Meeting the Evolving Needs
of the San Diego Business Community

Meeting the Evolving Needs 
of the San Diego Business Community


Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, June 09, 2015
    • 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • Green Acre at Campus Pointe - 10300 Campus Pointe Dr. SAN DIEGO, CA
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    Employee Culture – It’s Right in Front of You but HOW do you do it?

    In this interactive session, we go from strategy to tactics as we learn about the importance of employee culture and how to harness its potential. 

    The session covers the strategic importance of your employee culture and how it can provide your company a competitive advantage.  George Brandt said it best, “Given enough time and money, your competitors can duplicate almost everything you’ve got working for you. They can hire away some of your best people. They can reverse engineer your processes. The only thing they can’t duplicate is your culture.” (Forbes)  Neglecting your culture can be detrimental not only to your employee brand and your company brand, but also your bottom line. 

    Learn the steps to building a robust employee culture that leads to grabbing the discretionary effort of your employees! On a tactical level, we will learn how to not only define, but align, support and ultimately teach your culture to your employees.

    Session objectives:

    • What is my employee culture? How do I determine what it is? How do I help mold it?
    • Why aligning your employee brand to your marketing brand is critical.
    • Why employee engagement is important to your organization and how to engage employees via your company culture.
    • What is an Employee Advocate and what is their role?
    • How to go from identifying your culture to supporting it.
    • New technology bringing this to the forefront. 

    This thought provoking session is meant to assist you in generating ideas you can implement as soon as you get back to the office.  Using Rubio’s latest work on employee culture as a guide, the course promises to be fun and informative.

    Presented by Angelica Gamble Wong, SVP, HR - Rubio's

    • Wednesday, June 10, 2015
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 4225 Executive Square Suite 495, La Jolla, CA 92037
    Looking to gain additional HR knowledge? Looking to give back to the HR community? The San Diego HR Forum Mentorship program is a great way to get involved at any level! The program will pair senior professionals in Human Resources with junior colleagues for a dynamic professional development experience: allowing senior professionals to give back and junior professionals to gain additional knowledge! The SDHR Forum Mentorship program launches July 1st and we are now accepting applications.

    This "Speed Dating" event allows applicants the opportunity to meet other participating Mentor and Mentee applicants, and at the end of the event, the Mentees will select their top three choices to be paired with.

    Only those who have submitted applications by Monday, May 20th at 5PM PST are invited to participate in this event.

    Registration code required to register.

    • Thursday, June 18, 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 10300 campus point drive, san diego, ca 92121
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    San Diego HR Forum's Summer Social Event, your opportunity to socialize and network with San Diego's finest Human Resource professionals. 

    Enjoy the gorgeous outside space, which includes fire pits, games, and great scenery.

    Space is limited to 80, so register early.

    Member registration: $35.00

    Non-member registration: $45.00

    • Tuesday, July 14, 2015
    • 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • Green Acre at Campus Pointe - 10300 Campus Pointe Dr. SAN DIEGO, CA
    • 113

    Unconscious Bias: Impact on Talent and Business Performance 

    Unconscious Bias is a biological mechanism deep in our minds that causes us to prefer those that are like us. 

    Existing out of our conscious awareness, it can have adverse effects on hiring, performance management, succession planning and diversity initiatives. 

    This talk will discuss the origins and meaning of unconscious bias, consider its implications and discuss ways to manage your biases.

    Presenter Bio:

    Michael Brainard brings over 15 years of experience as a management consultant, senior executive, executive coach, manager, entrepreneur, and researcher. Michael has worked with many executives and organizations across industries blending a strategic, behavioral, and experiential learning approach. Michael’s diverse background ranges from being a coach, to being a senior executive who has gone through coaching. At one point he was a rain-maker, and at another point in his career, he’s been the senior executive who learned to leverage talent, infra-structure and multiple stakeholders’ interests to produce business results. 

    Michael’s education: B.A. in Psychology, University of Delaware; M.S. in Industrial Psychology, Alliant International University; Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology, Alliant International.

    This presentation is 1.5 HRCI credits.

    • Tuesday, August 11, 2015
    • 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • Green Acre at Campus Pointe - 10300 Campus Pointe Dr. SAN DIEGO, CA
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    The Business Value of Talent and Succession Management

    Based on the book: The 30-Minute Guide to Talent and Succession Management, in this session author Doris Sims will provide analogies that (© Copyright Doris Sims 2014) help explain the business need and return-on-investment potential of talent and succession management.   

    Topics include the easiest ways to measure the value of a talent and succession management program, and the similarity of the talent assessment process to other risk management and business processes.  Definitions and criteria for high potentials, successors, high performers, key talent, etc. will also be discussed.

    Session objectives:

    1. Participants will review Talent and Succession Management concepts and learn how to easily explain these strategies to business leaders using clear definitions, examples and analogies.

    2. Participants will learn about definitions and the difference between high potentials, high performers, successors and key experts in an organization.

    3. Participants will see and learn about metrics and ROI examples pertaining to talent management, and how to address the questions and concerns most frequently asked by business leaders about talent and succession management.

    Presenter Bio:

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    Doris M. Sims, SPHR is an international Talent Review and Succession Planning consultant, speaker and author.  

    Doris works with organizations of all types, shapes and sizes, and in various countries (in the USA, South America, Asia and Europe) to assist experienced HR professionals as they plan, execute, communicate and measure talent review and succession strategies and processes.  Doris enjoys training and coaching HR teams to facilitate Talent Review-Succession Planning meetings.   

    Doris is the author of The 30-Minute Guide to Talent and Succession Management, and The Talent Review Meeting Facilitator’s Guide, and Creative Onboarding Programs.  Doris is also the co-author of Building Tomorrow’s Talent: A Practitioner’s Guide to Talent Management and Succession Planning.  These books together are all top sellers on Amazon on the topics of talent and succession management. Doris is an Approved Provider of the HR Certification Institute.

    Additionally, Doris works with business executives to create succession plans.  This process includes working with the incumbent leader to identify success competencies for the position and to identify potential successor candidates.  The process would then include identifying competency strengths and gaps for potential successors, and to create leadership transition and development action plans. 

    Doris has also contributed articles to other books and multiple periodicals, including The Talent Management Handbook, Training Magazine, Talent Management Magazine, and The Consultant’s Toolkit.   Doris has served as a frequent USA and international speaker since 1999, providing presentations and training sessions in Europe, South America and in Asia as well as in cities across the USA.  In 1996, Doris received the Outstanding Performers in Training Management award, in the category of “Establishing a New Training Function”, from Lakewood Publications.  Doris’ talent management work as a practitioner at Caremark was also featured in a Corporate Leadership Council best practices publication.

    This presentation is 1.5 HRCI credits.

Past events

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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