Queen's University IRC

Advanced Human Resources

A Unique Program for Mid-Career HR and LR Professionals

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There are currently no dates scheduled for this program. Please call 1-888-858-7838 or email us at irc@queensu.ca for more information, or to be added to our waiting list.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Having a solid grounding in the functional areas of traditional HR, such as compensation or recruitment and retention, is now just the price of admission. To really make your mark and have a measurable and recognized impact, you as a human resources and labour relations professional need a deeper tool kit. As one of Canada’s most respected and specialized management development units, Queen’s IRC has developed a new program that will help you go far beyond transactional mastery.

In the unique Advanced HR program, learn how to pull on key HR levers and make adjustments within the HR function for greater impact in the larger organization.

The program’s curriculum has been validated by both scholarly and professional research. It incorporates the ground-breaking work by David Ulrich and others, that identifies the knowledge and abilities that people management practitioners require now and in the coming years to be credible and valuable contributors.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Human Resources and Labour Relations professionals with at least three years experience managing an HR department or functional specialists.

TAKEAWAY TOOLS

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

PROGRAM DETAILS

The program’s curriculum has been validated by both scholarly and professional research. It incorporates the ground-breaking work by David Ulrich and others, that identifies the knowledge and abilities that people management practitioners require now and in the coming years to be credible and valuable contributors.

a) You as a Credible Activist

What does it take to move into a business support role? How does a highly skilled HR Specialist build trusting relationships with the business units they support? This module focuses on what it takes to work from the “outside in” with a business unit, understanding how unit leaders think about the business and what’s important from their perspective. Take away a plan for building credibility with your business unit.

b) You as an HR Innovator and Integrator

Moving into a business support role means learning to look at the unit as a whole. What HR support does the unit need, and what is your role in understanding, integrating, and interfacing where appropriate? Participants will create a learning plan to build their capabilities in understanding when and how to leverage all facets of HR in supporting the business.

c) You as Capability Builder

Advanced HR practice requires the ability to work at the intersection of culture and leadership development. This unit focuses on the HR leader’s role in culture and organizational capability building. Discussion will focus on how the HR leader can significantly influence culture through leading the talent development efforts of the organization.

d) You as Strategic Positioner

Success as a senior level HR practitioner requires an absolute understanding of the external customer and how the organization’s understanding of that customer frames the entire context for strategy. Participants will be introduced to a model for understanding that framework and how understanding the work requirements of various levels of the organization strengthens the strategic position.

FACILITATORS AND GUEST SPEAKERS

Paul Juniper

Lead Facilitator
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Paul Juniper

Paul Juniper (MA, Geography (York); Honourary Life Member, HRPA) was the sixth Director of the Queen’s University Industrial Relations Centre (Queen’s IRC), serving in that role from 2006 to 2018.  Paul is a leading and respected figure in Canada’s HR community, with over 30 years of experience in human resources and association leadership.


Paul is particularly sought for his views on the future of the human resources profession. He speaks regularly at conferences on trends in human resources, and the ways in which individuals and their organizations can continue to raise the bar on HR. Paul developed and designed the Queen’s IRC Advanced HR Certificate to meet the increasingly complex professional development needs of HR practitioners. He teaches on Queen’s IRC’s Strategic Workforce Planning, Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy, Building Trust in the Workplace and HR Metrics and Analytics programs.  His research focuses on the state of the HR profession both in Canada and around the globe.


Paul is past member of the Advisory Board for the Banff Centre for Leadership and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre Advisory Board. Throughout his distinguished career, Paul has served as Vice-President of Human Resources for national and international companies, and also managed a Toronto-based consultancy, focusing on strategic planning and recruitment. Paul was an interim CEO of the Human Resources Professionals Association of Ontario (now known as HRPA), President of its Board, and was instrumental in the adoption of a degree requirement for certification in human resources. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Council of HR Associations, and sat on its Independent Board of Examiners for many years. In addition, he has taught in both college and university environments.