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Organization Development Foundations
Nov 2-6, 2020 (Full Days): Virtual Seat
Change Management
Nov 3-5, 2020 (10am-4:30pm EST): Virtual Seat
Managing Unionized Environments
Nov 16-19, 2020 (11:30am-5:00pm EST): Virtual Seat
Performance Management
Nov 16-17 & 24-25, 2020 (1:00pm-4:00pm EST): Virtual Seat
HR Metrics and Analytics
Nov 23-26, 2020 (10am to 3pm EST): Virtual Seat
Organizational Design
Dec 7-11, 2020 (11:00am-3:30pm EST) - Virtual Seat
Managing Unionized Environments
February 23-25, 2021 - Ottawa
Strategies for Workplace Conflicts
March 2-4, 2021 - Kingston
Linking HR Strategy to Business Strategy
March 8-11, 2021 (10am to 3pm EST): Virtual Seat
Change Management
March 9-11, 2021 - Kingston
Labour Relations Foundations
March 22-26, 2021 (10am to 5pm EST): Virtual Seat
Strategic Workforce Planning
March 24-25, 2021 - Toronto
Building Trust in the Workplace
March 29-April 1, 2021 (1pm to 4:30pm EST): Virtual Seat
Organization Development Foundations
March 30-April 2, 2021 - Toronto
Mastering Fact-Finding and Investigation
April 13-16, 2021 - Toronto
Negotiation Skills
April 26-30, 2021 (10am to 3pm EST): Virtual Seat
HR Metrics and Analytics
May 3-6, 2021 (10am to 3pm EST): Virtual Seat
Performance Management
May 11-12, 2021 - Ottawa
Coaching Skills
May 17-20, 2021 (11am to 4pm EST): Virtual Seat
Workplace Restoration
May 18-20, 2021 - Toronto
Labour Arbitration Skills
May 31-June 3, 2021: Virtual Seat
Organizational Design
June 7-11, 2021 - Calgary
Change Management
June 15-17, 2021 - Toronto
Advanced HR
Jul 13-15, 2021 - Kingston
Negotiation Skills
July 19-23, 2021 (10am to 5pm EST): Virtual Seat

Latest Articles

IRC Articles and Papers Human Resources and Labour Relations Research and Resources

Latest Articles

Devan Corrigan
Publication date: June, 2020

It is normal for participants in a workplace investigation to feel some anxiety, but too much worrying can create barriers to obtaining critical information, which is a challenge for investigators looking to build complete and thorough reports. Ensuring participants fully understand the process and their role in it can help alleviate unnecessary anxiety during the investigation. With a greater understanding of the process, participants can feel empowered to speak confidently in the interview and provide the investigator with the necessary information. more

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

We invite all HR professionals to participate in our survey on the State of Human Resources in Canada. This survey is now closed - please watch for the executive summary of the results. This survey follows research of the same nature that we conducted in 2011 and 2013 under the leadership of Queen's IRC Director, Paul Juniper. We estimate it will take about 20-30 minutes of your time. more

Brenda Barker Scott, Queen's IRC, Stephanie Noel, Queen's IRC
Publication date: April, 2020

Our lives, personal and professional, have been disrupted in a way than many of us may have never imagined. As schools and businesses close, people find themselves isolated from colleagues, friends and family, and sometimes facing this challenge alone. Everything that we took for granted seems to be upside down and inside out. And there is no definitive end in sight. more

Dr. David Weiss, Queen's IRC Facilitator
Publication date: February, 2020

Being an innovative organization is far more than developing innovative products. It includes developing services, processes, business model innovation and even societal and policy innovations. Most innovation discoveries occur through convening diverse employees, teams, departments and organizations that combine perspectives, resulting in new ways of thinking and operating. Organizations need HR to drive innovation through the creation of leadership capacities, diverse team and organizational methodologies that allow innovation to flourish. more

The Starting Point for Building a Trust Plan

Linda Allen-Hardisty, Queen's IRC Facilitator, M.Ed., Queen's IRC Facilitator, B.Ed., Queen's IRC Facilitator, PCC, Queen's IRC Facilitator
Publication date: February, 2020

How do you define trust? How do you describe what trust means to you? Ask ten people and you will likely hear ten different responses.  Because trust is personal. Our past experiences with building, keeping or losing trust really shape how we define trust. For me, I define trust as having the belief that someone, or a company, will do what they say they will do and in with my best interest in mind. A tall order?  more

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