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Director's Note - August 2017

Paul Juniper, Queen's IRC Director
Publication date: August, 2017
Paul Juniper, Director, Queen's IRC

2017 continues to be a year of significant anniversaries. Queen’s University is celebrating its 175th, Canada its 150th and the IRC is marking 80 years of professional development programs for HR, LR and OD professionals. These milestones are important, as they provide a valuable opportunity to celebrate our achievements, but also reflect on how the world of work has dramatically changed over time.

Over the years, Queen’s IRC has continued to develop and refine training approaches for this rapidly shifting workplace. Our programs are developed and delivered by facilitators with real-world experience, who know how to build high-performance teams and cultivate healthy and productive union-management relationships.

But don’t just take our word for it. Once again, we’ve been named as the winner of the Labour Relations Training Providers category in HR Reporter’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. Our participants tell us that they value our experiential approach to learning, providing them with the critical skills and tools they need to lead transformational change and employee development.

We’re proud of our history, but not content to rest on our laurels. This past year, we introduced our new Designing Collaborative Workplaces program, created to help HR professionals develop and manage teams in today’s interdisciplinary work environment. We also launched our Performance Management program, which is getting rave reviews from participants who are gaining the skills and tools they need to develop a model that drives accountability, quality, productivity, competence and recognition. In early 2018, we’ll be introducing several new offerings in response to client requests and current trends.

Thank you for choosing Queen’s IRC and being part of our 80 years of success. We look forward to working with you this year as we enter our ninth decade of learning!

Paul Juniper, MA, CHRL, CPHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director, Queen’s University IRC