MIR and PMIR students may benefit from the myriad of related supplementary activities offered by the School and its associated units. Of special interest are the professional development programs offered by the Queen’s Industrial Relations Centre (IRC) – Canada’s premier institution for management and executive training in labour arbitration, collective bargaining, change management, and organizational development, with national and international networks of practititioners.
The MIR Alumni Conference provides an opportunity to consider major trends and issues in the field, with IR experts and professionals. This is complemented by the regular Speaker Series which brings leading analysts and prominent scholars to campus for debate on major challenges in the field.
The Inter-University Conflict Resolution Conference is a two-day forum and ideas exchange for graduate students from leading North American industrial relations schools, including Cornell University, Université de Montréal, the University of Toronto and Queen’s University. In addition to panel discussions on current issues in confl ict and negotiations, participants engage in a case competition that facilitates team-building and analytical skills development.