PACE continues to lead in training HR Professionals

Erin Bend, ©UWinnipeg

Erin Bend, ©UWinnipeg

WINNIPEG, MB – The University of Winnipeg Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE) has been granted accreditation for their Human Resource Management Diploma by the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba (HRMAM). This allows PACE students who are in good standing and have completed the Human Resource Management Diploma Program to be eligible to waive writing the National Knowledge Exam (NKE) which is the first step to attaining the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR)* designation.

Dr. Sylvie Albert, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics and PACE

Dr. Sylvie Albert, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics and PACE, photo supplied

“It is with great pride that I can say that PACE remains a leader in Manitoba in the field of Human Resources (HR),” said Dr. Sylvie Albert, Dean of Business and Economics and Professional, Applied and Continuing Education. “PACE has followed the national and provincial agenda closely to be able to amend and improve the program to serve future HR practitioners. Once again, PACE and The University of Winnipeg demonstrate their agility in meeting industry needs.”

Albert served on the national steering committee making recommendations on an enhanced accreditation system for the HR profession and later working with the HRMAM board to strategize on the implementation of this credential.

“I’m excited about this new development in not needing to write the NKE,” shared Erin Bend, a Full-time Human Resource Management student at PACE. “As a student immersed in and continuously evaluated on my HRM knowledge, this redesign makes a lot of sense. I’m very grateful for the intelligent thinking and hard work invested by great people at PACE and HRMAM.”

“Incorporating post-secondary training into the CPHR designation is an important step in advancing the designation and providing greater value for the business community,” said Ron Gauthier, CEO of HRMAM.

HRMAM is the professional association dedicated to strengthening the human resources profession and upholding the highest standards of practice. It is the exclusive certifying body in Manitoba for the nationally recognized CPHR designation – the leading standard for HR professionals in Canada. The CPHR demonstrates HR expertise, experience and ethical management of today’s human capital.

The PACE Human Resource Management Diploma program is the highest HR educational credential in Manitoba, outside of a business degree. This program distinguishes its program from other academic competitors by layering traditional elements of human resource management with a heavy emphasis on leadership, concrete business tools, and effective communication.

*CPHR is a designation that represents a commitment to a national standard of excellence and sets a benchmark for the practice of effective Human Resources. It emphasizes the strategic role of HR management in business and plays an important role in securing HR’s position as an equal business partner at the senior management table.

Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
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