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Wednesday, February 26
 

12:00pm AKST

Registration & Check-in Open
Registration & check-in is open all day!



Wednesday February 26, 2020 12:00pm - 5:15pm AKST
Redwood Room Lobby Area 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

1:00pm AKST

Welcome & Introductions
Welcome and Introductions!

Welcome from Ann Steinberg, CPA Lifetime Member
Welcome from Wilda Wallace

*** OPPORTUNITY DRAWING CLICK HERE - PURCHASE TICKETS WITH CREDIT CARD HERE - ENTER THE AMOUNT YOU'RE 'DONATING' TO CPA FOR TICKETS (SEE AMOUNTS BELOW)
  1. Find the 'Donate' Button on the top of the page
  2. Make your 'donation' for tickets - enter the amount you're purchasing for Opportunity Drawing tickets!
  3. Bring a screenshot of the purchase Confirmation page or Email Confirmation to the Door Prize Table to receive your Opportunity Drawing Tickets!
General Door Prizes are Free and everybody has the opportunity to win!
Grand Door Prize & Opportunity Drawing will be given away at the end of the conference!!!
#1 - Grand Door Prize will be given away now...$500 Disneyland Gift Card or an Ipad!!! 
(Must be present to win!)
#2 - Opportunity Drawing - did you buy your ticket(s)? If not, ask a board member quickly.
(You DO NOT need to be present to win the Opportunity Drawing prizes)
  • Prizes available: $500 Disneyland Gift Card or $500 American Express Gift Card
  • Ticket prices:
    25 tickets - $20.00
    12 tickets - $10.00
    6 tickets - $5.00
    One ticket - $1.00


Sponsors
avatar for Enterprise

Enterprise

Enterprise
Thank you Enterprise for being our President's Reception Sponsor! We invite all attendees to join us at the President's Reception 'Camping Party Adventure' - More like glamping! Wednesday, 2/26/28 from 6pm to 8:30pm in the open space outside the Redwood Room. Great appetizers! No... Read More →
avatar for James Morante

James Morante

Statewide Director & Sector Navigator, Energy Construction & Utilities - CCC Workforce & Economic Development
avatar for Norm Williams Jr.

Norm Williams Jr.

Vice President, ojt.com
Norm Williams Jr., Vice President of www.ojt.com will have a booth on 2/27/2020 in the Redwood Room. Stop bye and ask about their site. 
avatar for Tony Sidhom

Tony Sidhom

College & University Partnerships, Handshake
Stop bye the Handshake booth to learn more. Tony & Raymond are here to answer your questions. 



Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:00pm - 1:15pm AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

1:15pm AKST

"Networking and Building Relationships"
Working with people has principles that apply to all types and trades. There are five proven pillars that promote cooperation and results! Public speaker Ken Mitchell shares stories from Africa to Los Angeles to Spokane Washington that teach lessons that will inspire you and make you more effective in all aspects of human interactions. Bring your enthusiasm and your spirit of adventure for this one hour PowerPoint presentation!

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for Ken Mitchell

Ken Mitchell

Real Estate Agent, Keller Williams Real Estate
Ken is a full time Real Estate agent and investor with Keller Williams Realty. He is the president of KW Toastmasters, a member of High Desert Toastmasters, sponsor for KW Eastside Toastmasters and a coach for Lancaster City Toastmasters. He is a member of the Agent Leadership Council... Read More →



Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:15pm - 2:15pm AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

2:15pm AKST

“Social Media Strategies for a Stronger Workforce: Creating Pathways to Success”
Zeb Welborn will share innovative digital media strategies for increasing successful partnerships and placement opportunities. Zeb’s strategies involve engaging employers, social media and best practices to help professionals become more successful. These methods can increase regional and local partnerships by connecting with chambers, employers, job seekers, k-12 schools, colleges, training centers, politicians and stakeholders.

