This is the premier regional training to help you build your business and develop your staff.

Each speaker and every break is an opportunity to learn, either from the expert trainers we bring in or from other peers that have overcome problems you are just now encountering.

Our Early Bird pricing is only available for a limited time.

Don’t miss this year’s HR Summit and the opportunity for growth it holds for you and your organization!

Date:  October 8, 2019

Location:  Gaia Hotel and Spa

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OBJECTIVES

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.

Announcing our Speakers

World-class speakers brought right here to Redding to equip and prepare us.

Kevin Sheridan

Kevin Sheridan is an internationally-recognized Keynote Speaker, a New York Times Best Selling Author, and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of Employee Engagement. For five years running, he has been honored on Inc. Magazine’s top 101 Leadership Speakers in the world, as well as Inc.’s top 101 experts on Employee Engagement. He was also honored to be named to The Employee Engagement Award’s Top 100 Global Influencers on Employee Engagement of 2017. His first book, Building a Magnetic Culture, made six of the best seller lists including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Kevin is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conventions, including those hosted by the National Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Harvard Business School, The Human Capital Institute, and the American Hospital Association.

Kevin Sheridan, LLC

http://www.kevinsheridanllc.com

Author:  Kevin’s writing on Employee Engagement and effective management has been featured on six bestseller lists, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

Speaker:  Kevin’s keynote speeches and presentations inspire the world’s leading professionals to take control of their company culture and create an engaged team.

Consultant:  The country’s largest brands and most high-profile executives regularly call on Kevin to develop leadership skills, help executives reach their full potential, and increase productivity.

Alden Parker

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.

Fisher Phillips

www.fisherphillips.com

Some of the Savviest Employers Bring Us Their Toughest Employment Problems. Whether it’s a class action involving thousands of potential class members, a jury trial with exposure in the millions, or a union organizing effort or strike that could cripple a company, employers with their choice of employment lawyers choose Fisher Phillips to handle their most difficult and dangerous cases.

We Are Innovative, Nimble and Always Evolving.  We continuously look for ways to work more efficiently and better serve our clients. Our leadership is able to make decisions quickly to direct the necessary resources to a particular challenge. We are able to propose alternative fee arrangements that make sense and we use our broad database of experience to improve our processes.

We Are A Destination Law Firm of Choice for Labor and Employment Lawyers at the Top of Their Game. Many highly successful partners have chosen to bring their practices to our firm. They have been attracted by our entrepreneurial culture, our collegial atmosphere, the opportunity to practice with other excellent lawyers, and our transparent compensation system that rewards great client service.

We Have Deep Industry Experience As Well As Subject Matter Special Knowledge. A great lawyer who is unfamiliar with a client’s business is of limited value. We understand how our clients succeed, the business challenges they face, and how they employ people. Whether it’s manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, education, financial services, technology, retail, or other industries in which our clients compete, our labor attorneys understand the industry and speak the language.

We Operate Globally As Well As Locally.  We have 34 offices with 33 locations and we continue to expand, and we have attorneys admitted in just about every U.S. jurisdiction. We know the local courts and agencies where we practice. We also have the resources to work seamlessly across offices to handle the most complex problems. In addition, we assist our clients with respect to global movement of employees, compliance with employment laws and codes of business ethics of other countries, and international employment contract and employee benefits issues. We have a network of local counsel on six continents with whom we partner to serve our clients anywhere in the world they operate.

Topic: Jokers, Tokers & Midnight Smokers

Should We Work with Weed in the Workplace?

With the passage of Proposition 64, California voters decided to embark on radical changes to state marijuana laws. These changes have left many employers wondering what, if anything, they must do to adapt to the new legal landscape. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all response to the issue. What may be appropriate for an employer of individuals in safety-sensitive positions may not work for the employer of baristas. The presentation will provide an overview of California’s medical and recreational marijuana laws as well as the options that employers have with this new potential workplace challenge.

