Director’s Note – Fall 2015

Paul Juniper, Director, Queen's IRC

A Workplace in Motion

Paul Juniper, Director, Queen's IRCAre you ready for change? Our inaugural Workplace in Motion Summit, held on April 16th in Toronto, brought together over 100 HR, LR and OD professionals eager to learn about the forces that are changing the way we work, and to brainstorm strategies for organizations to prepare for the transformation of our workplace cultures and practices.

The Summit identified four major trends: globalization, technology, the rise of the knowledge era and the influx of millennials, who are leading an evolution in organizational cultures. Presenters from Shopify, Free the Children and Open Text gave their perspectives on how organizations must manage the shift in order to stay relevant and successful.

At Queen’s IRC, we also must shift with the times. Our evidence-based programs are carefully designed and reviewed to blend foundational principles with innovative ideas and practices that facilitate change and nurture positive alliances across organizational functions.

Our Designing Change program, for example, is designed to help you lead a transformational culture shift that engages multi-generational team members from all levels of your organization. It is a perfect fit with our Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy program – and combined with our Organizational Design and Change Management programs, provides the tools you’ll need to strategically develop trans-disciplinary capabilities for collaborative growth.

On the Labour Relations side, we are pleased to offer our Strategic Grievance Handling program, a thoughtful and practical approach to labour relations that involves identifying workplace-wide issues and problems, and analyzes how individual grievance management can address those issues. In addition, our popular Mastering Fact-Finding and Investigation program is designed to give you the skills to plan investigations, conduct interviews, and properly weigh the evidence.

The world isn’t standing still – and neither should you. Give you and your organization an edge with professional development that will give you the skills you need to thrive in a workplace in motion.

Paul Juniper, MA, CHRL, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director, Queen’s IRC

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