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We would like to say THANK YOU to all of you in HUMAN RESOURCES, so come and have a FREE LUNCH and PROGRAM on us! We are holding 2 events to try and make it easier for you — one in Redding and one in Chico.
If you are involved in Human Resources – Northstate SHRM invites you to come and have lunch with us – LUNCH IS ON US!  This is our official HR Appreciation event – Please join us!  And feel free to invite an HR colleague – be sure to sign them up so we have proper headcount for lunch.


  • Lunch begins at 11:30am
  • Program from 12pm- 1pm
  • Optional Networking until 1:30pm

Redding Event will be held at Cattlemens Steakhouse, 2184 Hilltop Drive

Chico Event will be held at Butte College Skyway Center, SC144, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., and will be catered by Bacio’s



While we are appreciating you for all you do in HR, you will also learn Best Practices in Employee Appreciation and Recognition, from all the HR experts in the room!
Our Northstate Board Members will be facilitating table discussions so you can find out what things others are doing, and share your practices as well. Please bring your current, past or future plans for employee appreciation and recognition to share. We will be summarizing all input and sharing it after so you have some ideas for the future!

Meet our Board Member Facilitators here: https://www.northstateshrm.org/board/ 


If you are NOT a SHRM member – Have you been thinking about joining SHRM? Now may be a good time to act — We are holding a MEMBERSHIP DRIVE during the month of December!

  • Did you know it was only $219 to join SHRM?
  • Did you know the calculated value of SHRM benefits is $13,000?

Come find out what you don’t know about SHRM, and get the collateral you need to show your organization why this makes sense.
PRIZES! All new members joining in the month of December will be included in a drawing for PRIZES! Fun Raffle Prizes and our Grand Prize – we are giving away three 2022 Program Passes – that is a year’s worth of free Northstate monthly programs (excluding HR Summit) – this is up to a $275 value! What?! That’s right, we feel that strongly about that SHRM membership!


Allevity Employer Solutions gives its clients the freedom to get back to doing what they love. For more than 45 years, they have provided peace of mind through a comprehensive suite of employer solutions. Clients trust Allevity to expertly handle their Human Resources, payroll, recruiting, and staffing. Allevity’s mission is to be your best business decision.
Craig Ahlswede
530-345-2486, x 107



“Do it!” — The Magic of Motivating Yourself and Others

It’s really not magic but when it all comes together it can feel magical. Finding, understanding, and accessing human motivation is key to being (and feeling) productive, so this workshop will focus on the secrets in plain sight about motivating yourself and others and ways to prevent demotivation from impacting your plans and goals.

Participants can expect an interactive learning workshop filled with research and theory, real-life examples, and practical strategies to implement the learning right away. Outcomes for this workshop include positive emotional experiences, multi-sensory stimulation and novelty, participation and collaboration, and a caring and supportive learning environment.

After this workshop participants will think more deeply about human motivation, apply motivation strategies more effectively with themselves and with others, and be ready to prevent and combat the negative effects of de-motivation on theirs and others personal and professional lives.

Prior to the workshop please watch the YouTube video: “A Mile an Hour: Running a different kind of marathon” found at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvT5XS7j-Dc


Kelly Nickel, Shasta College Communication Instructor

Kelly Nickel, M.A. Education, is an enthusiastic and passionate educator who strives with might to motivate and inspire learners of all ages to put in the effort they know they can in order to get the results and outcomes they want and deserve.

He earned both his bachelor’s in communication and his Master’s in Education from Chico State University

For the past 15 years Kelly has served the students at Shasta Community College as a popular communication instructor, mostly teaching Public Speaking courses, but having also taught Shasta EWD classes in customer service, leadership, conflict management, and wine appreciation. 

In 2010 Kelly started a company called Bucketfillers Forever, where he travels to elementary schools throughout the Western U.S. delivering delightful school assemblies and adult workshops to motivate and teach everyone how and why to be “Bucketfillers” in all that they think, say, and do. He has also written a Bucketfilling children’s book and classroom curriculum that is currently in the illustration phase with a release date of Spring ’22.

