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June 29, 2017 |    In This Issue
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Mindfulness for Busy HR Professionals - July 27 
Mindful meditation will be introduced in a non-religious fashion. You will learn some easy skills that you can start using right away at work and at home. 
For more information or to register, click here 

How to Bring Mindfulness into Your Workplace with No Ongoing Operating Costs - August 22 

Insightful organizations know that bringing mindfulness into their workplaces result in many benefits. But how do you go about introducing it? And how can you self-sustain without relying on an outside facilitator?
For more information or to register, click here

Creating Effective Employment Contracts - September 19
Learn how to create an employment contract that will limit liability and provide stability and predictability in the relationship. Understand the numerous contractual provisions that are available and how an effective employment agreement can protect your business, products, confidential information, staff and more. 
For more information or to register, click here

Stressless (Part 1) - September 28
In this webinar, you will begin to Stresslessby: Utilizing awareness tools to discover your individual stressors; transform your specific stressors through mindful awareness tools; tap into optimum performance to benefit self and others with your increased awareness.
For more information or to register, click here

Stressless (Part 2) - October 26
In this webinar, you will gain tools to Stressless by: utilizing techniques to focus only on what you do want; learning to have conversations for possibilities vs stress; shift your thoughts, attitude and stories toward inspired-action when stress triggers surface. 
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My Office Chair is Killing Me... and I Can't Handle Standing All Day! - November 20
We will cover the pros and cons of using the new alternative working methods, do some myth busting and look at cool technologies to support employees. 
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Human Rights - Disability Management and the Duty to Accommodate - December 6
The Duty to Accommodate is now a well-established legal principle in Canadian Employment Law. The Courts, Arbitrators and Adjudicators are applying the duty to accommodate in a wide range of circumstances that has resulted in an expansion of the duty. This webinar will discuss the current state of the law as it continues to evolve. 
For more information or to register, click here

Handling the Politics of Workplace Bullying - September 27
How to Create Accountability & Confidence: Your HR Toolkit to Stop Workplace Bullying and Disruptive Behaviours

The concept of ‘office politics’ can drag the morale of your organization down. And what’s interesting is the most people look to HR to ‘fix everything’ leaving the expectations high and unrealistic. Handling these disruptive, abrasive and bullying behaviours successfully requires some non-traditional training. This advanced session is more than ‘winning with difficult people’. Without this kind of training, you’re in the battlefield unprotected.

Ealry Bird Cost: Members - $425 + GST, Non-members - $475 + GST 
Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 31, 2017

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HR & Leadership Conference - October 30 & 31
Leverage HR
Join us this fall as leaders in Human Resources and Business come together to leverage their strategic advantage!

Registration options: Full Conference, Group & One-Day rates
Early Bird registration prices in effect until August 4, 2017

With four keynote speakers, 15 concurrent sessions, endless networking opporunities and much more, this is one event you don't want to miss!

For full program, click here
To register, click here

For more information visit our Calendar of Events

Facilitated Solutions
Workers Compensation Board

The National Knowledge Exam (NKE) is a formal step towards achieving the CPHR designation. For more information about the NKE, click here

Next Exam

Date: November 4, 2017
To register, click here

In-person Prep Course
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 19 & 20, 2017 
For more information or to register, click here

Online Prep Course
CPHR Manitoba partners with Captus Press Inc. to offer an online prep course option for the NKE.
To register or learn more, click here

The Validation of Professional Experience is a formal step in completing the process to become a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) for all routes to the designation. 

There are three VPE intakes per year. The next submission deadline is September 15, 2017.

 For more information on the VPE requirement, click here

Notifications will be sent to CPHR members who were selected for the 2016-2017 CPD Audit in the coming weeks. 

For more information on the CPD requirement, click here

At CPHR Manitoba, 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 Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHRs), and in recognition of the quality of some of the HR professional development programs offered throughout Manitoba, we are proud to offer the CPHR Manitoba Accreditation Program.

Taylor McCaffrey LLP
University of Winnipeg (PACE)
Member Matters

The CPHR Manitoba office will be closed on Monday, July 3. 


Article Submissions

Article submissions for the Fall 2017 issue of CPHR Manitoba's magazine, HRmatters, are now being accepted. If you have expertise and information to share relating to the HR profession, and the theme of the issue, Leveraging HR, we want to hear from you! For more information, click here

Submission deadline: TOMORROW

Movers & Shakers 

If you have made a move in your career recently and would like to be included in the "Movers and Shakers" section of our Fall issue of HRmatters, the bi-annual magazine of CPHR Manitoba, please email the following information to Lindsey Barnett ( 

Full name 
New position title
Company name 
Additional information you wish to share (max. 50 words)

Deadline for submissions is July 14, 2017.


CPHR Manitoba member, Jill Watt, has been recently elected to the Brandon Chamber of Commerce Board of Director. Congratulations Jill!


Applications for the 2017-2018 Professional Mentorship Program are now being accepted!

The program provides an opportunity for HR professionals to grow personally and professionally through a collaborative partnership. Mentees and Mentors are paired based on common expertise and goals, providing a developmental opportunity for both parties. The program runs from September - April, including a kick-off event, wrap-up event and facilitation throughout by CPHR Manitoba. 

Learn more about being a MENTOR 
Learn more about being a MENTEE

Deadline to apply: August 11, 2017


The Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of New Brunswick conference organizing committee is accepting proposals for local and national presentations appropriate to a broad spectrum of participants interested in and involved with human resources.

Submission deadline: June 30, 2017
Conference dates: May 9 & 10, 2018

For more information, click here


In the news...

A tentative agreement has been reached between CUPE 500 and the City of Winnipeg that includes minimum wage increases and is being recommended by the bargaining team as the "best deal they could get". Read More Here

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal in a case involving an Alberta worker who was fired by a mining company after testing positive for drug use, ruylign that he was fired for breaching policy, not for his addiction. Read More Here

Mindfulness - paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally - significantly affects one's leadership skills. Read More Here

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Senior Employee Relations Advisor The Salvation Army
HR Consultant University of Manitoba

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