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    • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM (PDT)
    • Joya Kitchen - 10275 Science Center Dr #150, San Diego, CA 92121
    • 187

    “I think I got on the wrong cruise ship!”

    What’s next for YOU in HR?

    ***Please note our event location and time has changed***

    Start Time: 8am

    New location: Joya Kitchen - 10275 Science Center Dr #150, San Diego, CA 92121

    None of us anticipated the change and expectations that have come from the pandemic and how this has significantly impacted the human resources profession.  With much courage, we have all spent time and energy simply surviving this phenomenon.  Now, we must strategize what happens next.  We will spend some time exploring what we must become in the future to continue the journey to the next performance level of human resources.  Should we stay on course with this cruise ship or do we need a new ticket and journey plan? 

    What will participants learn?

    • Understand how to think like a psychologist – the truth is that all of us have some form of PTSD from the last two and ½ years.  How are we going to continue to thrive? 
    • Strategize your next steps.  What will you need to do to make a difference and stand out? 
    • Learn from Barb’s Courage Plan.  What will your courage plan look like?  Do you have a plan for taking care of yourself?


    Barb Krol is a results-focused Human Resource Executive with a progressive tenure developing and directing strategic corporate initiatives in dynamic, high-growth environments.  Her experiences have shaped her as a change leader and strategic business partner with proven success translating organization business requirements into functional HR programs aligned with corporate culture and future growth.  Her focus now is on strong team building and coaching and developing executives and teams to achieve reduced turnover, maximize potential/productivity, and champion change and advancement. 

    Barb is the Chief Human Resources Officer at California Coast Credit Union and has been with the credit union since April of 2016.  From July, 2012 to April, 2016 she served as Vice President, Human Resources at Tilly's, Inc.   From 2008 to April, 2012, she served as Vice President, Human Resources at The Wet Seal, Inc., a specialty retailer.  From 2007 to 2008, Barb served as the Director, Human Resources at The Home Depot.   From 2002 to 2007, she was in several progressive Human Resource management positions with Pacific Sunwear of CA., Inc., with the last position held as Director, Human Resources.   Prior to Pacific Sunwear, Barb served in several management titles in Human Resources with The Walt Disney Company and Bath and Body Works, a division of Intimate Brands. 


    She has extensive experience in the retail and consumer products industries and is passionate about integrating HR strategies with growth in many forms.  Barb holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources through the Human Resources Certification Institute.  She was the past President of the National Chapter of the National Human Resources Association.  She was a former Board Member for the San Diego Workforce Partnership here is San Diego, which matches with her passion for elevating the employment experiences for minorities in our communities.  She was also a finalist for the San Diego Business Journal Business Women of the year awards in 2021. 

    Barb, and her husband, Jan Jitze, live in Oceanside, CA. and enjoy the beach community and all that is has to offer!  They enjoy exercise, travel, off-roading, hiking, their dogs (and assorted other animals), gardening, cooking and good friends.

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Joya Kitchen
10275 Science Center Dr #150
San Diego, CA 92121

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