Embrace new learning opportunities

Embrace new learning opportunities

By Celia Russell, Senior Communications Officer, Human Resources

September 15, 2016


Whether it’s exploring personal resilience and strengths, delving into a certificate program or joining a walking club, Human Resources presents a range of options to help faculty and staff develop and thrive in the workplace this fall.

New this year to the 2016-17 learning catalogue is a Positive Psychology series led by Lisa Sansom, Organizational Development and Learning. It will include two workshops she has offered in the past (Learn & Use your Strengths, Personal Resilience), as well as several new workshops built around positive psychology principles (The PERMA Model: A Scientific Theory of Happiness including discussions on Positivity, Engagement, Positive Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment; Mindfulness; Creating & Sustaining Positive Work Relationships).

The Certificate in International Perspectives (CIP) is being redesigned. “In addition to several core workshops, participants will have the option to focus on a particular stream of interest,” says Shannon Hill, Learning and Development Specialist. The launch is planned for January 2017 with more details to follow throughout the fall.  

In addition to the Certificate in International Perspectives, the Administrative Professionals @ Queen's Master Certificate (APAQM), Administrative Professionals at Queen's Certificate (APAQ), Certificate in Workplace Communications (CWC), From Diversity to Inclusion in the Workplace (DIW) and Queen's Volunteer Engagement Certificate (QVEC) will continue this year. Volunteer Engagement, the newest of the group, was introduced last fall to rave reviews.

The Interviews: Mastering the Technique workshop is now split into two separate workshops – Resumes & Cover Letters and Interviews: Mastering the Technique.  Both workshops will be offered in the fall and winter terms.

“We are continuing and expanding on the pre-retirement suite we introduced last year, digging deeper into topics explored more generally last year,” Ms. Hill says. Facilitators include Bob Weisnagel (Pensions) and financial advisors Susan Creasy and Carol-Ann Budd, both Queen’s alumnae.

HR continues to partner with the Athletics and Recreation Centre to offer lunchtime walking clubs and classes in yoga and pilates.

To view all the offerings and to register, visit the learning catalogue. For questions or more information, contact Shannon Hill at ext. 74175, or email the Organizational Development and Learning team at hrodl@queensu.ca