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Custom Labour Relations Certificate Program - Queen's University IRC

Are you considering a more advanced leadership role in BCNU or perhaps a future staff position, but worry you may not have the qualifications? The Industrial Relations Centre (IRC) at Queen's University offers a Custom Labour Relations Certificate Program designed to enhance your capacity to strategically manage labour relations issues and develop more streamlined and efficient practices for handling workplace conflict. 

This customized certificate program—designed specifically for experienced BCNU stewards and labour relations professionals in BC’s health sector—will increase your ability to successfully manage grievances and labour issues through all levels of the process. Their hands-on, practitioner-focused approach will increase your knowledge of employment law, grievance management, workplace investigations, and the arbitration process. Delivered by Queen’s renowned facilitators and instructors, each program utilizes a combination of lectures, group discussions, simulations, case studies, and assessment tools. 

Upon successful completion of all three programs, participants will receive the prestigious and widely recognized Queen’s IRC Labour Relations Certificate. 

Please note: this program is 50% salary-replaced (only 6 of the 12 program days are salary-replaced).

 Program Overview

 ‭(Hidden)‬ How to apply

1)  Submit an up to date resume that includes:

  • Work history
  • Union history (and activity)
  • Education
  • Interests/Affiliations
  • References (3, of which at least one should be from your Regional Chair)

2)  Questions:  Please answer each in 250 words or less.

  • Describe what you have done in BCNU.
  • Describe what you would like to do in BCNU.
  • What geographic region are you from and what specific labour relations issues arise in your region.
  • Describe how you think this program will assist you in doing your current role better.
Updated: 10/17/2017 2:49 PM


2017-2018 Program Schedule  

Program 1: Strategic Labour Relations Management 
    - November 27-30, 2017 

Program 2: Mastering Fact Finding & Investigation
    - January 22-25, 2018  

Program 3: Labour Arbitration Skills
    - April 23-26, 2018


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