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SHRM Northern California provides webcasts to SHRM members in the region. To register for upcoming webcast use the links below, you may also view previously recorded webcasts at their respective links. If you're not able to attend a webcast at the designated date and time, register now and watch the recorded webcast later!

Most SHRM Northern California webcasts provide one Professional Development Credit (PDC) per webcast.

Feb 27 - Intro to SHRM Essentials to Human Resources

SHRM Essentials of Human ‭Resources provides foundational HR Knowledge and ‭incorporates components of the SHRM BoCK. It provides insights into the standards for knowledge, ‭strategies and competencies required of effective ‭HR professionals around the world.

SHRM Essentials is ideal for those who are:

  • New to HR
  • Small business owners
  • Managers and professionals with HR responsibilities

This one-hour introductory course will provide an overview of what to expect from the full, 2-day course by covering all six key HR topics, but not diving deep into any one specific topic (that will have to wait for the actual class!) The six functional areas are:

  • Human Resources Administration - Gaining a clear understanding of the HR function.
  • Talent Acquisition - Developing important skills for attracting and selecting employees.
  • Total Rewards - Learning the key elements of a total compensation system.
  • Learning and Development - Obtaining an understanding of orientation, employee development, and training.
  • Performance Management - Discovering the purpose and process for performance evaluation.
  • U.S. Employment Law and Regulations - Enhancing your ability to apply key HR legislation.

To learn more about the full course, visit SHRM Essentials of Human Resources.

1. Human Resources Administration - To gain a clear understanding of the HR function.
2. Talent Acquisition - To develop important skills for attracting and selecting employees.
3. Total Rewards - To learn the key elements of a total compensation system.
4. Learning and Development - To obtain an understanding of orientation, employee development, and
5. Performance Management - To discover the purpose and process for performance evaluation.
6. U.S. Employment Law and Regulations - To enhance your ability to apply key HR legislation.
7. Miscellaneous - Gain a better understanding of Human Resources issues facing organizations today
- Expand awareness of HR behavioral competencies
- Gain practical expertise to increase job skills
- Increase on-the-job confidence

PDC: 1
Member: FREE
Non-member: $25
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Terry Welker, SHRM-SCP, began his career working in Public Safety as an investigator and Chief Officer before retiring after 26 years and moving into full-time HR work. Currently, Terry provides consulting services for both the private sector and public sector specializing in HR Audits, Compensation and Management Training, and he was previously the Chief HR Executive for the City of Scottsdale, Arizona. In his "spare time," Terry is an Associate Professor at Drake University, serves as the Volunteer Leader and President of the Central Iowa SHRM Affiliate Chapter. Since 2012, Terry has taught over 2400 students through SHRM's certification preparation, compensation and Essentials courses and holds the SHRM Senior Certified Professional designation. Terry has completed his doctoral work for his PhD in Education and currently finalizing his dissertation. 

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A Mind, Body and Spirit Approach to Corporate Wellness with Jennifer Cassetta
Tight deadlines, long hours and increasing demand over time can create burnout for your already stressed employees. Implementing a mind, body and spirit approach to corporate wellness is the only solution for sustainable results. The goals of a holistic program include creating an environment to support peacefulness in order for productivity to flow, a nutrition program that feeds energy and starves stress and systems for employees to feel supported and acknowledged. Health and empowerment coach, Jennifer Cassetta, will give you science-backed takeaways to help you and your employees THRIVE, not just survive.. PDC: 1
Recorded January 21, 2020

Emotional Intelligence: It's Not an Oxymoron with Susan Schwartz
Emotional Intelligence (EI) is a powerful tool for 21st Century HR professionals. At its core, EI is not about feelings -- it is a paradigm through which people view and react to the business world around them. Hear Susan Schwartz with River Birch Group introduce the core elements of the EQ-I 2.0 Emotional Intelligence model and demonstrates how HR professionals can transform hard to measure skills sets people hone to become expert in the areas of talent acquisition, recruitment, and retention into tangible professional development plans. PDC: 1
Recorded November 20, 2019

Hot Legal Issues to Watch For Leading to 2020
with Jason Geller
As we approach the end of 2019, there are several issues that will remain topical going into 2020. One is the recent Dynamex decision relating to independent contractor/employee classification. This will have far reaching implications for California workplaces. Other hot issues are the continuing debate over the use of arbitration agreements in the employment context and an update on the training requirements under the Me Too era. The program will also cover some of the bills that will be on the Governor’s desk to sign or veto in October. PDC: 1
Recorded September 21, 2019

