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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


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


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.

Upcoming Courses:

Advanced Program in Management, Leadership & Strategy 
by Asper School of Business - Executive Education 
Date: January 26-30, 2015, March 8-13, 2015 
CPD Hours: 70
For more information or to register, click here

Finance for the Non-Finance Manager
by Asper School of Business - Executive Education 
Date: February 12, 2015
CPD Hours: 7
For more informations or to register, click here

International Certification for Mentoring - Level 1 
by TalentC - People Services Inc.
Date: February 17, 2015
CPD Hours: 13.5
For more information or to register, click here

Introduction to the Balanced Scorecard 
by Asper School of Business - Executive Education
Date: February 18, 2015
CPD Hours: 7
For more informations or to register, click here

The Balanced Scorecard - Advanced
by Asper School of Business - Executive Education 
Date: February 24, 2015
CPD Hours: 7
For more informations or to register, click here

Ongoing Courses:

Managing Episodic Disabilities: An Introduction
by Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) 
CPD Hours: 15 

Managing Episodic Disabilities: Accommodation Best Practices
by Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) 
CPD Hours: 15 

Recruitment Training Series
by Purple Squirrel Talent Academy 
CPD Hours: 20

Workplace Mental Health Leadership TM certificate program 
by Morneau Shepell 
CPD Hours: 11.5

Coaching Skills Workshop
by Center for Management & Organization Effectiveness (CMOE)
CPD Hours: 14

Applied Strategic Thinking
by Center for Management & Organization Effectiveness (CMOE)
CPD Hours: 10.5

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. 

Uncovering the Hidden Costs in Your Supply Chain 
The current business environment presents many challenges that make it difficult to succeed - rising costs, increased competition and eroding profit margins. Successful organizations harness the full potential of their supply chains to meet these challenges, taking a collaborative approach that integrates internal operations with key suppliers. Learn the basics of how to identify cost-saving opportunities within your supply chain. 
Date: February 18, 2015
To register or learn more, click here 
Foreign Exchange 
About 80% of business by Manitoba companies is across a border... you need to be prepared for that. Get a basic understanding of foreign exchange - the risks, the challenges and solutions. 
Date: February 125 2015
To register or learn more, 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.
Talcura Technologies

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

HRMAM has received a limited number of complimentary tickets to "Mardi Gras" at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg on February 13 and 14, 2015.

Complimentary tickets are for general admission only (Value $16). Food and beverages are at your own expense.

If you would like tickets, please specify which evening (either Friday, February 13 or Saturday, February 14) and reserve them by emailing

Reserved tickets must be picked up at the HRMAM office on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (Feb 9-11) between 9am and 4pm.

Click here for more information 


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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