Event Registration Details


Join Your Peers at the CUPA-HR SoCal Chapter Conference


Register for our Summer Conference at Westmont College here!

SoCal CUPA-HR Chapter 18/19 Summer Conference:

Westmont College, Santa Barbara
Friday, June 14, 2019 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

Join us for a full day of learning and networking! We are pleased to announce the theme for our upcoming SoCal CUPA-HR conference, Attracting and Retaining Amazing Talent.


9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Check-in (Breakfast will be provided.)

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Opening Comments and new Board announced

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. – Plenary speaker #1 on Attracting Amazing Talent

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. –  Break with sponsor visits

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. – Plenary speaker #2 – How to Implement Positive Psychology in the Workplace by Caroline Adams, Esq.

Bio: Caroline Adams has been delivering presentations and workshops on how to thrive in the workplace for over 10 years. Having worked in the areas of labor relations, employee engagement, and conflict resolution, she has seen first hand what helps people be their best, what gets in their way, and the amazing -or devastating- effects. Caroline has a BA in Psychology and a JD, and is currently Director of the Office of the Ombuds at UC Santa Barbara.

Session Description: “Are you interested in being happier, healthier, and more successful? We spend nearly half of our waking hours working. What can we do to make the most of those hours, as well as the hours when we aren’t at work? Research in positive psychology demonstrates what we need for lasting well-being and happiness. We have the potential to move beyond average to really thrive at work, and in life in general. Building on the work of Martin Seligman and Shawn Achor, we will look at how different factors interact with our happiness, and learn some simple changes that you can make to flourish in work and life.”

12:00-12:45 p.m. – Lunch

12:45 – 1:00 p.m. – Sponsor introductions and prize raffles

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. – Roundtable discussion to share best practice related to attracting and retaining amazing talent.

1:45 – 2:45 p.m. – Plenary speaker #4 – Retaining Amazing Talent

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Closing comments and dismiss

Networking Dinner:

On Thursday, June 13, 2019 there will be a CUPA-HR members-only complementary networking dinner the evening before the conference.  Space is limited to the first 25 who register, so please register early if you plan to attend.

Housing in Santa Barbara:

Please note the it will be a busy weekend in Santa Barbara with other local universities having their graduations that same weekend, so make a hotel reservation early if you plan to stay in the area for the conference. Here is a link to local lodging.

Information on securing a room on Westmont’s campus:

Options: Queen, single/double twin deluxe, and basic twin single/double available for nights before and after conference through the weekend in on campus newer residence hall.

Per night rates: Queen=$150; Single twin deluxe=$95; Double twin (two twin beds) deluxe = $75/pp; Basic Single twin = $70; Basic Double twin=$60/pp.

All above rooms have private bathrooms and air-conditioning and are immediately adjacent to meeting location. Deluxe set up offers more comfort and amenities than standard linens.

Deluxe =Sleep in comfort on a 2” memory foam mattress topper, premium cotton linens, lightweight down alternative duvet and an extra pillow. Also included are 2 luxury cotton bath towels, essential bath amenities, bottled water, and a reading lamp. Available upon request, at no charge (as available): desk fan or floor fan, coffee maker with all you need for a morning cup of coffee, and mini-fridges.

The number to call to make a reservation is 805-565-7254. There will not be a link for individual reservations. Housing reservations will be managed through calls to the Conferences office.

Campus and Parking Maps

Directions to the campus here.

Conference registration is free.


 *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 Ramona Agrela at ragrela@uci.edu.