Active Shooter Response and How to Prepare your Organization
with Ryan Searles
We often associate active shooter incidents with schools, but most people aren’t aware that active shooter incidents happen at businesses twice as often. These events can dramatically impact operations, lives, and communities. While we may feel as though we have no control over this alarming trend, organizational leaders are obligated to prepare their organizations to respond if faced with such a situation. In this session, we’ll discuss how to gather, assess, and synthesize external environmental information related to active shooter incidents to ultimately guide your organization through strategic decisions that will improve the company’s competitive advantage to stay in business, should such a tragic event occur. Attendees will gain knowledge regarding best available risk management strategies regarding this topic, including avoidance, mitigation, and acceptance. PDC: 1
Recorded August 21, 2019

Ambidexterity: How Is It Tied To Effective Sourcing & Talent Pipeline Development
with Nicole Jackson, PhD

Today's economy has placed increasing demand on companies to be both efficient and innovative. Yet, how can companies manage both successfully and especially in the talent and innovation driven economy? Moreover, how might companies retain investments in historical practices that may still work but require incremental refinement? In strategy, managing for this duality requires attention to two general paradigms to capture value - called "ambidexterity". On the one hand, companies need to look to their past competencies as a basis of stability and compliance. On the other hand, they need to build for innovative and resourceful employees and leaders to execute change and tap newer markets. This course will introduce what ambidexterity is, how to identify it in organizations, and most importantly how to evaluate and assess for ambidexterity in the talent and sourcing pipeline as part of HR and business strategy implementation. PDC: 1
Recorded on July 24, 2019

Getting Talent Back to Work: Second Chances for Those with Criminal Records with Jon Decoteeau
Every single year, almost ¾ of a million men and women are released from prison and seek to enter the workforce. Yet despite the growing need among U.S. employers for workers, applicants with a criminal record often face huge obstacles to achieving gainful employment. 
As the nation reaches nearly full employment, business leaders and human resources professionals are considering this previously overlooked population for the first time as a source for workers. In fact, job applicants with criminal records are proving to be a viable workplace solution for many organizations.

Hear from Jon Decoteau, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Divisional Director West, explains SHRM's Getting Talent Back To Work initiative and provides an overview of our Getting Talent Back To Work Toolkit which has the information, guidance, and tools needed for businesses to hire confidently from this untapped labor pool and make a real social impact. PDC: 1

Recorded on June 18, 2019

How to Win at Immigration in the Age of Trump 
with Sophie Alcorn
Businesses sponsoring immigrants face new challenges every day under the Trump administration. The implications affect your personnel of you are in technology, life sciences, or beyond. This program will cover the basics of immigration law and recent trends for H-1B visas, green cards, audits, and more. Learn what to ask every employee to make sure they have all of their immigration law needs met - and learn what red flags to spot if they haven’t with attorney Sophie Alcorn.

Recently the presidential administration has been focusing on targeting Silicon Valley employers with raids and audits. How can CEOs, General Counsel, and HR successfully recruit and retain the necessary talent while keeping up with legal changes? Join us for an overview of immigration processes, and updates on immigration in the news.. PDC: 1
Recorded on May 21, 2019

Making Difficult Conversations, Safe Conversations with Lorie Reichel-Howe
Strained working relationships result in lowered productivity, employee underperformance and negative workplace culture. When managers and teams engage in “safe conversations,” they can effectively address tough workplace issues quickly and confidently. Whether those issues be challenging team dynamics, mismanaged expectations or good old-fashioned bad behavior, this training will transform how you uncover and deal with hidden workplace issues.Foster greater innovation, inclusion and collaboration by safely dialoguing about behaviors that hinder success with speaker Lorie Reichel-Howe with Conversations In The Workplace. PDC: 1
Recorded on April 24, 2019

All You Need To Know About SHRM Certification
Learn all about becoming SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certified, from how to complete the exam application to what’s covered on the exams and how to prepare. Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills. This webcast will cover the SHRM Certification—competency-based, relevant, universally applicable, focused on advancement, strategic, accredited and backed by SHRM. * No Professional Development Credit (PDC) for this webcast
Recorded on February 13, 2019

SHRM Member Benefits for California Webcast
Recorded on December 7, 2018

SHRM Member Benefits for California Webcast
Recorded on October 25, 2018

SHRM Recertification: Maintaining Your SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Credential Webcast
Previously Recorded 2018

Risky Business -Making Safe Pay Decisions in Changing Times Webcast
Recorded  on October 15, 2018

Safe Conversations - Dialogue that Transforms Workplace Culture Webcast
Recorded on September 24, 2018

All You Need To Know About SHRM Certification Webcast
Recorded on August 13, 2018

New California SHRM Member Benefits Webcast
Recorded on July 25, 2018 

If You Think You're Not a Fiduciary, Guess Again! Webcast 
Recorded on July 16, 2018

Workflex - Special Topics for California Webcast

Recorded on March 29, 2018

Recruiting Hard, Recruiting Fast - Making Headway? Not Really. Webcast with Christine Nichlos
Recorded on February 27, 2018

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