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Safety Day is a new event being put on to address the various safety concerns that arise in the workplace. Understanding your roles and responsibilities when it comes to the physical and psychological safety of your employees is the first step in ensuring your workplace follows provincial safety legislation.  Topics covered in this workshop include: protecting employees from injury, limiting personal liability, maintaining a safety program, balancing human rights with health and safety responsibilities, substance abuse in the workplace, harassment and violence prevention and the role of the HR professional in policy development. 

Date: December 3, 2014

Time:  7:30am - 4:30pm
Location:  Holiday Inn Winnipeg South, 1330 Pembina Hwy 
Cost: Members  $195 + GST
Non-members  $225 + GST
Registation Deadline: November 28, 2014 @ Noon

To register or learn more, click here 


HRMAM will be hosting a mix & mingle event to bring our membership, board and staff together prior to the holiday season. Join us for a casual evening of networking, catching up and celebrating. 

Date: December 4, 2014
Time: 4:00 - 7:00pm
Location: Radisson Hotel Downtown (Ambassador H), Winnipeg
Cost: Members - FREE
          Non-members - $20
*each ticket includes one complimentary drink and hors d'oeurves
Registration Deadline: December 1, 2014

For more information or to register, click here


HRMAM's Premiere Event 

Designed to showcase outstanding Human Resource achievements in Manitoba, HRMAM's HR Excellence Awards honour employers and individuals who are leaders in diversity, development, impact and innovation. Eight Business Excellence Awards and five Professional Excellence Awards will be up for grabs this year and we look forward to celebrating the successes of all nominees with you. Don't miss out on your chance to celebrate with your colleagues at this year's HR Excellence Awards!

Is someone from your workplace up for nomination? Why not purchase a table of 8 or 10 to celebrate their accomplishments? Or even better, sponsor your corporate table to receive your company's name on the table, preferred table location, your company's name on our dinner slideshow and recognition in the event program. 

Student ticket pricing available.

Date: April 22, 2015 
Time: 4:30 - 9:00pm
Location: The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, 281 Donald Street, Winnipeg
Early Bird registration deadline: March 27, 2015

Click here for more information or to register


Date: December 4, 2014
Time: 11:30am
Location: Two30Nine by Decor (Decor showroom), 239 Mountain St. South, Morden
Cost: $25 ($5 will be donated to the Cheer Board)

Click here for more information or to register
In partnership with the Institute for Health and Human Potential 

Whether you are a formal manager or want to increase your individual performance (or both), this program will teach you the foundational principles and brain science of Emotional Intelligence (EI). You will become a student of human behaviour: understanding what your brain does under pressure and how that affects your decision making and the impact you have on others.  In this leadership course, you will increase your personal leadership by learning how to manage your emotions in your most difficult moments, enabling you to perform and lead at your best, and connect with others in a more meaningful way. 

Presenter: Sara Ross 
Date: February 24 & 25, 2015
Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm daily
Location: Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St. Matthews Ave
Cost: Member: $945 + GST
 Non-member: $995 + GST
 Optional post program coaching $1000

Registration Deadline: January 30, 2015 @ Noon, registration is limited

Click here for more information or to register


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.

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 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. 
The Importance of Customer Service
Did you know that a 2% increase in customer retention has the same effect on profits as cutting costs by 10%? When a customer leaves your business feeling upset, angry or even satisfied, but not wowed, the chance of that customer coming back is low. You not only lose revenue from the unhappy customer, you lose out on potential customers who hear about the negative experience. Great customer service, delivered consistently, happens when a strong customer service strategy is in place. Learn the full impact of mediocre or poor service on the bottom line, how employee engagement and excellent customer service are intricately related and the four key components to developing a strong customer service strategy. 
Date: December 3, 2014
To register or learn more, click here   
How can 140 characters help your brand? Twitter is now eight years old and showing no signs of losing relevancy. How do you get started? What should you use Twitter for? Explore the Twitterers with us and learn to tweet with confidence.
Date: December 10, 2014
To register or learn more, click here   


The University of Winnipeg Career Services Department is hosting their 10th annual Career Fair this January. This is an excellent opportunity to network with motivated and skilled students and alumni from the Faculties of Arts, Business & Economics, Education, Kinesiology, and Science who are exploring career opportunities as well as potential employment. Take this chance to meet with the students, who are nationally and internationally recognized for their hard work, talent and vision. 

Date: January 20, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Location: University of Winnipeg, Duckworth Centre
Registration: Basic Registration $450+GST
                     Non-Profit / Charitable Organization $175+GST 
Registration Deadline: January 6, 2015

Registration fee includes a display booth, hot breakfast, refreshment breaks and lunch for two representatives. A company profile will also be featured on their website. 

For more information, please contact Lisa-Marie Stefaniw-Buhay at 204-786-9835 or be email at 


HRMAM is pleased to partner with QNET to offer Managing Abrasive Behaviour with Special Guest Dr. Laura Crawshaw. 

Designed for managers and human resource professionals, this seminar will give you the tools to calmly, confidently and expertly deal with abrasive employees.  

