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May 3, 2018 |    In This Issue
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Learn & Connect

Presented by: SAFE Work Manitoba
Date: June 8, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 3:00pm

Sexual harassment has become a hot topic in Canada and around the world, bringing attention to this important issue, especially as it relates to the workplace.

We are bringing together experts from across Canada to share their insights on how to create a workplace culture free of harassment, how to handle a complaint, and moving forward post-investigation. 

Sessions & Speakers:
Beyond #MeToo: Practical Steps for Leaders - Shona Welsh, S. Welsh Consulting 
Sexual Harassment Complaints: Prevention and Investigation - Jean Torrens, MLT Aikins LLP Calgary 
What Comes Next? - Devan Graham & Jane Helbrecht, Acuity HR Solutions 
Your Safety Culture: Creating a Harassment-Free Workplace - Rick Rennie, SAFE Work Manitoba

For more information and to register, click here


CPHR Manitoba invites you to attend one of our upcoming special membership meetings where we seek to connect with members and provide updates on our Strategic Plan, the CPHR designation, and CPHR Canada. 

Wednesday, May 9 - 12:00 - 1:00pm in Winnipeg - click here    Registration closes TOMORROW
Thursday, May 10 - 12:00 - 1:00pm in Brandon - click here      Registration closes Monday 
Friday, May 11 - 12:00 - 1:00pm in Winkler - click here             Registration closes Tuesday


Executive Breakfast Series - State of the Profession - May 17, 2018 - click here


Special Membership Meeting & Luncheon - May 11, 2018 - click here         Registration closes Tuesday
Lunch & Learn - Accessibility Act - June 13, 2018 - click here
Lunch & Learn - Religious Accommodations - September 20, 2018 - click here


Special Membership Meeting & Luncheon - May 10, 2018 - click here        Registration closes Monday 


Miss a webinar? Catch up with PD On-demand and enjoy great member discounts!

Technology - May 24, 2018 - click here
Practical Analytics for Mid-Sized Firms - May 29, 2018 - click here
Developing Conflict Management Skills for HR Professionals - May 31, 2018 - click here
A Responsive Workplace Conflict Resolution Toolkit - June 12, 2018 - click here
Close the Gap from Goal-Setting to Goal-Achieving - June 14, 2018 - click here
How HR Can Start a Great Workplace Mindfulness Practice - June 19, 2018 - click here 
Leadership to Goal-Achieve; MasterPlan for Results - July 10, 2018 - click here
Financial 1st Aid for HR Professionals - July 19, 2017 - click here


CPHR Manitoba is proud to sponsor the third annual DisruptHR Winnipeg event hosted by ADP taking place on May 10. 

Click here for a full list of speakers and to purchase tickets


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.

Workers Compensation Board
Taylor McCaffrey LLP

Are you thinking about becoming a CPHR? Or do you know someone who would make a great CPHR?

We have five great reasons why you should start down the CPHR path now - click here for details!
With Reason # 5, CPHR Manitoba will waive the $150 Validation of Professional Experience assessment fee when you submit your application by May 15, 2018!
Sign up to learn more
Westman Chapter - Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 11:00am
Pembina Valley Chapter - Friday, May 11, 2018 - 11:00am


Are you planning to submit for the next Validation of Professional Experience (VPE) submission deadline on May 15, 2018? CPHR Manitoba will waive the $150 Validation of Professional Experience assessment fee when you submit your application! To learn more, click here.

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. 

Westman Chapter
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 1-2pm

Pembina Valley Chapter
Friday, May 11, 2018, 1-2pm

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.



With the membership renewal deadline approaching, so too is the deadline for CPHRs to update their CPD logs for 2017-2018.

CPHRs must report a minimum of 100 hours of professional development activity over each rolling three year period and a minimum of 20 hours each year.  

All CPHR members are required to have all activities entered into their online log by May 31, 2018. Be sure to keep your supporting documents for all CPD hours gained within the previous three years - you will need them if you get audited. 

Have questions about CPD or completing your log? Click here!

Member Matters

All CPHR Manitoba memberships expire annually on May 31. Renew early in order to prevent any interruptions to your membership. 

Renew and pay for your membership by the May 31 deadline and be automatically entered to win a complimentary registration to CPHR Manitoba's HR Conference taking place October 23 & 24, 2018!

Paid for your membership? 

Renewing your membership is only the first step in the process. You must pay for your membership by May 31 in order to complete the renewal process and avoid late fees. Payment can be made by:
- paying online through your member profile 
- pay over the phone by calling Kayla at 204-943-0886
- mail a cheque to CPHR Manitoba (must be received by May 31) 

Already renewed your membership? 

Complete the 2017-2018 membership survey to tell us about your experience as a member this past year and earn another entry into our draw for a complimentary registration to CPHR Manitoba's HR Conference. Click here to begin the survey.


Nominations are now being accepted for SAFE Work Manitoba's 2018 SAFE Work Awards. Nominate an individual for their contributions to safety or nominate your safety and health committee as a whole. SAFEty Culture nominations can be submitted for your own workplace and others, such as members, clients or suppliers.

Submission deadline: June 4, 2018 

For more information, click here


The ADR Institute of Manitoba invites you to their special professional development workshop, Deepening the Art of Facilitation: Nurturing the Possibility of Healing on June 8, 2018

For more information, click here


Are you experiencing difficulties hiring top tech talent? You’re not alone. The demand for software developers, designers, engineers and analysts is increasing and hiring the right person is key.

Learn the ins and outs of recruiting top tech talent from an expert panel including Ilya Brotzky, CEO of VanHack. Over breakfast, you’ll hear his story about partnering talented tech workers from around the world with companies from right here in Winnipeg. After breakfast, share your knowledge and gather insight during roundtable sessions on recruitment and training. Seating is limited so secure your spot today!

For more information or to register, click here


If your job includes recruiting or hiring, you are invited to participant in a brief online survey about employment video interviewing for the purposes of research being conducted for a Master’s thesis at Saint Mary’s University. 

The survey will only take approximately 15 minutes of your time. By participating, you will have the chance to win 1 of 5 Starbucks gift cards of $50 each! Your responses will be kept completely anonymous and no identifying personal data will be collected.

Click here to begin survey 

Please feel free to share this survey link with other HR professionals you may think can benefit from or has interest in this research.


In the news...

As we get closer to the legalization of marijuana, testing methods are still hazy. The federal government has yet to confirm approved testing methods, which may be an important factor in safety-sensitive work environments. Read More Here

The Manitoba government will decide on the privatization of water bombers and air ambulances next year, just as its no-layoff collective agreement expires, potentially jeopardizing the jobs of those currently working in the industry.  Read More Here

As counter-intuitive as it sounds, freeing HR professionals and managers from the more bureaucratic aspects of their responsibilities – including regulatory and other compliance issues – gives them time to be more personal in their work and to do a better job of relating to employees in human terms. Read More Here

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Field HR Consultant Investors Group
Course Development Consultant, Human Resources Courses (Volunteer) Manitoba Institute of Trades & Technology 
Human Resources Administrator Winpak
Human Resources Advisor Maxim Truck & Trailer
Human Resources Manager New Flyer
Human Resources Generalist New Flyer
Director of Human Resources Pulford Community Living Services Inc.
Senior Employee Relations Advisor The Salvation Army

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