUSI 352 - Managing the Human Resource
  • BUSI 353 - Human Resources Management for the HR Professional
  • BUSI 363 - Organizational Design and Development
  • iMBA 552 - International Human Resources Management