Northstate SHRM’s 5th Annual HR Summit
is coming October 26, 2021

Human Resources professionals, office managers, business owners,
and any staff involved in HR will be engaged and inspired,
and will grow from this one-day virtual conference.

COVID-19 has changed the way we do business and the way we do Human Resources. We have all had to learn how to PIVOT, RENEW and THRIVE over the last 15 months. Join us and continue to ELEVATE HR on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

We are excited to be back IN-PERSON at the Gaia Hotel in Anderson, but we will also be offering a VIRTUAL option for those of you who are not ready, or just find it more convenient to attend online.

We have some amazing speakers lined up for you this year — including a world-renowned key note speaker, and some of the best legal advisors around — providing those in HR an opportunity to continue their pursuit of professional development. Come learn from our expert trainers, mingle with fellow HR professionals, and meet some of the best HR services available through our amazing and supportive Sponsors.

Don’t miss the October 26, 2021 HR Summit and the opportunity for growth it holds for you and your organization!

Take advantage of the Early Bird Registration through August 31, 2021 and grab your in-person or virtual seat today!

This event will be a hybrid – both in-person and virtually.  

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ELEVATE HUMAN RESOURCES

ENGAGE

Participants will have the opportunity to engage at two levels during the conference.  First the speakers and the material they cover will enable participants to identify practical steps they can take to make any necessary pivots to implement proven concepts that drive results.

Second, the flow of the event intentionally encourages participants to meet each other.  Often times the help we need is just a seat away.  Building connections with other like minded professionals brings value, experience and comradery that could create the tipping point your organization needs.

INSPIRE

“Creative thinking inspires ideas.  Ideas inspire change.” – Barbara Januszkiewicz

This HR Summit’s topics are filled with the creative thinking to inspire ideas for your organization.  Ideas that will help you develop and grow how your organization works, flows and interacts with others and yourselves.  These ideas can lead to the change you’ve been searching for.

GROW

We searched far and wide for quality speakers that will bring relevant information to help all of us learn and continue our personal development while helping our organizations thrive.  The current lineup is qualified to head a state or national convention, and we secured them for you, right here in Redding.

You will learn from their experiences, stories and life lessons.  You will leave with ideas, concepts and tools to begin to implement the change you know you must bring to get to the next level.

The HR Summit is the premier HR event in the area that you can’t afford to miss.

Here is our 2021 Exceptional Speaker Lineup…So Far

World-class speakers brought to you in-person and virtually!

JILL CHRISTENSEN

JILL CHRISTENSEN

TOP 200 GLOBAL THOUGHT LEADER, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER

A former Fortune 500 Corporate Communications business executive with a Six Sigma Green Belt, Jill Christensen understands how organizations operate, and what they need to do differently to attract, retain, and engage employees.

Her book, If Not You, Who? Cracking the Code of Employee Disengagement, is a global best-seller, and her popular weekly blog was named a Top 100 Corporate Blog alongside of Apple and Microsoft.

Thanks to her status as a Top 200 Global Thought Leader to Watch in 2021 and a Top 101 Employee Engagement Influencer, Jill has presented her proven strategy to re-engage employees to 250,000 people in 33 industries, 38 U.S. states, and 10 countries in three years.

https://jillchristensenintl.com/

If Not You, Who? How to Crack the Code of Employee Disengagement


Organizations in the top tier of employee engagement outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share and have a 90% better growth trend than their competition. However, only 39% of U.S. are engaged, which means the vast majority sleepwalk through the day giving you zero discretionary effort. How do you inspire employees to get off the sidelines and get into the game? Author of the best-selling book, If Not You, Who? Cracking the Code of Employee Disengagement, Jill has uncovered a proven strategy to turn disengaged workers into a unified high-performing team, resulting in increased revenue, customer satisfaction, productivity, and retention. Priceless.

Attendees will leave this session with:

  • Insights into why traditional approaches to employee engagement don’t work.
  • Tactics to engage senior leaders and managers in employee engagement.
  • A proven strategy that you can apply immediately to re-engage employees.
  • Clarity on next steps and inspiration to achieve their goals.

ALDEN PARKER

ALDEN PARKER

ATTORNEY WITH FISHER PHILLIPS

Alden Parker is a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Taskforce, a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys dedicated to advising employers on the many workplace law aspects of the global coronavirus pandemic.

Alden Parker is the managing partner of the firm’s Sacramento office and the co-chair of the Hospitality Industry Group. Alden represents employers in all facets of employment law matters. He has considerable experience defending employers in litigation involving claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), California’s wage and hour laws, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Alden has also defended employers against whistleblowing and retaliation claims, including claims under the California Whistleblower Act and various provisions of the California Labor Code.

