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On April 9, 2014 we celebrated the 2014 Excellence in Leadership Awards Presented by Payworks and the Winnipeg Free Press. On Friday, we will send a special e-blast out to all members announcing the award recipients. Congratulations again to all of our nominees this year!

2014 Nominees!

Organizational Award Nominees Individual Award Nominees
1Life Workplace Safety & Health Ltd. Olusola Aladegbaiye
CAA Manitoba Dale Camuyong
City of Winnipeg Melissa Holder
Enterprise Holdings Brittany Koop
Investors Group Erin Polcyn Sailer
Manitoba Hydro Rebecca Sisler
Manitoba Public Insurance Bev Sterling
Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Nicole Stewart
National Leasing
Steinbach Credit Union


HRMAM's 2014 Legislative Review will be held on Wednesday, April 30th.                          Presented by:
This year's presenters and topics are:

  • Jamie A. Jurczak, Labour and Employment Lawyer  - Workplace Safety and
    Health law 
  • R. Reis Pagtakhan, Immigration Lawyer - Immigration law updates
  • Grant Mitchell, Q.C., Labour and Employment Lawyer - Review of pertinent Labour Board and Arbitration decisions
  • Stacey Belding, B.A. (Hon), LL.B., Human Rights law in Manitoba as it pertains to employment
  • Dave P. Negus, Labour and Employment Lawyer - Human Resources Legislative Changes
  • Robert T. Gabor, Q.C., Corporate Lawyer, will be presenting on technology and privacy issues for businesses
  • Dawn Gerbrandt, Employment Standards, will be presenting on Employment Standards.
Date: Wednesday, April 30
Time: Registration & Continental Breakfast - 7:30am-8:15am
 Presentations: 8:15am-4:30pm
 Location: Canad Inns Club Regent Casino Hotel I 1415 Regent Avenue West
 Regular Registration Deadline: Friday, April 25, 2014

For more information or to register, click here 


The April 16th webinar entitled, "Expanding Your Horizons: HR and Networking," will discuss the relevance of building professional connections and relationships, how collaborating and sharing information can benefit social and business skills and how to get started. Click HERE to register for this webinar online.

The April 30th webinar entitled, "Onboarding: One Chance to Get it Right," will provide you with best practices for transitioning orientation to onboarding for an optimal experience, the value of an onboarding program that aligns with an organization's mission, and how to use proven methods to engage employees and impart desired behaviour from the onset. Click HERE to register for this webinar online. 

The May 7th webinar entitled, "Stress Management and Workplace Wellness: Healthy People Equal a Health Workplace", will provide an overview of stress, the dangers it poses and coping and you will discover the cost benefits of promoting health through wellness programs and how to improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of employees. Click HERE to register for this webinar online. 


Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: Registration and Lunch: 11:30am
Session: Noon to 1pm
Location: Remington's Steak House, Brandon
Speakers: Diane Panting, CHRP, Partner and Market Director with Aon Hewitt
 Kevin Bell, Senior Associate at Aon Hewitt
If you've ever wondered what employee engagement is and why it's important, than this is the session for you! Aon Hewitt studies show that there is a strong business case for employers to undertake an employee engagement study and follow through on the identified priorities to enhance engagement. This interactive session will provide you with insights that you'll be able to take back to your businesses for driving business results. As well, you will have the opportunity to share your experience on this topic.
For more information or to register, please click here. 


CGA-Manitoba will be holding their Spring PD Forum 2014 on May 13 and 14 at the Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport Polo Park. Choose from a variety of sessions including:

  • Managing for Success: Designing & Tailoring Management Reports 
  • Coaching Strategies for Leaders
  • Risk Management: Risk & Control Workshop
  • Building Productive Teams
  • The Art of Communication: Do You Hear What I Am Not Saying?
  • I'm Going Swimming with the Sharks!
  • Demonstrate Your Brilliance: How to Make an Effective Presentation
  • Sticks in the Mud: Exploring Group Mindsets
CGA-Manitoba has extended member pricing to HRMAM members. Please click here for more information.

