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June Meeting - How Not to Lose Your Case in Deposition

PRESENTER: Marcus Turner & Casey Blanas

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
11:30a - 1:00p

Attorneys Marcus Turner and Casey Blanas will present, "How Not to Lose Your Case in Deposition." In less than 60 minutes, you will learn the mistakes that business owners, C-level executives, and managers often make in deposition, how to avoid making them, and the potentially devastating consequences if you don't. Drawing on over 25 years of combined legal experience, Turner and Blanas will also dispel common legal myths about the deposition process and be sure to keep you e􀀉tertained along the way. The importance of depositions in business and employment litigation can rarely be overstated so bring your questions because they've got the answers. 

Regular – Mediterranean Sandwich with green salad

Vegetarian – Penne Pasta with marinara sauce and green salad

Dessert -  Pink Champagne Cake

 

Please note the Madonna Inn does not allow outside food

Meeting Locaton:

Garden Room

Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

 

Registration will close promptly at 11:45am on Friday, June 8, 2018

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July Meeting - Are You Ready for When Disaster Happens? HR Leads the Way!

PRESENTER: Kathryn McKee

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
11:30a - 1:00p

Natural/ man-made disasters are constantly in the news.  Southern California recently experienced severe flooding and landslides as a result of the El Niño condition, a huge and dangerous gas leak in Porter ranch, and a horrific oil spill and wildland fire in Santa Barbara County, to name just a few.

If you plan now your organization will have stronger odds for survival. This session provides compelling reasons for HR's strategic role in emergency preparedness/business continuity planning:

Learn how HR adds value through making the business case, specific leadership competencies for when disaster occurs, preparing managers for when disaster strikes, contingent HR policies, programs and communications plans, which gets you back to productivity faster.

Kathryn D. McKee, SPHR, is President of Human Resources Consortia, a consultancy specializing in providing solutions to Human Resources issues. Prior to forming her own firm, she was Senior Vice President and Regional Human Resources Director for Standard Chartered Bank, Senior Vice President Human Resources for First Interstate Bank Limited, And SVP Compensation and Benefits at First Interstate Bancorp.

Previously, McKee had been Manager, Corporate Compensation; Director, Equal Employment Opportunity; and Director, Management Development at Twentieth-Century Fox Film Corp.  She also served as Director, Industrial Relations for Cal Custom/Hawk Division, Orion Industries, and Manager, Corporate Compensation at Mattel, Inc.

She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UCSB Foundation; a Director on the Board of the Fire Service Training Institute, and the Executive Committee of EPIC (Emergency Public Information Communicators).  She was 2014-15 Chair of the City of Santa Barbara’s Civil Service Commission, was Foreperson of the 2010-2011 County of Santa Barbara Civil Grand Jury and served as the 2011-12 President of the American Red Cross, Santa Barbara Chapter.

She was 1991 Chairman of the Society for Human Resource Management, President of the Laguna Playhouse; Past President of the Grove Shakespeare Festival, The National Human Resources Association, the SHRM Foundation and the Human Resource Certification Institute.  She is listed in “Who’s Who in America.” 

She served as an Executive-in-Residence Adjunct Professor in the CSULB College of Business Management/Human Resources Department and now teaches for the UCSB Technology Management Program and for UC Santa Barbara Extension.

She received NHRA’s 1986 Member of the Year, PIHRA’s 1990 Award of Excellence in Human Resources, SHRM’s 1994 Award for Professional Excellence and in 2004 was SBHRA’s Member of the Year.

McKee’s publications include How Do We Get There from Here? The Rise of HR: Wisdom from 73Thought Leaders , HR Certification Institute, 2015; When the Schoolyard Bully Comes to Work; Workplace Violence Prevention eReport; Workplace Violence Institute,  2014;  “Leading People Through Disasters: An Action Guide”; 12th Annual Disaster Resource Guide, “The Mouse in the Room”; IPMA HR News “How Preparedare you for When Disaster Strikes?”;  the chapter, “Moving as the Markets Move: Planning for Resizing”, published in “Resizing the Organization; “Human Resources: Insurrection or Resurrection” published in the Human Resource Management Journal”; “New Compensation Strategies for Emerging Career Patterns” which was published by HR Magazine and won the distinguished William W. Winter Award from the American Compensation Association.

She is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara receiving Senior Honor Key and Outstanding Senior Woman Awards.  She completed the UCLA Certificate Program in Business Management, and the Executive Program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. 

Regular – Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad

Vegetarian – Grilled Portabella Mushroom with green salad

Dessert – Toffee Crunch Cake

Please note the Madonna Inn does not allow outside food

Meeting Locaton:

Garden Room

Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

 

Registration will close promptly at 11:45am on Friday, July 6, 2018

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2018 Annual Conference - Please Sue Me!

PRESENTER: Hunter Lott

Friday, October 12, 2018
8:00a - 12:00p

Get out of the baby-sitting business and make better HR decisions

 Attitude — Get the employees you deserve! Turn “attitude” into “behavior” and hold people accountable
 Hire the Best — Learn how to find and keep “A” players
 Fire the Rest — It’s not just about how, it’s about the strategy
 Stay out of Court — HR is not about one hundred percent legal compliance—it’s about better decision-making

Hunter Lott is the founder of HR<50, which is dedicated to supporting one-person HR departments and enabling good business decision-making.  He has presented workshops to more than 100,000 business leaders and reviewed over 1000 employee handbooks.

Hunter is the author of Please Sue Me-The Guide to Safe Hiring and Firing Practices for the Frontline Manager with a Short Attention Span. He serves as HR support for small businesses and a resource for individual leaders in their situational decision-making through his website HunterLott.com.

Hunter was an award-winning senior course leader for the American Management Association and is currently a top rated speaker with the Society for Human Resource Management. Hunter was “Speaker of the Year” for Vistage in 2006, “Impact Speaker of the Year” in 2014 and awarded the Millennium designation with Vistage in 2016. Along with hundreds of small, growing businesses his client list includes, Anheuser-Busch, Caterpillar, Morton Buildings, The National Institutes of Health, and Milton Hershey School.

Hunter attended Tulane University in New Orleans, graduated from Iowa State and has a Master’s Degree in Employment Law from Nova Southeastern’s Shepard Broad Law Center. Hunter is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Association for Talent Development.

Breakfast Buffet

Please note that Madonna Inn does not allow outside food

Meeting Locaton:

Alex Madonna Expo Center

100 Madonna Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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