Event Registration Details



We are looking forward to seeing all of you (virtually) on

Thursday, May 28, 2020 from

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. PT

Register here today!

Join us for a great time of learning, refreshment and networking! We are pleased to announce the theme for our upcoming SoCal CUPA-HR conference – HR Your Strategic Partner: Engagement; The Get Out of Your Head Meeting.


3:00 – 3:10 p.m. – Welcomes from Abbie Kane, SoCal Chapter President, and special guest Rob Shomaker, CUPA-HR’s National vice president and chief operating officer

3:11 – 3:40 p.m. – Keynote Speaker: Shola Richards; motivational speaker, author, and Tedx presenter. Shola is a highly sought-after speaker because of his positive approach to real-life issues.

Shola Richards is a dynamic keynote speaker, the
best-selling author of Making Work Work, the
author of his newest book—Go Together, he’s an
in-demand workplace civility expert, and he is a
positivity writer with a passionate worldwide
following. His articles and wildly-popular Monday
morning “Positivity Solution” email series have
been read by readers in over 160 countries, and his
work has been featured in the Huffington Post,
Forbes, Black Enterprise, Complete Wellbeing
India, Business Insider Australia, and in numerous
other publications all over the world who recognize
him as an authority on workplace happiness and

3:41 – 3:55 p.m. – Wellness Breakout Sessions: (select one)

  • Face Yoga (sitting) – Abbie Kane; SoCal Chapter President
  • Hatha Yoga (standing; allow yourself space to move) – Joanne D. Lorence, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
  • Positivity and the Immune System – Tina Becerra

3:56 – 4:10 p.m. – Best Practices Session: Performance Evaluations and Return to Work (We’ll discuss these topics as a group, so bring your best ideas and questions!)

4:11 – 4:25 p.m. – Guided Meditation; Jennifer Bennett, Certified Reiki Master

4:26 – 4:30 p.m. – Closing comments

Please note that we do have a couple of SoCal Board openings. Nominations are being accepted through June 1. More information can be found here.