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Learn & Connect

On January 29th, 2014, several HR leaders from our community will be sharing their fascinating and inspiring stories with us. You will have the opportunity to interact together and with them. Diane Panting will lead this insightful and inspiring evening.

Facilitator: Diane Panting, CHRP, Partner and Market Director, Aon Hewitt

Rob Campbell, Vice President, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries
John Ferris, CHRP, President, inVision Business Edge
Sharon Harrald, Candidate, Vice President, Human Resources, Investors Group Inc.
Allison Stephanson, Inspector, Human Resources, Winnipeg Police Service

Date: January 29, 2014 Presented by:
Time: Networking: 4:30pm-5:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm-6:15pm
Presentation: 6:15pm-7:15pm
Question & Answer: 7:15pm-7:30pm
Dessert & Mingle: 7:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Delta Winnipeg, 350 St. Mary Ave, Winnipeg
Cost: Members-$50, Non-members-$60
Registration Deadline: January 24, 2014

For more information or to register, please click here


How to create accountability & confidence: Your HR toolkit to stop workplace bullying and disruptive behaviours

Date:  Thursday, February 13, 2014
Time:  7:30am-8:00am - Registration & continental breakfast                                                          Presented by:
             8:00am-11:45am - Presentation
            11:45am-1:00pm - Lunch           
            1:00pm-2:45pm - Presentation

Location: Canad Inns Club Regent Casino Hotel
Cost (add GST): 
Member: $295 
Non-Member: $345 
Registration deadline - February 7, 2014

For more information or to register, please click here


In the February 5, 2014 webinar entitled, "Tough Talks Made Easier: Handling Difficult Conversations" you will be provided tools to handle difficult conversations professionally and effectively, be equipped with strategies to use for diverse situations and people and learn how to plan for, execute and follow-up on difficult conversations. Click HERE to register for this webinar online. 

The February 19, 2014 webinar entitled "Compliance Audits: Be Certain That What You're Doing is Right" will cover the importance of policies and practices that are compliant with legislation, provide tools to  gauge the effectiveness of current documentation and operations and outline best practices to ensure audit results are handled constructively. Click HERE to register for this webinar online. 

Find out more during the February sessions of our biweekly webinar series presented by HRdownloads. These webinars are exclusive to HRMAM members at a discounted rate of $39.00 per webinar. 

Manitoba Start and University of Manitoba Extended Education have partnered together on a series of full-day workshops for managers, human resources professionals, teachers and supervisors who want to develop skills to recruit and retain a culturally diverse workforce. These workshops include:
  • Foundations of Workplace Cultural Competence (Fri, Jan 31, 2014)
  • Strategies in Intercultural Human Resource Management (Fri, Feb 14, 2014)
  • Intercultural Communication at Work (Fri, Feb 28, 2014)
  • Culturally Competent Work Teams (Fri, Mar 14, 2014)
  • Conflict Resolution in a Diverse Workplace (Fri, Mar 28, 2014)
For more information or to register, please click here

HRMAM is pleased to announce our Calendar of Events for 2013-2014. 

Please click here for a copy of our Calendar of Events

Inside you will find information on many of our events including the Speaker Series, Connect 2013: Inspire Brilliance, Executive Forum, Legislative Review, Workplace Bullying Workshop, NKE Prep Course and Exam and much more! 


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

The Level 1 Programme, 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 that they can be.

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: HRMAM - 1810 - 275 Portage Ave, Winnipeg
Cost: $500 plus GST

Click here for more information

Winnipeg Technical College
Dale Carnegie Training Of Manitoba -
As of January 2014, you will be required to report a minimum of 100 hours of professional development activity in each three year reporting cycle to maintain your CHRP designation. As this is a departure from the former points system, it's beneficial to understand the new reporting requirements. (Please note: For 2014, you may use the points system or the professional development hours system)

HRMAM will be holding two information sessions to help CHRP members understand the new Continuing Professional Development Log:
  • Winnipeg - Tuesday, January 28 - 5pm-630pm at St. Boniface Hospital Auditorium (409 Tache Avenue) - FREE - For more information on this session or to register, please click here
  • Westman Chapter - Thursday, January 23 - 11:30am-12:30pm at Remington's (800 Rosser Avenue) - $20 (includes lunch) - For more information on this session or to register, please click here

Achieve HR Excellence. Become a CHRP.

As a human resource (HR) professional, you are a leader in your own field. Employers, colleagues and clients turn to you for strategic advice, clear guidance and leadership on all aspects of HR. Make the most of your HR knowledge and experience, and get started on the path towards the Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation - the gold standard of HR professionals.

NKE Prep Course
Date: April 12 & 13, 2014
Time: 8:00am-4:30pm
Where: Canad Inns Windsor Park
For more information or to register, click here

National Knowledge Exam Spring 2014
Date: June 7, 2014
Check-in 8:30AM, Exam 9:00AM-12:15PM
For more information or to register, click here


Member Matters

Designed to showcase outstanding Human Resource achievements in Manitoba, HRMAM's Excellence in Leadership Awards honour employers and individuals who are leaders in diversity, development, impact and innovation.

The HRMAM Excellence in Leadership Awards includes two types of awards - Organizational Awards and Individual Awards. The Organizational Awards include eight categories which align with the key professional practices of Human Resource Professionals while the four individual awards are designed to recognize specific individuals for their unique contributions.

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

Deadline extended to January 24, 2014

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

Laura Haines
Events, Sponsorship & Marketing Manager

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


HRmatters providers 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 knowledge of the human resource industry.

 We are currently seeking submissions of articles for our Spring 2014 issue. Please keep in mind that articles may not be self-promoting, must not promote individuals, companies, products, and/or services in a manner that is profitable or may result in profit.

 Articles published in HRmatters are eligible for CHRP Continuing Professional Development Hours so we encourage you to keep submitting articles for consideration.

HRMAM is looking for articles that are written on the following topics:

  • Compensation 
  • Recruitment and Staffing
  • Change Management
  • Strategic HR
  • Employee Engagement
  • Labour Relations
  • Health & Safety
  • Organizational Learning, Training and Development
  • Professional Practices
  • Going green/sustainability in your meetings and workplace
  • Book reviews on books (not written by you or your organization) that deal with relevant HR topics, issues, trends, concerns, etc. 
Please review our Writers' Guidelines on our website.

Articles should be sent via email in Word format to no later than February 28, 2014. 


Performance management is an increasingly popular method of amplifying employee performance. In this bundle, free to HRMAM members for a limited time, HRdownloads has compiled 16 documents to help you implement performance management within your organization, including:


  • Performance Management Policy
  • Performance Improvement Plan Template
  • Guide to Using Performance Planning
  • Employee Performance Review
  • Employee Goal Setting Template & Goal Setting Tool
  • How to Conduct a Successful Coaching Interview
  • 360 Degree Feedback form
  • And more...
Click Here to download the "Amplify Your Employee Performance"
Document Bundle from our partners at

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Time: 10:45-11:00 am: Login Time
           11:00-11:30am: Presentation

If you are looking to learn more about the HR Metrics Service, sign up for this 1-hour demo. This 1-hour web meeting includes:

  • How the HR Metrics Service can benefit your organization 
  • A live demonstration of the data collection and can survey website
  • A review of the survey process, including survey timelines
  • Information on how to sign up
Click here to register!
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