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October 2, 2014 In This Issue
Learn & Connect
Member Matters
In the news...
Job Board
Western Compensation & Benefits Consultants
Staffmax Staffing and Recruting
Change Innovators Inc.
Learn & Connect

Together, HR and Leadership can breathe new life into any organization, so HRMAM is gathering people, ideas and tools that will infuse work life with freshness, value and meaning. 

Connecting to the pulse of business means tapping into people's real motivations: supporting cultures where great ideas thrive; creating experiences that customers love; and finding all the ways that 'soft' influences align with 'hard' performance indicators.

On October 29 & 30, HR professionals from around Manitoba will gather together at Connect 2014: Pulse to share information, learn new ideas and trends, network and be inspired.

Connie Podesta I Executive Career Coach, Award-winning Speaker, Author and Board Certified Therapist
Leadership...Like You've Never Heard It Before! The Power of Accountability, Empowerment and Ownership

Drew Dudley I Founder & Chief Catalyst of Nuance Leadership Inc. 
Redefining Leadership and the Power of 'Lollipop Moments'

Michelle Ray I Author and Founder of Lead Yourself First Institute
So...You Think You've Got Influence

Sean Aiken I Author and Creator of The One Week Job Project
In Pursuit of Passion - 52 Jobs, 52 Weeks

Registration is now open for individual keynote presentations! 

For more information or to register, click here.


At HRMAM, 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 Certified Human Resources Professionals (CHRPs), and in recognition of the quality of some of the HR professional development programs offered throughout Manitoba, we are proud to introduce the HRMAM Accreditation Program. For more information about the program, click here.

Here are the Upcoming Events for our Accreditation Program Partners:

Incident Investigations in the Workplace
By Safety Services Manitoba
Date: November 4 & 5, 2014
Location: Safety Services Manitoba, 3-1680 Notre Dame Ave
To register or learn more, click here

Due Diligence and Liability 
By Safety Services Manitoba
Date: November 13, 2014
Location: Safety Services Manitoba, 3-1680 Notre Dame Ave
To register or learn more, click here

Ongoing Courses: 

Managing Episodic Disabilities Interactive On-line Courses

HRMAM in partnership with CWGHR are pleased to offer Managing Episodic Disabilities: An Introduction and Managing Episodic Disabilities: Accommodation Best Practices. These interactive self-directed on-line courses take 15 hours to complete and are worth 15 Continuing Professional Development Hours. 

For more information on these courses, click here.


The October 15 webinar entitled, "Be the Chief Change Officer: Boosting HR Influence", will cover how to give HR a "C" level voice. This webinar will cover how to perform as a trusted advisor to, and at the same level of "C" level executives, the importance of people skills, operational planning, knowledge of systems and processes and working within objectives as well as decision making and making your case for change. Click HERE to register for this webinar online.

 The October 29 webinar entitled,"Resolve to Resolve; Conflict Resolution," will cover how to identify conflicts and the sources of conflict before situations escalate, how to deliver complex messages clearly and powerfully and how to persuade difficult people and manage emotions. Click HERE to register for this webinar online.

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and Modern Earth Web Design are presenting a new webinar series that will run live from 12:00 - 12:45pm every Wednesday. 
Handling Risk in Growing Your Business
Date: October 8, 2014
To register or learn more, click here
Improving Your Product Sourcing
Date: October 15, 2014
To register or learn more, click here

Brought to you by the University of Winnipeg Faculty of Business and Economics and the Conference Board of Canada

Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Time: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Location: The MET, Winnipeg
Cost: Not for Profit                    $350
         Regular                            $450
         Corporate Group of Six   $2,250

For more information, click here
Red River College
What is a CHRP Certification Worth?

Do you have a CHRP? Are you considering getting one? PayScale and HRPA teamed up to find out the real value of a CHRP in 2013. In this research report, you'll learn:

  • If the CHRP fuels job promotions for HR professionals. 
  • Pay differences by HR position.
  • How the CHRP compares to the PHR in the United States.
  • How pay compares by company size, industry and metropolitan area.
Get the full report or view the infographic to find out the true value of the CHRP HERE


  • In Winnipeg,
    • With CHRP - All HR Titles, Median Pay: $62,100
    • Without CHRP - All HR Titles, Median Pay: $49,900
  • That's a pay differential of 24%
Maximize Human Capabilities
Centre For Labour-Management Development (Canada) Inc.
The Institute of Corporate Directors
Member Matters
The HRMAM 2013-2014 Annual Report is now available for viewing online.  Please click here

HRMAM is currently looking for volunteers for a variety of committees.

Board Committees 
Board committees report directly to the Board of Directors.

  • Audit Committee 
  • Awards Committee 
  • Legislative Review Committee 
  • Membership Committee 
  • Professional Conduct Committee 
  • Professional Standards Committee 

Staff Committees 
Staff committees are committees that are managed and report back to HRMAM staff.

  • Conference Committee 
  • Experience Assessment Committee 
  • Gala Committee 
  • Golf Committee 
  • Professional Points Panel 
  • Recertification Audit Committee 
  • Recertification Committee

Click here to view Terms of Reference for each committee.  

If you are interested in being on any of these committees, please email your resume to the Nominating Committee at by Friday, October 10, 2014. Please use a subject line indicating which committee you are interested in.


HRMAM is looking for volunteers to help with Connect 2014: Pulse! Shifts will involve greeting and directing delegates at various locations throughout the venue. An Orientation & Training session will be held on Tuesday, October 28th at 5pm.

Shifts available:

Wednesday, October 29 - 7:30am-11:00am 
Thursday, October 30 - 8:00am-11:15am 

If you are interested in volunteering, please email your availability to Lindsey Kruschel, Events & Marketing Coordinator, at

In the news...

Episodic disabilities are becoming more prevalent due to advances in treatment and the aging population.  As an HR professional, you play a pivotal role in maximizing the potential of employees affected by episodic disabilities.  Read more here

Jordan has a new philosophy for workplace wellness.  Change your corporate culture and look at your competition as a challenge to create the best work environment possible.  Make a log term commitment to turn your life around.  Read more here

Reality is that at some point every manager has to give an employee negative feedback.  When given in a positive way, negative feedback can be very motivational and inspiring.  Read more here

How can leaders foster friendships in the workplace, for the benefit of the organization as a whole?  Read more here

Job Board

Human Resources Leader & Privacy Officer Winnipeg Civic Employees' Benefits Program (WCEBP)
Human Resources Generalist Johnston Group
Recruitment Specialist Maple Leaf Foods
Manager, Employee Wellness and Disability MacDon

Click here for the Job Board



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