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February President's Message

Dear PIHRA Members:
 
I am very pleased to tell you about an outstanding new program that PIHRA is offering its members in February.  With Glen Kraemer, PIHRA has developed a reimagined AB 1825 “train-the-trainer” program, offering important information on the changing topic of sexual harassment and abusive conduct prevention.  Glen will provide a fully-compliant 2-hour training session for supervisors.  Attendees then have the option to remain for a 90 minute "train the trainer" session that will build on the preceding supervisor’s training and empower attendees with the tools and information they need to train their staff on an ongoing basis.  Glen is a leading expert in discrimination and harassment claims, and an exceptionally engaging speaker, and we are delighted that he is partnering with us on this event. 

I consider this new program particularly relevant and timely for our members for a couple of reasons.  First, 2015 a recertification year.  Second, AB 1825’s mandatory training requirement has been enhanced by new California legislation (AB 2053), which now requires training on the prevention of abusive conduct, including workplace bullying. 

“Learn, Lead, and Prevent:  Harassment Prevention Training for HR Professionals and their Clients” is being offered in two locations:

February 19, 2015:  Pickwick Gardens Convention Center, Burbank

February 24, 2015:  Hilton Orange County, Costa Mesa

I think you will find this program beneficial and instructive, and I hope to see you at either the Burbank or Costa Mesa location. 

This program—as well as every event PIHRA and its Districts put together—would not take place but for the hard work, talent, and creativity of PIHRA’s many volunteer leaders.  The willingness to take on a volunteer role, while keeping up with a day job and personal obligations, is a demonstration of how much this organization and the HR profession means to so many people.  Without our volunteers, PIHRA would cease to function. 

I recently had the honor to acknowledge and thank three of our recent past presidents:  Wayne Munyer, Richard Propster, and Jenny Roney.  As part of our 70th birthday celebrations, we acknowledged all of our past presidents by posting their names and tenures on our website (http://www.pihra.org/pastpresidents), and it is always a pleasure to run into these dedicated individuals at a PIHRA event. 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Marilyn  

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