February 9, 2016
HRC West: Western Canada's Premier HR Case Competition 
This year marks the third annual case competition! It will be hosted at NAIT in Edmonton, Alberta on March 4 & 5, 2016. HRC West is the first business case competition in Western Canada dedicated entirely to HR. It was launched in response to a gap in practical learning opportunities for post-secondary students specializing in HR.

This competition is a great opportunity to connect post-secondary students with industry professionals, meet future business leaders and gain real-world HR knowledge by completing the case study. The case competition is one of HRIA's efforts to engage with post-secondary students and institutions, build awareness of HR and invest in Canada's future HR professionals.  Learn more 
TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Scholorship  
HRIA, in partnership with TD Insurance Meloche Monnex, is pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity of $500 for HRIA members seeking the CRHP designation to be applied toward the cost of becoming certified.These scholarships are offered twice a year following each National Knowledge Exam and are available to candidates whose employers are not providing them with financial support to pursue the designation. We are pleased to announce Jacqueline Babey as our first recipient of the scholarship for 2016.
HRIA Dues Renewal  
It's that time of year! Your membership dues notice was sent in January. Dues must be paid by February 29 to maintain your membership and to ensure you remain in good standing. Candidates and Certified Members who do not pay dues on time face the possibility of having their member status revoked.  Remaining in good standing with your provincial association is a requirement to maintaining the CHRP designation, please refer to the Registration Manual for more information on revocation. Payment can be made today online through your member profile.

Thank you to all members who have renewed and paid their dues for 2016. 
Post-Secondary Accreditation Program Launch

HRIA, along with the other provincial members of CCHRA recently introduced an accreditation program for identifying post-secondary credit-level degree, diploma and certificate programs in their respective provinces for accreditation.
To be accredited by HRIA means that the post-secondary program has been assessed and shown to cover at least 80% of the content of the CHRP Competency Framework. Students who graduate from an accredited program with an overall average grade of 70% will be eligible to waive the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) and move straight to the Experience Validation Assessment portion of the CHRP path.
The accreditation program is a significant step forward for the Human Resources profession. It will provide accredited post-secondary institutions with a strong competitive advantage for students who want to pursue an HR career. This program gives HRIA the opportunity to officially recognize the knowledge that students gain from participating in post-secondary programs focused directly on the HR field. Learn more

Interested post-secondary institutions should contact Janice MacPherson, VP Operations at [email protected] or 403-541-8702 or Chris McNelly, CEO at 403-541-8701 or [email protected] 
February 10 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm |
Central Alberta | Red Deer County Centre

February 12 | 11:30 am - 2:00 pm |
Lethbridge | Public Library

February 23 | 7:30 am - 3:45 pm |
Grande Prairie | Coca-Cola Centre 
February 25 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm |  
Edmonton | Royal Glenora Club  

March 5 | 8:00 am - 10:00 am |
Fort McMurray | Radisson Hotel
March 9 | 7:30 am - 9:30 am |
Red Deer | Red Deer County Centre

 Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
March 11 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm |
Edmonton | Startup Edmonton 
Personal Resilience to Change
March 17 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm |
Edmonton | Royal Glenora Club  

March 9 | 7:30 am - 9:30 am |
Red Deer | Red Deer County Centre 
March 22| 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm |
Calgary | Kahanoff Centre

*NEW WEBINAR FROM HRIA: Employer Branding - It's Impact on Your Business 
March 2 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Learn more
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CERC 2016 Immigration Breakfast Symposium
February 11 | 8:00 am - 11:30 am | Calgary | Q Haute Cuisine
This interactive session will outline the new regulatory and policy framework for the amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulation (IRPR) which came into effect December 1, 2015. These amendments include implementation of a system of Administrative Monetary Penalties and varied ban periods for non-compliant employers. Learn more
MLT's HR Professional Seminar & Reception
March 16 - Edmonton | March 17 - Calgary 
1:00 pm until 4:30 pm with complimentary reception until 6:00 pm

Join us for this "peer to peer" seminar containing labour and employment law topics tailored for HR professionals with under 10 years of experience. HR professionals of all experience levels are invited to attend. Following the seminar, you are invited to stay for a complimentary reception. For more information or to register, click here.
St. Francis Xavier University: Diploma in Adult Education Module 1
May 9 - 11 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm each day | Calgary | Best Western Port O'Call Inn

You will learn: a solid foundation in principles and practices of adult education and human resources development; practical training skills, techniques, and strategies that are directly applicable to the workplace; an understanding of the importance of developing and tailoring training programs to respect specific learning needs and the various learning styles. The only ITL-recognized program (of its type) with university-level, undergraduate credits! Learn more.

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