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    Annual HR Summit Conference- Inclusion- Together We're Better!

    Date: September 21, 2016, 8:00am – 1:00pm
    Hyatt Regency, 1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey
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    Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Hyatt Regency Monterey, Monterey Ballroom


    “Inclusion: Together We’re Better.”

    How do you define inclusion in the workplace?  Is it generational?  Is it cultural?  Does it depend on the organization?  Join us as we define what inclusion means for business, government, and non-profit organizations on the Monterey Peninsula.

    Hosted by the Central Coast Human Resource Association (CCHRA) and endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), HR professionals from the California Central Coast will be gathering at the Hyatt Regency Monterey for a half-day conference to network, connect, and learn how to create an inclusive work environment that will foster a sense of community and productivity for your organization.

    Start the Morning with Humor and Keynote Speaker, Jacqueline Kabat

    Jacqueline Kabat recently moved to a 3 acre ranch in Aromas after 17 years in New York City and Brooklyn. She has been involved in all aspects of stand-up comedy, comedy improvisation, and sketch writing since 1997. She has studied, written for and performed with Second City's Ann Bowen and studied with Saturday Night Live's Amy Poehler while with the Upright Citizens Brigades. She worked with Sex in the City's Mario Cantone while warming up studio audiences at ABC Studios.

    Jacqueline has also written for Time Out New York and was featured in Body and Soul Magazine's October 2007 issue in an article about the healing power of comedy improvisation. She teaches comedy improv at Fortune 500 corporations, medical centers, human potential centers, and high-end destinations spas around the country and Mexico. She has done comedy improv team building workshops with companies such as Bank of America, Procter & Gamble, Macy's, Southwest Airlines, eBay, and McGraw Hill. Jacqueline has also worked with guests and clients at MD Anderson Cancer Research Center in Houston, the Deepak Chopra Center, The Esalen Institute, Lake Austin Spa & Resort, The Shambhala Mountain Center, Mount Madonna Center, Cal-a-Vie, and the Omega Institute.

    Jacqueline's passion is building and being part of creative, compassionate, and conscious communities. Her philosophy is: Creativity + Nature + A Supportive Authentic Community = Magic.  We welcome Jacqueline to the CCHRA stage!

    Engage with Closing Keynote Speakers Ann Jealous & Caroline Haskell
    Co-Authors of
    Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief About Racism
    Winner of the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award in Anthology

    Ann Todd Jealous, a retired Marriage and Family therapist and college instructor and the co-author/co-editor of Combined Destinies: Whites Sharing Grief About Racism is a co-founder of the Monterey chapter of NCBI, a board member of The Village Project, Inc. and a diversity training and conflict-resolution consultant.  She has been honored by the ACLU, by Links, Inc. and, this year, as Assembly District 29’s “Woman of the Year.” Ann has been in an interracial marriage with Fred Jealous for 50 years, a marriage that began in D.C. because of Jim Crow laws in her home state of Maryland.  They have two children and three grandchildren.

    Caroline Haskell, a board certified and licensed clinical social worker, is the founding director of the Personal Growth and Counseling Center and currently oversees all of Health and Wellness Services at California State University, Monterey Bay.  She is the Campus Affiliate Director of the National Coalition Building Institute.  She has provided training programs on diversity and multiculturalism for over 25 years.  She has committed to unlearning her racist conditioning and actively practices being an ally to people of color.  She is in an interracial marriage of 23 years where her "whiteness" is regularly examined and discussed with Gary, her Japanese American spouse.

    Combined Destinies is a compilation of groundbreaking stories by white Americans who recognize the pain and sorrow that racism created in their lives.  Their book highlights how important conversations around race are – for every person, of every race, of every background.  We are pleased to have these award winning authors close out our conference with a talk and book signing event.

    Workshop Topics

    How to Create an Inclusive Work Environment
    Presented by Lorelei Carobolante, MBA, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, SCRP, SGMS-T
    G2nd Systems, an HR Research and Development Consultancy


    This workshop will explore and define the dynamics of the multi-cultural workplace and how to create inclusion across cultures, generations, and various types of work environments.  For the HR professional building teams, and front-line supervisors and managers, this will be an interactive workshop, focused on creating a sense of community, collaboration, and increased productivity for your organization.  Explore how assumptions and bias affect everyday interactions, and discover ways to build better communication in the workplace.  Discussion will include developing a more inclusive and engaged team for both profit and non-profit organizations.