PRESENTATION

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for Zeb Welborn

Zeb Welborn

Owner, 19th Hole Media and Welborn Media
Zeb Welborn will share innovative digital media strategies for increasing successful partnerships and placement opportunities. Zeb’s strategies involve engaging employers, social media and best practices to help professionals become more successful. These methods can increase regional... Read More →



Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

3:30pm AKST

“Employment Trends in Workforce Development”
Josh Modlin will share a variety of insights and ideas ranging from the future of work to current and upcoming policy considerations and answer questions regarding the state of employment in California.

(Joshua's Presentation Will Be Here Soon) - sorry all I really thought we had it already. He's sending it to me and I'll get it in here as soon as I can - Eric!

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Modlin

Joshua Modlin

Director, Earn & Learn, Foundation for California Community Colleges



Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:30pm - 4:15pm AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

4:15pm AKST

“Networking Your Way to Employment with LinkedIn”
If you want to know how to best utilize LinkedIn to grow your network in order to assist your students/clients to gain employment, then you won't want to miss this presentation. You'll learn how to use LinkedIn effectively to gain visibility and create opportunities for yourself and others. It takes little effort using the knowledge and skills you already possess to become an effective user of LinkedIn.

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for Keri Aaver

Keri Aaver

Director of Job Placement, College of the Canyons
Keri was in the role of employer for more than 20 years before moving into Career and Workforce Development for academia 13 years ago. She is currently the Director of Job Placement (aka Associate Director of Job Placement for Workforce Development) at College of the Canyons after... Read More →



Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:15pm - 5:15pm AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

6:00pm AKST

President's Reception
A camping party adventure in the pre-function space outside the Redwood Room. Great Appetizers! No Host Bar! Fun! More like Glamping! Sponsored by Enterprise

Sponsors
avatar for Enterprise

Enterprise

Enterprise
Thank you Enterprise for being our President's Reception Sponsor! We invite all attendees to join us at the President's Reception 'Camping Party Adventure' - More like glamping! Wednesday, 2/26/28 from 6pm to 8:30pm in the open space outside the Redwood Room. Great appetizers! No... Read More →



Wednesday February 26, 2020 6:00pm - 8:30pm AKST
Redwood Room Lobby Area 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

6:15pm AKST

Conference Evaluation Survey
We want your feedback! This is the General Conference Evaluation Survey. Be sure to send us your thoughts so we know how we're doing! -CPA Executive Board

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Wednesday February 26, 2020 6:15pm - 7:15pm AKST
Conference Survey!
 
Thursday, February 27
 

8:00am AKST

Continental Breakfast
Continental Breakfast


Thursday February 27, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

9:00am AKST

Leadership through Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
The goal for many employers is a diverse and inclusive work environment. As companies evolve so does their workforce. Today's employers, who leverage the full power of their diverse workforce, can strive by creating a sense of belonging, which promotes innovative ideas, functional resilience and a competitive healthy work environment. We are all can become greater leaders in the goal to promote our leadership through equity, diversity and inclusion. Becoming aware of our unconscious bias is the beginning of our journey as we work within our organizations with our colleagues, with our clients, our job seekers, and among our communities to build a stronger diverse workforce promoting equitable opportunities, inclusion and belonging.

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for Rosalinda Rivas

Rosalinda Rivas

Workforce Development Coordinator, Chaffey College InTech Center
Rosalinda Rivas is the Workforce Development Coordinator at Chaffey College and the President for the California Placement Association. Rosalinda has been in Workforce Development for over 20 years between LA Unified School District, LA County Office of Education and now with Chaffey... Read More →



Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

10:00am AKST

"What's Behind Employer's Recruiting Process?"
Keskim began his career on a small island in the Caribbean called Dominica. He then moved to Louisiana to further his education where he studied Computer Information Systems and Marketing at Grambling State University. He has worked in the field of retail operations, logistics and finance for companies like JP Morgan, Chase and Walmart, although his true passion has always been Human Resources. He received an MBA in Human Resources and then went on to do another major in Organizational Leadership and Development. He currently heads the Human Resources department of the Walmart Import facilities in Eastvale and Fontana California.