Jon Decoteau SHRM-SCP

With more than 25 years of HR experience, Decoteau has held leadership roles at several iconic companies including eBay, The Coca-Cola Company, Motorola, Nissan Motor Corporation and General Dynamics. His HR career has taken him around the globe, working onsite with HR teams in 19 countries and on nearly every continent. He is an alumnus of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Chicago and The Coca-Cola Company’s Leadership Experience program in Atlanta. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from California State University – Fullerton.

SHRM

www.SHRM.org  – Membership Divisional Director for the West

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.

Scott Winter

Scott Winter brings over 30 years of experience, throughout the U.S. and abroad, to the arena of optimizing human performance.  His background in leadership training, coaching and facilitation, and study of the application of neuroscience to the world of organizational development, has guided a diverse range of clients in reaching their organization’s objectives for cultural climate change.

With humor and humanity, passion and compassion; and now with science on his side, Scott is a sought-after consultant and coach, helping organizational leaders change their lexicon and mindset so that they might function better together, and work smarter, not harder.

Brain Friendly Dynamics

http://brainfriendlydynamics.com/

Brain-Friendly Dynamics integrates the best methods of coaching, group learning and team facilitation with the latest research in Positive Psychology, Social Cognitive, and Psychological Neuroscience to deliver engaging and impactful initiatives that stimulate growthpersonal and team development, or change within a system or process for individuals, teams, and organizations.

Topic: Finding Flow in a Chaotic World

Brain-based Strategies for Mastering Stress

Mastering stress requires individuals to develop effective methods for managing the constant onslaught of inputs and stimuli that can prevent them from maintaining focus and flow. This session introduces participants to the latest neuroscience research on human performance and the practical things individuals can do to get better results while maintaining ‘good brain hygiene’ in themselves and others.

Vida Thomas

Vida Thomas is an Of Counsel attorney in Stoel Rives’ Labor & Employment group. An attorney who has practiced employment law for over 20 years, Vida advises employers regarding all aspects of employment law and human resources management, serves as an expert witness in state and federal employment lawsuits, and mediates litigation and non-litigation matters. Vida assists parties and attorneys in resolving employment claims, including but not limited to: harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims; wrongful termination claims; failure to accommodate and statutory leave violations; whistleblowing claims; wage and hour violations; invasion of privacy claims; and other statutory, tort and contract claims.

Vida also maintains a substantial workplace investigations practice, conducting impartial investigations into allegations of employee misconduct for private and public employers.  She has conducted well over 100 workplace investigations and is experienced in complying with Title IX, Title V, the Public Safety Officers Procedural Bill of Rights, and the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights. She has considerable experience investigating matters within a union setting and is particularly adept at investigating complex matters involving high-profile employers and individuals. Vida has been certified as an expert on investigations in federal court and frequently trains attorneys and human resources professionals on how to conduct legally effective workplace investigations.

Vida also routinely conducts sexual harassment prevention training (including AB1825 compliance training) for state agencies and private companies. She teaches human resources professionals and EEO officers how to conduct effective workplace investigations, and teaches  managers and supervisors how to implement legally effective performance reviews. Clients have complimented Vida’s knack for making the law accessible, explaining complex legal concepts in a way that is both thorough and easy to understand. She believes training is most effective when it provides concrete, useful tips for navigating today’s complicated and highly regulated workplace.

She has advised clients and conducted dozens of seminars on the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, employee drug testing and sexual harassment investigations.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Vida was an of counsel attorney with Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation. She began her legal career as an employment litigator at Kronick Moskovitz and then co-founded Carlsen Thomas, LLP, a boutique employment law firm that offered workplace investigations and employee training throughout California for 13 years.

Stoel Rives LLP

https://www.stoel.com

With more than 350 attorneys, Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor & employment, land use & construction, litigation, natural resources, real estate, renewable energy and technology law. We achieved 34 prestigious national tier rankings in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ”Best Law Firms” survey. The 2018 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business® guide ranks 94 of our lawyers among the best in their region. Best Lawyers® lists 137 of our lawyers in 67 legal practice categories in its 2018 directory and selected 20 Stoel Rives lawyers as 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” in their markets and practice areas.

