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BAHREC Round Up of Events and Meetings

    SPRING 2020

    BAHREC Virtual Spring Networking and Program Response Agility – Leading in Times of Crisis

    22nd April, 2020

    In the first BAHREC Virtual Networking Event, Speaker Margaret Graziano, CEO & Culture Strategist from Keen Alignment, shared her insights on what is Response Agility and how to

    • Respond to Adversity, stress and pressure with power and ease
    • Navigate change thoughtfully and effectively
    • Take ownership of your experiences and recalibrate as needed

    Jennifer spoke about "The NEW REALITY" - Physical Distancing DOESN’T have to mean Social Distancing. Margaret discussed best practices and the reality of our new normal, COVID-19 era. What’s required right now is strong leadership. Response Agility grounds HR Professionals in their leadership abilities and enables them to tap into their own wisdom to make decisions despite an unprecedented amount of stress and pressure. The tools and skills covered are not merely theoretical practices. They are proven methods based on neuroscience and utilized daily by real leaders. Access the presentation here.

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    Meet and Mingle with Johnny C Taylor

    BAHREC Board Members got a chance to attend an exclusive MEET + MINGLE with SHRM President & CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP and SHRM leadership on Thursday, January 30, 2020.

    The event was a part of the larger “Work Rebooted” Conference, that delved into the need to re-examine how we think about the nature of work, the concept of employment and what it takes to build a thriving workforce.
    Johnny C shared his vision for SHRM and how the local chapters can help equipping HR communities in building the workforce of the future.


    CalSHRM Volunteer Leadership Summit, January 24th and 25th, Westin, San Diego

    BAHREC Board Members attended the CALSHRM Volunteer Leadership Summit. The summit was organized under the leadership of David Conmy. Designed as a conference for our 16 California State chapter leaders, the CalSHRM Volunteer Leadership Summit is a one and one-half day event that gathers board members for instruction and training on successful chapter management.  The session is interactive focusing on the nuts and bolts of chapter leadership, networking and of course having some fun!

    All leaders, new and returning, were encouraged to explore the opportunities available at the conference to expand their existing knowledge and develop key and critical skills associated with board management.  Upon completion of the event chapter leaders would be able to:

    1. Understand the available resources available from CalSHRM, SHRM and other chapters to assist you in successfully managing your chapter
    2. Connect with fellow chapter leaders, CalSHRM Directors, CalSHRM Core Leadership Area (CLA) Directors, SHRM leaders and sponsors creating a network of “expert advisors and friends"
    3. Understand the basics of chapter leadership including but not limited to:  Governance, Certification, Legislative Advocacy, Membership, Professional Development, Finance, Workforce Readiness, College Relations, Diversity and Inclusion & Business Development

    February Networking Event, Finesse Leadership with Dr.Ryan Lahti, Four Seasons, Palo Alto

    When dealing with office politics and interpersonal conflict, how do you “show up”? If you are facing tricky situations, how well do you use tact, emotional intelligence, and forethought regarding impact to handle them? For exceptional leaders, finesse is the key. It is what they possess and how they accomplish objectives. Finesse enables them to influence, motivate and hold people accountable as they create work environments where employees thrive. This program is the cornerstone for enhancing your leadership finesse.

    Take a moment to read what member, Linda Holroyd, CEO, FountainBlue took away from the program

    About Dr Ryan Lahti

    January Networking Event, Rethinking HR in 2020 - Patty McCord

    Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. She is referring to the playbook on the culture that shaped Netflix when it was led by Patty McCord, ex Chief Talent Officer at Netflix.

    When it comes to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was chief talent officer. 

    Patty led a discussion on the HR we need for our companies to succeed:

    • Throwing away convention
    • Practicing radical honesty
    • When (and how) to cut employees who don’t fit the company’s emerging needs
    • Motivating with challenging work, not promises, perks and bonus plans
    • Experimenting with every way to think and liberate teams from unnecessary rules and approvals.