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SHRM Northern California provides webcasts to SHRM members in the region. To register for upcoming webcast use the links below, you may also view previously recorded webcasts at their respective links. If you're not able to attend a webcast at the designated date and time, register now and watch the recorded webcast later!

Most SHRM Northern California webcasts provide one Professional Development Credit (PDC) per webcast.


May 17 - Webcast: Acquire CA State ETP Funding to Strengthen your Workforce (FREE event)

Learn how to Access CA State ETP Funding to support your workforce training programs. During this program, Jason Dunston will give an ETP overview and will answer frequently asked questions and then will take a deeper dive into How to Get Funding for Training, including what types of training qualify for state funding, what are the program qualifications, and how much money is available.

PDC's: 1
SPONSOR: Dunton Consulting ETP Funding Services


To test your system if it meets the minimum requirements, click here  To view a list of FAQs, click here.


Offering 529 Savings Plans As a Benefit (FREE)

Strong employees are the backbone of any company. Offering competitive benefits packages including 529 college savings plans will set your company apart from the rest.

Employers can offer these plans to employees, at NO COST who, in turn, can build college savings for their children, or even themselves, by making automatic payroll contributions into their plan accounts, similar to how employees contribute to their bank savings accounts. While 529 contributions are made with after-tax dollars and are not tax-deductible, earnings are tax-free when used for qualifying education expenses, such as tuition, books or computers.

Anticipate and accommodate the needs of your employees by providing them an opportunity to save for future higher education expenses with the Workplace Savings Program from Scholarshare 529.

What we’re going to talk about:
• How important saving for college is to your employees
• How the ScholarShare 529 Workplace Savings Plan can help
• How partnering with ScholarShare 529 is free and easy for you
• FAQs
• What happens next
PDC's: 1
Recorded: April 28, 2022 - SPONSOR: ScholarShare 529 Workplace Savings Program

It’s all About the Options - Shaping a Better Commute for your Employees
Do you help shape your employees’ commute? We’ve listened to you on the Spare the Air survey and understand the challenges you face. Join our FREE webinar to help your employees have a better, less stressful commute. Hear from industry professionals who will cover the basics of shaping an effective commute program and free resources available to you.
PDC's: 1
Recorded: April 13, 2022 - SPONSOR: Spare the Air 

Practical and Tactical Actions for California Small Business Owners in 2022
It’s not what you earn—it’s what you keep. Small business owners may be missing out on tactics and strategies designed to help them maximize their business income and achieve retirement savings goals for themselves and their employees.  And with less than 6 months until the deadline for offering employees a retirement plan in the state of California, the time is now to evaluate your options. 
Attend this seminar to learn about complying with upcoming state mandates, evaluating CalSavers vs. alternatives, using qualified and executive compensation arrangements to increase retirement income security and implementing a plan governance process to mitigate fiduciary liability, as well as others.
PDC's: 1
Recorded: January 26, 2022 - SPONSOR: SHRM 401(k) Solutions by Raymond James

Support California's Caregivers in a Multigenerational Workforce with the Right Mix of Benefits
The workforce is growing more diverse in multiple ways – including age – and determining the right mix of benefits to retain valuable talent is more important than ever. You may have as many as five generations in your organization – many of them providing care to a family member or loved one on their own time – and the global pandemic further complicates the landscape. How does your benefits strategy respond to these trends and provide support for workers of all ages, life stages, and health/care needs?
Join Tricia Sandiego and Heather Tinsley-Fix of AARP to learn how you can support your working caregivers and define a flexible benefits approach that takes age into account.

PDC's: 1
Recorded: December  14, 2021 - SPONSOR: AARP

SHRM Webcast: Evaluating and Choosing Retirement Plan Providers

When was the last time your company thoroughly evaluated its retirement plan's recordkeeping and advisory services?  How about the Cybersecurity elements of your plan? Whether you are currently satisfied or looking to upgrade, regularly monitoring your service providers is one of your primary fiduciary duties.  The industry is evolving rapidly, making benchmarking your plan every few years an absolute necessity. Join us to learn how to evaluate retirement plan providers in the areas of value vs. cost, cyber security protocols, employee communication trends and investment access, among other topics.  In less than an hour, you may find ways to save money, save time or both!
PDC's: 1
Recorded: August 18, 2021 - SPONSOR: Raymond James

