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February 5, 2015 In This Issue
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Learn & Connect

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

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

LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER. Registration Deadline: February 11, 2015 @ Noon. Only a few spots remaining. 

Click here for more information or to register


The Westman Chapter in partnership with HUB International STRATA Benefits Consulting presents a workshop on Financial Wellness. As an employer, you have a great influence over your employees as well as a responsibility to provide opportunities to your employees to improve their wellbeing - mentally, physically and financially. 

Date: February 19, 2015
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Location: Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Ave, Brandon, MB
Cost:  Members $25 
Non-members $35

Registration deadline is February 16, 2015.

Click here for more information or to register  


With our aging population many employers are finding themselves torn between their work responsibilities and a caregiving role. Additionally, new legislation has been passed recognizing the needs of caregivers and outlining their responsibility to support them in the workplace. Join us to discuss the issues around Employed Caregivers and learn about a new Educational Program for Manitoban Caregivers that can be delivered in your workplace. 

Date: March 12, 2015
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Courtyard Marriott, James Richardson International Airport 
Cost: Members $95 + GST
Non-members $125 + GST

Registration Deadline: March 9, 2015

For more information or to register, click here 

Centre For Labour-Management Development (Canada) Inc.
Western Compensation & Benefits Consultants

CHRP candidates must complete an Experience Assessment requirement to obtain their CHRP designation. 

The Experience Assessment requires CHRP candidates to demonstrate three or more years of professional experience in Human Resources within the past ten years. The Experience Assessments have been in effect since February 2013. The Validation of Professional Experience Committee will be offering an information session on how to effectively complete the Validation of Experience requirement and answer any questions you may have. This session would be worthwhile for any individual who is seeking or considering obtaining their CHRP designation. 

Date: March 10, 2015
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm 
Location: Victoria Inn, 3550 Victoria Avenue, Brandon 

Registration deadline is March 6, 2015

To register, click here. Registration is required as seating is limited.

Date: June 6, 2015
Cost: $325 (must be a member of HRMAM)

Registration deadline: April 7, 2015

For more information about becoming a CHRP, click here 
To register, click here


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 the examination. 

Dates: April 11 & 12, 2015
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm 
Location: Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park 
Cost: Member: $400 
Non-member: $460

Registration deadline: March 27, 2015

For more information or to register, click here

Options for Success Inc.
Workers Compensation Board
Resolution Skills Centre
Member Matters

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
Cost: $250 for a team of two 

To register, click here or contact Kristin Cuma at 204-799-6086  

For more information click here


We are now accepting proposals for concurrent session presentations for the 2015 HRMAM HR & Leadership Conference, 'Involve and Evolve'. If you have solutions, experiences and stories to share with Manitoba's HR professionals consider becoming a presenter. 

This year, applications will be submitted online. Click the link below to be redirected to the online submission form. Please take the time to read over the Presenter Proposal Guidelines prior to submitting your proposal. In this document you will find detailed information about the expectations, deadlines and selection process. 

Deadline for submissions is March 2, 2015 

Presenter Proposal Guidelines
Submit a Proposal Online


HRmatters provides our readers with information on leading HR practices, professional trends and industry updates. To make this happen, we rely on submissions from our readers and those with specialized knowledge of the human resource industry. 

We are currently seeking submissions for our Spring 2015 issue. The theme of this issue is, "The Business of HR". As we continue to promote the movement ofHR professionals from the back room to the boardroom table, strategies and success stories of HR departments becoming indispensable resources are encouraged. Please keep this in mind when considering your submission and attempt to relate your content to this theme. 

Articles published in HRmatters are eligible for CHRP Continuing Professional Development hours.  

Deadline for submissions is March 6, 2015 

Click here for more information about submitting an article 
Click here to review our Writers' Guidelines

In the news...
Managers at companies across the country are increasingly becoming trained in the area of Mental Health. Work-life balance is critical to keeping people healthy and workplaces are recognizing the importance of ensuring mental illnesses are recognized and proper care is sought. With a responsibility to look after your staff, what are you doing to ensure they are mentally healthy?  Read more here
What makes young leaders successful? Recent success of CEOs under the age of thirty has proven that age is not a determining factor in the ability to inspire others and execute a vision. Read more here
With increasing flexibility in the workplace, has the notion of punctuality been thrown out the window? Should you reprimand employees for being late? A focus on employee engagement may provide an answer by creating an environment your employees want to be a part of. Read more here

The importance of organizations providing support for employees dealing with family stress, separation and divorce should be a focus of your HR department. Stressed employees will find it difficult to maintain productivity at work and may project frustrations  on to co-workers and customers. Read More Here

Job Board

Benefits Specialist HUB International STRATA Benefits Consulting
Payroll & Benefits Officer Cando Rail Services

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