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for Keskim Shillingford

Keskim Shillingford

HR Manager, Imports, Supply Chain Logistics, Walmart
Keskim began his career on a small island in the Caribbean called Dominica. He then moved to Louisiana to further his education where he studied Computer Information Systems and Marketing at Grambling State University. He has worked in the field of retail operations, logistics and... Read More →



Thursday February 27, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

10:45am AKST

"Break / Door Prizes"
Time to Network!

*** OPPORTUNITY DRAWING CLICK HERE - PURCHASE TICKETS WITH CREDIT CARD HERE - ENTER THE AMOUNT YOU'RE 'DONATING' TO CPA FOR TICKETS (SEE AMOUNTS BELOW)
  1. Find the 'Donate' Button on the top of the page
  2. Make your 'donation' for tickets - enter the amount you're purchasing for Opportunity Drawing tickets!
  3. Bring a screenshot of the purchase Confirmation page or Email Confirmation to the Door Prize Table to receive your Opportunity Drawing Tickets!
General Door Prizes are Free and everybody has the opportunity to win!
Grand Door Prize & Opportunity Drawing will be given away at the end of the conference!!!
#1 - Grand Door Prize will be given away now...$500 Disneyland Gift Card or an Ipad!!! 
(Must be present to win!)
#2 - Opportunity Drawing - did you buy your ticket(s)? If not, ask a board member quickly.
(You DO NOT need to be present to win the Opportunity Drawing prizes)
  • Prizes available: $500 Disneyland Gift Card or $500 American Express Gift Card
  • Ticket prices:
    25 tickets - $20.00
    12 tickets - $10.00
    6 tickets - $5.00
    One ticket - $1.00




Thursday February 27, 2020 10:45am - 11:00am AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

11:00am AKST

Employer Panel: '20/20 Vision - Stronger Workforce Strategies'
This employer panel will answer your questions regarding hiring practices, job interviews, resume tips and more for a successful job search. Find out how job seekers can do their best to get hired, keep the job!

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Moderators
avatar for John Silver

John Silver

President / Speaker & Trainer, PIHRA Foundation
Breakout Session: Do You See Now? 2/27/2020 4:15pm - 5:15pm Sugar Pine Room

Speakers
avatar for Genesis Ortiz

Genesis Ortiz

Human Resource Manager, Great Wolf Lodge
My passion for people and training began in 2014 when I left the world of Sales and took my very first role in hospitality as a Human Resources Generalist. I’ve had the privilege of working with highly distinguish brands such as Fairmont Resorts Newport Beach and Marriot International... Read More →
avatar for Thea Bruzdzinski

Thea Bruzdzinski

Divisional Talent Acquisition Manager Southern California, Dignity Health
Thea Bruzdzinski is currently a Divisional Talent Acquisition Manager for South California for Common Spirit/ Dignity Health in Los Angeles, a position she’s held for the past year.  Her Healthcare Recruitment and Human Resources career began 20 years ago working andin an in Medical... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Trujillo

Brenda Trujillo

Senior Partner/President, Bowen-Meyers & Associates
Brenda has enjoyed an exciting Human Resources career that spans over 25 years of demonstrating her commitment and passion for the HR industry, quality work and customer service.  Considered an expert in her field, the last 25 years she has been focused as a Human Resources practitioner... Read More →
avatar for Rey Gonzales

Rey Gonzales

Sr. Project Manager, Environmental, Southern California Edison
Rey Gonzales, Sr. Project Manager, Environmental for Southern California Edison. Mr. Gonzales attended California State University, Northridge and received an MPA. He also attended Cal Poly Pomona and received a BS in Urban and Regional Planning. He has worked in various cities in... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

12:15pm AKST

Lunch / Awards / Door Prizes
Networking Lunch, CPA Awards, and announcements.

