Human Resources

Human Resources

Human Resources

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Learning and Development

Queen’s employees have many opportunities to develop the skills and knowledge they need to advance in their careers as well as to attain a positive work-life balance. Managers and supervisors are encouraged to support their staff in their pursuit of professional development and personal growth in order to contribute to a positive and productive work environment.  Employees can enroll in academic courses and attend training courses that will enhance their personal growth or ability to perform their duties.

Learning and Development is part of the Organizational Development & Learning (OD&L) unit within Human Resources at Queen’s University.  Some services, such as Retreat & Team Building Facilitation, can be delivered by any member of the team.  For more information about offerings from the Organizational Development team, including Executive Coaching, please visit the Organizational Development webpage or email hrodl@queensu.ca


Learning Catalogue

Are you seeking to sharpen your skills, to deepen your knowledge, or to explore new career opportunities? Whatever your training objectives, HR’s Learning Catalogue will help you set meet your professional goals.

In addition to our professional development offerings, you will find an extensive list of personal wellness and physical fitness sessions offered in partnership with Queen's Athletics & Recreation. HR recognizes the importance of work-life balance and that staff need accessible and inexpensive programs in order to maintain both.

Each September, the catalogue is re-populated with workshops for the coming academic year; our workshops are offered from late September thru early June. If you don’t see the workshop(s) you are looking for, check back in early September, or check the list of all workshops below to see if it has been offered already in the current academic year.

Workshop Calendar List All Workshops Review Transcript

 

Tuition Assistance

The Tuition Assistance Program is divided into two components:

  • the Educational Development Fund which pays tuition fees for Queen's employees to take credit courses

  • the Professional Development Fund which reimburses Queen’s employees’ tuition fees (to a maximum of $400 per year) for work-related courses at other recognized educational institutions

LinkedIn Learning

Previously known as Lynda.com, LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform that offers training on topics such as software, technology, business and creative skills. Containing the full Lynda.com library, LinkedIn Learning provides thousands of current, high-quality courses.

LinkedIn Learning is available to the Queen’s community!

Access LinkedIn Learning via Queen's Single Sign-on

 

Queen’s Emerging Leaders Program 2019/2020

Applications are now being accepted. The next cohort is scheduled to start November 14, 2019. Applications for participants and mentors will be accepted until September 30, 2019.

The program is designed to provide new and future managers with practical tools, support and resources they need to perform their jobs effectively and confidently. The program consists of 7 full-day training sessions for the participants (mentees), offered over a period of 7 months. Session dates start in November 2019 and end in May 2020. (Workshop outlines including dates provided in the Program Overview). In addition, each participant (mentee) will be mentored by a current Queen’s manager and Foundational Leadership Program graduate. The mentoring program component will start in October 2019 and continue until the program close in May 2020. The participants (mentees) and mentors will attend a 2-hour orientation to be held October 24, 2019.

The program is administered by Queen’s Organizational Development & Learning, Human Resources and has a course fee of $750.00 for each participant (mentee). The program fee covers all training materials, diagnostic assessments, journal, and program binder. There is no cost for mentors. The program manager is Shannon Hill, Learning and Development Specialist, Queen‘s Human Resources.

Queen's Foundational Leadership Program 2020/2021

Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort. The next cohort is scheduled to start January 23, 2020. Applications will be accepted until December 2, 2019.

This comprehensive program is designed to provide a solid foundation for leading and managing your employees. Developed specifically for Queen's employees, it provides is an opportunity to network with other Queen's managers and to integrate advanced management skill acquisition with leadership development.

The program consists of two main components: a) fifteen classroom sessions and b) action learning team projects. The Action Learning Component (ALC) allows participants to apply the knowledge acquired in the classroom sessions to real-life challenges. The blended learning format includes in-class and self-directed activities, readings, discussions, case studies, coaching, mentoring, and experiential learnnig. Full-day sessions are held monthly; the entire program is seventeen months long.

Action Learning Component

Participants will work on a project in small teams. The project teams will be selected in June 2020; this provides participants with some prerequisite learning, and teams the time to explore potential topics. Projects will connect with current institutional priorities, and will achieve some measurable outcome(s) relating to administrative, service or research initiatives.

Learning Outcomes
  • Enhance supervisory skill set
  • Learn best practices in management
  • Gain a better understanding of your leadership capabilities
  • Expand communication and performance coaching skills
  • Enhance your ability to manage projects and change initiatives
  • Build better relationships within and outside your department
  • Learn from, exchange ideas and experiences with fellow participants
  • Develop management capacity
  • Build cross-organizational collaboration
  • Strengthen employee engagement
Who is eligible?

Staff who are:

  • Currently in a non-academic role and formally managing staff
  • Currently in a position that is Grade 9 or higher
  • Committed to full participation for the complete 17 month program
Program Attendance and Expectations

Attendance and participation are vital components to the success of the program and are strict requirements. Participants must demonstrate their commitment to their project team members, the entire cohort and themselves personally and professionally.

It is expected that participants, with the support of their supervisor, will attend all 15 classroom sessions. In the event of extenuating circumstances, participants may miss a maximum of two sessions. Participants who miss more than two sessions may be ineligible to continue and their department will be charged a $500.00 withdrawal fee.

Foundational Leadership is an advanced program and requires that participants engage in a variety of activities outside of the classroom sessions. These activities consist of the following:

  • Readings and assignments
  • Maintenance of a learning journal
  • Inventories / tools / assessments
  • Team project meetings

 

Lending Library

Human Resources’ collection of publications is available to support your professional development needs; book topics include the following and more:

  • Change Management
  • Design and Evaluation
  • Leadership
  • Presentations and Communications
  • Time Management

Customized Courses, Workshops and Training

Human Resources provides customized in-house programs for staff. For a minimum of six participants, we provide programs in:

  • business writing
  • interpersonal communications
  • customer service
  • presentation skills
  • problem solving
  • running efficient meetings
  • stress management
  • time management
  • team building
  • Personality Dimensions®
  • or a new program just for you

 

Questions?

Contact the Organizational Development & Learning unit at hrodl@queensu.ca.