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Getting a jump on retirement

Queen’s employees looking to prepare for life after work can now access a suite of services offered by Human Resources (HR).

“We want to assist Queen’s employees as they look ahead to the challenges and opportunities offered by retirement,” says Corey Scott, Human Resources Training Co-ordinator. “We believe that the workshops will smooth the process of transitioning from paid employment to retirement.”

The pre-retirement suite of services will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Financial planning
  • Queen’s Pension Plan
  • The emotional effects of retirement
Queen's Human Resources aims to encourage a dialogue about the challenges and opportunities offered by retirement.

HR will offer the pre-retirement suite of services through a variety of means including workshops led by external experts as well as Queen’s facilitators, lunch and learn sessions, and online courses offered through the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).

Mr. Scott says the pre-retirement suite is not restricted to employees who are quickly closing in on retirement.

“Statistics show that Canadians are living longer and that traditional sources of retirement income are changing, so it’s important that employees start planning earlier for their retirement to ensure they are as financially and emotionally prepared as possible when the time comes,” he says.      

Visit the HR learning catalogue to sign-up for the pre-retirement offerings. The learning catalogue also contains a listing of all the certificate programs, workshops and wellness programs Queen’s HR offers to help employees achieve their professional and personal goals. A few upcoming highlights from October and November include:

Oct. 13 Delivering Business Presentations with Style and Confidence (three-part workshop)
Oct.14 Lunch & Learn: The Fundamentals of Change and Transition
Oct. 27 Personality Dimensions
Oct. 28 New Staff Orientation
Nov. 3 MS Excel – Introduction
Nov. 19 Positive Space
Nov. 19 MS Outlook – More than Email
Nov. 19 Meetings that Matter
Nov. 24 How to Plan an Event on Campus
Nov. 24 MS Excel – Intermediate
















If you have questions, please contact Corey Scott, Training Coordinator, at ext. 78418, or Shannon Hill, Learning and Development Specialist, at ext. 74175. Alternately, you can reach the Organizational Development and Learning team by email.