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Director's Note - January 2015

Your workplace is changing... are you?

Paul Juniper, Queen's IRC Director
Publication date: January, 2015
Paul Juniper, Director, Queen's IRC
Paul Juniper, Queen's IRC Director

There has been a great deal of discussion these days about generational differences at work. Millennials are seeking different rewards than their older co-workers, and evolving technology is changing the way we all do our jobs. In such a diverse and constantly shifting environment, how do we build teams that foster collaboration, trust and a shared vision for success?

Queen's IRC programs tackle that challenge head on, using evidence-based tools and hands-on activities to help you design processes and practices that result in a positive work environment that clearly contributes to the bottom line.

I am pleased to introduce our new Designing Change program to help you map out and lead a transformational culture shift that engages multi-generational team members from all levels of your organization. Our new Building Trust in the Workplace program is offered as a one-day workshop or as an add-on to other select courses, and focuses on developing the vital skills, practices and process that result in a culture of respect and trust. And our highly popular Change Management program gives you the confidence and tools you will need to diagnose, plan and implement changes in your organization.

In 2015, we will also be introducing a new opportunity to take your professional development to a higher level with a one-day Summit designed specifically for Human Resources, Labour Relations and Organizational Design professionals. The Summit will feature excellent opportunities to share ideas and challenges with colleagues and your own team members, through innovative learning sessions and experiential activities designed to help you embrace and use change to your advantage. Look for details in the near future.

At Queen's IRC, we continue to develop new programs that are based on your feedback and founded in solid research and evidenced-based practices. I invite you to explore our new programs, and to make 2015 a year of positive approaches to your changing world.

Paul Juniper, CHRL, SPHR
Director, Queen's IRC

"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything."
- George Bernard Shaw