Save the date...
2021 Annual Conference
3/3/2021 - 3/5/2021
Doubletree by Hilton Golf Resort
Palm Springs / Cathedral City

Time to Network!

*** OPPORTUNITY DRAWING CLICK HERE - PURCHASE TICKETS WITH CREDIT CARD HERE - ENTER THE AMOUNT YOU'RE 'DONATING' TO CPA FOR TICKETS (SEE AMOUNTS BELOW)
  1. Find the 'Donate' Button on the top of the page
  2. Make your 'donation' for tickets - enter the amount you're purchasing for Opportunity Drawing tickets!
  3. Bring a screenshot of the purchase Confirmation page or Email Confirmation to the Door Prize Table to receive your Opportunity Drawing Tickets!
General Door Prizes are Free and everybody has the opportunity to win!
Grand Door Prize & Opportunity Drawing will be given away at the end of the conference!!!
#1 - Grand Door Prize will be given away now...$500 Disneyland Gift Card or an Ipad!!! 
(Must be present to win!)
#2 - Opportunity Drawing - did you buy your ticket(s)? If not, ask a board member quickly.
(You DO NOT need to be present to win the Opportunity Drawing prizes)
  • Prizes available: $500 Disneyland Gift Card or $500 American Express Gift Card
  • Ticket prices:
    25 tickets - $20.00
    12 tickets - $10.00
    6 tickets - $5.00
    One ticket - $1.00




Thursday February 27, 2020 12:15pm - 1:15pm AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

1:15pm AKST

"If You Build It, They Will Come - Maybe"
It is no secret that there is a talent pool shortage in the energy and construction sector. This shortage affects everyone working in the industry, no matter what role they play. James Morante will share his first-hand experiences in dealing with this challenging topic. He will discuss best practices and common blunders, as well as how jobs and good pay alone isn't enough to attract sufficient people to the industry. Most of the time, the source for new employees is the local career and technical education program. As these programs become more robust, so does the talent that can be drawn from them. The Energy, Construction & Utilities Sector within California's Community Colleges have launched the Community Alliance Initiative, a thoughtful exploration to engage, listen and learn about organization's clients and unique barriers to entry.

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for James Morante

James Morante

Statewide Director, Energy, Construction & Utilities, California Community Colleges
James brings new perspective and expertise to workforce projects, equipped with 25 years of cross- disciplinary experience, collaboration, bold innovation and tested methodologies throughout California. This includes a decade in the utility industry, where Morante pioneered award-winning... Read More →




Thursday February 27, 2020 1:15pm - 1:35pm AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

1:35pm AKST

"Break / Networking"
Thursday February 27, 2020 1:35pm - 1:45pm AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

1:45pm AKST

"Pathway to Success with CA Industry Regional Directors: Focus on Employer Engagement"
Join us for a panel discussion with Regional Directors within the various emerging industry clusters as we discuss strategies being used to meet the workforce demands of these clusters. An opportunity to streamline business assistance programs and approaches within your organization. Panelists: ● Ruth Amanuel, Regional Director of Employer Engagement, Global Trade ● Charlotte Augenstein, Regional Director, Employer Engagement, ICT, Los Angeles Region ● Ozzie Lopez, Regional Director of Employer Engagement, Allied Health ● Katie Mishler, Regional Director, Employer Engagement, Advanced Transportation and Logistics ● James Morante, Statewide Director, Energy, Construction & Utilities

https://globaltradeworkforce.com/
https://ca-hwi.org/
https://ictdmsector.org/about-us/
https://atleducation.org/contact/
http://www.ecusectordwm.com/

