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October 5, 2017 |    In This Issue
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Too busy to attend the full confernce? Pick the Keynote Speaker of your choice for only $125! Includes breakfast or lunch and networking!

2017 HR & Leadership Conference

We understand everyone is busy. You can still step away from your desk to learn about new ideas and trends with our Keynote Speakers, meet and network with others in the HR profession, and get inspired!

Your choice of a breakfast or lunch keynote on October 30 or 31 for only $125!

Other Conference Registration options: Full Conference, Group & One-Day rates
Please note late registration fees are now in effect     

Be a part of leaders in Human Resources and Business coming together to leverage their strategic advantage. With four keynote speakers, 15 concurrent sessions, endless networking opporunities and much more, you don't want to miss it!

For full program, click here
To register, click here


Registration closes October 6 for the third annual HR Boot Camp October 11!  

The Pembina Valley Chapter of CPHR Manitoba welcomes all small and large business owners, HR staff, Supervisors and Managers - click here to register 


7:30 - 8:00am   Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00am - Strategic HR...Connecting all the Dots to the Bottom-line, by Diana (Diane) Wiesenthal, FCPHR, President, Corporate People Responsibility®, (CPRinc®) Ltd.
9:00 - 10:00am - Managing Mental Health & the Workplace, by Randy Grieser, ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership & Workplace Performance
10:00 - 10:10am - Break 
10:10 - 11:00am - Introducing a Culture of Safety by Sue Roth, SafeWork Manitoba 
11:00am - 12:00pm - Human Capital Trends by Catherine Schinkel, Deloitte

Don't miss HR Boot Camp! Register now!


2017 Westman HR Conference - October 12 - click here to register

CPHR Manitoba is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce's Westman HR Conference. Keynote Presentations: Creating an Accountability Culture for Today’s Unique Workforce - Yvonne Thompson & HR Practices - Mark Myrowich


Everyday Ideas for Engaging a Virtual Team - October 11 - click here
Fraud, Theft & Corruption - October 17 - click here
Stressless (Part 2) - October 26 - click here 
Best Practices in Disability Case Management - November 6 - click here
My Office Chair is Killing Me... and I Can't Handle Standing All Day! - November 20 - click here
Marijuana in the Workplace: What's the Diagnosis? - December 5 - click here
Human Rights - Disability Management and the Duty to Accommodate
- December 6 - 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), we are proud to offer the CPHR Manitoba Accreditation Program.

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Workers Compensation Board

Register today! Validation of Professional Experience Information Session - November 21 12pm-1pm click here OR November 22 5pm-6pm click here

CPHR Candidates should attend at least one information session prior to submitting their Validation of Professional Experience (VPE) application. The info session will review the application form in detail and answer your questions related to submitting your VPE. Get your questions answered in person by Lori Brûlé, CPHR Designation Manager.

The Validation of Professional Experience (VPE) requires candidates to demonstrate three or more years of professional experience in human resources within the last ten (10) years (the length of experience required depends on the path taken). 

The VPE requires Candidates to demonstrate experience at the professional level, which means that you must be using technical HR knowledge and have a level of autonomy in the application of your HR knowledge. Duties that are purely administrative requiring no HR knowledge are not considered.

For more details about the Validation of Professional Experience, please click here. Can't join us? Contact Lori Brûlé, CPHR Designation Manager by email at or by phone at 204-943-3624.


What is a CPHR?

The CPHR designation represents a commitment to a national standard of excellence and sets a benchmark for the practice of effective Human Resources. It emphasizes the strategic role of HR management in business and plays an important role in securing HR's position as an equal business partner at the senior management table.

The CPHR designation signifies that an individual has achieved and continues to actively demonstrate mastery of the HR body of knowledge. Through a national examination and assessment process, each CPHR designate must demonstrate the core competencies relevant to the HR profession.

Certification is an essential tool for maintaining high performance standards. The designation assures employers, clients and other HR professionals that a CPHR has committed to abiding by Code of Ethics & Rules of Professional Conduct, a breach of which will result in disciplinary action including the possible removal of the designation. 

