Meeting the Evolving Needs
of the San Diego Business Community

Meeting the Evolving Needs of 
the San Diego Business Community

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, May 16, 2017
    • 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • The Farmer and the Seahorse - 10996 Torreyana Road, San Diego, CA 92121
    • 171

    The Evolution of Total Talent Management

    Karen Thrasher, Manager of People, form Southwest Airlines, is coming to speak to us about the strategy and launch of the Total Talent Management model that she and her team implemented at SWA.  This model saved them millions of dollars by nurturing Alumni, retirees, and former interns.  They are seeing great success in filling contract and FTE positions all the way from corporate and very technical IT roles to the most basic admin/clerical positions and everything in between. 

    Speaker Bio:

    Karen is an Employment Manager at Southwest Airlines, leading both their contingent workforce program, and corporate talent acquisition teams.  She has a passion for Leadership, hiring top talent for Southwest Airlines, and developing people. 

    Karen started at Southwest 17 years ago, working as a Customer Service Agent in the Kansas City Airport.  She later moved to Dallas for a position in Flight Operations, and in 2006 she joined the People Department.  The past decade she has been recruiting, leading, and building out their contingent workforce program, which is a hybrid model that combines recruiting and vendor management under one umbrella that sits in HR.   

    Karen is mother of two; a seven year old girl and 4 year old boy, and has been married to her husband Shane for 11 years.

    Seminar Details:

    1. Defining what does TTM mean to your organization
    2. Understanding what’s core (Culture, cost, brand) to your business and how does it impact recruiting strategies
    3. How to implement a total talent strategy
    4. What’s the ROI

    Key take-aways participants will know:

    • How to understand and utilize the different talent streams within an organization
    • How to give your recruiters the tools needed to be an advisor vs. an order taker
    • Understanding the importance of building a talent pipeline to address an aging workforce.

    This program will go towards the Business Track.


    Thank you to our Sponsors:

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    • Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    • 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • The Farmer and the Seahorse - 10996 Torreyana Road, San Diego, CA 92121
    • 178

    The Difference Between Diversity and Inclusion

    Speaker Profile:                                                                

    Beth G. Chung, Ph.D.
    B.A., University of California, Berkeley.  M.A., & Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

    Beth Chung is a Professor of Management.  She is currently the Director for the Institute on Inclusiveness and Diversity in Organizations (IIDO) and past research director for the Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming.  She has taught a variety of courses including Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Group Process, Human Resource Management, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  She has published more than 30 articles/chapters in her areas of research expertise which include diversity and inclusion in organizations, subgroup differences, leadership prototypes and competencies, and services management, (service climate and the interface between employees and customers). 

    Prior to joining the faculty at SDSU, she was an assistant professor at Cornell University and a consultant for Personnel Decisions International.  Dr. Chung has taught executive education around the world and has provided consulting to a number of organizations such as USPS, CSX, and GEICO, in the areas of human resource management, executive assessment, expert witness testimony, and 360-degree feedback.  She has chaired a number of committees for the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology including the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (which she also co-founded) and the Membership Committee.   She is currently serving on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Organizational Behavior.   Dr. Chung has won numerous awards such as Teacher of the Year at Cornell University (1999), SHA Research Award at Cornell University (1999), Faculty Contribution Award at San Diego State University (2006), and Professor of the Year from Pi Beta Phi (2008).


    Thank you to our Sponsors:

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Past events

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Power & Engagement - What Great Communicators Get Right
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 State of Cybersecurity
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Credibility: Why Should Anyone Follow You?
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 2017 SDHR Forum Annual Employment Law Update
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 SDHR Forum Social: Farmer & The Seahorse, 5:00-8:00pm
Tuesday, November 08, 2016 Women Who Mean Business in HR
Thursday, October 13, 2016 San Diego's 1st Annual HR Executive of the Year Awards
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Solutions to Recognizing and Driving Engagement in your Organization
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 The Futurist Leader
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 Recruiting and Interviewing in the Post “Great Recession” World! A Reliable Formula Identifying High-Probability Hires
Thursday, July 21, 2016 SD HR Forum Social: Farmer & The Seahorse, 5:30-8:00pm
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 When Medical Marijuana (Cannabis) comes to the workplace
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Building better TA Systems: The Imperative is Now!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 ROAR: How to Build a Resilient Organization The “World Famous” San Diego Zoo Way
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 The Key Driver to Achieving Success as an HR Leader
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Employer Branding: What You NEED to Know Now
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Don’t Be Left Behind: What's Coming Down the Road with HCM Technology
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 2016 SD HR Forum Annual Employment Law Update
Wednesday, December 02, 2015 December Social Event
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Unwritten Rules - Presented by Alan Collins, Founder of Success in HR
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Rethinking Performance Reviews
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 Rise of the Crowd: Democratizing Performance Management
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 The Business Value of Talent & Succession Management
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Unconscious Bias: Impact on Talent and Business Performance
Thursday, June 18, 2015 San Diego HR Forum Social Event
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Mentoring "Speed Date"
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 Employee Culture - It's Right in Front of you, but HOW do you do it?
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 The WHY of "Y": Insights into Millennial's in the Workplace
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 How to leverage your Diversity & Inclusion Strategy as a Resource
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Agents Aren’t Just for Hollywood
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Getting Paid to Grow the Bottom Line
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 2015 SD HR Forum Annual California Employment Law Update
Thursday, December 04, 2014 December Social Event
Thursday, November 20, 2014 BUNCO FOR BREAST CANCER
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 2015 –The HR Playbook, Presented by Michelle Dente, VP Member Service - Ace Parking Management, Inc.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Your Companies Wellness as a Competitive Advantage
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 From Turnaround to Transformation: The Benefits of a Strong Corporate Culture
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 The Role of the HR Business Partner in Making Talent and Engagement a Core Value and Competitive Advantage
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Today’s Talent Acquisitions three legged stool: Sourcing, Recruiting and Selection, Presented by Lizz Pellet
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 'Next Practices' Leadership: Driving Growth & Innovation in a People-Led Economy
Thursday, June 05, 2014 San Diego HR Forum Summer Social Event
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Building a Sustainable Talent Strategy
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Behavioral Interviewing for HR professionals
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 A Seat at the Table
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 BUNCO FOR BREAST CANCER
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Victims, Villains and Heroes: Managing the Emotions at Work
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2014 SD HR Forum Annual California Employment Law Update
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 December Wine Night!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Veteran Hiring Techniques: How to Implement Effective Veteran Hiring Strategies for HR Professionals
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Forging HR Practice Into a Rock Solid Strategic Partner
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Tuesday, October 08, 2013 Leadership Talent Review: The Illumina Story
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Creating Personal and Team Brands to Drive Company Goals
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Strategic HR Leadership for Small-Size Companies
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 The Journey to a Customer-Focused Culture
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Use On-The-Job Training to Drive Profit
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 COMPETENCY MODELS in Performance Management
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 SUCCESSION PLANNING For Long-Term Success
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Creating an HR Structure to Achieve Bottom-line Results

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