Conference 2019: Program


 Tuesday, October 29, 2019




7:30 - 8:30am

Registration & Continental Breakfast



Opening Keynote

Permission: Granted To Build An Inclusive Culture by Getting Rid of the BS

Risha Grant


Health Break



Breakout #1


Workshop - Permission: Granted To Build An Inclusive Culture by Getting Rid of the BS

Risha Grant

Performance Management – Giving Effective Feedback

Wendy Loewen, ACHIEVE Centre for Leadership and Workplace Performance

The Alchemy of the Generations

MaryAnn Kempe & Sarah Giesbrecht, The Birchwood Automotive Group

11:30am -1:30pm

Lunch Keynote
We are all leaders: How a bus driver showed us anything was possible

Kevin Chief


Breakout #2


Restorative HR, Disrupted Workplaces & Repairing the Workplace

Christina Semaniuk, People First HR Services Ltd.

Taking Action on Truth & Reconciliation: Essentials for an Impactful Indigenous HR Strategy

Nicole Stewart, Payworks,  Sabrina Govier, Assiniboine Credit Union & Erika Wiebe, Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council / United Way Winnipeg

Keeping Up With "The Factors"

Stacey Krueger & Orianne Donig-Harder, Canadian Mental Health Association


Health Break





Breakout #3


Business + People World Café

David Grad, People First HR Services Ltd. & Joshua Hartlin, University of Manitoba

Navigating a Human Rights Complaint

Brad Lutz, Acuity HR Solutions & Jamie Jurczak, Taylor McCaffrey LLP

Diversify your Diversity Plan with People with Disabilities

Marlene Hatgistamatakis, Vision Loss Rehabilitation Manitoba

Guarding Minds at Work- A Workplace Guide to Psychological Health and Safety

Marnie Courage, Enabling Access Inc.





For detailed session descriptions, click here.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019





Registration & Continental Breakfast


Morning Keynote

Dare to Matter: Uniting People and Performance in Significance

Pete Smith


Health Break


Breakout #4

Built for Legacy

Pete Smith

Personal Career Management, Leads to Career Resilience

Charlene Figueiredo, People First HR Services Ltd.

Insights in a World of Data

Cindy Gawlik, National Health Analytics Leader


State of the Profession


Lunch Keynote

Running on Empty: Stop Feeling Stressed-Out, Burned-Out and Living on Take-Out

Kathy Parry


Health Break


Breakout #5

Rubber Band Resilience: How to Stretch Without Snapping

Kathy Parry

Low Tech Recruiting... Are you Nuts?

Karen Palmer & Sylvie Shearer, Princess Auto Ltd.


For detailed session descriptions, click here.


2018 attendees would recommend other HR professionals attend the conference because...

"As a non-HR professional I was able to learn so much about employees, leaders and human interaction that I found so much useful information in so many of the presentations."

"It is a great networking opportunity and offers a good variety of topics for all career levels."

"I always leave energized with ideas to bring back to my workplace."

"It is a great opportunity to step out of the whirlwind for a minute and learn about some new ideas for old challenges. New ideas come from speakers, vendors, meeting new people at lunch - it's an environment that nurtures innovation and creativity -  a great opportunity to listen and think beyond the confines of the current 'to do' list."


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.

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