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December 21, 2017 |    In This Issue
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Learn & Connect

Join Joel Gervais and Jamie Jurczak for this special seminar to discuss the impending legalization of marijuana in Canada on July 1, 2018 and how it will impact your workplace.

Joel Gervais, Addictions and Training Specialist at Vital Life, will cover:

  • The impact of cannabis on performance
  • How to identify someone under the influence
  • Medical vs. recreational use
  • Reducing the safety risks in the workplace
  • Issues of accommodation

Jamie Jurczak, Partner at Taylor McCaffrey, will cover the legal implications including:

  • Understanding workplace safety and health, human rights and accommodation obligations
  • Privacy considerations
  • Legal considerations regarding testing and employee searches, and
  • Tips for developing effective drug use policies

 For more information, click here.

More Upcoming Events 

Core Strengths Training: Creating a Culture of Accountability - February 6, 2018 click here
Executive Breakfast Series - People Risks During Mergers and Acquisitions - February 8, 2018 click here
Performing Under Pressure - The Science of Emotional Intelligence - March 13 & 14, 2018 click here
Performing Under Pressure - The Three Conversations of Leadership - March 15, 2018 click here
Managing Mental Health in the Workplace - Rights and Responsibilities -  April 11, 2018 click here
2018 HR Legislative Review - May 2, 2018 click here


Immigration Updates: Identifying Opportunities & Mitigating Risks - January 16, 2018click here
Recruiting like a Pro - February 6, 2018click here
Succession Planning that Works! - February 8, 2018 - click here
Workplace Harassment: The Latest Hollywood Blockbuster - February 15, 2018 - click here
Having Difficult Conversations Successfully - February 27, 2018 - click here
Access Grants to Grow the Business - March 1, 2018 - click here

Are You Ready to Support Transgender Employees? - March 13, 2018 - click here


Employer Engagement Roundtable - January 17, 2018 - click here

The Pembina Valley Chapter invites you to attend a roundtable discussion hosted by Manitoba Education and Training. Discussion topics will include workforce recruitment, retention and training in the region to support business and community development.

Lunch n Learn Making Conflict Productive - Turning Destructive Paths into Productive Stepping Stones - May 16, 2018 -  click here

Conflict can be as uncomfortable as it is unavoidable. But can conflict also be productive?  Get an introduction to the objective language of DISC to better understand how personality styles influence conflict.  Learn about turning automatic destructive behaviours into productive responses. Apply what you learn to employee relationships, customers, negotiations, and family. Come for a fun and interactive learning experience.


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

The National Knowledge Exam (NKE) is a formal step towards achieving the CPHR designation. For more information about the NKE, 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: March 3 & 4, 2018 
Registration deadline: February 16, 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.

Next Exam
Date: June 2, 2018

Registration deadline: April 3, 2018
For more information or to register, click here.


We are already halfway through the 2017-2018 year. Now is the perfect time to update your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) log! 

CPHRs are required to report a minimum of 100 hours of professional development activity over each rolling three year period and a minimum of 20 hours each year in order to maintain the CPHR designation.

CPD signifies continued mastery of the CPHR Competency Framework, which outlines 44 discipline specific professional competencies. 

You need to have your log updated by May 31 each year. The CPHR Manitoba annual reporting process for CPD is entirely online -  make sure you are signed in as a member.

Need help deciding what qualifies as CPD or choosing the right category? Please see the links below: 
CPD Overview 
Step-by-step Guide on How To Input CPD Hours in Online System
CPD Summary of Qualifying Activities 

If you have additional questions about the CPD process, please contact Lori Brûlé, CPHR Designation Manager at 204-943-3624 or email

For any questions or technical help related to inputting activities into your online log, contact Administrative & Membership Coordinator Kayla Desorcy by phone at 204-943-0886 or by email at


Member Matters

The CPHR Manitoba office will be closed for the Holidays from 12 noon on Friday, December 22 until 9:00 am Tuesday, January 2. You can read our holiday message and association update on our website here.

With our best wishes to you and loved ones at this special time of year,

CPHR Manitoba


We are currently seeking article submissions for our Spring 2018 issue of HRmatters, the bi-annual magazine of CPHR Manitoba. Articles published in HRmatters are eligible for CPHR Continuing Professional Development hours.

Deadline for submissions is March 2, 2018.

Click here to view the Fall 2017 edition 
Click here for more information about submitting an article
Click here to review our Writers' Guidelines


The University of Manitoba Human Resource Association (UMHRA) is excited to host their 13th Annual Wine and Cheese this year.

Join UMRHA on January 25th, 2017, at 6:00pm, at the Inn at the Forks. Tickets are $25 and include cocktails & hors d'oeuvres. Featured speaker is BOLD HR. Email to purchase tickets and for further details.

Come and interact and network with some of the top I.H. Asper School of Business HR students! Proudly sponsored by CPHR Manitoba. 


In the news...

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