Event Registration Details


Join Your Peers at the CUPA-HR SoCal Chapter Conference


San Marcos, CA

June 16, 2017

Register Here!

We’re excited about our new schedule, our conference and networking dinner are now on the same day!

The Board is hopeful that this new schedule eliminates the need for an overnight stay, while allowing more attendees to be able to stay for the Networking Dinner. Plus, by changing both the start and end time, we hope it will allow attendees to avoid peak traffic times.

Friday – June 16, 2017

SoCal CUPA-HR Chapter Conference at California State University, San Marcos

Location: California State University, San Marcos
Meeting Room: University Student Union building
Conference Agenda: 

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Registration & Breakfast

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.: Welcome and announcements

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Keynote speaker – Mindfulness with Dr. Jennifer Jeffries, SCU, San Marcos

Bio: Dr. Jennifer Jeffries received her B.A. in English and M.A. in Education from SDSU. She earned her doctorate in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego. She worked in K-12 educational settings as a teacher, principal and superintendent until 2000. At that time, she joined the faculty in the CSUSM School of Education and served as Associate Vice President of Planning, Accreditation and Assessment.Dr. Jeffries has seen the benefits of mindfulness practice in her own work experience, as well as the positive impact on individuals and teams when the principles and practices of mindfulness are present.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – LUNCH
1:30 – 2:50 p.m. – Plenary speaker #1 – Legal Update with Judith Islas; Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
Bio: Judith has represented public and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment law for more than twenty years.  Judith also has a full education law practice, and has worked with well over fifty private K-12 schools throughout the state, as well as private and public colleges and universities. On a daily basis, Judith works with and advises Heads of School, Chief Financial Officers, Human Resources Directors, and other top level administrators, on a variety of employment and education issues. Judith also regularly advises Governing Boards on a multitude of policy, strategic, governance, and other issues.
2:50 – 3:10 p.m. – BREAK
3:10 – 4:30 p.m. – Plenary speaker #2 –  Business Emotional Intelligence: Gain the Focus, Insight and Tools To Manage Critical Emotions and Behaviors That Directly Impact Engagement and Performance In The Workplace.

Bio: Brenda WilliamsBrenda Williams is the founder of Academy For Leadership Communication and a well-respected, Board Certified Coach who has provided consulting and coaching to individuals and businesses for over 25 years. Her focus is on leadership development and emotional intelligence, creating a Self-Mastery System that leads to progressive communication skills and extraordinary relationships. She helps individuals and organizations make critical changes in their behavior, mindset and skills — leading to Laser Focused Results and Transformational Change. www.AcademyForLeadershipCommunication.com

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. – Closing remarks and dismiss to networking dinner location
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Networking dinner at Urge Gastropub

Networking Dinner  (CUPA-HR Members ONLY)

Sponsored by: TBD

This event is by prior RSVP and for CUPA-HR Members employed in higher education member institutions only.

Location: Urge Gastropub & Common House (site: https://www.yelp.com/biz/urge-gastropub-and-common-house-san-marcos)

Enjoy dinner with your colleagues, then stay and do a little bowling!


Do not use Google maps, it will take you the long way around, this is a new street. When leaving the campus parking structure, turn left on Campus View Drive, right on Campus Way, at the light, turn right on E. Barham Drive, and then a quick left onto Redel Road, through two roundabouts, then turn right into the parking structure. You will then see signs to Urge Gastropub. Front door faces Barham Drive.

Dinner: 5:00 p.m.; we have the Library, a private room for our dinner.


University Location & Directions: CSU, San Marcos
Campus Map & Meeting Location:

Conference will be held in the University Student Union Building and parking is in Parking structure 1.

Parking Permit and Instructions:

Proceed to the 6th floor of Parking Structure #1 on the campus map and a parking attendant will give you a parking permit and instructions on how to get to the location.

Hotel Accommodations:

Please contact Susan Kaneshiro, Board President, for information regarding possible hotel accommodations at susan@biola.edu

 *Special Note for Registration:

This registration form is for individuals from higher education institutions only.  If you are not employed with a higher education institution, you must sponsor the meeting in order to attend. Contact a chapter officer to learn about sponsorship opportunities. If you are a sponsor, an officer will reach out to you with special registration instructions.

Cancellation Policy: Please cancel one full week (7 days) before the date of the event. Any “no shows” on the day of the event will have a direct financial impact on the Chapter, which is a non-profit organization. All event coordination occurs from confirmed RSVP’s such as yours. Send an e-mail cancellation to sue.tintorer@ucr.edu.