NorCal Webcast: Apprenticeships-Registered by the USDOL. Powered by SHRM. Perfect for YOU!
Join us for a webinar to learn more about the SHRM Foundation’s HR-Registered Apprenticeship Program (HR RAP). It is the first US Department of Labor recognized national HR apprenticeship program. Powered by SHRM's competency-based certification program, the HR RAP is designed to develop untapped talent and upskill incumbent workers for the HR Specialist role through a "learn and earn" experience. Mary Wright, Manager, Apprenticeship will explain how this on-the-job training paired with classroom learning leads to higher productivity, increased retention and a more diverse workforce. Additional information available at hrapprentice.org.
PDC's: 1
Recorded: November 9, 2021 - SPONSOR: The SHRM Foundation

How to Lead a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Change Initiative with Dr. Felix Caraballo
You will learn how an I/O psychologist is helping a San Francisco government agency with a diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging culture change initiative. The process in creating a three-year culture change plan. The important role of leadership especially executive leadership in insuring success and moving the work forward. The many ways that the organization commits to employee buy-in in order to decrease obstacles in the implementation of the change. Lastly, the importance of using data to help plan, strategize, and provide feedback during the three-year culture change.
PDC's: 1
Recorded: June 1, 2021 - SPONSOR: California Psychological Association Division III Consulting Psychology 

Global Immigration HR Roundtable: HR Hot Topics
With all the changes in global immigration spurred by the covid-19 pandemic, it is vital that human resources and global mobility managers stay up to date on current and future challenges. During this two-hour HR and global mobility roundtable, WR Immigration will report on key developments in the global immigration landscape.
PDCs: 1.75
Recorded: July 29, 2021 - SPONSOR: WR Immigration

 The Future of Workplace Commute: What It Means for Transforming Commute Flexibility and Mode Shift 

Major companies across the US are announcing plans for a hybrid workplace once the pandemic subsides. This is an effort to offer employees more flexibility to work remotely, an amenity that though forced upon us in March, has shown popular among employees.
While the majority of employees do want to return to the office in some capacity, many are asking for more flexibility. With the recent distribution of two vaccines, the return to work timeline has more certainty building around it, and employers soon need to start taking appropriate actions to prepare.
Recorded: May 21, 2021 - SPONSOR: Spare the Air Program

Solutions for Untapped Talent at Work & PsychArmor Partnership  with Tina Atherall and Wendi Safstrom

The world of work is changing. Good culture is good business. HR possesses the power to transform work in pursuit of true societal change. The SHRM Foundation is on a mission to mobilize the power of HR by:
1. Recognizing differences that make workplaces stronger and building inclusive cultures where we all succeed.
2. Developing the next generation of HR leaders who will ensure sustained growth for people and organizations.
3. Building upon established thought leadership with new research that offers scalable, evidence-based HR solutions for organizations or all sizes and types.
PDC: 1

Recorded: February 23, 2021 - SPONSOR: SHRM Foundation

Dare to Lead™ - Developing Brave Leaders & Courageous Cultures with Katie Fredricksen

The world is desperate for brave leaders—leaders who are not silent about hard things, who ask the right questions, and who are self-aware enough to lead from their hearts and not from fear. Based on the research of Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program in which participants learn the skills and tools necessary to become more-daring leaders in their work and lives.

The most significant finding from Brown’s recent research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable and observable. During Dare to Lead sessions, participants engage in learning, reflection, conversation and practice of these skills in order to better support the cultivation of their own brave leadership and courageous culture. The common experience builds trust; strengthens relationships and connections; and provides a shared language, understanding and support for the usage of the courage-building skills.

As a result of engaging in this work, participants will be equipped with the skills and tools necessary to become daring leaders—leaders who lean into vulnerability, take smart risks, use their values to guide their behaviors and purposefully build trust in their relationships, creating a culture where brave conversations are the norm and armor is not needed or rewarded.

PDC: 1
Recorded: January 14, 2021

How to Lead a Human Resources Data Analytics Team with Felix Caraballo, Ph.D.

Learn how an I/O psychologist uses data analytics to help improve the effectiveness of an organization’s human resources functions. The data and visual representations help decision makers understand the status of an organization and key levers to target in order for improvement in effectiveness or efficiency in hiring, training, and performance management.

PDC: 1
Recorded: December 18, 2020 - SPONSOR: California Psychological Association

Creating & Delivering An Amazing Virtual Internship Experience with Robert Shindell, Ph.D.

Delivering an Amazing Virtual Internship Experience is designed to help you and your organization build a win-win virtual internship program. Based on the most in-depth research ever to be conducted into the successful management of internship programs, you can be assured that you will leave the webcast with the confidence to deliver virtual internships.