Our Values

  • We will serve leading established and emerging business clients by providing value-added solutions to their legal needs.
  • We will accomplish this goal by providing distinctive client service and relationships based on a combination of specialized expertise, a commitment to excellence, and deep business and industry knowledge.
  • We will develop and retain lawyers and staff of the highest caliber.
  • We will attain our goals while preserving our culture of commitment to integrity, diversity in all its forms, our communities and each other.

Topic: Leave Policies & Pay Disparities

California prides itself on being a progressive, employee-friendly state.  As evidence of this, our state has the most generous employee leave laws in the country.  At the same time, the gender-pay gap remains stubbornly in place, prompting our legislature to strengthen California’s equal pay laws significantly in the past few years.  Could these two phenomenon be related?  In fact, could California’s generous leave laws be contributing to the gender pay gap?

In this presentation, Vida Thomas will explore this intriguing question, with up-to-date, nationwide gender pay data.  She will also walk employers through a step-by-step process of conducting an effective pay equity analysis to help you determine whether your organization has pay equity issues, and how to address them.

Learn, connect and grow!

+ Win prizes and enjoy connecting with fellow learners discussing everything that was just learned!

Proposed Agenda

7:30 am - Registration/Continental Breakfast

Come early for best seating and enjoy great conversations and a continental breakfast.

8:30 am - Welcome

Opening Remarks & Fun Nuggets of Helpful Info

8:45 am - Kevin Sheridan

Talent Attraction & Retention

10:00 am - Break

Opportunity to stretch, get in your steps and visit our sponsors

10:20 am - Alden Parker

Jokers, Tokers & Midnight Smokers:

Should We Work with Weed in the Workplace?

With the passage of Proposition 64, California voters decided to embark on radical changes to state marijuana laws. These changes have left many employers wondering what, if anything, they must do to adapt to the new legal landscape. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all response to the issue. What may be appropriate for an employer of individuals in safety-sensitive positions may not work for the employer of baristas. The presentation will provide an overview of California’s medical and recreational marijuana laws as well as the options that employers have with this new potential workplace challenge.

11:50 am - NSSHRM President/Platinum Sponosor

Thanking our Platinum Sponsor for helping to make this event possible

12:00 pm - Catered Lunch/Networking/Sponsors

Opportunity to eat, connect with fellow professionals, stretch, get in your steps and visit our sponsors.

1:00 - Jon Decoteau

SHRM Member Benefits, Resources and Updates

1:30pm - Scott Winter

Finding Flow in a Chaotic World

Brain-Based Strategies for Mastering Stress

Mastering stress requires individuals to develop effective methods for managing the constant onslaught of inputs and stimuli that can prevent them from maintaining focus and flow. This session introduces participants to the latest neuroscience research on human performance and the practical things individuals can do to get better results while maintaining ‘good brain hygiene’ in themselves and others.

3:00 pm - Break

Opportunity to stretch, get in your steps and visit our sponsors

3:20 pm - Vida Thomas

Leave Policies & Pay Disparities

California prides itself on being a progressive, employee-friendly state.  As evidence of this, our state has the most generous employee leave laws in the country.  At the same time, the gender-pay gap remains stubbornly in place, prompting our legislature to strengthen California’s equal pay laws significantly in the past few years.  Could these two phenomenon be related?  In fact, could California’s generous leave laws be contributing to the gender pay gap?

In this presentation, Vida Thomas will explore this intriguing question, with up-to-date, nationwide gender pay data.  She will also walk employers through a step-by-step process of conducting an effective pay equity analysis to help you determine whether your organization has pay equity issues, and how to address them.

4:35 pm - Announcing Prizes and Giveaway Winners!

Prizes and opportunity to continue connecting with fellow professionals, sponsors, speakers and the Northstate SHRM Board.

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

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The HR Summit is made possible in part because of the generous donations from these sponsors.

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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 10/01/19. Refunds will not be granted after 10/01/19 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 9/28/19. 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.