The latest news for you - NCHR-SD November 2018 Newsletter

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Recap of NCHR-SD's October Events

October 10th luncheon 

Dr.Elizabeth Fried’s talk provided valuable and insightful tips and tools on how to craft the right intelligent conversation and how it can change your life!

Every time you enter a conversation, a variety of chemicals flood your body. These chemicals signal your brain to open-up or shut-down to new ideas, concepts and opportunities. Dr. Elizabeth Fried shared the neuroscience of conversations and how you can structure the ideal conversational cocktail and increase cooperation, innovation, and productivity. 

The attached Conversational Cocktail handout summarizes the concepts learned:

  • Specific techniques that prime trust
  • Why it is important to seek to connect vs. seek to understand
  • How to protect your executive brain from amygdala hijack
  • Who to clear a conversational impasse and generate new ideas
  • Proven types of words and phrases to say more (or less of) to “upregulate” or “downregulate”

    The participants learned how to:

    • Design a set of rules for engagement aligned with your values to ensure effective meetings that enable greater creativity and generate open communication
    • Apply specific words and phrases that expands minds and enables quicker solutions
    • Employ preventative techniques to avoid amygdala hijack by applying simple techniques to calm your mind, stay focused and move forward.


    October Leadership Roundtable

    The NCHR-SD Leadership Council hosted its largest Roundtable to date with 23 participants, facilitated by Roxanne Casebier, Director of Global Leadership Development and HR Leader for WD-40's corporate team. The Roundtable topic was "Re-Think Performance Review Management," with WD-40's performance management principles and practices explained and illustrated by Roxanne.  A core WD-40 belief is that the job of manager/coaches is to help "tribe members" get an "A" through ongoing performance dialogue, initiated by the "tribe member/employee." Employees are expected to take full ownership of their own performance progress. If a tribe member earns a "B" the manager/coach works with his or her coach to move performance to an "A Level." Quarterly performance conversations are "forward-looking" so that tribal employees are encouraged to achieve their aspirations and might address what an employee believes he or she should stop, start or continue to do. Coach/managers look for "motivational evidence" that a tribe member is ready to move ahead. WD-40 invests in people who invest in themselves.  

    Rooted in a philosophy of achievement, adult learning principles and key beliefs WD-40 has upended traditional performance management ratings/rankings in favor of a system of dialogue, coach feedback and full engagement of employees in their own futures.

    Thanks, Roxanne, for an exceptional presentation and facilitated discussion.


    Upcoming Events

    November Luncheon

    Wednesday November 14, from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

    Preparing for New California Employment Laws in 2019

    Join us for a presentation on 2019 changes to California employment law, presented by attorneys Lou Storrow of Storrow Law and Chris Olmsted of Ogletree Deakins. Topics will include:

    • New California laws coming in 2019 with significant changes and how to prepare
    • Review of important cases from 2018, including important decisions affecting wage and hour law, discrimination and harassment, independent contractors, arbitration agreements, and other recent changes in the law.



    Leadership Roundtable 

    Thursday November 15, from 7:30 - 9:00 AM

    How to Conduct a Talent Review Meeting

    Doris M. Sims Spies, SPHR is an international Talent Review and Succession Planning consultant, speaker and author. She will lead our discussion and coach us through a “mock” talent review.

    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, which are all available on 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.

    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.



    NCHR-SD Annual Holiday Party

    A Time to Gather and Celebrate!

    Join us on Wednesday, December 12th from 11:30 to 1pm at the Draft Republic to say thank you to all those who have supported us throughout the year. The event is sure to fill your heart with good friends, great food, networking, lots of prizes, and ample cheer.

    Our luncheon benefits the Toys for Tots Foundation. In addition to toy donations, we'll have a raffle drawing with many great prizes and 100% of the proceeds going towards the foundation. 

    To share the holiday spirit, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to be donated and cash for the raffle drawing to win some fun prizes. For every toy donated, you receive one free raffle ticket.

    Last year, we raised over $600 in raffle ticket sales. Help us exceed last year and reach our goal of raising $700 for the Toys for Tots Foundation.


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      Employment Law Update October 2018

      By Chris Olmsted
      Ogletree Deakins, October 2018

      In late September, California Governor Brown signed a flurry of new employment laws. Featured among them are a number of laws addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. New obligations include prevention training and prohibitions against certaintypes of confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements. We summarize the new laws below.

      Legal Update Nov 2018-OgletreeDeakins.pdf


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