Upcoming 2017 Workshops

Lifecycle of an Employee

Posted on: October 25th, 2017 by Katrina Murphy

All Aboard! Let’s take a voyage on the employment seas and navigate through several California employment related practices, requirements, and laws.  Through case studies and interactive discussions, this workshop will help guide you through the complete lifecycle of an employee.  We’ll travel together through the breezy and stormy stages of employment. This workshop will cover:

  • Recruitment – What can and cannot be asked prior to hire; when various pre-employment background checks and medical exams (drug testing) are allowed
  • Hiring and onboarding – What must employers provide upon hire and best practices for onboarding and retaining employees
  • Wage and hour basics – Review the myriad pay rules in California and how to minimize the employer’s risk for wage and hour claims
  • Leaves of Absence – What are employee’s rights and employer’s obligations during a leave of absence
  • Performance Management – How to manage job performance and properly handle disciplinary issues
  • Separation – What’s required during separation and how to minimize risk during terminations


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Can You Hear Me Now?

Posted on: September 27th, 2017 by Katrina Murphy

This mini workshop shows you how to improve your interpersonal relationships through communication skills that get others’ attention. We use the very popular and respected DiSC Communication Styles assessment to begin the exploration of your communication style and what to look for in others. The workshop includes:

  • Identifying your own communication style, including a personalized written report on your profile
  • Learning how to read others’ communication styles and cues
  • Increasing your appreciation of others; respecting and valuing the differences
  • Understanding why some people just don’t “get it” and how to break through
  • A fun look at the quirkiness of your own (yes, YOU) and others’ styles


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He Said Whaaat?!?!

Posted on: July 18th, 2017 by Katrina Murphy

Our interactive workshop is for managers challenged with employees acting in an outrageous and difficult manner – and how to deal with them. Through case studies and role plays we’ll explore the ins and outs of addressing the emotional responses of employees in difficult situations. Don’t wait until you’re in the room with one of these types before you explore the best approach. 

 You’ll learn how to deal with employees like these:

Debbie N. Denial – refuses to acknowledge or sign your discipline notice

Harry S. Hostile – angry and defensive when he receives feedback

Pitiful O. Pete – brings personal problems to defend poor performance

Sobbing Sandy – cries in the performance improvement discussion


Prerequisite Notice: Attendees must have completed our Performance Management workshop “Everyone’s a Winner or They’re Outta Here” or an equivalent class. This workshop is not for beginners!


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Everyone’s a Winner… or They’re Outta Here

Posted on: July 11th, 2017 by Katrina Murphy

Are you a business owner, manager, supervisor or HR professional? Learn how to:

  • Set measurable goals for your employees
  • Give effective feedback that reinforces “on target” performance
  • Determine appropriate & defensible corrective action
  • Counsel an employee who cannot or will not perform

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Respect in the Workplace – Workshop

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 by Katrina Murphy

Harassment Prevention training is required for all California supervisors and managers in firms with 50 or more employees and contractors. The course must be completed within 6 months from hire/promotion and also every two years. This is a fun and fast way to meet the CA state requirements.

*Meets all requirements of sexual harassment prevention training in AB 1825, and the new California “abusive conduct” topic.

Who Should Attend?

Managers, supervisors and anyone who is a leader.

Specific Directions:

3630 Fulton Avenue, 2nd Floor, Sacramento and I-80

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2017 Workshops

Posted on: February 2nd, 2017 by Katrina Murphy No Comments

Please refer to our homepage in the box titled “Upcoming 2017 Workshops” for the webinars currently open to register.