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Stephanie Noel, Queen's IRC Director
Publication date: August, 2020

We invite everyone who works in a labour relations role (both union and management) to participate in our survey on the State of Labour Relations in Canada. Complete the Survey Now more

The Compassion Revolution Series: Article 2

Françoise Morissette, Queen's IRC Facilitator
Publication date: July, 2020

What if the entire population becomes vulnerable due a pandemic? COVID-19 took the world by surprise, then by storm, compelling us to adapt to new realities which considerably impact our individual, social and professional lives. The Canadian Federal Government, responsible for leading the pandemic crisis response, had to take effective and swift action in a rapidly shifting environment, driven by a new and mysterious threat. Implementing a multitude of effective responses across the country during COVID-19 posed a significant challenge for the Federal Government with regards to speed, agility and performance, and they proved up to the task, using an action learning, collaborative and iterative approach. more

Queen's IRC
Publication date: July, 2020

We hope that you and your colleagues are staying safe during this pandemic. We are grateful for the essential staff in our community who have been working on the front lines to keep us safe, fed and healthy during this time. Given the current Covid-19 situation, we have cancelled some programs and adjusted our fall 2020 program lineup. more

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The Present: Facing the Storm

Françoise Morissette, Queen's IRC Facilitator
Publication date: June, 2020

Emergencies and crises often create the perfect storm for transformation, as change is primarily driven by the powerful winds of Pain and/or Gain. Not surprisingly, up to 80% of change is propelled by Pain, a wake up call that pushes us out of complacency, providing opportunities to raise the bar, innovate, shift paradigms, modernize, and make systems work better for more people. more

The Past: Learning from Experience and Building Capacity

Françoise Morissette, Queen's IRC Facilitator
Publication date: June, 2020

This is not the first time Canada has faced pandemics. What have we learned from past experiences? How can we leverage these learnings, now and for the future? How can we continue to evolve and improve? Here’s a summary of our experience so far.
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