Alden has extensive experience defending employers in federal and state court, as well as in investigations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), United States Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

In addition to defending his clients in litigation, Alden frequently counsels employers to assist them in avoiding litigation. He regularly advises clients on leave management issues and the interactive process for employees with disabilities, reinstatement obligations under various leave laws and wage and hour compliance. Alden has prepared employee handbooks and a variety of agreements, including independent contractor, employment, confidentiality and trade secrets agreements.

His clients are involved in a variety of industries, including restaurants, retail, construction, and healthcare. Alden is also a frequent speaker for many human resources organizations, including those affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management.

Alden has been recognized in Northern California Super Lawyers since 2013 and Northern California Top Lawyers since 2014.

https://www.fisherphillips.com/people/alden-j-parker.html?tab=overview

In this session, Alden will explore the most significant developments in labor and employment law, as well as new litigation and emerging trends.

He will help us through navigating the craziness that this pandemic has brought us.

And he will highlight what he believes will keep us on the path of success.

https://www.fisherphillips.com/

NANCY CONWAY

NANCY CONWAY

FIELD SERVICES DIRECTOR WITH SHRM

Nancy Conway is SHRM’s Field Services Director supporting Professional Chapters, Student Chapters, State Councils, HR professionals, and business leaders. She supports over 25,000 SHRM members in the states of AK, AZ, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, and WA.

Nancy has worked in the HR profession for over 27 years with industry experience in retail, call centers, banking, and health care. She enjoys helping HR professionals utilize SHRM resources to keep up with the latest HR trends and best practices, have access to HR tools and resources, not to mention keeping in compliance with laws and regulations, and helping protect and engage our workforce. She is proud to be SHRM-SCP certified.

Nancy is known for her optimism, even in tough times … and she has worked extensively in HR! She is an energetic presenter known for her enthusiasm and knowledge.

BRUCE SARCHET

BRUCE SARCHET

ATTORNEY WITH LITTLER

Bruce J. Sarchet has focused his entire legal career on the representation of management in labor and employment law matters.

Most recently, Bruce has provided advice and counsel to businesses in addressing the complex employment law issues presented by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, including:

  • Responding when there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the workplace
  • Determining whether a business is “essential” and can stay open under state, city or county guidelines
  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, providing emergency sick and family leave for workers
  • Addressing employee personal safety concerns
  • Reducing work hours and pay for employees
  • Reductions in force, including WARN and Cal-WARN compliance issues
  • Dealing with labor unions in responding to COVID-19

Bruce also has provided in-depth analysis and advice regarding compliance with California’s new independent contractor law, Assembly Bill 5 (A.B. 5).

He also serves as the California coordinator and liaison for Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI). Bruce focuses on California state legislative and regulatory developments in employment and labor law, as well as municipal ordinances and regulation of the workplace. He assists the employer community in understanding and impacting California legislation before it becomes law.

As a member of WPI, Bruce has recently represented in federal court several trade associations in bringing constitutional law challenges to overbroad state laws, including a challenge to AB 51 which limits the use of employment arbitration agreements, and a challenge to AB 2455, which provides labor unions access to contact information for home care workers.

Bruce also has a wide-ranging practice representing private, public and nonprofit entities in all aspects of labor and employment law, including claims under the Private Attorney General Act (PAGA), wage and hour compliance, employment discrimination claims, and the National Labor Relations Act.

With energy, enthusiasm, and intense focus, Bruce provides clients with superior quality work and exceptional client service and has earned a reputation as a hands-on problem solver. He crafts practical, real world solutions to workplace problems such as dealing with difficult employees and recognizing and balancing business realities and necessities with the need to minimize exposure to litigation.

For unionized employers, Bruce frequently serves as chief spokesperson in collective bargaining negotiations and provides representation in grievances and arbitration hearings. He also represents employers during union organizing drives and unfair labor practice charges under the National Labor Relations Act.

From 2005 to 2013, Bruce served on the firm’s five-attorney Management Committee, which handles the firm’s operations. In this capacity, he oversaw thirteen Littler offices in seven states. Prior to his selection to the Management Committee, he served as the office-managing shareholder for the firm’s Sacramento office and served several terms as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Prior to attending law school, Bruce was a high school social studies teacher and basketball coach for three years.

https://www.littler.com/people/bruce-j-sarchet

TO BE ANNOUNCED

TO BE ANNOUNCED

2021 Tenative HR Summit Agenda

Registration, Breakfast, Mingle, Visit Sponsors

Welcome, Get to Know Activity

Jill Christensen, Top 200 Global Thought Leader, Best Selling Author, International Keynote Speaker

If Not You, Who? How to Crack the Code of Employee Disengagement
Organizations in the top tier of employee engagement outperform their peers by 147% in earnings per share and have a 90% better growth trend than their competition. However, only 39% of U.S. are engaged, which means the vast majority sleepwalk through the day giving you zero discretionary effort. How do you inspire employees to get off the sidelines and get into the game? Author of the best-selling book, If Not You, Who? Cracking the Code of Employee Disengagement, Jill has uncovered a proven strategy to turn disengaged workers into a unified high-performing team, resulting in increased revenue, customer satisfaction, productivity, and retention. Priceless.