You earn the confidence of your employer, colleagues and peers with the knowledge that you are a leader in your field, committed to achieveing HR excellence.

Did you know there are alternate paths to becoming a CPHR including a non-degree path? Click here to learn more or contact Lori Brûlé, CPHR Designation Manager, by email at, or call 204-943-3624.

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Member Matters

Nominations are open for the 2018 HR Excellence Awards! Celebrate and recognize the work of your colleagues.

Join us for a FREE information session on Wednesday, October 18 at 12:00pm or 5:00pm. Get your questions answered in person and learn more about the nomination process.

Our application package and submission guidelines make it simple! Click here to learn more.

Also check out our "Preliminary Nomination" that allows you to tell us who you think should be nominated for an award. We will contact them to complete the full application!

Showcasing the great work of HR professionals and emerging best practices in Human Resources

Can't join us but want to know more? Contact Lindsey Barnett, CPHR Manitoba Events & Programs Coordinator by email or call 204-943-0885.  


In June 2017, HR professionals from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia were invited to participate in the Western Canada HR Trends Survey. This survey has resulted in the production of two reports for CPHR members: the Western Canada HR Trends Report and the Manitoba HR Trends Report.

These reports are tools for HR practitioners and departments in Manitoba to make informed decisions with reliable information on what is occurring in Manitoba's workplaces. Good labour market information can help human resources practitioners make better decisions in giving human resources advice to their stakeholders. CPHR has commissioned this report to help fill the labour information void for our members and to discover industry benchmarks that can help human resources professionals make better talent management decisions.

You can find full copies of the reports here 

Manitoba HR Trends Report
Western Canada Hiring Confidence Index
Western Canada HR Trends Report - Full
Western Canada HR Trends Report - Infographic


CPHR Manitoba is proud to sponsor this event!

Help your Millennial employees define, activate and amplify the impact that they will make at your workplace and in our community at the 2017 United Way GenNext Summit on October 18 at the RBC Convention Centre. The Summit includes local influencers leading sessions that explore identity through storytelling, personal branding and interactive opportunities to uncover how participants want to give back and make a difference to Winnipeg. Speakers include Bradley C. West, Marc Kuly, Derrick Coupland, MaryAnn Kempe, Sarah Giesbrecht as well as guests from United Way agencies and our friends at CBC Manitoba. 

Visit for more details. Contact Susan Boissonneault, GenNext Manager at for questions about the event.


Friendly reminder that the deadline to post a co-op position for the upcoming winter work term (January-April 2018) is October 17. 

If you have already posted with the Fall CPA or Actuary Recruitment that is currently in progress, these dates are for our regular recruitment that occurs every term for all majors. For further details about the Asper School of Business Co-op Program, please reference the co-op website and How to Hire a Co-op Student.

Please contact a Co-op Coordinator should you have any questions!


Come and meet future grads & co-op students in Manufacturing* & Aerospace
*Mechanical Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Technician & CAD, Welding, CNC, Instrumentation, RRC Aviation 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 I 2:00pm to 6:00pm Red River College - 2055 Notre Dame Ave I Voyageur Cafeteria/Selkirk Lounge (a map will be forwarded for parking & location) 

RSVP By Oct 18, 2017 

Please email to reserve a table/parking space, and advise how many people will be attending from your company. Please note! This is a keep-it-simple (KIS) job fair. Power outlets may not be available and large corporate displays are strongly discouraged. 


On November 1, 2017, Grade 9 students across Canada will participate in The Learning Partnership's Take Our Kids to Work Day, experiencing a day in the life of a professional and exploring the world of work.

By hosting students at your workplace on Take Our Kids to Work Day, you play a critical role in shaping the workforce of tomorrow. Join us for the day and receive tips on how to enhance employee engagement and showcase your workplace to potential future employees. 

To learn more about Take Our Kids to Work Day and to register, please click here


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