Speaker Sessions

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Optimism:  The Positivity Virus

Steve Rizzo

Even amid a worldwide pandemic, opportunities don’t disappear; they simply manifest in new and different ways. Optimism is the key to being able to recognize these opportunities when they arise. This program examines the real power of optimism as a currency that creates storm-weathering attitudes and allows the flexibility to identify alternate routes to success – even in this challenging climate.

Connections: Finding Significance, Energy, and Excellence Together

Andy Core

Pete Smith

Back by popular demand, Andy Core and Pete Smith return (together) to discuss how we can stay strong, perform at high levels, and find individual and collective excellence during these challenging times. Focusing on our innate desire to matter, and using science-based methods to get re-energized and refocused, Andy and Pete will entertain, educate, and elevate you on your journey to create more meaningful connections.

Legislative Update

Faith Borges

This California legislative update will provide a timely update on recently signed legislation pertaining to COVID-19, health benefits, workers compensation, and workplace safety measures. You’ll hear the latest from Sacramento on where we are, how we got here, and what to expect heading into 2023.

What You Need to Know but Don't Want to Talk About

Linda Woodsmall

It is easy to wander through life concentrating on what is right in front of you. Endless tasks and responsibilities loom and dictate. We hope we are covering all the bases, but something or someone always gets left behind. We believe we are taking care of our families; planning for our future and hedging against any eventualities.

But there is that nagging, unmentionable topic—planning for a peaceful death. Not a classic dinner party conversation, it is vital gift we give to our family when we know how, and do, indeed, document and share our wishes for end of life—how or whenever it may come. Join in and get both information and peace of mind. You don’t know what you don’t know until you know it. 

The Restless Workforce - How Covid Changed the World

Kathy Espinoza

Not since the industrial revolution have employees held this much power in the workplace.  In August of 2021, employees of all generations started what’s being called the ‘Great Resignation’ or the ‘Great Reshuffle’.  Looking for higher pay, more rewarding work, flexibility, work/life balance, employees have had enough.  It’s predicted that we are likely to see this talent reshuffle for the next two years.

This session will help supervisors rethink about what’s good for the organization AND the employees, as well as reflect on their current employer/employee relationships.  We will discuss the millennial tsunami making up today’s workforce and how they are influencing the job market.  How can you ease the restless workforce?  By learning what matters to each generation and what they want in a career.