Attendees will leave this session with:

  • Insights into why traditional approaches to employee engagement don’t work.
  • Tactics to engage senior leaders and managers in employee engagement.
  • A proven strategy that you can apply immediately to re-engage employees.
  • Clarity on next steps and inspiration to achieve their goals.

Opportunity to stretch, connect with attendees, and visit our Sponsors to get your Passport signed completed

Alden Parker, Attnorney with Fisher Phillips

In this session, Alden will explore the most significant developments in labor and employment law, as well as new litigation and emerging trends.

He will help us through navigating the craziness that this pandemic has brought us.

And he will highlight what he believes will keep us on the path of success.

https://www.fisherphillips.com/

Learn about our premier sponsors

Opportunity to eat lunch, connect with fellow professionals, stretch, and visit our sponsor booths

Nancy Conway, our National SHRM Field Services Director, will tell us about the value of SHRM  

Bruce Sarchet, Attorney with Littler

Opportunity to stretch, connect with attendees, and meet the rest of our sponsors to finish up your Passport Prize entry form 

Speaker to be Announced

Topic tgo be announced.

Thank you to our speakers, sponsors, and all our volunteers for making this event a success. 

Join us for cocktails next door at the restaurant onsite. 


Last Year’s 2020 HR Summit was made possible in part because of the generous donations from our Sponsors

Welcome Box Sponsor

Welcome Box Sponsor

Coffee Break Sponsor

General Sponsor

In-Kind Sponsor

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Equipping

NORTHSTATE SHRM IS COMMITTED TO BRINGING IN TOP TALENT TO ENTERTAIN, INFORM AND EQUIP YOU TO LEAD YOUR TEAM WELL.

The HR Summit is expressively for:

  • Owners
  • HR Professionals
  • Office Mangers
  • Administrative Professionals
  • Supervisors

Together we will ‘sharpen the saw’ and learn new skills, develop new tools and create strategies to continue moving forward.

The HR Summit is designed to give you what you need to support your organization’s growth.

Certified?  Earn re-cert credits during the HR Summit!

Earn SHRM units toward your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certificates and HRCI units toward your PHR or SPHR certificates.

Not certified yet?  Find out more

APPROVAL

Would you like help preparing for approval from your board, owner or supervisor?

We’ve got you covered!

1. Review speakers and session topics

  • What are some of the issues your role or your organization is facing?
  • Which of the speakers and topics will discuss the solutions you need?
  • Leverage those connections to reiterate the benefits and actionable items that will help your organization move forward.

2. Focus on the value of continuing education

  • Great leaders understand the value of ongoing education.  Leverage that!
  • Do you need continuing educational credits for your certification?  There will be HRCI and SHRM re-certification credits for the Summit

3. Submit a formal request

  • Some people prefer request to be in writing.  You can use the form letter HERE to jump start the process.
  • Customize it to make it yours and watch them be wow’ed!

4. Plan to share the wealth

  • Commit now to sharing what you learn at the Summit with your team.  Put a date on the calendar now to demonstrate you commitment in implementing the learned objectives!

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Continually Supporting our HR Community

Here are just a few of the ways we support our HR community and provide help and support:

  • Maintaining your HR network to connect professionals from all industries
  • Provide professional development in the form of monthly chapter meetings and certification courses
  • Facilitate mock interviews for high school students, college students and professionals in career transition
  • Offer mentoring opportunities for new professionals
  • Host study groups for those looking to certify as PHR/SPHR/CA
  • Resume review for those searching for career placement
  • Free job postings for HR and Office management positions
  • Legislative updates for Federal and State laws
  • Access to the SHRM toolkits for the workplace as well as the vast information vault SHRM provides for all members

Next steps

Come and see what we are all about.  Our monthly luncheon training events are a great way to meet and see us in action.

View the calendar and pick an event or two (or three or ten).

Come a be a part of Northstate SHRM.  You can join the group, join a study group working toward certification and you can even join the Board!  Discover for yourself why Northstate SHRM continues to draw devoted fans and wiser members.

REFUNDS: If you need to cancel your registration your request must be received in writing and emailed to info@northstateshrm.org. One hundred percent (100%) of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellations received by 10/01/21. Refunds will not be granted after 10/01/21 nor will they be given for no-shows. Credits will not be issued towards future events.

SUBSTITUTIONS: If you need to send a substitute please submit the information in writing and email it to info@northstateshrm.org by 9/28/21. We will also process substitutions onsite at the registration tables. If a SHRM member transfers his/her registration to a non-member the non-member must do one of two things: pay the difference between the member and non-member price at the time of the transfer or become a SHRM member at the time of the transfer.