As the year draws to a close, I would like to reflect on some of the highlights for Queen’s IRC. This year, we introduced an advanced change management course called Designing Change, which provides the tools and skills needed to map out and lead a transformational culture shift in an organization. We also ran a 2015 Workplace in Motion Summit which explored the changing world of work. Next year, we will be launching a program about HR Analytics and Metrics. (Watch for information coming soon.)
I would like to take a minute to thank all the sponsors, and the participants who attended programs this year. Congratulations to those who have earned their certificates in Advanced Human Resources, Organization Development Fundamentals, Labour Relations and Advanced Labour Relations.
On behalf of Queen’s IRC, I would like to thank you for your continued support of our programs and our practitioner-focused research. This year we released An Inquiry into the State of HR in Canada in 2013: Executive Summary. Next year, we will be conducting a survey to follow-up on our 2012 Inquiry into the State of Labour Relations in Canada. I am proud of the work we are doing at Queen’s IRC, and I encourage you to take a few minutes to review the excellent papers and articles we have released this fall.
- An Inquiry into the State of HR in Canada in 2013: Executive Summary - Paul Juniper, Brendan Sweeney and Alison Hill
- There is No Cookie Cutter Approach to Labour Relations - Leanne Gray
- Business Intelligence, Big Data, and HR - Ian Turnbull
- HR Secrets of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies - Lynda Zugec
- Managing Under the Microscope: The Next Tsunami of Environmental Disasters in the Workplace - Diane Wiesenthal
- Creating a Mentoring Culture for Organizational Success: A Guideline for Successful Mentoring Programs - Alice Kubicek
- Professional Commitment Guilt and the 24 Hour a Day Workplace - Blaine Donais and Joel Moody
- Grow Your HR Career by Helping to Grow Your Organization - Sandi Cardillo
- Would Roger Martin Consider HRM to be a Profession? - Claude Balthazard
- Successful professionalization: What can we learn from Forsyth & Danisiewicz? - Claude Balthazard
- Is Your Workplace in Motion? Exploring the New Employee, the New Work, and the New Workplace - Brenda Barker Scott
- Peter Edwards Delivers 2015 W. D. Wood Lecture - A Futurist's Look at IR/HR: Why it's Time to Start Over - Cathy Sheldrick
- Managing Emotional Reactions to Organizational Change - Kate Sikerbol
- The Importance of Communication for Effective Change Management: A Case Study About the ‘Made in Cogeco’ Change Model - Erin O’Flynn
- Successfully Changing Workplace Culture with the Boundary Theory: A Team’s Journey to Manage Culture More Effectively in a Unionized Environment - Neil Culp
- The Future of Labour - Derik McArthur
This year, we have released several papers by past Queen's IRC Director, Dr. Carol Beatty. These papers are part of a book that Carol is writing on change management.
- The Tough Work of Managing Change
- The Who of Change
- The Why of Change
- The What of Change: Creating a Motivating Vision for Change Projects
- The How of Change
- A Closer Look at Resistance to Change
- Communicating During an Organizational Change
- Key Success Factors of Planned Change Projects
To view a list of articles from Spring 2015: Looking Back on Spring 2015...