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 conference

You can join us in-person or virtually! 

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 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

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://www.linkedin.com/in/jillchristensen/

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

FISHER PHILLIPS REGIONAL MANAGING PARTNER

Alden Parker is the regional managing partner of Fisher Phillips’ Sacramento office, co-chair of the Hospitality Industry Group, and member of the firm’s COVID-19 Taskforce. 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).

Alden also 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.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aldenparker/

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

We’ve braved the roughest waters of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shore is in sight. What are we seeing and what is expected as we begin to explore a post-pandemic world? Fisher Phillips Regional Managing Partner, Alden Parker will discuss new legislation that may affect your business and employees, as well as COVID-related litigation trends. Learn what’s on the horizon, how to prepare, and how to protect your business.

 https://www.fisherphillips.com/

BRUCE SARCHET

BRUCE SARCHET

SHAREHOLDER WITH LITTLER

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

Bruce 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.

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.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bruce-sarchet-82b78028/

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

The COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement have changed “Normal” time and time again over the past two years. Many lament that public discourse has devolved in recent years.  The divisions which are apparent in our society are also present in the workplace.

In this presentation, we explore how employers can successfully navigate these unprecedented times, respecting the diverse opinions of employees while continuing to focus on building a productive and focused team.

ALYESHA DOTSON

ALYESHA DOTSON

SHAREHOLDER WITH LITTLER

With over a decade of experience as an employment litigator and legal trainer, Alyesha Asghar Dotson adeptly navigates clients through the legal landscape, including in the Inclusion, Equity & Diversity space. She brings deep employment litigation experience and an innate understanding of business to her role as a diversity consultant and an employment attorney. Company executives in a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and professional services, look to her for Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity programming and counsel that emphasizes recruitment, equity-building engagement, productivity, and retention.

Alyesha’s multilingual and multicultural heritage, her globe-trotting personal background, and her qualifications as an employment attorney and neutral facilitator manifest in relatable training and legal advice that extends from the C-Suite to the shop floor. Alyesha possesses a multifaceted perspective on the design and implementation of meaningful Inclusion, Equity & Diversity initiatives that are not only legally compliant but harness the potential of both stakeholders and individual contributors.

Whether it is in IE&D programming or litigation, Alyesha engages with clients to understand what they need, and strategizes to deliver it to them in the most efficient and effective manner.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alyesha-dotson-285a6229/

https://www.littler.com/people/alyesha-dotson

The COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement have changed “Normal” time and time again over the past two years. Many lament that public discourse has devolved in recent years.  The divisions which are apparent in our society are also present in the workplace.

In this presentation, we explore how employers can successfully navigate these unprecedented times, respecting the diverse opinions of employees while continuing to focus on building a productive and focused team.

JANNENE LITCHFIELD

JANNENE LITCHFIELD

MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Jannene is the President of Litchfield Human Resources Management and Best Coach for You.  She and her team are committed to optimizing the talent within organizations so that they can thrive in today’s business environment.

As a Human Resources Consultant, she is dedicated to helping organizations identify the best talent, develop individuals and teams to perform at their potential, and work with leaders to create sustainable talent processes/policies that translate into prosperous businesses.  Since organizations’ highest financial cost is that of labor, human resources needs to position themselves as a valued business partner that helps the organization utilize and develop their most valuable resource; their people.

Jannene has served as Vice President of Human Resources for Schools Financial Credit Union and Director of Human Resources for Verizon Wireless, where she led the talent management and human performance side of the businesses.  She is a Leadership Coach and Leadership Consultant for California State University, Sacramento and is a Fellow Coach at Better Up.

As a lifelong learner, she has earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Texas Tech University, and a Master’s of Business Administration from National University.  Additionally, she has continued her development by earning her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Society of Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Change Management Certified Professional (PCMP), Associate Certificated Coach (ACC) Certification, and Certified Talent Optimization (CTO) Consultant.

Jannene loves speaking and coaching at conferences and enjoys working with leaders to help them improve their leadership skills and create sustainable best practices for themselves and their teams.

https://litchfieldhrmanagement.com/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jannenelitchfield/  

Lack of accountability can take many forms from missing deadlines, to poor quality of work, remote work accountability, or even taking personal responsibility for creating a safe workplace. Sound familiar? Then your organization may have an accountability problem. Learn proven strategies for increasing personal and workplace accountability in your organization, including identifying behaviors that enable individual accountability, and creating an environment that supports collective accountability.

Outcomes of attending this interactive session:

  1. Understand the cycle of accountability and the fundamental elements required to build an accountable organization
  2. Identify behaviors that enable individual accountability
  3. Learn how to create an environment that supports collective accountability
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.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyconwayshrm/

2021 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, Attorney with Fisher Phillips

Magellan, Marco Polo, & Vespucci: Navigating the New World – Significant developments in new legislation and litigation post-COVID-19

We’ve braved the roughest waters of the COVID-19 pandemic and the shore is in sight. What are we seeing and what is expected as we begin to explore a post-pandemic world?

Fisher Phillips Regional Managing Partner, Alden Parker will discuss new legislation that may affect your business and employees, as well as COVID-related litigation trends.

Learn what’s on the horizon, how to prepare, and how to protect your business

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 and Alyesha Dotson, Attorneys and Shareholders with Littler

Pandemics, Protests, and People Management: Surviving and Thriving as Employers in Tumultuous Times

The COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement have changed “Normal” time and time again over the past two years. Many lament that public discourse has devolved in recent years.  The divisions which are apparent in our society are also present in the workplace.

In this presentation, Bruce Sarchet and Alyesha Dotson, Attorneys and Shareholders of Littler, will explore how employers can successfully navigate these unprecedented times, respecting the diverse opinions of employees while continuing to focus on building a productive and focused team.

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

Jannene Litchfield, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Not it! Creating a Culture of Accountability

Lack of accountability can take many forms from missing deadlines, to poor quality of work, remote work accountability, or even taking personal responsibility for creating a safe workplace. Sound familiar? Then your organization may have an accountability problem. Learn proven strategies for increasing personal and workplace accountability in your organization, including identifying behaviors that enable individual accountability, and creating an environment that supports collective accountability.

Outcomes of attending this interactive session:

  1. Understand the cycle of accountability and the fundamental elements required to build an accountable organization
  2. Identify behaviors that enable individual accountability
  3. Learn how to create an environment that supports collective accountability

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. 


This year’s HR Summit is made possible in part because of the generous donations from our Sponsors!

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ATTENDEE WELCOME BAG SPONSOR — $700

ATTENDEE WELCOME BAG SPONSOR — $700

COFFEE & SNACK STATION SPONSOR — $600

BREAKFAST SPONSOR — $600

SPEAKER SPONSOR — $500

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BOOK SPONSOR — $500

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PASSPORT PRIZE SPONSOR — $500

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GENERAL SPONSOR – $350

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.