Date: January 22, 2015
Time: 8:45am - 5:00pm
Location: Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown, 288 Portage Ave, Winnipeg
Cost: Member (QNET, APICS, HRMAM) - $349 + GST
  Non-member - $399 + GST
          Early Bird registration deadline: December 15, 2014
For more information or to register, click here


TalentC - People Services Inc. and HRMAm are pleased to offer the International Certification for Mentoring accredited by CSME. 

The Level 1 program, leading to Certified Mentor Practitioner (CMP) is a blend of academic and practical experience that prepares you for working with people and organizations to help them be the best they can be.

Level 1
Date: February 17, 2015
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Location: HRMAM office, 1810-275 Portage Ave, Winnipeg
Cost: $500 + GST
For more information or to register, click here

The Level 2 course is the second phase of the journey to a professional designation as a Certified Mentor Practitioner. This 2.5 day training course combines academic and practical experience, including a full day of case studies and the application of mentoring concepts in a controlled and safe environment. Day 3 (half day) provides time for reflection on what has been learned and the completion of an on-line examination as part of the certification process.

Level 2
Date: May 12-14, 2015
Time:May 12/13 -  9:00am - 4:30pm, May 14 - 9:00am - 12:00pm 
Location: HRMAM office, 1810-275 Portage Ave, Winnipeg
Cost: $1300 + GST
For more information or to register, click here
Ashton College

This info session is intended for HRMAM members who currently hold the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation. As a CHRP you are required to report a minimum of 100 hours of professional development activity in each three year reporting cycle to maintain your designation. We will cover the CHRP continuing professional development process including an overview of the new log. We will also review the development categories, examples of development activities that qualify for Continuing Professional Development hours, and tips on retaining and capturing the information required over the three year period.  

Date: December 18, 2014
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: St. Boniface Library, 100-131 Provencher Blvd, Winnipeg
Registration Deadline: December 17, 2014

Click here for more information or to register

The CHRP Validation of Professional Experience Assessment is a formal step in earning the CHRP designation that requires candidates to demonstrate three or more years of professional experience in Human Resources within the last ten years. 

To gain your CHRP designation through the assessment experience, CHRP candidates will be required to submit a completed application.  This application will need to be validated by your current employer.  In order to be eligible to submit an application you need to be a Candidate (someone who has passed the NKE) and have had your proof of degree verified.  

The next submission deadline is January 15. 

For more information on the Validation of Professional Experience Assessment, please click here.

Workers Compensation Board
Member Matters
Erin Yates, CHRP has transferred with REHAU Incorporated to Leesburg, Virginia in the role of Human Resources Manager, Compensation and Benefits (North America)

Formerly known as the Excellence in Leadership Awards, the HR Excellence Awards are designed to showcase outstanding Human Resource achievements in Manitoba, honouring employers and individuals who are leaders in diversity, development, impact and innovation. 

The HR Excellence Awards include two types of awards - Business Excellence Awards and Professional Excellence Awards.  The Business Excellence Awards include eight categories which align with the key professional practices of Human Resource Professionals, while the four Professional Excellence Awards are designed to recognize specific individuals for their unique contributions.  

HRMAM encourages organizations and individuals to nominate themselves or others for an HR Excellence Award by submitting an application to the HRMAM office.  

Early Bird Nomination Deadline: December 31, 2014
By submitting your nomination(s) early, you will have an opportunity to win either a Dinner and a Movie at The MET or lunch for 10 at The MET.  

Do you have any questions about any of the award categories or the application process? Please contact: 

Laura Haines
Events, Sponsorship & Marketing Manager 
(204) 943-0882

For more information on the application process and the awards, please click here.


Canada Career Counselling, in partnership with The Vanier Institute of the Family, is looking for survey participants to understand the experiences of women on maternity leave, as well as employer perceptions regarding employees' transition to and form maternity leave.

This study has been developed with the support of the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Councelling (CERIC) and is open to both women and employers across Canada.  Your experiences will provide valuable insight into understanding and improving maternity leave career transitions. 

For general information about the project please click here

Managers/HR - click here to complete the survey
Employees - click here to complete the survey

If you have any questions or concerns about this study please contact Avra Davidoff by email at or by phone at 403-261-5085 

This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board


Join the growing list of Manitoba's HR leaders to showcase your support of newcomers learning English so they can thrive in the workplace. Barrier Blast is a light-hearted HR language skills obstacle course in support of the Margaret Pidlaski Scholarship. Sign up your team today to put yourself in the shoes of your newcomer employees in a fun, professional obstacle course.  

Date: February 20, 2015
Time: 10:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Main Gallery, Manitoba Hydro Place
To register, click here or contact Kristin Cuma at 204-799-6086  

For more information click here 

In the news...
Facebook is reportedly in the testing phase of a new version of the site called "Facebook at Work". The new office-friendly site will be designed to compete with LinkedIn, Google Drive and Microsoft. Read more here
According to Great Places to Work, 80% of companies see the biggest benefits when investing into company culture. Take a page out of the book of these four companies and you will be on your way to a better and stronger company culture.  Read more here
If your company has overseas offices, and transfers Canadian Permanent Residents abroad, care should be taken to ensure that the employee will not lose his/her Canadian permanent residence status. Read Reis' guide to learn more. Read more here

Organizations with sophisticated processes of identifying successor candidates to fill key leadership roles in an organization realize significant employee engagement and retention gains, according to new research by Deloitte. Read More Here

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