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Meeting the Evolving Needs 
of the San Diego Business Community

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, February 21, 2017
    • 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM (PST)
    • The Farmer and the Seahorse - 10996 Torreyana Road, San Diego, CA 92121
    • 187

    Credibility: Why Should Anyone Follow You?

    Leading by example is an easy thing to say but hard to do in everyday leadership. In this presentation, we ask and answer the question, “Why should anyone follow you?” This section shows how Admired Leaders® display their character to others and unveil their competence while remaining humble. Behaviors in this unit teach us to recognize common leadership situations as opportunities to display credibility to constantly prove to others that we are worthy of their followership.

    Speaker Profile: 

    Suzanne J. Peterson is an Executive Coach Specializing in Leadership Style, Development, and Communication.

    Dr. Peterson provides counsel and coaching to senior leaders in a variety of industries. Emphasizing leadership style and credibility, effective communication, and relationship building as building blocks to leadership success, she helps propel her clients towards excellence. Her recent clients include leaders in firms such as Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, Fidelity, Prudential, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, Societe Generale, McDonalds, Knoll, Workday, and USAA, among others.

    Dr. Peterson is a highly sought-after speaker where she shares the CRA message of Admired Leadership®- a viewpoint that emphasizes the behaviors that characterize the world’s most effective leaders.

    Dr. Peterson is a leadership professor at the Thunderbird School of Global Management where she advises and delivers executive education to a variety of global companies.  She has also served on the faculty of W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University where she was instrumental in developing and teaching the Executive MBA leadership curriculum. 

    Suzanne continues to publish in a variety of academic and practical business and management outlets. She is also a contributor on a variety of books including The Handbook of Research on Top Management Teams. Prior to joining CRA and entering academia, she worked as a change management consultant.

    Suzanne holds a BA in psychology, and an MBA and Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of Southern California and the University of Nebraska respectively.  A native of Southern California, she resides in Scottsdale, AZ with her husband and two young children. 


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    • Tuesday, March 21, 2017
    • 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM (PDT)
    • The Farmer and the Seahorse - 10996 Torreyana Road, San Diego, CA 92121
    • 191

    State of Cybersecurity

    High Level Outline:

    • State of Cybersecurity (a macro-level of view of what’s going on in the world)
    • Cybersecurity Recent Trends and Hot Topics (new and exciting things on the horizon and/or recent notable attacks)
    • Cyberattack Preparedness & Cybersecurity’s Overlap with HR (touch on the ‘top 10’ things that HR must know)
    • The State of Cybersecurity Hiring (there is a projected massive shortage in skilled cybersecurity professionals in 2018 – 2020)
    • An 18-month Outlook:  The Collision of Business Initiatives with the Need for Security
    • Take Away Items/Thoughts for the HR Professional
    Speaker Profile: 

    Blake Hern is the Chief Information Security Officer for Encore Capital Group, the world’s largest debt buyer.  Encore holds the personal data of approximately 1 in 5 Americans over 18-years old, and Blake’s team is responsible for securing this data.  His team works closely with the largest banks in the United States (from whom they purchase the debt portfolios), industry professional organizations, law enforcement and  intelligence agencies, and their counterparts in the San Diego area to aid in the fight against threats to their company, the San Diego community, and the financial services ecosystem.  Prior to joining Encore, Blake worked in the Risk & Assurance practice of KPMG LLP, which included a stint in KPMG’s San Diego Office. He earned a Master’s Degree of Accountancy from California State University – Fresno and a B.S. in Business Administration & Accounting from the University of Kansas, and also holds multiple information security certifications and is a Certified Public Accountant.


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Past events

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
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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