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    • Wednesday, March 20, 2024
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • Joya Kitchen - 10275 Science Center Dr #150, San Diego, CA 92121
    • 174

    Practical Tips for Complying with California’s New
    Workplace Violence Prevention Law

    Does your organization have a comprehensive workplace violence prevention plan? If so, does it meet the mandates required by California’s new law, SB553? If not, how do you get started?

    This session will be presented by a senior employment attorney and a psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the workplace violence prevention field. The program will cover the basic requirements for compliance with SB553, a new law which requires virtually all California employers to have a workplace violence prevention program. Additionally, components of a “best practices” approach for a comprehensive workplace violence prevention program will be discussed.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Overview of the essential components for compliance with SB553 
    • Understand employer responsibilities
    • Review “best practices” for program implementation and training

      Speaker Bios:

      Suzanne Hoffman, Ph.D. is a California licensed psychologist (PSY15000), organizational consultant and corporate trainer who has worked extensively with a variety of private corporations and public entities, consulting in the areas of workplace violence prevention and organizational development. Her scope of practice also includes individual management coaching and leadership skills training, and she frequently works with Human Resource professionals and executives in both the private and public sectors to develop and hone communication skills and problem-solving abilities to maximize organizational effectiveness. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), California Psychological Association (CPA), and the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals (ATAP).


      Chris Olmsted is an attorney with the employment law firm Ogletree Deakins, and serves as the managing shareholder of the firm’s San Diego office. He provides employment law compliance counseling to businesses. His practice also focuses on the defense of employers in a variety of legal matters, including state and federal court litigation, administrative claims filed with the Labor Commissioner, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the EEOC, and the Employment Development Department.

      A Huge Thank You to our Annual Sponsors! 






      • Thursday, April 18, 2024
      • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • Hilton La Jolla/Torrey Pines, 10950 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037
      • 182


      Unleash the power of dialogue and discovery at the Inaugural SDHR
      Forum Spring Conference where innovation takes center stage through
      concise presentations, dynamic Q&A sessions, and engaging round table discussions. Join us for a transformative experience exploring the latest trends including:

      The Role of AI in HR
      Unlocking the potential of artificial intelligence to revolutionize talent
      management and streamline HR processes

      HR in the Boardroom
      Delve into discussions on the crucial role of HR in the boardroom,
      gaining insights into how strategic HR decisions shape organizational

      Path to CHRO
      Embark on the path to Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) as we
      navigate through career trajectories and leadership strategies

      This conference is not just about HR; it's about redefining the way organizations thrive.

      Sponsorship Opportunities:

      Elevate your impact and become a Sponsor for our Spring Conference! Click here for more information or email

      Don't miss your chance to be part of the HR revolution!

             A Huge Thank You to our Annual Sponsors!  






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    Joya Kitchen
    10275 Science Center Dr #150
    San Diego, CA 92121

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