As we prepare to enjoy the long-awaited summer with our family and friends, I would like to take a minute to thank all the sponsors, and the participants who attended programs this spring. Congratulations to those who have earned their certificates.
This year, we began offering programs in Ottawa, in our continued effort to meet the professional development needs of human resources, organizational development, and labour relations practitioners. We also continued to extend our international presence with our partnership with the University of the West Indies.
In the past year, we have produced over 80 videos including a Tip of the Week series, Q&A interviews with our facilitators and experts, and videos about our programs. Our Director, Paul Juniper, has been invited to speak at a number of conferences and events, and we are always open to new opportunities for speaking engagements.
We will be releasing our practitioner-focused research on the State of HR in Canada this fall, as we tour across the country. We will also be offering a special promotion for team training – watch for details on the volume discount for our fall programs.
I am proud of the work we are doing at Queen’s IRC and I encourage you to take a few minutes to review the excellent papers and articles we have released this spring.
- Developing Organizations: A Metaphorical View – Brenda Barker Scott
- The Future of Unions in Canada’s Private Sector: How Can Unions Overcome their PR Problem? – Stephanie Noel
- The Way Forward in Employment Relations – Using Social Dialogue as a Means of Improving the Organizational Effectiveness of a Credit Union – Christa Sankarsingh
- Recruiting Talent Using Applicant Tracking Systems – Lori Stewart
- Change Management 101: What Every Change Manager and Change Leader Needs to Know BEFORE Jumping into Implementation – Sharon Parker
- The Professionalization of Human Resources – Claude Balthazard
- Young Workers and the Union Movement in Canada – Stephanie Noel
- The Government of Alberta’s Organizational Design Journey : The Ministry of Innovation and Advanced Education’s experience using the 4-D process – Marina Christopherson, Dianna Wilk and Judi Carmichael
- Enhancing Your Strategic Value as a Human Resources Professional: Playing to Win in HR- Kevin Yousie
- Managing People and Labour Relations in Municipal Government – Terry Wagar