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Publication date: August, 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.

 

The Importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Business Through an HR Lens – with Mercer Canada specialists Eva Kwok and Susannah Crabtree

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 – 11 am ET

As we begin the final quarter in a year that has highlighted the critical importance of the business role of HR professional, many Canadian organizations are considering how to strengthen their talent strategies for the future. It is well established that having a diverse workforce and a broad range of perspectives at the table has a significant positive impact on KPIs and business results.

This session will focus on leading strategies that HR leaders can use to promote and sustain a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Join Mercer Canada’s DEI specialists Eva Kwok and Susannah Crabtree to discuss considerations and strategies for your organization’s DEI roadmap, extending well beyond compliance.

Format: Presentation and short Q & A

Register for The Importance of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Business Through an HR Lens

 

Performance Management in Challenging Times: Contextual Trends and Challenges – with Queen’s IRC Facilitators Ian Cullwick and Ross Roxburgh

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 11 am ET

The pandemic has created a number of pressures as front-line leaders and others navigate these turbulent times. Challenges abound, with few more pressing than the need to adapt performance management strategies and actions to an uncertain and virtual environment.

This session will focus on the broader contextual trends which have emerged over the past months and their implications for effective performance measurement and management. Our facilitator team of Ian and Ross will then do a ‘deep dive’ into the critical topic of feedback as a major input into performance. Recent research and the direct experience of those who lead teams will complement the growing importance of this fundamental aspect of performance.

Format: Presentation and short Q & A

Register for Performance Management in Challenging Times

 

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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.