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Queen's IRC at the Top Employer Summit

Join Queen’s IRC at the Top Employer Summit

Queen’s IRC will be attending the Top Employer Summit, which takes place on November 13-14, 2013 at The Hilton Hotel in downtown Toronto. The Top Employer Summit presents a spectacular line-up of world-class speakers, thought-leaders and the best case studies from their annual competition, Canada’s Top 100 Employers project. The Keynote speaker at this year’s conference is Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Stephanie Noel, Queen's IRC Business Development Manager

Queen’s IRC Marketing Survey Results and Winners

With over 850 responses to our Queen's IRC Marketing survey, I am pleased to announce the winners of the $50 coffee cards, and share some of the results with you. Eighty-seven percent of our respondents have five or more years of experience in the human resources, labour relations or organizational development professions. The majority of our respondents (69%) are in the 40 to 59 age group.  About 23% of the respondents are unionized, and 47% identified HR as their primary role within their organization.

Queen's IRC Archvie Revitalization Project

Queen’s IRC Archive Revitalization Project

The Queen’s IRC archive revitalization project has been unveiled.  The goal of the project, driven by Queen’s IRC Director Paul Juniper, was to digitize archive publications to make them available to the public once again. “I am excited to be able to share our IRC research and publication history in a new and accessible way,” said Juniper.

Stephanie Noel

Let’s get connected – Queen’s IRC goes social

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new videos on the Queen's IRC YouTube channel. Take a sneak peek inside the IRC classroom and hear from our facilitators and participants about some of our most popular programs: Negotiation Skills, Managing Unionized Environments, and Labour Arbitration Skills. The Q&A series of videos feature our expert facilitators answering questions about current issues in the labour relations and human resources field.

Paul Juniper, Director, Queen's IRC

Transform Knowledge into Action with Queen’s IRC

Whether you are working towards one of our certificates or preparing for new challenges, our 2013/14 schedule offers learning opportunities that provide the skills you need as your work and team evolves. The Fall 2013-2014 Program Planner outlines our wide range of learning streams, taught by industry leaders who use real-world experience and evidence-based best practices in our classrooms. The Planner includes program details, certificate requirements, and information about our customized training sessions. Download our Fall 2013-2014 Program Planner now!

Queen's IRC launches new website

Announcing the Queen’s IRC Website Redesign

Queen's IRC is pleased to announce that its new website has officially launched. It was redesigned with simplicity, ease of use, and mobile compatibility in mind. Designed and developed in house, the new website offers enhanced navigational features, as well as a fresh look and updated content.

Paul Juniper, Director, Queen's IRC

Director’s Note – Fall 2013

“There is nothing in this world constant, but inconstancy.” (Jonathan Swift, 1709)

Swift’s words were true in the 18th century, and they remain true today.  We live in a world of continuous change – in both our personal and professional lives. And as our communities become more global and our careers more integrated, it can be challenging to keep up with breaking trends and best practices for your organization’s success.

Erin O'Flynn is the first participant to earn the IRC's Advanced HR Certificate. She is pictured here with IRC Director Paul Juniper, who spearheaded the creation of the Advanced HR programming and the Advanced HR Certificate.

Queen’s IRC Awards First Advanced HR Certificate

When Paul Juniper became the Director of Queen's University Industrial Relations Centre (IRC) in 2006, he recognized the need for more senior level training in the changing human resources (HR) profession. To accomplish this, he designed a new series of Advanced HR programs to enhance the strategic knowledge, ability, and capability of HR practitioners. The goal was to enable HR practitioners to shift from an administrative and/or transactional role, to one that has become an integral part of an organization's business strategy – an HR business partner.

Paul Juniper, Director, Queen's IRC

Human Resources: A Queen’s IRC Update

Over the past few years, I've spent a lot of time talking about the future of the HR profession; a future that I think is filled with opportunity and possibility. We've seen tangible progression in the role of the HR function within organizations. Increasingly, the HR function is viewed as a strategic partner, called upon to provide critical advice and concrete guidance.
 

IRC Commemorative History, 1937-2012

In 2012, the IRC celebrated 75 years of industrial relations at Queen's. To commemorate the event, we've outlined the evolution of the IRC by focusing on the achievements of past directors, and the study of industrial relations at Queen's during this time.
 

Former IRC Directors, Don Carter and Carol Beatty, with current IRC Director, Paul Juniper.

Queen’s IRC: A Diamond Celebration

On October 12, 2012, the IRC commemorated a diamond milestone: 75 years of industrial relations at Queen's University. The afternoon provided an opportunity to reflect on the IRC's history, its accomplishments, and the many individuals and organizations that have been instrumental in shaping the Centre's journey.

Dr. W. Donald Wood, Director of the Industrial Relations Centre (1960-1985) and first Director of the School of Industrial Relations (1983-1985).

Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence

In 1937, Queen's University formed the Industrial Relations Section. Since then, the Section has evolved to include two academic programs, a Master of Industrial Relations (MIR) and a Professional Master of Industrial Relations (PMIR), and the practitioner-focused Industrial Relations Centre (IRC).

Paul Juniper, Director, Queen's IRC

Advancing the IRC Experience

I often think of September as a transitional month, full of promise and new beginnings. Not only does it mark a seasonal change, as summer turns to fall; it is also the time when students across the country head back to school. The Queen's campus is once again bustling with activity, with the start of the new academic year.  

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