Small Company/Solo HR: eProgram (4 Sessions)
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Dynamic. Demanding. Results-oriented. Welcome to the world of Small Business/Solo HR. Join us for four online sessions dedicated to creating success models for solo practitioners and the organizations that rely on them.

When: Wednesday, August 6, 2014
From 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM
Where: Online
Contact: 415-291-1992

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eProgram Details

Qualifies for 6 General Recertification Credits
Registration: Member $195 / General $245 for the entire series



Dynamic. Demanding. Results-oriented. Welcome to the world of Small Business/Solo HR. Join us for four online sessions dedicated to creating success models for solo practitioners and the organizations that rely on them. It can be done. Some of the best minds in HR are accomplished solo practitioners delivering big results with small resources. Learn to apply success strategies that push your practice to the top.

This eProgram series meets in 4 online sessions from 1:30-3:00pm PST.


August 6:  Sparking Innovation at Work
As an individual HR practitioner working in a small organization, how do you create and sustain a culture of creativity and innovation? In this highly interactive virtual learning experience, you will learn how to:

• Apply creativity and innovation at work using a unique set of methodologies and tools
• Leverage HR processes to overcome the key barriers to creativity and innovation
• Go beyond linear progression in solving business and managerial problems
• Integrate creativity in a way that becomes a regular part of your day-to-day operation

Presenter: Danny Guillory, CEO, Innovations International

August 13:  Ready. Set. Audit! Enacting Change as a Solo Practitioner
The enormous growth and expansion of employment litigation has resulted in increasing liability and obligations for employers of all sizes. Limit your exposure by conducting a thorough review and analysis of your company’s HR policies and practices. Examine best practices to ensure full compliance, and learn how a well-conducted HR audit provides leverage for the solo HR professional to enact change. Leave the session able to:

• Know when you should consider conducting an HR Audit
• Compare and contrast audit methods
• Identify key audit areas
• Determine which method is best for you and your organization
• Jump start the audit process with an HR Assessment checklist

Presenters: Lisa McCormack, Executive Vice President, HR Services, Melita Group and Jonna Schaff, Staff HR Consultant, Melita Group

August 20:  7 Principles of an Effective Performance Evaluation Process
Performance evaluation seems like an onerous task for many managers. Lack of time, concern about morale or legal issues, and complicated organizational systems are often cited as reasons to avoid evaluating performance (or limiting it to once per year). Learn the seven principles of an effective performance evaluation process, including:

• Setting goals and performance expectations
• Ongoing and periodic performance review tools - feedback, status review, and check up review
• Writing an evaluation, conducting an annual review, and structuring the review meeting

Presenter: Christine Silver, Principal, Silver Business Solutions

August 27: Accomplishing More with Less
Today's business professionals are bombarded by information — being persistently interrupted and sidetracked, constantly dealing with competing and changing priorities, and handling an increasingly complex set of technologies. Is it still even possible to stay sane, not to mention deliver results? Absolutely! In this engaging and motivating presentation, you’ll discover breakthrough insights and revolutionary techniques that tackle these core issues. Specifically, you’ll be able to:

• Manage interruptions and stay focused on the task on hand until meaningful results are achieved
• Be responsive to the demands of your team and collaborate more effectively than ever before
• Truly overcome the e-mail overload and use e-mail more effectively as a communication tool
• Work more strategically instead of working harder and better manage competing priorities

Presenter: Pierre Khawand, Founder, People-OnTheGo


About the Presenters

Daniel Guillory is a recognized expert on creativity & innovation, leadership and collaboration. Many different corporations and non-profits including Toyota Financial Services, Ronald McDonald House Foundation, Merck & Co, and Anheuser-Busch have turned to Daniel for his guidance on how to strategically approach these areas, and for assistance in implementing tactical solutions in learning and development. Prior to working with Innovations, Mr. Guillory was an attorney with Pillsbury Madison & Sutro LLP and remains a member of the California Bar. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. in international relations from Stanford University. In addition, Mr. Guillory studied international law at the Université de Paris I - Panthéon Sorbonne. He is fluent in French and conversant in German and Spanish. 

Lisa McCormack is Executive Vice President, HR Services with the Melita Group.  She has over extensive experience in the high technology arena, working with large and small companies undergoing rapid growth and change. The Melita Group is a Human Resources Professional Services organization, providing employee benefits and HR consulting to employer groups of all sizes.

Jonna Schaff is a Staff HR Consultant with the Melita Group. She has over twenty years of HR experience working with Silicon Valley companies as a generalist, business partner and HR Leader.

Christine Silver is a trainer, coach, and management consultant with more than 15 years of experience in Human Resources. Areas of expertise include leadership development, effective communication, team development, interview and candidate selection, and conflict resolution. Her experience as a one-on-one coach has helped managers in their performance management efforts. Christine has a bachelor's degree in Child Development from San Jose State University, a certificate in Human Resource Management from University of California, Santa Cruz and has been trained by The Coaches Training Institute -  Her firm, Silver Business Solutions, is a partner to The Practical Solutions Group founded by Marty Brounstein in 1991.

Pierre Khawand has more than twenty years of experience in the software industry. He has led several technology ventures, completed successful mergers and acquisitions, and founded People-OnTheGo in 2001. His Accomplishing More Leadership Program helps today’s leaders develop the awareness and behaviors needed to focus on results and develop people in the midst of the information overload. His best selling Accomplishing More With Less workshop is enabling today’s business professionals make breakthroughs in their work and personal lives. Pierre is the author of the popular less-is-more blog and the Accomplishing More With Less Workbook, the Accomplishing More With Google Apps, The Results Curve, The New New Inbox, and previously The Smartphone Experiment book. Pierre holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan, and has completed several Executive Education programs at the Stanford Graduate School of Management.


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). 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.