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Coming Up with #PIHRAYP:
The Millennial Guide to a Thriving Career
Thursday, October 11 . 5:30pm - 9:00pm . Anaheim, CA
Planting the Seeds of Success
Saturday, September 8 . 9:00am - 2:00pm . Silver Lake
PIHRA Young Professionals at the 2018 California HR Conference
Improv Night with Upright Citizens Brigade
Monday, August 27 . 6:15pm - 8:00pm . Long Beach
Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Check-in opens at 5:30pm
|At the 2018 California HR Conference, #PIHRAYP hosted an interactive workshop with Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB) for Young Professionals. The UCB Improv comedy teams routinely create funny performances on the fly. In this interactive workshop you’ll learn the comedy fundamentals that double as professional skills with performers from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.
Experience how comedians use “Yes And” to upgrade communicating, and test practical tools to be more creative and productive with coworkers. You’ll leave this session with simple improv principles that will make collaborations at work exciting, rewarding and intuitive.
It’s also fun! And no one will be forced on stage – we promise.
Make your first instinct to support an idea. Productive collaborations and conversations are on the other side of “Yes, And.”
Truth in Comedy
We are drawn to authenticity. Think of being yourself as a tool to increase understanding, persuasiveness and trust.
Think on Your Feet
Everyone wants to be able to think fast, especially under pressure. There’s no substitute for preparation, but being present can help you roll with the unexpected in the moment.
Read The Room
Plans and preparation are great just don’t let get in your way during a presentation. Being present helps you roll with the unexpected and keeps your presentations engaging.
Listen to the very last word. Resist the urge to start formulating what you’ll say while the other person is still talking
5:30pm – Check in
6:15-6:30pm – Official PIHRA Young Professionals Welcome
6:30-6:45pm – Introductions
6:45-8:15pm – Improv Program
8:15-8:30pm – Raffles & Closing remarks
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The PIHRA YP Program is designed to invest in the future leaders of the HR profession, most importantly, giving them the opportunity to build a network within their own community, and with more seasoned HR professionals. PIHRA YP provides the visibility and the tools necessary to help empower young HR professionals to become successful change agents.
Check out what we've been up to in the greater Los Angeles area.
Build Your Personal Brand
Saturday, June 30 at Pepperdine West LA Campus
Participants learned how to build their resume and acquire tips on how to utilize their LinkedIn network to create new opportunities, strategies to market themselves to employers, tips on how to take their career to the next level, learn how to attract identify and pursue new opportunities.
Lunch & Learn at the Races
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Santa Anita Race Park
We learned about leadership styles and how to best position ourselves as leaders in 2018, and enjoyed our time at the Santa Anita Race Park.
Jingle & Mingle
Wenesday, December 13, 2017 at Orchid Bar | Kitchen in Downtown LA
We networked and celebrated the end of 2017 together!
Magic & Mentorship: Unveiling the Tricks of the HR Trade
Monday, August 28, 2017 at the California HR Conference in Long Beach
The night featured an amazing magic show, followed by an inspiring time of speed mentoring with top HR professionals, networking, food and drinks!
Keep Separation from Brewing: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y, and Millenials
Thursday, June 22, 2017 in Huntington Beach
How to grow as a YP leader and work better together!
Transitioning from College to Professional Life
Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Montebello
PIHRA Young Professionals explored the transition from college to professional life!
Taking Your Career to the Next Level: Developing yourself, your brand, and your business skills
Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Redondo Beach
PIHRA Young Professionals met on Thursday, March 23 at the beautiful beachfront Bluewater Grill in Redondo Beach! We heard from renowned speaker and HR Coach, Pamela Green, as she guided and encouraged YPs to reach our career goals.
YP Serve & Celebrate!
Saturday, December 3, 2016 in Orange County
The YPs gave back this holiday season and helped to bring joy to children in Orange County by volunteering with Orange County Toys for Tots. We celebrated our service with a mixer following the volunteer event.
Harnessing the Power of Differences: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges
PIHRA YP at the California HR Conference
Monday, August 29, 2016 at The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach
In August we joined the conversation with other young professionals about diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The panel was led by top diversity leaders and members of the PIHRAYP Leadership Committee and hosted in conjunction with the California HR Conference.
Mentoring 101: Why, What and How of Being and Having a Mentor
Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Downtown LA
In June we learned about the art of mentoring - how to create, develop, and build on the mentoring relationship all while enjoying appetizers and drinks brewed at Mumford Brewing Company in Downtown LA.
GETTING AHEAD OF THE PACK: PIHRA YP Day At The Races!
Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Santa Anita
The PIHRA Young Professionals gathered on Saturday, March 5 at the Santa Anita Race Track for Getting Ahead of the Pack: YP Day at the Races.
Southern California’s finest HR Mentor Professionals discussed how they got “ahead of the pack”. The day was filled with chances to network with mentors and fellow YPs, and of course - enjoy the races!
PIHRA YP JINGLE JANGLE MIX & MINGLE
@ Hyatt The Pike Long Beach, 12/10/2015
We mixed and mingled, learned from our incredible panel of HR experts, donated gifts to the Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital in Long Beach, all while showing off our best holiday sweaters!
PIHRA Young Professionals at the California HR Conference:
Mixing, Mingling & Mentoring
@ Anaheim Marriott, 8/31/2015
The PIHRA YP Speed Mentoring event at CAHR15 was an incredible opportunity to quick-connect with senior HR professionals while learning about bourbon and bacon. Can you say chocolate-covered bacon? The event was a smash hit, complete with Thor selfies and an impromptu dance party. Young professionals walked away with new knowledge to apply to their career, and the mentors had a blast sharing their wisdom. We hope to see you all at our next event!
PIHRA Young Professionals Urban Art Night Out
@ KGB Studios, 6/25/2015
PIHRA’s Young Professionals (YPs) launch event on June 25 was a tremendous success. We exceeded our expectations with over 90 young professionals and guests, including members of our wonderful PIHRA Board and PIHRA Location leaders. It was wonderful to watch everyone introducing themselves without hesitation, laughing, asking questions and sharing information and stories.
“I had fun meeting all types of people tonight. As a young HR professional, it’s hard to find a space to connect with people…. this is the type of space that I need to connect with people and ask questions.”
Young Professional, PIHRA Member