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Queen's University IRC

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Practitioner-Focused Research

Our research includes a variety of activities that complement our programming. Through surveys, interviews, and articles, we aim to communicate trends in the HR and LR fields.

Upcoming Programs

Professional Training Across CanadaWestCentralEast

Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
Feb 27-Mar 1, 2018 - Toronto
Managing Unionized Environments
Mar 6-8, 2018 - Toronto
Talent Management
Mar 6-7, 2018 - Regina
Labour Relations Foundations
Mar 18-23, 2018 - Kingston
Coaching Skills
Mar 26-27, 2018 - Ottawa
Negotiation Skills
Apr 8-13, 2018 - Kingston
Organizational Design
Apr 10-12, 2018 - Toronto
Strategic Grievance Handling
Apr 17-20, 2018 - Toronto
Designing Change
Apr 17-19, 2018 - Toronto
Advanced HR
Apr 24-26, 2018 - Ottawa
Mastering Fact-Finding and Investigation
Apr 24-27, 2018 - Calgary
Strategies for Workplace Conflicts
May 1-3, 2018 - Kingston
Change Management
May 1-3, 2018 - Toronto
Workplace Restoration
May 8-10, 2018 - Toronto
HR Metrics and Analytics
May 8-10, 2018 - Toronto
Managing Unionized Environments
May 15-17, 2018 - Halifax
Designing Collaborative Workplaces
May 15-17, 2018 - Edmonton
Labour Relations Foundations
May 28-June 1, 2018 - Victoria
Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
May 29-31, 2018 - Calgary
Labour Arbitration Skills
June 3-7, 2018 - Kingston
Organization Development Foundations
June 5-8, 2018 - Toronto
Talent Management
Jun 12-13, 2018 - Toronto
Strategies for Workplace Conflicts
Jun 12-14, 2018 - St. John's
Strategic Grievance Handling
Jul 17-20, 2018 - Halifax
Mastering Fact-Finding and Investigation
Jul 17-20, 2018 - Kingston
Designing Collaborative Workplaces
Sep 18-20, 2018 - Ottawa
Labour Relations Foundations
Sep 23-28, 2018 - Kingston
Coaching Skills
Sep 26-27, 2018 - Edmonton
Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
Oct 2-4, 2018 - Vancouver
Managing Unionized Environments
Oct 2-4, 2018 - Saskatoon
Performance Management
Oct 10-11, 2018 - Toronto
Change Management
Oct 16-18, 2018 - Kingston
Negotiation Skills
Oct 21-26, 2018 - Kingston
HR Metrics and Analytics
Oct 23-25, 2018 - Toronto
Strategies for Workplace Conflicts
Oct 30- Nov 1, 2018 - Toronto
Building Trust in the Workplace
Nov 1, 2018 - Toronto
Mastering Fact-Finding and Investigation
Nov 6-9, 2018 - Victoria
Organization Development Foundations
Nov 6-9, 2018 - Toronto
Advanced HR
Nov 14-16,2018 - Toronto
Coaching Skills
Nov 14-15, 2018 - Toronto
Workplace Restoration
Nov 20-22, 2018 - Kingston
Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
Nov 20-22, 2018 - Halifax
Managing Unionized Environments
Nov 27-29, 2018 - Toronto
Organizational Design
Nov 27-29, 2018 - Ottawa
Negotiation Skills
Dec 3-7, 2018 - Victoria
Talent Management
Dec 4-5, 2018 - Toronto
Managing Unionized Environments
Feb 12-14, 2019 - Ottawa
Organizational Design
Feb 12-14, 2019 - Calgary
Designing Change
Feb 26-28, 2019 - Toronto
Labour Relations Foundations
Mar 3-8, 2019 - Kingston
Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
Mar 5-7, 2019 - Ottawa
Advanced HR
Mar 19-21, 2019 - Toronto
Performance Management
Mar 26-27, 2019 - Victoria
Strategic Grievance Handling
Mar 26-29, 2019 - Toronto
Mastering Fact-Finding and Investigation
Apr 2-5, 2019 - Toronto
Negotiation Skills
Apr 7-12, 2019 - Kingston
Change Management
Apr 9-11, 2019 - Toronto
Coaching Skills
Apr 16-17, 2019 - Calgary
Building Trust in the Workplace
Apr 26, 2019 - Toronto
Organization Development Foundations
Apr 30-May 3, 2019 - Toronto
Strategies for Workplace Conflicts
Apr 30-May 2, 2019 - Kingston
HR Metrics and Analytics
May 7-9, 2019 - Toronto
Designing Collaborative Workplaces
May 14-16, 2019 - Kingston
Labour Arbitration Skills
May 26-30, 2019 - Kingston
Labour Relations Foundations
Jun 3-7, 2019 - Halifax
Negotiation Skills
Jul 22-26, 2019 - Halifax
Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
Feb 27-Mar 1, 2018 - Toronto
Managing Unionized Environments
Mar 6-8, 2018 - Toronto
Labour Relations Foundations
Mar 18-23, 2018 - Kingston
Coaching Skills
Mar 26-27, 2018 - Ottawa
Negotiation Skills
Apr 8-13, 2018 - Kingston
Organizational Design
Apr 10-12, 2018 - Toronto
Strategic Grievance Handling
Apr 17-20, 2018 - Toronto
Designing Change
Apr 17-19, 2018 - Toronto
Advanced HR
Apr 24-26, 2018 - Ottawa
Strategies for Workplace Conflicts
May 1-3, 2018 - Kingston
Change Management
May 1-3, 2018 - Toronto
Workplace Restoration
May 8-10, 2018 - Toronto
HR Metrics and Analytics
May 8-10, 2018 - Toronto
Labour Arbitration Skills
June 3-7, 2018 - Kingston
Organization Development Foundations
June 5-8, 2018 - Toronto
Talent Management
Jun 12-13, 2018 - Toronto
Mastering Fact-Finding and Investigation
Jul 17-20, 2018 - Kingston
Designing Collaborative Workplaces
Sep 18-20, 2018 - Ottawa
Labour Relations Foundations
Sep 23-28, 2018 - Kingston
Performance Management
Oct 10-11, 2018 - Toronto
Change Management
Oct 16-18, 2018 - Kingston
Negotiation Skills
Oct 21-26, 2018 - Kingston
HR Metrics and Analytics
Oct 23-25, 2018 - Toronto
Strategies for Workplace Conflicts
Oct 30- Nov 1, 2018 - Toronto
Building Trust in the Workplace
Nov 1, 2018 - Toronto
Organization Development Foundations
Nov 6-9, 2018 - Toronto
Advanced HR
Nov 14-16,2018 - Toronto
Coaching Skills
Nov 14-15, 2018 - Toronto
Workplace Restoration
Nov 20-22, 2018 - Kingston
Managing Unionized Environments
Nov 27-29, 2018 - Toronto
Organizational Design
Nov 27-29, 2018 - Ottawa
Talent Management
Dec 4-5, 2018 - Toronto
Managing Unionized Environments
Feb 12-14, 2019 - Ottawa
Designing Change
Feb 26-28, 2019 - Toronto
Labour Relations Foundations
Mar 3-8, 2019 - Kingston
Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
Mar 5-7, 2019 - Ottawa
Advanced HR
Mar 19-21, 2019 - Toronto
Strategic Grievance Handling
Mar 26-29, 2019 - Toronto
Mastering Fact-Finding and Investigation
Apr 2-5, 2019 - Toronto
Negotiation Skills
Apr 7-12, 2019 - Kingston
Change Management
Apr 9-11, 2019 - Toronto
Building Trust in the Workplace
Apr 26, 2019 - Toronto
Organization Development Foundations
Apr 30-May 3, 2019 - Toronto
Strategies for Workplace Conflicts
Apr 30-May 2, 2019 - Kingston
HR Metrics and Analytics
May 7-9, 2019 - Toronto
Designing Collaborative Workplaces
May 14-16, 2019 - Kingston
Labour Arbitration Skills
May 26-30, 2019 - Kingston