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Deras

Wendy Deras

Regional Director of Employment Engagement, College of the Desert
"Pathway to Success with CA Industry Regional Directors: Focus on Employer Engagement" panel 2/27/2020 1:45pm - 2:45pmandBreakout Session: Emotional Intelligence Toolbox for Career Assistance. 2/27/2020 3pm - 4pm Redwood Room
avatar for James Morante

James Morante

Statewide Director, Energy, Construction & Utilities, California Community Colleges
James brings new perspective and expertise to workforce projects, equipped with 25 years of cross- disciplinary experience, collaboration, bold innovation and tested methodologies throughout California. This includes a decade in the utility industry, where Morante pioneered award-winning... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Amanuel

Ruth Amanuel

Regional Director of Employer Engagement, Global Trade, California Community Colleges
avatar for Charlotte Augenstein

Charlotte Augenstein

Regional Director of Employer Engagement, ICT, Los Angeles Region, California Community Colleges
avatar for Health Workforce Initiative, Ozzie Lopez - LA Region

Health Workforce Initiative, Ozzie Lopez - LA Region

Regional Director of Employer Engagement, Allied Health, Health Workforce Initiative
avatar for Katie Mishler

Katie Mishler

Regional Director of Employer Engagement, Advanced Transportation and Logistics, California Community Colleges



Thursday February 27, 2020 1:45pm - 2:45pm AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

2:45pm AKST

"Break / Networking"
Time for the breakouts! Which one are you going to first?

Thursday February 27, 2020 2:45pm - 3:00pm AKST
TBA 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

3:00pm AKST

"A.P.T. to Succeed! Creating Strong Partnerships by Understanding Your Role in the Process"
Partnerships are developed and strengthened by each person understanding their role, or strength, that they bring to the group. Are you an Action, People, or Thought oriented team member? How do you help your team succeed? Nine team rolls will be examined that create powerful relationships within your company, community, and client relationships.

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE



Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Carlson

Kimberly Carlson

Career Development Program Specialist, LACounty Office of Education
Breakout Session: A.P.T To Succeed! Creating Strong Partnerships by Understanding Your Role in the Process" 2/27/2020 3pm - 4pm Sugar Pine Room.
avatar for Joanna Mitchell

Joanna Mitchell

CAREER DEVELOPMENT PLACEMENT SPECIALIST, LA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION
Breakout Session: A.P.T To Succeed! Creating Strong Partnerships by Understanding Your Role in the Process" 2/27/2020 3pm - 4pm Sugar Pine Room.



Thursday February 27, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm AKST
Sugar Pine 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

3:00pm AKST

"Apprenticeship: Pedagogy and Program Implementation - Part I
Over the past decade, educators, workforce and industry partners have started implementing apprenticeship programs to solve the skills gap and create access to high-skilled and high-paying fields for job seekers. Those attempting to implement new programs are faced with many hurdles and unanswered questions and sustainability seems ambiguous. This workshop will take a comprehensive look at how these programs work in the context of the state workforce and education system.

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for Charles Henkels

Charles Henkels

Director of Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, Inland Empire/Desert Region Consortium
Breakout Session: Apprenticeship: Pedagoogy and Program Implementation" Parts I & II. 2/27/2020 3-4pm & 4:15 - 5:15pm Blue Oak Room



Thursday February 27, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm AKST
Blue Oak 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

3:00pm AKST

"Emotional Intelligence Toolbox for Career Assistance"
Job Developers and recruiters work with a multi-faceted and diverse population. To work successfully with managers, peers, customers and students with different levels of education, background, experience and socio-economic status, it is imperative to have a skill set that prepares you to navigate in this role. Emotional Intelligence tools provide a method not only to assist your students and employees but for you to gain more satisfaction in your role.

