Community of Practice Webinars and Community Meetings | Queen's University IRC

Queen's University IRC

Queen's University

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

Community of Practice Webinars and Community Meetings

Queen's IRC
Publication date: May, 2020
Community of Practice

Queen's IRC is pleased to bring you a series of free Community of Practice (COP) webinars and online meetings, to allow the IRC community to connect with our facilitators and discuss burning issues in labour relations, human resources and organizational development.

This is a great opportunity to connect with peers, get advice from our facilitators and learn how to approach today's new way of working. There will be weekly opportunities to join a session via Zoom. The upcoming sessions are noted below - we expect them to run about 45 minutes each.

 

Leveraging Pandemic Learnings - (Part 1) Present: Facing the Storm with Queen’s IRC Facilitator Françoise Morissette

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 11 am ET

Applying frameworks and processes from the OD Foundations program to the current pandemic, we will explore the challenges and opportunities inherent to this new landscape. We will also examine pandemic responses at the individual, organizational and collective levels: what is the pandemic teaching us? Which paradigms shifts are required? Where, why and how are we innovating? Which new paths are we venturing into? Which trends are appearing on the horizon, and how are we dealing with them? How is the pandemic building national confidence and competence and why?

For participants, the goal is to explore the current landscape and its implications (Define & Discover), and determine how to leverage challenges & opportunities from a systems perspective.

Format: Interactive presentation, structured discussion, Q & A, and individual applications

Register for Leveraging Pandemic Learnings - (Part 1) Present: Facing the Storm

 

Workplace Communication in the Post COVID-19 Era - with Mercer Canada communications specialists Susannah Crabtree, Abbi Hennigar, and Brennan Heath

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 11 am ET

In the first half of 2020, COVID-19 has drastically changed the modern workplace. In this challenging business environment, it is safe to say that effective internal communication is more important than ever before. Federal and provincial regulations are causing many organizations to re-design their work environment, working arrangements, and HR policies to protect their employees, customers, and overall brand. Managing and aligning internal communication at all levels of the organization through this period of change is critically important to keeping one’s workforce engaged, focused, and productive.

Join Mercer Canada communications specialists Susannah Crabtree, Abbi Hennigar, and Brennan Heath to learn how strategic, consistent, and adaptable internal communications can help you maintain efficiency and productivity throughout this time of crisis.

Format: Presentation and short Q & A

Register for Workplace Communication in the Post COVID-19 Era

 

Leveraging Pandemic Learnings - (Part 2) Past: Learning from Experience - with Queen’s IRC Facilitator Françoise Morissette

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11 am ET

Applying frameworks and processes from the OD Foundations program to pandemics from the past, we will explore how previous experiences enhanced and accelerated response capacity, identify steps required to build integrated systems across the country, and analyze the imperative to mold system parts into a synergistic, aligned and mutually reinforcing structure. We will also uncover the leadership style best suited to crises and examine why.

For participants, the goal is to appreciate the process and skills required to design and implement effective systems (Design & Do) and the capabilities required to lead at the individual, organizational and collective levels.

You do not need to attend part 1 to attend part 2.

Format: Interactive presentation, structured discussion, Q & A, and individual applications.

Register for Leveraging Pandemic Learnings - (Part 2) Past: Learning from Experience

 

Leveraging Pandemic Learnings - (Part 3) Future: Blueprint for Sustainable Success - with Queen’s IRC Facilitator Françoise Morissette

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11 am ET

Applying frameworks and processes from the OD Foundations and Coaching Skills programs, we will explore emerging capabilities required for the post pandemic world, and determine how to develop and embed them through the 4Es: Education, Experience, Exposure and Environment.

For participants, the goal is to apprehend why these capabilities are emerging now, and determine how to integrate them into talent management and organizational performance systems. At this point in the research, emerging capabilities include greater use of interactive technology, system-wide collaboration, widespread innovation, enhanced systems and strategic thinking, and validation of the female leadership brand.

You do not need to attend part 1 or 2 to attend part 3.

Format: Interactive presentation, structured discussion, Q & A, and individual applications.

Register for Leveraging Pandemic Learnings - (Part 3) Future: Blueprint for Sustainable Success

 

Building a Successful Post-Pandemic Future - with Queen’s IRC Facilitator Françoise Morissette

Friday, August 21, 2020 – 11 am ET

Applying frameworks and processes from the OD Foundations program, this facilitated session is designed to help participants process learnings from the series, and identify priorities to help their organizations move forward in an aligned, synergistic, collaborative and innovative manner.

In small, randomly configured groups, participants will discuss learnings and select 3 top organizational priorities for, not only moving forward, but ensuring a sustainable and successful future. They will help each other focus choices and define rationale. From the chat room, the community will identify the most popular priorities and examine patterns, and then small groups will shape a communication approach to share their priorities and rationale back in their organizations: the what, why, who, how and when. Volunteer groups will present, and feedback will be provided by the community.  We will conclude by creating a slogan that represents critical success factors in the post pandemic era and how to embed them in the organizational fabric.

Format: Interactive presentation, structured discussion, Q & A, and individual applications

Register for Building a Successful Post-Pandemic Future

 

‘Design This’ Session 1: Designing the Innovation Hub with Brenda Barker Scott

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:00 am ET

Join our first ‘design this’ series focused on taking a deep dive into new organizational capabilities. Applying frameworks from the Organizational Design and Designing Collaborative Workplaces programs, our first session will identify design drivers, design criteria, and design concepts related to the innovation hub. Come prepared to share how your organization needs to stimulate innovation.

Format: Interactive Presentation and Q&A

Register for ‘Design This’ Session 1: Designing the Innovation Hub

 

Can’t make one of these COP sessions? Subscribe to our emails to see weekly announcements.

The format of each session will vary, and registration will be limited for some sessions. We have a waiting list in place and will schedule additional sessions (on the same topics) based on demand.