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January 18, 2018 |    In This Issue
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Learn & Connect

Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018

Corporate tables and tickets are now on sale for our most prestigious event, the HR Excellence Awards. The evening showcases outstanding achievements in HR throughout Manitoba through individual and organizational awards. Join us at The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre (The MET) - this is truly a can't miss event! 

Get your tickets before the Early Bird deadline! 
Early Bird deadline: March 23, 2018
* Corporate Table Sponsor Early Bird deadline: March 16, 2018

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Each year, our presenters share employment law developments from the past year that have an impact on the HR profession. Attendees come back year after year, valuing the importance of complying with legislation in their workplace.

Who should attend?

  • HR professionals
  • Managers
  • Business Owners 

Presenting Sponsor: MLT Aikins LLP

For more information or to register, click here.  


Executive Breakfast Series - People Risks During Mergers and Acquisitions - February 8, 2018 - click here
Legalization of Marijuana and the Workplace - February 9, 2018 - click here
Transgender and Gender Diverse Inclusive Workplaces - March 1, 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


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


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

Altona & District Chamber of Commerce - Lunch n Learn - A Roadmap to Success for Rural Recruitment - February 22, 2018 - click here

The focus of the discussion will be on building and implementing a successful recruitment strategy for those hard to fill searches. Speakers will discuss key areas of the recruitment process. Additionally, there will be a presentation from People First HR Services regarding HR support services.


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
Goodlife Corporate Wellness
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.

Manitoba writers who took an in-person prep course achieved a 23% higher pass rate than other writers.

Next Exam

Date: June 2, 2018
Registration deadline: April 3, 2018
For more information or to register, 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. 

Are you planning to submit for the next VPE submission deadline on May 15, 2018?

Join us at no cost for an info session:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 12-1pm
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 5-6pm

For more information on the VPE requirement, click here.

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

Member Matters

The Government of Canada is updating federal labour standards to make sure they reflect the realities of today’s workplaces and meet the needs of both employers and employees. 

CPHR Manitoba together with the provincial member associations and CPHR Canada, is striving to become more involved in the public policy process at all levels of government. It is important that we collectively have the human resource profession’s expertise shared in this type of consultation.  

Until Wednesday, January 31, 2018, you can participate in the consultation here: Canada Labour Code Consultations.

For the full article on our website, click here.


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


We are seeking proposals for concurrent sessions that are innovative, though-provoking and provide practical tools that can be implemented in the workplace. Sessions are one hour in length.

For a list of topics we are seeking, click here. We welcome submissions on topics not included on the list as well.

Deadline for concurrent proposals: February 23, 2018
Submit a Proposal Online


The deadline to post a job opportunity with the Asper School of Business Co-operative Education Program for Summer 2018 work term (May - August) is February 9, 2018.

Other important recruitment dates are as follows:  

  • Student application deadline: February 15, 2018
  • On-campus Interviews: February 28 – March 16, 2018
  • Placements announced: March 22, 2018

Please submit a posting to the Co-op office online via the Career PortalMore information can be found on the Asper Co-operative Education Program website. Questions? Email


University of Winnipeg Co-op Spring/Summer term students have begun applying for jobs.  If you have Co-op opportunities with positions commencing in May, running until August (or extended); please provide a detailed job description, preferably in PDF format, that includes:

  • Job Title
  • Work Location
  • Deadline Date 
  • How you would like students to apply (directly to you, online, or via email to the Co-op Office)

Please email your postings and any questions to Holly Bochurka, Co-op Education Coordinator, at or h.bochurka@uwinnipeg.caCo-op employment opportunities will be posted daily, on an immediate basis, and new postings will be accepted throughout the year.

Recommended deadlines:

September - December Work Term: June 1
January - April Work Term: December 1


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

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

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...

Can employees organize the visit of a high-profile personality to the workplace without following protocol? Read More Here

Employers are increasingly playing a critical role in closing the mentoring gap and strategically leveraging their unique human and financial capital to develop, enhance and scale youth mentoring initiatives aligned with their goals. Read More Here

We all want to come to work and be treated with kindness and respect...So what can a manager do to ensure that people on their team or in their department treat each other well? Read More Here

January is a time when a disproportionate number of your employees are likely to consider leaving their current jobs. Read More Here

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