Event Registration Details


Join Your Peers at the CUPA-HR SoCal Chapter Conference

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La Verne, CA

October 20, 2017

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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 – October 20, 2017

SoCal CUPA-HR Chapter Conference at University of La Verne

Location: University of La Verne
Meeting Room: Abraham Conference Center
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 – Behavioral Economics by Christopher Goldsmith, SHPR, CCP, CEBS

Behavioral economics is a field of study that blends psychology and consumer economics in order to understand why people make sub-optimal decisions about important performance, financial and health care matters. Most decisions that people make involve “mental short cuts” and some degree of emotion. Often, behavioral biases come into play and the result can be sub-optimal decisions. Is your organization struggling with increasing healthcare costs or low employee participation in wellness initiatives? Behavioral economics is critical to solving these challenges.

Bio:  Vice President, Client Relationship Manager and member of Sibson’s Higher Education Leadership Team. He has more than 30 years of employee benefit and compensation experience. He has specialized expertise in total compensation consulting, leads the firm’s behavioral economics initiative and is co-leader of the firm’s Healthy Enterprise initiative. He works with higher education and health care institutions, private industry, public sector organizations and collectively bargained benefit plans.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – LUNCH

1:30 – 2:50 p.m. – Plenary Speaker #1 – Legal Update by Robert Conti, Shareholder at Littler, Employment & Labor Law Solutions Worldwide

Bio:  Robert W. Conti represents both private and public sector employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including the litigation of bench and jury trials in both federal and California state courts and before various administrative agencies, such as the National Labor Relations Board, the California Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement and the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  On a daily basis, he also provides advice to clients on wage and hour issues, reasonable accommodation concerns, and the documentation, discipline, and discharge of employees.

2:50 – 3:15 p.m. – BREAK & Sponsor Drawings

3:15 – 4:30 p.m. – Plenary Speaker #2 – Engagement & Diversifying the Pipeline by Dr. Beatriz Gonzalez, University of La Verne, Chief Diversity Officer, Vice Provost and Professor of Educational Counseling

Bio:  Dr. Gonzalez’ role underscores a unified approach to the retention of students, faculty, and staff with an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Within this integrative structure, the offices reporting directly to Dr. Gonzalez include: Wilson University Library, Center for Advancement of Faculty Excellence, Office of Religious & Spiritual Life, La Verne Experience, Academic Support & Retention, Office of Civic and Community Engagement, Student Affairs, and Sponsored Research & Program.  Dr. Gonzalez is a Fellow of the American Council on Education (ACE) and a E. Kika De La Garza Fellow of the United States Department of Agriculture with an emphasis on Hispanic Serving Institutions. Dr. Gonzalez serves on the national Women’s Network Executive Council for ACE and is a Board member of the ¡Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund. Dr. Gonzalez is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.www.AcademyForLeadershipCommunication.com

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

Networking Dinner  (CUPA-HR Members ONLY)

Sponsored by:

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

Location: Elvira’s Grill (Claremont)

415 W Foothill Blvd
Ste 100
Claremont, CA 91711

Enjoy dinner with your colleagues.


University Location & Directions: 
Campus Map & Meeting Location: Campus Map
Parking Permit and Instructions: ULV Parking Instructions, Map and Kiosk location
Hotel Accommodations:

Sheraton Fairplex Hotel

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Claremont

 *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.