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Happy Holidays - Association Update

December 19, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: CPHR Manitoba

Happy Holidays from CPHR Manitoba!

It has been a remarkable year for CPHR Manitoba.

Earlier this year, we, along with all other provincial member associations and the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA), renamed and rebranded to align nationally and increase recognition for the newly named Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.

In the spring, a national marketing campaign was launched to increase the perceived value of CPHRs among Canadian business leaders. We launched a provincial campaign to reinforce the message here in Manitoba. We continue to partner with the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce as well as the Chambers in many of our Chapter communities throughout the province to reach local business leaders and promote the value of hiring a CPHR. 

Another major milestone was achieved this past September when our board Chair, Nish Verma, signed our submission for self-regulation at our AGM. It has since been delivered to the Minister of Finance.

Our Legislative Review, professional development offerings, and CPHR Manitoba's HR & Leadership Conference focused on strategic and relevant HR topics, such as: transgender and gender diverse inclusive workplaces, emotional intelligence, TRC92 - Indigenous Youth Employment, the legalization of marijuana, and workplace bullying.

Manitoba has also led the nation, having accredited six programs in Manitoba under the Post-Secondary Institution (PSI) Accreditation Program launched in late 2016. We are striving to accredit the remaining HR programs offered at our partner institutions, providing enhanced opportunities for students to become CPHR Candidates following graduation. 

As well, we continue to educate members and HR professionals about the alternate paths to the CPHR designation, which were introduced by CPHR Canada and implemented by CPHR Manitoba in late 2016. These paths include an 8-year experience requirement for those without a university degree and a Senior Level Professional Experience option for executives. 

As we build on this momentum, we continue to advance another of our strategic objectives - positioning CPHR Manitoba and the HR profession as thought leaders.

Being thought leaders requires that we develop and enhance our own knowledge base about our industry. To this end, three research studies were conducted this year, the bi-annual Western HR Trends, which was completed by members in both the spring and fall and a National Salary Survey that was commissioned by CPHR Canada.

Being thought leaders also means that as CPHR Manitoba members and as HR professionals with the CPHR designation, we are all responsible for being brand ambassadors.

It is our role to talk about CPHR with our colleagues, at events, at luncheons and receptions. It is part of who we are and what we do. It's a culture of total ownership and we need to proudly lead the way in Manitoba. 

CPHR Manitoba has taken a step forward in this direction with a video featuring our Board Chair-elect, Janice Harper, CPHR and Executive Vice President Human Resources, New Flyer Industries. 

It has been a year of growth and change, none of which would have been possible without the contributions of the board, the staff, the committees, our strategic and education partners, our suppliers and our sponsors. We are grateful for your support!

We look forward to representing CPHR Manitoba well throughout the coming year to advance the human resource profession and drive business excellence. 

Please note that our office will close at 12 noon on Friday, December 22 and we will re-open at 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 2.

Wishing you a safe and joyous holiday season, 

Ron Gauthier, CEO
CPHR Manitoba

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources Manitoba (CPHR Manitoba)
1810-275 Portage Avenue / Winnipeg, Manitoba / R3B 2B3
tel. 204.943.2836 / fax. 204.943.1109 / email.

For additional information please visit: CPHR.CA

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