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Deras

Wendy Deras

Regional Director of Employment Engagement, College of the Desert
"Pathway to Success with CA Industry Regional Directors: Focus on Employer Engagement" panel 2/27/2020 1:45pm - 2:45pmandBreakout Session: Emotional Intelligence Toolbox for Career Assistance. 2/27/2020 3pm - 4pm Redwood Room



Thursday February 27, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

3:00pm AKST

"Good for Business: Strategies for Presenting Workers from Diverse Populations"
A colleague commented that my employer outreach is unlike any others she's heard. She said, ‘You are focused on the employer, not the job seeker.’ I thought, isn't that the way it should be? After all, it's the employer I need.” Learn how to begin and sustain communication with employers, strategies to keep moving forward when doors seem closed and ways to stay focused and motivated in the relentless ongoing search for jobs for the special people we serve.

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for Matt Guerrero

Matt Guerrero

Employment Specialist, Social Vocational Services, Inc.
Breakout Session: Good for Business: Strategies for Presenting Workers from Diverse Populations. 2/27/2020 3pm - 4pm White Pine Room



Thursday February 27, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm AKST
White Pine 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

4:00pm AKST

"Break / Networking"
What breakout are you going to next?

Thursday February 27, 2020 4:00pm - 4:15pm AKST
TBA 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

4:15pm AKST

"Apprenticeship: Pedagogy and Program Implementation - Part II"
This workshop will continue in this second part of a two part workshop. See the last session for more details.

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for Charles Henkels

Charles Henkels

Director of Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning, Inland Empire/Desert Region Consortium
Breakout Session: Apprenticeship: Pedagoogy and Program Implementation" Parts I & II. 2/27/2020 3-4pm & 4:15 - 5:15pm Blue Oak Room



Thursday February 27, 2020 4:15pm - 5:15pm AKST
Blue Oak 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

4:15pm AKST

"Building Relationships with Employers: Job Development 101"
We will discuss resources on how to build a base of employers from scratch for a new job developer, and then use that network of resources to reach out to employers. How to think like an employer to increase your chances of allowing you successfully place a client at the job site.

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for Greg Friedman

Greg Friedman

Vocational Service Specialist, Merced County Office of Education
Breakout Session: Building Relationships with Employers: Job Development 101. 2/27/2020 4:15pm - 5:15pm Redwood Room
avatar for Luis Sobrevilla

Luis Sobrevilla

Workforce Services and Job Development, MCOE/Gateway Adult Education Network
Breakout Session: Building Relationships with Employers: Job Development 101. 2/27/2020 4:15pm - 5:15pm Redwood Room



Thursday February 27, 2020 4:15pm - 5:15pm AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

4:15pm AKST

"Do You See You Now?"
This presentation is about "YOU". Built on the premise that a comprehensive understanding of "you" and how that knowledge may amplify people interaction and developing relationships.

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for John Silver

John Silver

President / Speaker & Trainer, PIHRA Foundation
Breakout Session: Do You See Now? 2/27/2020 4:15pm - 5:15pm Sugar Pine Room




Thursday February 27, 2020 4:15pm - 5:15pm AKST
Sugar Pine 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

4:15pm AKST

"Rethinking Obstacles - Job Developing for Hard to Place"
Clients with barriers can be tough to place, whether it’s clients with criminal histories, lack of skills, lack of experience, low educational barriers or more, learn how to effectively prepare and place your clients! From finding those opportunities, to matching and preparing your clients for the job, learn how to get them hired! We will cover basic job developing techniques, interviewing and client preparation to get results and get people to work!

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Medlin

Meghan Medlin

CEO, Medlin Workforce & Re-Entry Solutions
Breakout Session: Rethinking Obstacles - Job Developing for Hard to Place. 2/27/2020 4:15pm - 5:15pm White Pine Room



Thursday February 27, 2020 4:15pm - 5:15pm AKST
White Pine 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

5:15pm AKST

6:00pm AKST

Dinner Groups / Networking
Meet in the Hotel Lobby at 6pm to join colleagues in dinner groups at the hotel and surrounding area. Groups will be leaving to dinner around 6:15pm, don't be late! This is a great way to network with attendees and have fun!

