HR Matters
February 8, 2018 |    In This Issue
Learn & Connect
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Western Compensation & Benefits Consultants
Red River College
Extended Education, University of Manitoba
Learn & Connect

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018 
Registration Deadline: February 26, 2018

CPHR Manitoba is proud to once again welcome back Dr. Reece Malone of Diversity Essentials for this very popular workshop! 

Past participants have had rave reviews and rated the workshop 9.5/10.

"This is one of the best workshops I have attended in a LONG time."
"I took away so much valuable information! Absolutely worth it!"

The session will cover policies, inclusive practices, processes, education & compliance, and updating personnel records. Featuring a lived experience panel.

Facilitated by Dr. Reece Malone, DHS, MPH, CSE, CST
For more information and to registerclick here


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
Presenting Sponsor: MLT Aikins LLP

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.


Breaking Bad (habits):  The Accessibility for Manitobans Act

Carolyn J. Frost, MLT Aikins LLP 

Employment Law Roundup
Dave Negus, MLT Aikins LLP 

Are you ready for a workplace violence or harassment complaint?

amie A. Jurczak, Taylor McCaffrey LLP

Immigration Law Update
Reis Pagtakhan, MLT Aikins LLP

Impacts of medical marijuana and the legalization of marijuana in the workplace
Shandra N. Czarnecki, MLT Aikins LLP

The Departing Employee

Ryan Savage, Taylor McCaffrey LLP

For more information and to register, 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


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
Succeed or Fail? Your Online Brand is the Deciding Factor! - April 10, 2018 - click here 
Emotionally Intelligent Onboarding: Getting it Right from the Start - April 12, 2018 - click here
Extending Your Reach - April 18, 2018 - click here


Lunch & Learn - A Roadmap to Success for Rural Recruitment by Altona & District Chamber of Commerce - February 22, 2018 - click here
A Legal Perspective by CPHR Manitoba Pembina Valley Chapter - February 27, 2018 - click here
Lunch & Learn - Transition to Retirement: Initiating, Planning & Implementing by Morden & District Chamber of Commerce - March 21, 2018 - click here
Lunch n Learn - Making Conflict Productive - Turning Destructive Paths into Productive Stepping Stones by CPHR Manitoba Pembina Valley Chapter - May 16, 2018 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.

Goodlife Corporate Wellness
Taylor McCaffrey LLP

Are you planning to submit for the next Validation of Professional Experience (VPE) submission deadline on May 15, 2018? The VPE is a formal step in completing the process to become a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) for all routes to the designation. 

Join us 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.


The National Knowledge Exam (NKE) is a formal step towards achieving the CPHR designation. For more information about the NKE, click here.

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

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. 

Member Matters

The Hiring Confidence Index, which results from CPHR Manitoba's semi-annual Manitoba HR Trends survey that was conducted this past fall, measures how Manitoba employers feel about hiring over the next six months. The index emphasizes how confident HR Professionals are that they can hire the right people to fill open positions; it also incorporates views on growth in the number of positions. Read More Here


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


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


In the news...

A recent global survey shows Canadian workers are less loyal to their organizations compared to workers from the rest of the world, and nearly half are open to a new job. Read More Here

Unfortunately, most HR heads are treated more as "code enforcers" than strategic thinkers — a missed opportunity. Read More Here

One in four workers has left a job at some point due to work-related stress, according to a 2017 Monster Canada study. Read More Here

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