Organization Development Articles

IRC Articles and Papers Human Resources and Labour Relations Research and Resources

Organization Development Articles

Brenda Barker Scott, Queen's IRC Facilitator
Publication date: February, 2017

Let’s begin with a question. Are you experiencing barriers to working collaboratively, even though you know collaboration is necessary? If you answered yes, this article is for you. We all know that contemporary work requires collaboration. In our fast-paced, knowledge-intensive workplaces, success requires people to integrate and leverage their efforts. more

Françoise Morissette, Queen's IRC Facilitator
Publication date: September, 2016

Homelessness is often viewed as a daunting, if not a wicked problem. Yet, Alberta has shown the way to solutions that deliver results. In contrast with other Canadian jurisdictions who favour municipal approaches, Alberta broke new ground in 2009 by defining an ambitious vision for the entire province: Ending homelessness in 10 years, instead of simply ‘managing’ or ‘reducing’ it. more

Brendan Sweeney, Queen's University IRC
Publication date: February, 2016

The world of work is changing, and the most successful organizations and practitioners are those that understand how these changes impact the way they do business. To help them do so, and to foster further dialogue, Queen’s IRC hosted the Workplace in Motion Summit. This report elaborates on the most important questions, issues, and themes identified by Summit participants going forward. more

A Case Study: Guelph General Hospital

Karen Suk-Patrick - Director of Organizational Development and Employee Health Services, Guelph General Hospital, Chantal Thorn - Organizational Development Specialist, Guelph General Hospital
Publication date: January, 2016

First impressions count.  However in the workplace, organizations often fail to realize that this truism is a two way street.  As much as we form first impressions about the people we interview, hire and welcome into our organizations, the employee is on a parallel journey.  How did we interview them?  How did we invite them to join our organization and how did we welcome them when they arrived? more

Penny Scott, Network Engagement Practitioner, Health Nexus
Publication date: January, 2016

This article will focus on the practice of social network mapping within organizations to deliberately leverage and engage intra-organizational sets of informal connections that are less “hard-wired” than formal organizational working relationships. In particular, the article will highlight the applications of the tool to identify hidden talent and leadership within the organization to support succession planning initiatives and diagnose internal communication and decision making blockages. more

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