Leveraging Pandemic Learnings
Françoise Morissette, Queen’s IRC Facilitator, 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. Pain compels us to face outdated realities and systems that we are otherwise reluctant to contemplate, infusing us with the courage to do so.
In this three-part series, Françoise Morissette explores how we can leverage pandemic learnings from the present, past and for the future.
Reducing Participant Stress Before a Workplace Investigation
Devan Corrigan, 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.
Where does this anxiety come from?
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Reminder: Please Participate in our HR Survey before June 30
Queen's IRC is currently conducting a survey on the State of Human Resources in Canada. We invite you to share your insights on the HR profession before June 30, 2020.
The survey asks demographic questions to understand the varied roles and responsibilities of Canada's HR practitioners as well as your perspectives on the HR profession. For your participation, you'll have a chance to win a $50 coffee card (ie: Tim Hortons or Starbucks).
Questions? Please contact our research team at IRCresearch@QueensU.ca.
>> Take the Survey and Enter to Win a $50 Gift Card
Community of Practice Webinars and Community Meetings
Queen's IRC is pleased to bring you a series of free Community of Practice (COP) webinars and online meetings, to allow the IRC community to connect with our facilitators and discuss burning issues in labour relations, human resources and organizational development.
This is a great opportunity to connect with peers, get advice from our facilitators and learn how to approach today's new way of working. There will be weekly opportunities to join a session via Zoom. The upcoming sessions are noted below - we expect them to run about 45 minutes each.
Upcoming COP Sessions
If registration is full, you will be redirected to the waiting list.
Workplace Investigation Meetings During COVID-19 - with Queen’s IRC Facilitators Anne Grant and Deborah Hudson (Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 11 am ET) Registration
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“Talk and Think”: The Metrics Cycle: How to Get from Data to Better Decisions - with Queen’s IRC Facilitator Jim Harrison (Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 12:30 pm ET) Registration
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Performance Management in a Virtual World: Time to Reset - with Queen’s IRC Facilitators Ian Cullwick and Ross Roxburgh (Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11 am ET) Registration
Leveraging Pandemic Learnings - (Part 2) Past: Learning from Experience - with Queen’s IRC Facilitator Françoise Morissette (Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 2 pm ET) Registration
Labour Relations in the Health Care Setting: Pandemic Challenges and Strategies - with Queen’s IRC Facilitators Anne Grant and Carol De Rosie (Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 11 am ET) Registration
“Talk and Think”: How can I better convey the value of HR to senior leaders? - with Queen’s IRC Facilitator Jim Harrison (Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 12:30 pm ET) Registration
Leveraging Pandemic Learnings - (Part 3) Future: Blueprint for Sustainable Success - with Queen’s IRC Facilitator Françoise Morissette (Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 11 am ET) Registration
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Accommodations in COVID Times - with Queen’s IRC Facilitators Gary Furlong and Kenda Murphy (Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 2 pm ET) Registration
>> View full list and session descriptions
Wondering about our upcoming programs?
Please see our response to COVID-19 and visit our website for the most up-to-date list: irc.queensu.ca
For an overview of our professional development training please check out our Welcome to Queen’s IRC video.