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2017 HR & Leadership Conference Registration Deadline October 24

It's not too late to 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 the 2017 HR & Leadership Conference.

Overall conference satisfaction rating from delegates at the 2016 conference: 95% 
91% of delegates said they “gained some new ideas on ways to better do their jobs.”
91% of delegates said they will “return to their jobs with renewed enthusiasm.”
91% of delegates said “the conference addresses the latest developments in HR.”

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

Too busy to attend the full confernce? Pick the Keynote Speaker of your choice for only $125! Includes breakfast or lunch and networking!

Join 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


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


The Art of Negotiating with Others
Winnipeg: November 22
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Brandon: November 23
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Learn the structural basics of preparing and executing for a proper negotiation with Georges Levesque Jr., President & Founder, Levesque & Associates.

The seminar will cover the following topics and related outputs:

  • Negotiation assessment – the reason for a negotiation and defining clear and accurate objectives
  • Identifying the various types of negotiations
  • Building a negotiation plan and reaching objectives
  • Controlling emotions in all negotiation settings
  • Presenting offers (formal and informal)
  • Counter offers and defensive negotiations and more...

Also Includes two role-playing exercises & the effective ‘Moving People off the Status Quo’ explanation. These exercises are part of negotiation training at Harvard University.

More Upcoming Events - Click to Register

HR & Leadership Conference 2017 - October 30 & 31, 2017
Executive Breakfast: The Looming Leadership Shortage–How Are You Building Your Leadership Capacity? - November 16, 2017
Introduction to Conflict Resolution - December 5, 2017
Core Strengths Training - February 6, 2017
Performing Under Pressure - The Science of Emotional Intelligence - March 13 & 14, 2018
Performing Under Pressure - The Three Conversations of Leadership - March 15, 2018
Managing Mental Health in the Workplace - Rights and Responsibilities - April 11, 2018
2018 HR Legislative Review - May 2, 2018


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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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 Desgination Worth?

The CPHR designation can enhance your career opportunities and compensation potential. An increasing number of organizations require or prefer that successful candidates for HR positions hold, or are working towards obtaining, the CPHR designation. This is particularly true for senior HR positions.

The CPHR designation is recognized throughout Canada and can be transferred between all provinces and territories. 

Do you have the CPHR designation? Are you considering becoming a CPHR? PayScale and HRPA teamed up to find out the real value of a CPHR (CHRP) in 2013.

In this research report, you'll learn:

If the CPHR fuels job promotions for HR professionals.
Pay differences by HR position.
How the CPHR compares to the PHR in the United States.
How pay compares by company size, industry and metropolitan area.
Get the full report or view the info graphic to find out the true value of the CPHR HERE.

In Winnipeg,With CPHR - All HR Titles, Median Pay: $62,100
Without CPHR - All HR Titles, Median Pay: $49,900
That's a pay differential of 24%

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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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.  


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.


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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