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At HRMAM, we are committed to building the strategic capability and organizational impact of HR practitioners, and providing value to our members.

To further support the Continued Professional Development needs of our growing population of Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRPs), and in recognition of the quality of some of the HR professional development programs offered throughout Manitoba, we are proud to introduce the HRMAM Accreditation Program.


HRMAM has partnered with HRMA (BC) to provide webinars to our members on a variety of HR related topics. Each webinar is eligible for CPD hours.

Marijuana in the Workplace - What's the Diagnosis?
Date: September 21, 2016
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Early Bird registration deadline: September 7, 2016
For more information or to register, click here

Sustainability and the Role of the Human Resources Professional
Date: September 27, 2016
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Register by September 20, 2016
For more information or to register, click here


Presented by People First HR Services/People Corporation 

The 2016 Human Resource & Leadership Conference, 'Converge', will be taking place on October 25 & 26. Plan to join us this fall as leaders in human resources and business identify the opportunities to strengthen their core and explore new possibilities for improvement and growth. Visit our website for the full schedule! 

Keynote Speakers: 
Linda Edgecombe 
Gair Maxwell 
Carla Rieger 
Doug Keeley

Dates: October 25 & 26, 2016
Location: RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg

For more information and to register,
click here


The 2016 Human Resource & Leadership Conference will be taking place October 25 & 26, 2016 at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg. Our annual conference is the largest gathering of HR professionals in the province and is attended by over 350 delegates each year. The 2015 event saw a 15% increase in registered delegates, gathering for two days of networking, professional development and business development.

Join us this year as an exhibitor and promote your brand to HR professionals in Manitoba.  

Space is limited. Only 3 booths remaining!

For more information or to register, click here


Coaching as a Leader - Sept 22 - December 15, 2016

This course guides the leader through a personal exploration of their natural communication style while stretching their perceptions, filters and beliefs about great communication and employee empowerment. The course includes practical applications, experiential exercises, case studies and the core competencies of Coaching as a Leader. 


For more information or to register, click here

Advanced Mediation, Intervention and Investigation Skills for Workplace Reconciliation - September 30

HRMAM welcomes back Valerie Cade by popular demand for this program to teach HR professionals how to handle organizational disputes and conflicts that range from disruptive behaviours to workplace bullying.

Early Bird registration deadline: August 31, 2016

To register or learn more, click here

The Mark of a Leader - Storytelling for Leaders Workshop - October 27 

Presented by New Flyer Industries & MCI

Join conference keynote speaker, Doug Keeley for a half-day workshop on incorporating storytelling into your leadership strategy.

Register for the HR & Leadership Conference and get $50 off your registration

For more information or to register, click here

Leading Change - A Simulation with GlobalTech - February 9

Leading Change uses a highly interactive, hands-on, experiential, and innovative, web-based simulation to reinforce practical lessons for leading change successfully. You will work in teams to help a company called GlobalTech navigate a change in their business strategy from the military market to the commercial market. Some of their employees think this change is good, some are on the fence, and others are opposed. Your team has 18 months, a budget of $500K, and 50 different tactics that may help (or hinder) the change. Your goal is to create and implement a change plan that will win over at least 60% of the workforce. As you implement your plan, you will get real-time feedback and are able to tweak the plan to achieve the 60% buy-in (hopefully!).

For more information or to register, click here

Performing Under Pressure - Emotional Intelligence - April 6 & 7

Whether you are leading a team or want to increase your individual performance, the EI program will teach you the foundational principles and brain science of emotional intelligence. You will become a student of human behavior: understanding what your brain does under pressure and how that affects your decision making and the impact you have on others. You will learn how to be at your best in your most difficult moments.

Registration is limited. One-on-one coaching available at additional cost.

For more information or to register, click here

Ceridian Canada Ltd.

Information sessions will be held in the fall to assist CHRP members in understanding the new requirements for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). To register for one of the sessions follow the applicable link below. A session in Brandon will be scheduled in the near future as well - stay tuned.

September 8 - 5:00 PM - click here
September 8 - 6:00 PM - click here
September 13 - 5:00 PM - click here
September 13 - 6:00 PM -
click here


National Knowledge Exam (NKE)

The first step in the process of becoming a CHRP under Routes #1 & 4 is to write and pass the National Knowledge Exam (NKE). To view the requirements for each route, click here. The exam is offered across Canada twice per year, in June and November.

Next Exam:
Date: November 5, 2016
Cost: $400 + GST (must be an HRMAM member to register)
Registration deadline: September 6, 2016

To register for the November exam, click here

In-person Prep Course

HRMAM offers the CHRP NKE Preparation Course in partnership with the British Columbia Human Resource Management Association.

This course is designed to help participants consolidate the knowledge they already have and - more importantly - identify where they need to focus additional studying in order to be successful in completing this multiple-choice assessment.

Dates: August 20 & 21, 2016
Location: Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park, Winnipeg
Cost: Members - $400 + GST, Non-members - $460 + GST
Registation Deadline: August 5, 2016

To register or learn more, click here


The CHRP Validation of Professional Experience Assessment (VPE) is a formal step in earning the CHRP designation that requires Candidates to demonstrate three or more years of professional experience in Human Resources within the last ten years.

To gain your CHRP designation through the assessment experience, CHRP candidates will be required to submit a completed application. This application will need to be validated by your current employer. In order to be eligible to submit an application you need to be a Candidate (someone who has passed the NKE) and have had your proof of degree verified. Applications are accepted three times per year.

The next submission deadline is September 15.

Download the new VPE form here

For more information on the Validation of Professional Experience Assessment please click here

Member Matters

After a 4.5 year tenure at Canad Inns, Rebecca Sisler has left her position as she pursues a Masters of Employment Relations degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St.John’s. She will be returning to Winnipeg in August 2017.


BOLD Radio this Saturday, August 6 will feature Colleen Coates, Senior Leader, Talent Acquisition & Total Rewards at Princess Auto and member of HRMAM, in a segment titled, "HR Trends Relating to Top Actions Taken by Employers to Reduce Turnover." Don't miss it!

You can listen to BOLD radio on CJOB 680 at 12:00pm. 


The University of Winnipeg's Co-operative Education Program is now accepting applications for positions beginning in September in the areas of Accounting, Applied Computer Science, BioTechnology, Business, Human Resources and Marketing. All you need to do is send in a brief job posting with an application deadline date for students. The opportunity will then be shared with students registered in the program who will apply directly to you!

Submit your posting to Deadline for postings is Friday, August 5, 2016.


The Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg offers a part-time Executive Bachelor of Business Administration (eBBA) program specifically targeted towards working professionals who have not previously obtained a Bachelor's Degree. The program was designed to assist employers and employees who are seeking a flexible way to obtain a bachelor's degree through in-class or online delivery.

Fact Sheet

For more information contact or call 204-786-9872


Co-hosted by the Asper School of Business Career Development Centre and AIESEC, market your company to the professionals of tomorrow. Attendance in 2015 topped 600 students! Register now to secure your spot - the 2015 event sold out quickly!

For more information click here


HRMAM is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of this event!

Date: October 5, 2016
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location: Victoria Inn, Brandon
Cost: $125 until September 5

For more information or to register, click here

In the news...
A recent union grievance ruling over the handling of abusive tweets directed at employees of the Toronto Transit Commission may change the way companies using social media handle similar situations. Read More Here
A huge settlement has resulted in a US case involving Qualcomm Technologies, a chip-making manufacturer paying out $25M Cdn for discrimination against female employees. Read more here
The shortlist for this year’s Canadian HR Awards has been released. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Toronto on September 15. Read more here

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