Non-Profit HR Summit
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Non-Profit HR Summit

Gain insight and immediately useful tools crafted specifically for the unique role of HR in a nonprofit.

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014
From 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM
Where: SF Green Space
657 Mission Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, California  94105
United States
Contact: 415-291-1992

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Summit Details

Qualifies for 6 Recertification Credits
Registration:  Special Non-Profit Rate!  NCHRA Members: $195 / General: $240




Non-profit HR workloads are increasing without a concomitant rise in HR staffing, a clear sign that fewer people are expected to do more. In spite of this fact, nearly two-thirds (63.5%) of non-profits lack a documented HR strategy, indicating that although mission-driven organizations have long known the value of people and their effect on the mission's success or failure, it is more important than ever for you leverage your people’s talent into organizational success.

The Non-Profit HR Summit brings together experts to address the challenges and opportunities you face each and every day. Whether it’s mitigating the pressure points in your HR work, understanding what your CEO expects from you as an HR leader, or injecting more strategy in your work, you’ll gain insights and immediately useful tools crafted specifically for the unique role of HR in the non-profit environment.


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8:00 – 8:30am: Registration & Opening Remarks

8:30 – 9:30am: The Nonprofit Landscape through the Lens of Associations
Jim Anderson, President and CEO, California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE)

Associations are a small but vital part of the non-profit sector in the United States. Virtually every profession and industry has an association designed to advance that profession - providing a window into collective insights on the challenges, trends and successes shared by all non-profits. Discover the latest trends in the non-profit world, including key challenges the sector faces, where the non-profit economic environment is headed and developments in organizational governance.

9:30 – 9:45am: Break

9:45 – 11:00am: Limited Time, Limited Money: Mitigating the Pressure Points
Saul Macias, PHR, Senior Consultant, SharedHR

HR is not easy, and it becomes even more challenging when you layer in the limited time and money resources so prevalent among non-profits. The good news? There is a way to ensure maximum benefits to the organization. Find out how to create more time for higher-value activities, leverage partner and vendor relationships for additional resources and make a case to the C-Suite for more HR funding.

11:00 – 11:15am: Break

11:15am – 12:30pm: Driving Career Development in Your Non-Profit
Desiree Nielson, Director, Talent and Organizational Development, NorthBay Hospital and Helen Horyza, MS, NCCC, President, Scully Career Associates, Inc. & Elevations for Organizations

You face a perfect storm - an improving economy, a highly competitive talent market, and a multi-generational base of employees. Career development is the one factor desired by nearly all employees. Establish your own career development program using lessons learned by NorthBay Hospital, including self-directed models, aligning organizational resources to individual employee needs and values, creating an online career portal, service integration, and robust program evaluation.

12:30 – 1:45pm: Networking Lunch

1:45 – 3:00pm: What Your CEO Wants from YOU

Kat Steinmetz, Head of Human Resources, Burning Man

CEOs don’t want you to be a human resources leader, they want you to be a business leader with human resources expertise. As expectations rise to truly understand the “business” behind your organization, you have the opportunity to gain more respect, have a bigger impact and attain a real seat at the executive table. Be a strategic player while keeping in touch with the nuances of your unique culture using key change management techniques to build deep trust with your CEO and executive team.

3:00 – 3:15pm: Break

3:15 – 4:30pm: Collaborative & Strategic Thinking for Non-Profit HR
Lisa Brown Morton, SPHR, President & CEO, Nonprofit HR

In today's hyper-accelerated environment, organizations cannot take years to build their capacity. Instead, they must mobilize quickly or lose out on vital opportunities. No longer can you count on a select number of problem solvers. Instead, challenge yourself to find knowledge and ideas at every organizational level. Learn how to create the right motivation, infrastructure and social climate for encouraging employees to speak up, share knowledge and collaborate to achieve common goals by aligning performance to strategy.


About the Presenters

Jim Anderson, President and CEO, California Society of Association Executives (CalSAE)
Jim Anderson has over 25 years of experience in the non-profit field, including 10 years with CalSAE. He has led the organization by increasing membership for 8 out of 10 years. Member services, professional development events and budgets have expanded by more than 40% over that time as well. CalSAE also has a tremendous volunteer base, with more than 20% of the membership actively volunteering each year. Prior to his tenure with CalSAE, Mr. Anderson served the United Way CA Capital Region for over 16 years and was most recently its Executive Vice President.

Helen Horyza, MS, NCCC, President, Scully Career Associates, Inc. & Elevations for Organizations
Helen Horyza is an expert in the field of employee development, engagement and retention. She is an accomplished trainer, facilitator and executive coach. Helen holds an MS in Career Counseling from California State University, Sacramento, and is a professionally trained coach through Coach Training International. She is a Nationally Certified Career Counselor (NCCC) and has over twenty years of experience uncovering talent and directing it to achieve extraordinary results. Additionally, she is a Vistage speaker, encouraging CEO’s to inspire employees to their greatest potential. Helen is the creator of Elevations, an online assessment used for career development and employee engagement programs within organizations.

Saul Macias, PHR, Senior Consultant, SharedHR

As a full HR Generalist, Saul Macias has managed a variety of projects in the retail, technology, professional services, and non-profit sectors covering the gamut of HR topics. Prior to joining SharedHR, Saul was Director of Human Resources at the Stupski Foundation, one of the country’s most influential foundations in the k-12 education reform space. He holds a BA in Sociology from Pomona College, an MBA with distinction from University of San Francisco, and received his HR Certification in 2002.

Lisa Brown Morton, SPHR, President & CEO, Nonprofit HR
Under Lisa Brown’s direction, Nonprofit HR has served some of the most prominent organizations in the country, including Amnesty International, Independent Sector and NeighborWorks America. With more than two decades of human resource management experience working with nonprofits and for-profit organizations, Lisa and her firm have proven that better HR can play an integral role in nonprofit success. In 2011, she was named a Washington Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Award honoree and in July of 2012, Washington SmartCEO Magazine recognized Lisa as a 2012 Brava! Award winner.

Desiree Nielson, Director, Talent and Organizational Development, NorthBay Hospital
Desiree Nielson’s diverse career spans management, consulting and coaching roles centered on human capital. Desiree is accustomed to implementing performance technologies for the purposes of talent development, succession planning and change management. She uses her vast experience and natural strength of compassionate inquiry to implement effective organizational strategies. Desiree holds a Masters of Human Resources & Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco. She is certified to train, influence, coach, facilitate, and deliver talent-centered feedback for organizational leaders.

Kat Steinmetz, Head of Human Resources, Burning Man
Kat Steinmetz is the Head of Human Resources for the Burning Man organization and a member of its Executive Committee and Operations Board. Her 15+ years of expertise lies in working with creative and innovative companies, mission-driven organizations, and helping start-ups grow. She is a dynamic, positive, energizer who excels at facilitating collaborative decisions, driving organizational culture programs, and developing leaders to their fullest potential. Kat received her degree in Social Sciences from Washington State University.


Cancellations received less than seven calendar days from the program date are not refundable. If cancellation within seven days of the program is unavoidable, a credit for a future event will be granted, minus a $75 administration fee ($15 for regional meetings and Webinars). Credits must be used within one year of issue. A substitute attendee is allowed at the applicable NCHRA member/non-member rate in lieu of credit. Separate cancellation policies apply for the HR West Conference and Certification Preparation Courses.