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Diana Wiesenthal

Diana is the visionary leader behind CPRinc. In her previous life, she was a member of a corporate executive team, working as Vice President, People & Organizational Services for the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB). Diana led the HR team and function to award winning status year over year that consistently recognized the CWB as a strategic and innovative leader in its HR programs. She was instrumental in establishing numerous pioneering benefit programs that are highly cost effective for organizations and consistently highly rated in value by employees.

Diana successful led the HR function through the corporation’s 2011-13 volatile political history and complex closure, along with the creation of a new right-sized HR function for the remaining organization. For over 35 years she has held business operations and HR positions at every level of an organization that provides a natural connection to all people, across any organization or team.

Her academic training in Human Resource management was completed at Queen’s University, the University of Manitoba and Red River College. Diana obtained her professional human resource designation, CHRP, in 1993; and she was awarded the Fellow designation in 2012.

Global and Diverse HR Expertise

Based on her international leadership experience, Diana was selected by the United States, People to People Ambassadors organization to lead senior HR delegations to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Israel, and Brazil. The organization was established in 1956 under the leadership of former President Dwight Eisenhower. Canadian HR delegations studied global HR practices based on regional economics and social conditions; meet with local government officials & corporate CEOs; shared knowledge and information; and connected practitioners across the world.

She is a past President of: the North American Human Resource Association (NAHRMA) for Mexico, USA and Canada; the Canadian Council of Human Resources Associations (CCHRA), and the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba (HRMAM); and as President for North America, she represented Mexico, USA & Canada at the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA).

Diana is regularly requested to write articles relating to the HR profession for various HR magazines and newspapers. She has been invited as a guest speaker on radio programs as well as for numerous international conferences and seminars.

For two years she was a Governance Advisor with the Canadian Aboriginal Human Resource Management Association (CAHRMA), to support the association’s goal of enhancing aboriginal HR management skills to benefit aboriginal communities, people and companies. As well Diana serves as a Governance Advisor and volunteers for an international charity, Canadians Helping Kids in Vietnam (CHKV) and is a Board Director for the Immigrant Centre in Winnipeg. She has been a long time corporate financial supporter of the Downtown Biz and has participated in numerous events. She is a member of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and the Women Business Owners of Manitoba Association.

Diana’s community volunteer experience extends over a wide range of senior leadership roles such as President and Chairperson for various corporations and associations with the provincial government and in the community at large.

Awards and Recognition

In 2015, Diana received the award for Contribution to Community at the Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. This award is given to someone who has voluntarily contributed significant time and resources to her community while achieving her goal of developing a successful business. She stands as a role model of dedication and commitment, and encourages others to do the same.

In 2010, Diana was the recipient of the “Innovative Practitioner Award” from the Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba (HRMAM) for consistently demonstrating the ability to lead with passion and integrity and deliver excellent results.

Also in 2010, she was instrumental in securing the “Organizational Development and Strategic Initiatives Award” for the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) from HRMAM for implementing human resource initiatives, such as the CWB’s People Vision and Strategy that made significant contributions to business results.

Under Diana’s leadership, the CWB was designated as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers in 2011, and a ‘Top 25 Employer’ in Manitoba in 2008, 2010, 2011, and finally in 2012 even as the organization was subject to massive legislative change and corporate closure.

She was selected by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce leadership program to be profiled as one of Winnipeg’s Community Leaders in a 2011-12 book publication and profiled as a new entrepreneur in July/August 2013 issue of Advantage Magazine.

In 2012 Diana was awarded the prestigious CHRP Fellowship, a national designation, recognizing individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the advancement of the human resources profession.

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