Thursday February 27, 2020 6:00pm - 6:15pm AKST
TBA 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840
 
Friday, February 28
 

8:00am AKST

Full Breakfast!
Full Breakfast!

Friday February 28, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

8:30am AKST

CPA Business Meeting!
Join the CPA Executive Board for a discussion on various business topics including nominations for next year's open positions on the Board!

2021 CPA EXECUTIVE BOARD NOMINATIONS - SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION HERE!

Find the details of the Executive Board Roles here - Starting on Pg. 9



Friday February 28, 2020 8:30am - 8:45am AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

9:00am AKST

"Attracting and Retaining Talent"
Learn what leading organizations are doing to attract and retain talent employees and how this impacts the role of today’s job developers, HR and other placement professionals.

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Beals

Stephanie Beals

Client Partner, Newleaf Training & Development
Steph Beals is a Client Partner with Newleaf Training and Development. She holds a Masters in Organizational Development & Leadership and a Certificate in Advanced Professional Development and Human Resources Management. Steph served as a Manager of Learning and Development for Abbott... Read More →




Friday February 28, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

10:15am AKST

"Break / Door Prizes"
*** OPPORTUNITY DRAWING CLICK HERE - PURCHASE TICKETS WITH CREDIT CARD HERE - ENTER THE AMOUNT YOU'RE 'DONATING' TO CPA FOR TICKETS (SEE AMOUNTS BELOW)
  1. Find the 'Donate' Button on the top of the page
  2. Make your 'donation' for tickets - enter the amount you're purchasing for Opportunity Drawing tickets!
  3. Bring a screenshot of the purchase Confirmation page or Email Confirmation to the Door Prize Table to receive your Opportunity Drawing Tickets!
General Door Prizes are Free and everybody has the opportunity to win!
Grand Door Prize & Opportunity Drawing will be given away at the end of the conference!!!
#1 - Grand Door Prize will be given away now...$500 Disneyland Gift Card or an Ipad!!! 
(Must be present to win!)
#2 - Opportunity Drawing - did you buy your ticket(s)? If not, ask a board member quickly.
(You DO NOT need to be present to win the Opportunity Drawing prizes)
  • Prizes available: $500 Disneyland Gift Card or $500 American Express Gift Card
  • Ticket prices:
    25 tickets - $20.00
    12 tickets - $10.00
    6 tickets - $5.00
    One ticket - $1.00



Friday February 28, 2020 10:15am - 10:30am AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

10:30am AKST

"Apprenticeships: Pathways to Success Panel"
Experts will share opportunities for Californians to gain employable lifetime skills and discuss how it also provides employers with a highly skilled and experienced workforce while strengthening California’s economy. Learn and ask questions about apprenticeship opportunities in multiple industries!

https://www.dir.ca.gov/das/das.html
  • Subscribe to newsletter
http://calapprenticeship.org/ - Building Trades Apprenticeships

https://www.dir.ca.gov/cac/cac.html - California Apprenticeship Council

https://www.dir.ca.gov/das/iaca/iaca.html - Inter agency Apprenticeship Council

https://esd.dof.ca.gov/Documents/bcp/2021/FY2021_ORG0559_BCP3777.pdf
Better Jobs and Higher Wages Department Coming in CA

Apprenticeship & Autism program Temecula - Dvine Path - https://www.dvinepath.org/

CA Employment Training Panel - https://etp.ca.gov/

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS

Speakers
avatar for Chris Hannan

Chris Hannan

Council Representative, Los Angeles County, LA OC Building Trades
avatar for Kristi Montes

Kristi Montes

Program Manager, Aircraft Systems, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. - Gray Butte Flight Operations Facility
Through effective collaboration with regional LEA and Workforce partners, GA-ASI is leveraging resources to develop and implement a career training pathway resulting in “homegrown”, highly skilled and qualified workforce candidates within the Aerospace industry. Aspects of the... Read More →
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Ellen Soakai