    Lorelei Carobolante leads the G2nd Systems team of HR, instructional design and technology professionals that helps organizations ameliorate workforce communication challenges encountered in today’s diverse workplace. An internationally published writer and speaker, Carobolante works in multiple sectors and industries, both profit and nonprofit. She is a Registered Expert to ISO TC/260 HR Management, has been a SHRM lead subject matter expert (SME) in the areas of diversity & inclusion, global HR and workforce mobility, and workforce communication (assessment, benchmarking & talent development).

    Carobolante developed an advocacy mentality at an early age, and has devoted her life to helping non-native English speakers address inequity due to cognitive English proficiency, perceptions associated with accents; and serving the needs of abused women.  Professional certifications: GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources); SCRP (Senior Certified Relocation Professional); SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional); and SGMS-T (Senior Global Mobility Specialist-Talent Mobility).  Carobolante created the GSL® English 6-Step Model™ and the Global Second Language® approach to strengthen collaboration and effective communication in diverse workforce environments. She is fluent in English and Italian.

    Changing Workplaces; Changing Employment Laws
    Presented by James K. Gumberg, Attorney at Law, Patane, Gumberg, Avila LLP

    "Freedom of Expression vs. the Employer's Right to Set Standards of Conduct."  Does your employer have policies that limit styles of dress, body piercings, or tattoos?  How about limiting speaking to English only in the workplace?  How do you handle a request from a male employee to use the female bathroom when he is going through a gender change?  Can your employer use safety issues, customer preferences, or employee morale as reasons for setting workplace standards?  This program will help you better understand the current and evolving changes in this area of the law.

    Jim leads this Salinas, Ca firm in labor and employment law issues. He has successfully defended employers in state and federal courts and in dozens of state and federal administrative proceedings in a broad range of labor and employment matters.

    Jim offers training to help clients prevent litigation from occurring. Jim is a sought after speaker, addressing a diverse array of employment law topics, such as no harassment training, leaves of absence, and wage and hour compliance.  Jim also represents clients in transactional matters including licensing, partnership agreements, buy-sell agreements and other corporate matters. He has negotiated several million-dollar transactions for both small and large businesses, including professional medical groups, large employers and agricultural companies.

    The Bully & the Bottom Line
    Presented by: Kathy Eppright, Attorney at Law, Andre, Morris & Buttery

    Bullies can cost your company money.  In one recent court case, the jury upheld a verdict of $325,000 against a heart surgeon who bullied a colleague.  This session will address employee relations issues when bullying is involved.  Discover “what is bullying” and what to do when the bully is the boss.  Learn the impact on productivity and morale when bullying goes unchecked, legal liability now that bullying is included in the required harassment training for California employers, and tips to stop bullying in your workplace.

    Kathy is the Chairman of this San Luis Obispo firm’s Employment Law Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Civil Litigation, Business and Real Estate Transactions, Hospitality and Wine & Agribusiness Practice Groups. Kathy’s practice focuses on employment litigation and counseling in addition to real property and business litigation. This combination of experience has given Kathy a unique perspective on dispute resolution. In the field of employment law in particular, Kathy frequently provides pre-litigation counseling to assist clients in preventing future personnel claims and disputes.

    Kathy has handled cases ranging from employment discrimination and sexual harassment, to real property and business disputes. In addition to actions brought in state court, Kathy has successfully defended claims of discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour claims filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the EEOC, the California Labor Commissioner and the U. S. Department of Labor.

    Conference Pricing:

    For CCHRA Members:
    $219 conference registration*
    $269 includes conference registration plus 2017 CCHRA membership renewal.
    Renew your membership now for 2017 and save!

    For non-CCHRA Members:
    $239 conference registration*
    $289 includes conference registration plus 2017 CCHRA membership, a value of $85.
    Join now for 2017 and save!

    *Includes breakfast and HR Expo with local human resource service providers.
    *Get your professional photo taken by Cook Photography.

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