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014
Time: Registration/Doors Open: 7:30am-8:00am
 Buffet Breakfast: 7:45am-8:15am
 Greetings: 8:20AM
 Presentation: 8:30AM 
 Location: Radisson Hotel Winnipeg Downtown I 288 Portage Avenue
 Speaker: Joyce Odidison
 Registration Deadline: Monday, May 12 at Noon

Are you a busy HR professional needing support? Have you given all you have to others and now feel drained, burnt out and overwhelmed?

Tired of being there for others and no one being there for you? Oh my! 

  • Mental and emotional fatigue 
  • Internalized aggression
  • Low energy
  • Lack of innovation
  • Lack of passion for work
Join this fun, interactive, holistic wellness presentation with Joyce Odidison and explore the steps of wellness to revive your HR career.

You will leave with: 

  • Information on the integrated wellness model 
  • An introduction to the eight levels of wellness
  • Strategies to improve your wellness and reduce burn out and stress
For more information or to register, please click here.


Centre For Labour-Management Development (Canada) Inc.
Dale Carnegie Training Of Manitoba -
Winnipeg Technical College

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 May 15.

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


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%


Member Matters

On the heels of Manitoba's recent provincial budget release, young professionals and members of the business community will gather to discuss its impact on the socio and economic prosperity of our community. What's needed to create a robust and dynamic business sector in our province? Why should young people live and build roots in Manitoba? What's needed to cultivate a truly entrepreneurial and creative workforce?

Panelists include:

  1. Dave Angus, President & CEO,  Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
  2. Colin Craig, Prairie Director, The Canadian Taxpayers Federation
  3. Manny Atwal, Vice President, Helicopter Programs at StandardAero
  4. Dr. Bryan Schwartz, Professor, University of Manitoba
Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:15am


For further details and to register, go to  

The Canadian Aboriginal Human Resource Management Association (CAHRMA) is hosting its Second National Aboriginal Human Resource Conference. This conference is specifically designed for Aboriginal people whether you are just starting out in the HR field, a seasoned professional, a council member, or manager for an organization, CAHRMA presents you with information, solutions, education and an opportunity to network with others working in Aboriginal HR.

For more information or to register, click here.

The Conference Board of Canada and HRMAM invite you to attend the Future of Work Summit 2014: Developing People and Transforming Organizations for the 21st Century, taking place May 12-13, 2014 in Toronto. We are hosting this major two-day event to help companies across Canada gain insights into the hottest trends in business strategy and workforce development, navigate change, and build high performing workplaces for the future.

Register Now! To register at your exclusive rate of $995, please contact Sarah Jacobs at 613-526-3090 ext. 333 or by email: and mention that you are a member of the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba. 


The theme for the 8th Annual SAHRP Conference is Elevating HR. The SAHRP is committed to elevating and enhancing the practice and reputation of HR in the province. Fostering greater public confidence, providing value, increasing credibility and professional recognition is important to the future of our profession. The SAHRP sees the need to elevate the perception of human resource management as a profession for our members, our organizations and the public we serve and it is now time to move in the direction of becoming a Tier One Profession in Saskatchewan.

For more information on SAHRP's Call for Speakers, please click here. 


Inclusion Works '14 is the go to event in Canada for anyone interested in building partnerships with Indigenous people, businesses and communities, with something to offer everyone: corporate/educational leaders, VPs of diversity, HR professionals, CSR managers, procurement officers, communicators, and Indigenous and employment/student liaisons - all while enjoying an early spring along Vancouver's picturesque waterfront. 

For more information about the event or to register, please click here. 

This year, Manitoba's HR and Leadership conference will be held in Winnipeg on October 29th & 30th at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg. 

Connect 2014: Pulse is your opportunity to showcase your commitment to the human resources profession, to significantly increase your visibility to this key group of professionals, and to network and engage those who make a difference every day.
For more information on available sponsorship levels as well as exhibitor information, please click here. 
Date: Wednesday, April 9, 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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