PDC: 1
Recorded: November 12, 2020 - SPONSORS: InternBridge and GradLeaders

Driving Bias Out Of Selection, Performance, And Promotion Decisions with Victor Assad

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the divisions in our national politics have dramatically raised the topic of race relations and equality at work. Diversity and inclusion is frequently a difficult subject of "haves" and "have-nots," with perceptions on all sides of preferential treatment of the other. HR has the methods, validated assessments and now the digital technology to significantly drive bias out of the decisions made to hire, reward and promote employees. Moreover, HR can track the decisions made by management over time, identify where there are anomalies in the organization's decision making and investigate those anomalies. Are they caused by flukes in the numbers, or are there conscious or unconscious biases at work? This webcast will identify many of the methods, assessments and digital technologies available to help with this work and will show HR leaders how to use these tools to improve hiring and promotion decisions, organizational performance, employee experience, and diversity and inclusion.

PDC: 1
Recorded: October 28, 2020

Advance You, Advance HR: How Do I Get My SHRM Certification? with Jon Decoteau, SHRM-SCP

Discover the advantages of becoming SHRM-certified and how it will positively advance your professional development and your organization. Learn the ins and outs on navigating the SHRM certification process from how to complete the exam application to how to prepare for the exam. Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field. You’ll become an invaluable asset, especially in today's competitive economy. Get all your questions answered about how to get your SHRM certification today!

PDC: 1
Recorded: August 25, 2020

Tips for Making Recertification Simple for Your SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP with Jon Decoteau, SHRM-SCP

This webcast provides an overview of the SHRM Certification recertification process. Learn how to get the most out of SHRM resources and SHRM member benefits and where to quickly find them. You'll get insights into creating a customized professional development action plan to maintain your SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification.
Note: This webcast will be available for on-demand viewing following the live broadcast. It is not eligible for recertification 
Recorded: August 25, 2020

College Savings: A Critical Part of your Employee Financial Wellness with Adalberto (Adal) Padilla

In today’s highly globalized, digitized, and competitive marketplace, employers are finding it extremely challenging to recruit and retain top talent. In an attempt to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace and distinguish themselves as a top employment destination, employers have been diligent in identifying ways to enhance their benefits package, particularly those pertaining to financial wellness. Consequently, financial wellness has become THE big buzzword in the HR industry, gaining mass popularity with top companies across the country. College savings, in particular, is at the top of the list being a zero-cost benefit with a measurable impact to the bottom line. The ScholarShare 529 Workplace Savings Program can be added to an organization’s existing benefits lineup at no cost, giving their employees access to a top-rated, low cost 529 college savings plan, and the easy option of contributing to a college savings plan via payroll direct deposit.

PDC: 1
Recorded: August 20, 2020

Immigration Update: Executive Orders, Travel Bans, & Visa Compliance Issues
with Bernard Wolfsdorf, Charina Garcia, Farshad Owji

Get updates on recent executive orders and travel bans as well as explore the impact of new rules on U.S. employers. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Compliance and updates to employee I-9 onboarding procedures during the COVID-19 era;
  • Update on travel ban executive orders (Canada/Mexico, Schengen, Brazil, and other countries);
  • Immigrant visa bans and exemptions;
  • Nonimmigrant visa bans and exemptions; and
  • Status of U.S. consular posts and USCIS government office openings.

PDC: 1
Recorded: June 23, 2020 - SPONSOR: Wolfsdorf Rosenthal Immigration Attorneys

State Disability Insurance General Overview Presentation
 with Jennifer Kohlruss
Effective July 1, 2020, Senate Bill 83 will extend the maximum duration of Paid Family Leave benefits from 6 weeks to 8 weeks. SHRM Northern California is partnering with EDD to ensure the employer community is aware of the upcoming change to the Paid Family Leave program and which forms will be impacted. This is a general overview of the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program. It is not intended to make you an “expert” on SDI, but it provides the general knowledge needed to understand how the program works.