In the Fall of 2020 Kelly was recruited by Bonny View Elementary in Redding CA to create and deliver innovative curriculum and strategies for one-on-one teaching with the first-grade students to help develop, reinforce, and support their motivation to master their reading fluencies.

When he is not teaching adults and six year olds, you can find him volunteering in multiple youth development settings, including leadership camps, conferences, and random gatherings of humans who want to be motivated to learn.





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As one of Northern California’s largest privately held brokerage firms, InterWest enjoys the privilege of representing many of California’s predominant and influential business owners. Our focus is to bring together all our client experience and our team’s expertise in the areas of benefit plan design review, establishment of goals and objectives, carrier negotiations, funding, plan implementation, administration and day-to-day, month-to-month service.

InterWest places millions of premium dollars annually with the industry’s largest and most respected insurance companies. Our team members enjoy excellent, longstanding relationships with our carriers based on professionalism, trust and confidence.

Interwest Insurance Services, LLC




Compensation Trends & Troubles – New (and Old) Challenges Facing Employers in 2021 and Beyond

As we enter our post pandemic recovery the ability to compensate talent faces some new and not so new challenges. The ability to identify and manage compensation issues associated with labor shortages, state labor laws, and the socio-dynamics impact of the pandemic have become more complex than ever.

In this 60 minute session we will discuss several new (and not so new trends) affecting total compensation and strategies for employers to compete in an ever changing work climate.

Learning Objectives

    • Review the basics of Compensation (Base Pay, Short & Long Term Incentives) and their use in business.
    • Identify trends affecting compensation such as:
        • California Mandated Minimum Wage Increases
        • Business Profitability and Merit Budgets
        • Post Pandemic Labor Scarcity
        • Remote Work
        • Wage Compression
    • Understand where to obtain good pay data (to make good pay decisions!)
    • Discuss practical solutions and strategies of how to combat these issues to attract and retain employees using financial and non-financial incentives




David Conmy, CalSHRM District Director

David Conmy, District Director with the California State Council of SHRM (CalSHRM), is a career business and Human Resources professional whose career  spans more than 30 years of experience leading HR organizations for both domestic and international companies, including owning his own compensation consulting firm. David has designed and implemented standard, sales and incentive compensation programs for many California employers whose businesses spans the U.S., Asia and Europe. He obtained his B.A. in Public Relations from San Jose State University and his M.S. in Human Resources Management from Golden Gate University. David has held the Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) and has been an instructor of Compensation Management at the University of California Santa Cruz.

David Conmy, SHRM-SCP
California State Council of SHRM, District Director




Barrett Business Services, Inc (BBSI) 

BBSI facilitates high touch collaborative experiences that uncover opportunities and meaningful insights that enable business owners to work on their business, not in their business. BBSI helps as an owner advocate over and above providing workers compensation, payroll, risk/safety, and human resource consulting services. We truly partner with our client to inspire new ways of thinking and help support their business.

We highly encourage you to take a look at our website www.bbsi.com to see the story of a business owner’s journey and it will help shed more light as to what we do and how we do it, which now serves as a tool you can share with all your clients! We would love to look at any opportunity to help our local business owner’s reallocate their workers compensation dollars to providing more business strategies/services to allow them to focus on the core of their business.

We have more than 5,000 customer businesses in 16 states. Best of all, we are right in your backyard. The majority of all clients are within 75 miles of a BBSI branch. So we can be there need be and put a face with a name along with a supporting hand. You can reach us at 530-223-0118.

2881 Churn Creek Road, Suite A
Redding, CA 96002




This program is pending approval for 1.0 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org. Northstate SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

This program is pending approval for 1.0 Units Credit Types recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®,PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). HRCertification Institute’s® (www.HRCI.org) official seal confirms that Northstate SHRM meets the criteria for pre-approved recertification credits for any of HRCI’s eight credentials, including SPHR® and PHR®.