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November 9, 2017 |    In This Issue
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Western Compensation & Benefits Consultants
Extended Education, University of Manitoba
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The Art of Negotiating with Others

Winnipeg: November 22 click here to register
Brandon: November 23 click here to register

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

Executive Breakfast: The Looming Leadership Shortage–How Are You Building Your Leadership Capacity? - November 16, 2017
The Art of Negotiating with Others Winnipeg: November 22Brandon: November 23
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


We are proud to sponsor the Morden and District Chamber of Commerce's Lunch and Learn series for 2017-2018.

Upcoming Chamber Lunch and Learns - Click to register
What on earth has happened to my mood?! - November 15, 2017
What on earth should I do?! - December 6, 2017


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.

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman
Taylor McCaffrey LLP

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.


While cleaning up your home and yard for fall, don't forget to update your CPHR designation!

1. For CPHRs, make sure you've updated the designation on LinkedIn, your business card, your email signature, and any other public profiles.

2. If you've recently achieved the CPHR designation, add it to your last name on your LinkedIn profile and under the "Certifications" section and on all other public profiles.

3. If you are a new CPHR Candidate, add the title to you last name on LinkedIn and on all other public profiles. 

Keeping your CPHR designation updated is a great way to be a brand ambassador for the designation and CPHR Manitoba!


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 achieving HR excellence.

Click here to learn more about achieving the CPHR designation, with or without a degree, or contact Lori Brûlé, CPHR Designation Manager, by email at, or call 204-943-3624.


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 Thursday, November 16 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.

Know someone worthy of being nominated but not in a position to complete the application on their behalf? Pre-nominate them today and we will contact them to complete the full application!

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 will be hosting our annual Mix & Mingle event to bring our membership, board and staff together prior to the holiday season. Please join us for a casual evening of networking, catching up and celebrating.

Each person will receive one complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

We ask that each person bring a donation (toy, gift or non-perishable food item) to donate to the Christmas Cheer Board. 

The event is FREE for members. We ask that you register in advance, please click here. We look forward to seeing you!


In the news...

Before this study, like many other organizations, Google Execs believed that building the best teams meant compiling the best people...The perfect team, right? In the words of Julia Rozovsky, Google's people analytics manager, "We were dead wrong." Read More Here

Michael Burns is a man best known for his giving. A successful investment advisor, entrepreneur, executive and well-known philanthropist, he’s now the CEO of the Invictus Games...He says anyone who wants to be a great leader should know the value of lending a hand to others. Read More Here

In human resources, we must remember that onboarding should not merely be orientations filled with best practices, a tour of the company, a quick peek to familiarize the location of the coffee, printers and mailrooms, but a time to water the seed of development that was planted when the new hire said yes to the job opportunity. Read More Here

The Co-operators Group Ltd.’s revamped mental-health program, including an online forum for employees, was central to its win in the category at Benefits Canada’s 2017 Workplace Benefits Awards in Toronto on Oct. 12. Read More Here

Job Board
Manager, Human Resources Services Red River College
Human Resources Advisor II CancerCare Manitoba
Officer Human Resources Business Partner Canada Post

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Sign up today for our Free Nomination Info Sessions November 16!

Click here for 12:00pm or click here for 5:00pm!