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When: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Where: Hyatt Regency
4545 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, California  92660
United States
Presenter: Peggy O'Neill
Contact: Carol Gefis

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PIHRA South Orange Co

EMPATHY - Your Next Superpower:  Cultivating
What Could Be Your Most Important Business Skill
presented by Peggy O'Neill


Most leaders are aware that empathy is an essential ingredient in effective interaction with their workers and that it nurtures trust, loyalty, and honesty. But many leaders struggle with knowing how to summon up this unseen, unfamiliar and somewhat mysterious entity called empathy. In this interactive program Peggy will provide the group with effective stories, tools, techniques and exercises that will demystify and shed light on empathy— what it is, how it works, and how you can develop and strengthen your empathy muscle.

Three Take-Aways:

  1. Learn to listen with whole-hearted presence so employees feel heard and seen for more effective communication;
  2. Develop the skill of understanding employee’s perspectives and feelings
  3. Use that understanding to guide your actions, to connect authentically with employees


Program Agenda

7:00am - 7:30am: Registration & Networking
7:30am - 8:00am: Welcome
8:00am - 9:00am: Speaker Presentation
9:00am - 9:10am: Raffle & Closing Remarks




Award-winning speaker and author, Peggy O’Neill knows very well what it takes to be happy and thrive amidst the challenges of being significantly different. From the soaring height of 3’8”, Peggy has fought the good fight— and won!
Throughout her life, Peggy has grappled with prejudice, exclusion, and rejection. She’s had lots of practice mastering skills like bridging differences, breaking through unconscious bias, and finding common ground.

Peggy has presented to many high-profile companies such as FEMA, Chase Bank, Texaco, EPA. With a background in psychotherapy and 20 years of speaking, Peggy brings her expertise to assist organizations in taking a firm stand for diversity. Her goal is to see you achieve your goals around inclusion, respect and equality. She has authored 5 books, and celebrates her daily life in Ojai, CA. 


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This program is valid for 1.0 PDC for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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This program has been approved for 1.0 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

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Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $40
Guest/Nonmember $50 $60
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $35
PIHRA Student Member $25 $35

Online registration closes on Monday, May 27, 2019, at 12:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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