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February 12, 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

Registration closes Friday, February 13 at Noon 

For more information or to register, click here


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.
Options for Success Inc.

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


In Person

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


HRMAM has partnered with Captus Press Inc. to offer an online prep course for the NKE.  

Course includes:

  • 29 hours of multimedia instruction 
  • A diagnostic test to help you set up a study plan 
  • 4 complete practice exams 
  • A content expert available to answer all your questions and a discussion board 
Cost: $295 + GST

For more information or to register, click here

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...
If you want to reduce costly turnover and create a more competitive workforce, follow these employee retention strategies for your small business. Read more here
Millennials are the generation that will shape and define your company's safety direction into the future. Having them buy-in to your safety program will determine its success and utilizing technologies that millennials use on a daily basis will promote their engagement and keep up to date with the changing times. Read more here
If you struggle with sticking to a "to-do" list, try creating a "not-to-do" list. Start with these seven things most commonly done in the workplace that have a negative effect on productivity. Read more here

Annual employee satisfaction surveys are becoming a thing of the past. "Pulse surveys" are an up and coming technology that allow for more frequent feedback and more realistic results. Read More Here

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