Regional Director of Strategic Partnerships-Southern CA, Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS)
Ellen W. Soakai, Regional Director of Strategic Partnerships-Southern CA for Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS). Her main responsibility is to lead Southern California in identifying apprenticeship opportunities in new and innovative... Read More →
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Andrew Mayorga

Business Agent, Laborers' International Union of North America, Local 1309
Andrew Mayorga possesses 16 years with Labors Union, Local 1309. He currently serves as a Business Agent where he safeguards worker’s rights. In 2015, Andrew started a pilot program with Jordan High School in Long Beach creating the first such partnership and training program of... Read More →
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Oscar Meier

Apprenticeship Advisor, Los Angeles Unified School District


Friday February 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

11:30am AKST

"Creating a Winning Mindset for Business Professionals"
Discover how your perceptions could be preventing you from seeing and seizing opportunities! Take actions that would lead directly to the results you want in your career. Uncover your own unique thinking that is holding you back from what you truly desire. Come prepared to challenge how you think about things. “To get what we never got, we have to think like we never thought!

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE

Speakers
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Leisa Reid

Speaker, Trainer, Speaker Coach: Get Speaking Gigs Now!, Productive Learning
Leisa Reid is a Speaker and Facilitator with Productive Learning, a boutique personal growth company founded in 1992, and has trained thousands of people on the power of the mindset. After over 20 years of Management, Sales and Executive Leadership, Leisa now facilitates others in... Read More →




Friday February 28, 2020 11:30am - 12:30pm AKST
Redwood Room 12681 Harbor Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92840

12:30pm AKST

GRAND DOOR PRIZE & OPPORTUNITY DRAWING/Thanks/Evaluations
Many thanks to all that attended, all that sponsored and supported, and all that worked so hard behind the scenes to make this conference happen!

SAVE THE DATE!
Central Regional Workshop 10/23/2020
2021 Annual Conference 3/3-3/5/2020

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Grand Door Prize & Opportunity Drawing NOW!!! Friday, 2/28 at 12:30pm!!!
#1 - Grand Door Prizes...$500 Disneyland Gift Card or one of five $500 American Express Gift Cards! 
(Must be present to win!)
#2 - Opportunity Drawing - did you buy your ticket(s)? If not, ask a board member quickly.
(You DO NOT need to be present to win the Opportunity Drawing prizes)
  • Prizes available: $500 Disneyland Gift Card or an Ipad!
  • *** OPPORTUNITY DRAWING CLICK HERE - PURCHASE TICKETS WITH CREDIT CARD HERE - ENTER THE AMOUNT YOU'RE 'DONATING' TO CPA FOR TICKETS (SEE AMOUNTS BELOW)
    1. Find the 'Donate' Button on the top of the page
    2. Make your 'donation' for tickets - enter the amount you're purchasing for Opportunity Drawing tickets!
    3. Bring a screenshot of the purchase Confirmation page or Email Confirmation to the Door Prize Table to receive your Opportunity Drawing Tickets!
  • General Door Prizes are Free and everybody has the opportunity to win!
    Grand Door Prize & Opportunity Drawing will be given away at the end of the conference!!!
    #1 - Grand Door Prize will be given away now...$500 Disneyland Gift Card or an Ipad!!! 
    (Must be present to win!)
    #2 - Opportunity Drawing - did you buy your ticket(s)? If not, ask a board member quickly.
    (You DO NOT need to be present to win the Opportunity Drawing prizes)
    • Prizes available: $500 Disneyland Gift Card or $500 American Express Gift Card
    • Ticket prices:
      25 tickets - $20.00
      12 tickets - $10.00
      6 tickets - $5.00
      One ticket - $1.00

VIEW SURVEY RESULTS HERE


Friday February 28, 2020 12:30pm - 5:00pm AKST
Conference Survey!