Jan
18
8:00 AM08:00

Weeding Through the Law: Marijuana in the Workplace

As HR professionals know, finding suitable employees in these competitive times is problematic enough without having to reject prospective applicants and enforce a zero tolerance policy on existing employees. But come 2018, with the legalization of recreational marijuana, California employers will be confronted with yet another obstacle to addressing the impact of “behavior-altering” substances in the workplace as a result of legal use.

This presentation is designed not to re”hash” the intricacies and dilemmas presented by the new marijuana law, but instead to identify the practicalities and pitfalls within the law, using existing legal requirements to give HR professionals and managers additional tools to create and implement a policy that they can live with.  Topics to be covered include: the components of a "greater than zero" tolerance policy; avoiding the pitfalls of flexible enforcement of drug testing and use policies; handling employees suspected of being under the influence while at work; issues that arise when there has been an accident because of substance use; and the interplay of a substance abuse policy with worker's compensation and disability accommodation. 

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Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

The Hunt for High-Performance Teams

Old Courthouse Square

As human resources professionals, we all know that work teams with poor communication pay a high price in terms of high turnover, plunging productivity, and overall employee disengagement. In this high-energy, interactive and experiential session, we’ll go on a treasure hunt to the heart of effective team communication.

Like the great quests of yore -- the hunt for the Holy Grail, the quest for the Golden Fleece, or the Goonies' pursuit for One-Eyed Willy's treasure - we'll work together in teams to solve a series of insidious and devilish puzzles & clues, sending us all across downtown Santa Rosa.

Takeaways –

  • The five keys to revitalizing communication on high-performance teams
  • Enhanced camaraderie, rapport and new friendship
  • An irreverent walking tour of the hidden treasures of downtown Santa Rosa

Grab your magnifying glass, your deerstalker hat, and your Indiana Jones whip; the hunt for high-performance teams is on!

With a special guest:

Founder and President of Dr. Clue Treasure Hunts, the world's largest team-building treasure hunt company, Dave Blum earned a B.A. in English from Pomona College in Claremont, California, a professional coaching certification from IPEC, and is the President of Santa Rosa Toastmasters Club 182.  After a three-year stint teaching English in Japan for the Mombusho English Fellows program, Dave worked in tourism and the non-profit sector before discovering his destiny as a treasure hunt master, team-building trainer, writer, speaker and entrepreneur.

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Annual Scholarship Auction & Social
Jul
27
4:30 PM16:30

Annual Scholarship Auction & Social

It's TIKI TIME! Break out your Hawaiian shirt and dust off your grass skirt. It's time for a fun Luau style party with Hawaiian Style BBQ, live music, and interactive games! 

 Some of our exciting auction prizes include Michael Kors purse and wallet, wine, tour and tastings at some of our local wineries, dance lessons technology items, family fun activities and more!

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Jun
22
8:00 AM08:00

The Claim Free Workers Compensation Strategy

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Business owners, supervisors, managers and crew leaders all play a critical role in keeping workers compensation costs low. It is a role that requires specific training and ongoing coaching to be successful. Managers need to know how to create a work environment – a culture – where people want to be at work rather than at home lingering in the workers compensation system. This session outlines a proven formula to put the right behaviors, systems, and procedures in place before something happens.

Speaker: Lynne Wallace, President-Principal at VANTREO Insurance Brokerage

Lynne Wallace is president and principal of VANTREO Insurance Brokerage, a firm with over 60 employees located throughout California, Arizona, and Washington, with a majority of employees working from home and satellite offices. 

Lynne has more than 20-years leadership experience in providing strategic risk management, insurance, and corporate culture solutions for top tier, multi-location, and high growth companies. 

With particular expertise in coordinating complicated risk portfolios, Lynne creates organizational systems and tools that give clients a competitive edge in their industry. She is a dynamic speaker, and considered to be among the top one percent of insurance professionals nationally. 

Lynne is also the founder of CompZoneTM, a system to help organizations attain and sustain low workers compensation costs. She holds the designations of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), and Certified Workers Compensation Advisor (CWCA).

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Mar
17
8:00 AM08:00

Webinar – Negligent Hiring and Background Checks in California – Best Practices and Legal Compliance

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Attendees will learn how just one bad hire can result in a legal and financial nightmare. Without taking appropriate steps, there is a near statistical certainty that an employer will hire someone with an unsuitable criminal record or a falsified background that can result in workplace violence, lawsuits for negligent hiring, and time wasted recruiting and hiring the wrong person.

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