PDC: 1
Recorded: June 16, 2020

Do You Have a Crisis Management Plan?
 with Ryan Searles
In the event of a crisis, are you and your organization prepared? Listen from Ryan T. Searles,  Senior Consultant Security Assessment and Protective Services of IMEG Corp., as he covers the basics in identifying, preventing, and controlling crisis situations. He will explain crisis management basics, from preparation to training and compliance are discussed, as are various stages of a crisis, and the need to establish a crisis management team. Ryan will also cover how to clearly identify roles and functions of the crisis management team and how it is essential for the ultimate success of contingency planning. PDC: 1
Recorded May 28, 2020

Responding to COVID-19: Tech Tools to Enhance your Workplace with Erica Young
Our knowledge of COVID-19 is minimal. Some experts are saying we’ll be dealing with Coronavirus until July or August. Others report a full year. In the age of the unknown it’s imperative we have a plan for any scenario. Technology allows us to continue “business as usual”, even when we are physically distant. This webcast will explore technologies you can use immediately to enhance a remote or partially remote workplace. PDC: 1
Recorded April 29, 2020 - CO-HOSTED WITH: ParagonLabs

Successful Workplace Giving Program in a Time of Crisis with David Grubman and Thara Jinadasa
As the COVID-19 pandemic is causing public health and economic chaos, employers are looking for ways to deliver on their philanthropic mission. Employees are concerned over their lack of control in this new chaotic world and are looking for ways to make a difference. In this time of crisis companies are launching amazing giving programs that are engaging employees and delivering social good. Workplace giving has more than doubled in recent months while employers are rolling out new programs daily. The need is going to continue to grow.Please join us as Bright Funds’ David Grubman and Thara Jinadasa discuss the latest developments in workplace giving in the age of the COVID-19 crisis. They will layout the components of a successful giving program. How the elements have changed by the Coronavirus. David and Thara bring the practical experience of having worked with the dozens of companies that Bright Funds supports on their platform. Without giving away their punch line, workplace giving has seen a dramatic uptick. PDC: 1 
Recorded April 14, 2020 - SPONSOR: Bright Funds

Banish Burnout: How to Engage EQ to Manage Stress & Prevent Burnout  with Janice Litvin
Two thirds of American workers are approaching burnout. Furthermore, in May, 2019 the World Health Organization named burnout an official medical diagnosis, explaining it as "a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." Learn how to prevent burnout in yourself and others by understanding how to recognize and reframe your reactions to stress cognitively based on the work of Dr. Albert Ellis, who in the 1960's developed a methodology called cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). PDC: 1
Recorded March 18, 2020

Intro to SHRM Essential to Human Resources
 with Terry Welker, SHRM-SCP
SHRM Essentials of Human ‭Resources provides foundational HR Knowledge and ‭incorporates components of the SHRM BoCK. It provides insights into the standards for knowledge, ‭strategies and competencies required of effective ‭HR professionals around the world. This one-hour introductory course will provide an overview of what to expect from the full, 2-day course by covering all six key HR topics, but not diving deep into any one specific topic (that will have to wait for the actual class!) PDC: 1
Recorded February 27, 2020

A Mind, Body and Spirit Approach to Corporate Wellness
 with Jennifer Cassetta
Tight deadlines, long hours and increasing demand over time can create burnout for your already stressed employees. Implementing a mind, body and spirit approach to corporate wellness is the only solution for sustainable results. The goals of a holistic program include creating an environment to support peacefulness in order for productivity to flow, a nutrition program that feeds energy and starves stress and systems for employees to feel supported and acknowledged. Health and empowerment coach, Jennifer Cassetta, will give you science-backed takeaways to help you and your employees THRIVE, not just survive.. PDC: 1
Recorded January 21, 2020

Getting Talent Back to Work: Second Chances for Those with Criminal Records with Jon Decoteeau
Every single year, almost ¾ of a million men and women are released from prison and seek to enter the workforce. Yet despite the growing need among U.S. employers for workers, applicants with a criminal record often face huge obstacles to achieving gainful employment. 
As the nation reaches nearly full employment, business leaders and human resources professionals are considering this previously overlooked population for the first time as a source for workers. In fact, job applicants with criminal records are proving to be a viable workplace solution for many organizations.

Hear from Jon Decoteau, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Divisional Director West, explains SHRM's Getting Talent Back To Work initiative and provides an overview of our Getting Talent Back To Work Toolkit which has the information, guidance, and tools needed for businesses to hire confidently from this untapped labor pool and make a real social impact. PDC: 1

Recorded on June 18, 2019 - SPONSOR: Good Hire

All You Need To Know About SHRM Certification
Learn all about becoming SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certified, from how to complete the exam application to what’s covered on the exams and how to prepare. Earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in the HR field—and a valuable asset to your organization, keeping you and your organization more competitive in today's economy. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills. This webcast will cover the SHRM Certification—competency-based, relevant, universally applicable, focused on advancement, strategic, accredited and backed by SHRM. * No Professional Development Credit (PDC) for this webcast
Recorded on February 13, 2019

SHRM Member Benefits for California Webcast
Recorded on December 7, 2018

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