Event Registration

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Join Your Peers at the CUPA-HR SoCal Chapter Conference

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Riverside, CA

 March 9-10, 2017

Registration is now closed, we hope you can join us in the future.

Final counts were due March 6, so no further regrets are needed, however if you have any question,

please feel free to contact Susan Kaneshiro at susan.kaneshiro@biola.edu

Thursday – March 9, 2017

Networking Dinner  (CUPA-HR Members ONLY)

Sponsored by: California Casualty

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

Location: The Old Spaghetti Factory

Enjoy dinner with your colleagues!

Directions: Found here

Dinner: 6:00 p.m.

(We typically start with appetizers and drinks, then dinner starts around 6:30 – 6:45 p.m. so please join us when you can.)


Friday – March 10, 2017

SoCal CUPA-HR Chapter Conference at University of California, Riverside

Location: University of California, Riverside
Meeting Room: The Alumni and Visitor Center
Conference Agenda: 

8:00 – 9 a.m.: Registration & Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.: Chapter Updates

9:10 – 10:40 a.m.: Regional & National Update; CUPA-HR National Diversity & Inclusion Video and Discussion by Shelby Fritz, Chair-elect of the CUPA-HR Western Region Board

10:40 – 11:00 a.m.: BREAK

11:00 – Noon: Protecting the Rights of Transgender Students: The Current State of the Law and Related Compliance Issues

Presenters: Gabriel A. Sandoval, J.D., partner in the Pasadena and Cerritos offices of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo; Stephen M. McLoughlin, J.D., senior counsel at of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo [AALRR site: here]

This presentation will provide an analysis of the legal requirements for postsecondary educational institutions to follow when addressing civil rights compliance matters involving transgender students and employees. In achieving this objective, the presentation will not only focus on the current state of federal and California law, but also review specific case scenarios that educational institutions may encounter concerning transgender students and employees that require compliance with anti-discrimination laws, i.e., access to restrooms and lockers, athletic participation, and field trip accommodations. The goal is to provide practical advice to attendees so that they, in turn, are better equipped to address these important civil rights compliance matters in a proactive manner.

Noon – 1:30 p.m.: LUNCH & Sponsor Drawings

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.: UCR LGBT Resource Center Director Discussion & Student Q&A

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.: Political Correctness at Work: Where to Draw the Line

Presenter: James J. McDonald, Jr., J.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, managing partner of the Irvine, California office of the national labor and employment law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP.

Many employers are uncertain about how far they must go to police the words and actions of employees at work. Do you need a policy against bullying? How should you reconcile employees’ competing sensitivities regarding politics and religion? Can you still require employees to follow a dress code? In this program, you will learn how maintaining a too “politically correct” workplace can backfire.

Learning Objectives:

Learn how to draft a policy against harassment that will not encourage complaints from hypersensitive employees

Learn the limits of “freedom of speech” in the workplace

Learn how far you must go to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs and practices

3:30 p.m.: DISMISS


University Location & Directions: UC, Riverside
Campus Map & Meeting Location:

Conference will be held in The Alumni & Visitor’s Center which is located at 3701 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside, CA 92507. Parking will be available in the lot adjacent to the building.

Parking Permit and Instructions:

Permits will be handed out as you enter the parking area, just let the attendant know you are there for a CUPA-HR event.

Hotel Accommodations:

Hotel for the conference is the famous Mission Inn and we have secured a rate of $142/night for attendees. Be sure to mention that you are attending a conference at UCR to get the friends and family rate.


Save the date!

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Our June 2017 Chapter Conference will be at California State University, San Marcos on June  15-16, 2017. More details will be available on this site as the date approaches.


 *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.