Meeting the Evolving Needs
of the San Diego Business Community

Meeting the Evolving Needs 
of the San Diego Business Community

San Diego HR Forum Events

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 11, 2016
    • 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • 102

    Solutions to Recognizing and Driving Engagement in your Organization

    What do employee engagement and your brand have in common?  Your company’s brand can be a powerful motivator for your employees and its impact on their overall engagement.  Your hiring practices and the purpose or mission of your organization can also have a tremendous influence on how “connected” your employees are. 

    This session will review these concepts in some detail and provide practical solutions to recognizing and driving engagement in your organization.


    Tony Chartrand
    VP HR and Talent Management at Pechanga Resort & Casino

    With over twenty-five years of hands-on experience in the High-Tech and Hospitality Industries, Tony Chartrand has developed and implemented creative HR solutions for organizations that deliver measurable bottom-line performance.  His experience includes managing Human Resources in the United States, Canada and Europe.
    Chartrand’s background also includes experience integrating major business acquisitions including General Electric Qualcomm.  Proficient in Quality systems, ISO 9000 and Total Quality Management complements his business acumen.  He also teaches in the HR Certification Program at the University of California San Diego.  Degreed in Business, and certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources SPHR, SPHR-SCP, Chartrand is currently Vice President Human Resources and Talent Management at Pechanga Resort & Casino and resides in San Diego, California. 

    Do you know about our upcoming Human Resources Executive of the Year event?
    Details and Registration 
    Call for Nominations

    Thank you to our Sponsors:

    Annual Sponsors

    Semi-Annual Sponsors


    • Thursday, October 13, 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Kona Kai Resort & Spa - 1551 Shelter Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92106
    • 208

    1st Annual SDHR Forum HR Executive of the Year Event

    San Diego Human Resources Forum is currently the largest organization in San Diego that brings together professionals within the HR community and we are very proud of what the Forum has built together. We aim to continue to contribute to the community by hosting San Diego's 1st Annual HR Executive of the Year Event. This event will honor and celebrate Human Resources Executives and HR Teams of Excellence throughout San Diego. 


    5:00pm - 6:15pm              Registration & Pre-Event Cocktail 

    6:15pm - 7:00pm              Welcome & Dinner

    7:00pm - 8:00pm              Keynote Speaker

    8:00pm - 8:30pm       `      Awards Ceremony

    8:30pm -                          After-Party Celebration

    Keynote Speaker:

    Darren Hardy is an American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine. Hardy is a New York Times best-selling author, who wrote The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster and The Compound Effect.

    He is today’s preeminent Success Mentor having been a central leader in the personal growth and success industry now for more than 20 years. He has led three success television networks producing over 1,000 TV shows with most every known thought leader of our times. Over the past decade, Darren was the visionary force behind the rebirth of SUCCESS Magazine as its publisher and editor. These positions have given him unique and unprecedented access to interview, investigate and publish the stories of the most successful people on the planet, including the likes of Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Howard Schultz, Steve Wynn, Jack Welch and many more. He has uncovered the secrets to their success and now reveals them to us.

    2016 HR Executive of the Year Finalists

    Lynn Kantor Herrick, ESQ.
    Chief Human Resources Officer & General Counsel
    GreatCall, Inc.

    Tim Mulligan
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    San Diego Zoo Global

    Sallie Larsen
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    LPL Financial, Inc.

    2016 HR Team of Excellence Finalists

    Greatcall, Inc.

    Renovate America

    San Diego Zoo, Global

    Thank you to our Event Sponsors:

    Gold Sponsors

    Silver Sponsors


    Pre-Event Cocktail Happy Hour Sponsor

    Bronze Sponsors


    Specialty Sponsors

    For information on sponsoring this event:

    • Tuesday, November 08, 2016
    • 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM (PST)
    • 145

    Women Who Mean Business in HR

    Raising the reputation and intellectual capital of an organization is one of HR’s most strategic contributions.  Just as IT runs the systems and finance minds the capital HR finds, nurtures the  stars and advances a productive work environment.  HR ensures that other business leaders clearly understand what HR is responsible and accountable for, and challenges a company to change where and when needed. 

    Our panel of HR executives are  leaders who advocate, challenge and deeply influence their companies.  They have honed their business skills for this scenario:  “A stranger walks into a conference room where three people are meeting – a CFO, CHRO and CEO – and could not tellwho is who.”  We will learn the business lessons they have learned from these HR leaders on our panel.  Here are just some of the questions they will answer:

    • What is your philosophy about how to operate an HR function that has maximum impact on business?
    • What is the unique business expertise you demonstrate to yield your HR and business results?
    • Where have you had the most fun challenging an organization to change?
    • Of all the other executives you have worked with, what is your favorite executive alignment story, that is, with whom and how did you achieve executive support?
    • What process do you go through to integrate HR and business strategy?

    This will be the forum to ask the questions you always wanted to ask, get answers to propel your career forward and engage in robust exchange of information and ideas.

    Moderator: Judy Enns, PhD, Eastridge Group


    • Celeste Blodgett: VP of HR: ESET
    • Lisa Hellman Rhodes: VP of HR: Cytori
    • Jamie Latiano: VP of HR: Renovate America 
    • Tania Fierro, VP of HR: Innovative Employee Solutions
    Thank you to our Sponsors:

    Annual Sponsors

    Semi-Annual Sponsors



Past events

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
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Creating an Injury Prevention Program That Works - HR That Works Webinar
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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