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    Wellness and professional development programs move online

    With many Queen’s employees working from home, Human Resources’ Organizational Development & Learning team has developed more than 20 different Wellness Webinars as well as online learning opportunities for professional development.

    At the same time, the popular Learning Catalogue workshops are currently being offered online, and employees hoping to finish up a certificate can still get it done.

    Each week three or four of the Wellness Webinars are being offered. The half-hour sessions help participants to step back and learn some amazing tips on how to turn many of our current challenges into opportunities for growth.

    One participant in the “Balancing Work and Life While Working from Home” session had this to say:“So thankful to know I am not alone in this feeling of challenging times. Thank you everyone for being honest and helping me get through this. It is so hard.

    See what’s coming up and register in the Learning Catalogue.

    You can also access free online fitness classes. HR is partnering up with the ARC to make free online fitness classes available to all employees at lunchtime on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Details of how to access these classes can also be found in the Learning Catalogue.

    Additionally, these are perfect times to think about team building. The OD&L team continues to be available for customized training, consultations, and to help teams re-imagine the future and transition to on-campus work.

    Our Emerging Leaders and Foundational Leadership programs have picked up online, with the former set to finish in June. Watch the HR website for the launch of the 2020-21 Emerging Leaders Program in September. 

    “Many of the skills developed in our leadership programs are so crucial in these challenging times – emotional intelligence, effective coaching, change management to name a few. It was no surprise that participants were eager for us to adapt the training to an online format so they could continue their learning” says OD&L’s Alison Cummings.

    The OD&L team is open to suggestions and continues to develop programming to enhance the skills and knowledge across the Queen’s workforce, no matter where you may be.