#RealHR Los Angeles – Taming the Rogue Executive

PIHRA #RealHR Los Angeles – Taming the Rogue Executive

PIHRA announces the launch of PIHRA #RealHR! A high level HR program fusing networking with a learner centric discussion

RealHR Los Angeles - Taming the Rogue Executive

The HR community comes to PIHRA for the real deal.

#RealHR Taming the Rogue Executive is designed as an interactive discussion in an exciting and entertaining format. Hosted in collaboration with PIHRA Los Angeles, #RealHR Los Angeles is the spot where the human resources community can relax and talk about real life stories, ask questions and create solutions together. Register now, space is limited!

“I’m excited to hear more on this topic,” says a PIHRA member who registered for the event. “I have to deal with a lot of managers who want to do their own thing.”

We all know that HR professionals don’t usually win popularity contests in the workplace (Why We Love to Hate HR…and What HR Can Do About It, HBR, July-August 2015). Nonetheless, HR professionals must continue to assist organizations in complying with labor law and remaining competitive from a corporate culture and human capital perspective. This program will provide attendees a venue to share experiences and practical ideas to be better leaders, persuaders and decision-makers.

Let’s not forget the social factor. #RealHR Los Angeles will be a great opportunity to meet over 75 of Los Angeles’ most influential HR professionals. We’ll be at Elevate Lounge, a penthouse venue in the heart of the Downtown’s business district. It’s one of the sleekest and most modern ultra-lounges in Los Angeles. DJ to the Stars, DJ Dave, will kick off the event with some smooth jazz and R&B, and a selection of appetizers will be served. Plus, your registration includes a drink of your choice. We know you know, but a friendly reminder never hurts – please drink responsibly.


Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 (Save the date!)
Time: 6:00 – 8:30pm
Location: Elevate Lounge, 811 Wilshire Blvd, 21st Floor, DTLA
Parking: Consider ubering or catching the metro over. Valet parking is $10 and available on Lebanon Street, accessible via Wilshire Boulevard between Flower Street and Figueroa Street. Drive carefully.
Recertification Credit: YES!

Please visit mypihra.org/realhr-la for additional details or call PIHRA at (310) 416-1210 ext. 810. We’d love to hear from you.

Meet the Panel

This group of HR professionals will kick off the Taming the Rogue Executive discussion through a lightening round of moderated questions. The audience will then have a chance to share their experiences, comments and questions so we can all be better influencers.

RealHR Los Angeles panelist Stacey LewisStacey Lewis is the Director of Human Resources for the Port of Long Beach, the second-busiest seaport in the United States, with approximately 550 employees and generates annual operating revenues in excess of $300 million.

Ms. Lewis has over 30 years of professional human resources experience, both in the private and public sectors. A dynamic and well-sought after “transformational” speaker, Ms. Lewis received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of the Pacific. She also holds a Human Resources Management Certification from Loyola Marymount University, a Senior Professional Human Resources Certification (SPHR) from HRCI, Senior Certified Professional from (SHRM-SCP) and a senior professional Human Resources Certification (IPMA-SCP) from IPMA-HR. She is currently serving as a Commissioner on the Long Beach Unified School District Personnel Commission, as well as holding several leadership positions on a number of local boards.

RealHR Los Angeles panelist David Llewelyn SamuelsDavid Llewelyn Samuels brings over 25 years of professional experience in senior leadership, strategy development, organizational development to his executive coaching and leadership development business.

Over 20 of those years, he led several change management initiatives, sponsored corporate-wide mentorship programs, on-boarding and development programs, and employee engagement and retention programs in his role as a business leader.

He is consistently sought out as an internal expert on best practices in leadership, organizational development, and employee engagement. In his last leadership position at the largest Utility company in California, his expertise in the areas of leadership and culture allowed him to craft his own position.

RealHR Los Angeles panelist Dr. Samantha BroitmanDr. Samantha Broitman is on the faculty of the USC Masters in Applied Psychology Program and an organizational development consultant.

Prior to teaching, Dr. Broitman served in organizational development and human resources roles at Warner Bros. Entertainment, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and consulted for several boutique consulting firms, as well as PricewaterhouseCoopers.


RealHR Los Angeles moderator Stacey GordonStacey A. Gordon is a sought after keynote speaker and diversity & inclusion strategist. She has worked with clients such as Disney, KPMG, LinkedIn, Human Capital Institute, USC, Pepperdine University and has been invited to write career and diversity related articles for Forbes, Essence and Monster.com. She is the author of a book titled The Successful Interview: 99 Questions to Ask and Answer (and Some You Shouldn’t), and authored and developed four LinkedIn e-learning courses titled Recruiting for Diversity, Awareness of Unconscious Bias, Making a Career Change and Writing a Resume, which collectively have earned nearly one million views.

Stacey earned her MBA from Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business & Management. She is an Adjunct Professor at Phillips Graduate University, and develops and manages professional development programs for Professionals In Human Resources Association, the largest SHRM affiliate in the country.

We are delighted to have Stacey moderate the panel.

Special thanks to #RealHR Los Angeles Sponsors


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