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The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council

in partnership with the Employment Development Department presents

Seminar Breakfast Series 2020/2021

Join us for our monthly Seminar Breakfast Series. Experts from our Contra Costa Business community offer valuable insights and information about the challenges facing employers in our state. 

Event Schedule 2020/2021

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(Usually) 3rd Thursday each month 8:00 am to 10:30 am

In-person Seminars:     Members: $45*   Guests: $75

Online Webinars:       Members: $0*   Guests: $25

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Special Member Pricing*

Just one of the many perks of being a CCCEAC member is the discount pricing for our Seminar Breakfast Series, including complimentary tickets to the end of the year Member Appreciation Breakfast. That's a 40% savings!

Webinars are currently free to all members as well!*

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Seminar Breakfast Series

Schedule of Events and Speaker Information

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Upcoming events

    • 27 May 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (PDT)
    • Zoom Webinar

      How do leaders create a bias-free workplace that is rich with diversity? The first most important step is to ensure that your leaders approach team-building by leveraging an attitude of inclusivity.  Without this, little progress can be made and your company is left vulnerable.

      Join us on Thursday May 27th  to learn simple and effective ways to transform your workplace culture into a space where everyone contributes in meaningful ways and your organization thrives.

      Our speaker will share her experience and insights to building the kind of inclusive culture you know your organization can have. You’ll learn:

      1. How inclusion impacts the bottom line.
      2. The research of why current DEI training is counter-productive 
      3. Why we start at the basics and not tackle supremacy and antiracism as a first topic. 
      4. Why do diverse perspectives matter for your company's future?
      5. The importance of psychological safety for performance and innovation.

      About Our Speaker:

      Myra LalDin

      Myra LalDin, a graduate of Harvard University and regular advisor to MIT, began her career consulting in organizational behavior with a focus on inclusion & global competency. Myra quickly identified a problem: despite commanding $8 billion in annual spending, organizational Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training was largely ineffective for–and sometimes counterproductive to–actually changing behavior.

      Myra believes in the power of stories to create empathy, shape values, and share experiences. Working at the intersection of inclusion and technology, Myra founded VR Perspectives and applies her background in business management and cognitive science to build immersive experiences in virtual reality (VR) that allow users to stand in someone else’s shoes and see the world from their perspective.

      • 24 Jun 2021
      • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (PDT)
      • Zoom Webinar

        Business value comes in many forms. What if you could report results like these to your CEO?

        • Cost and time savings, increased quality and customer satisfaction
        • Finding information or experts to help solve problems in One Click
        • Reinforce sharing and reuse to avoid making the same mistakes twice
        • Accelerate innovation and growth
        • Cut time to competency by 50%
        • Help your remote workforce access colleagues with critical expertise
        • Keep critical knowledge from walking out the door

        I believe that you can achieve similar results.

        Successful Knowledge Management programs are built on four pillars: knowledge transfer processes, shaping sharing behaviors, IT tools to manage content and collaboration and capturing meaningful business value to sustain leadership support.

        Learn how to capture business value, find experts, shape sharing behavior and accelerate learning.  This seminar shows you the way.

        About Our Speaker:

        Jeff Stemke

        Jeff is a recognized thought-leader, innovator and knowledge strategist with over 30 years of experience and expertise in organizational knowledge management and knowledge transfer. He designed and championed Chevron’s global knowledge strategy which created multi-billion-dollar cost savings and performance improvement.

        He helps clients create knowledge-driven enterprises that deliver extraordinary business value through innovation, accelerated workforce competency and performance, talent retention and cost reduction.  Jeff’s expertise includes knowledge transfer, collaboration, learning, knowledge and information management, change management, innovation, visualization and SharePoint architecture and information technology. He has incorporated these concepts in Visual-KnowHowTM, a next-generation SharePoint collaboration technology.

        • 22 Jul 2021
        • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (PDT)
        • Zoom Webinar

        We are in times of rapid change and unprecedented uncertainty.  As leaders, we set the tone for how we deal with stress, make decisions, and interact with others.  These are just a few of the Emotional Intelligence skills that are critical to leading change effectively.

        "Change will only be successful if organizations and individuals address the transitions that people experience.  Even with a solid change strategy in place, thoughtful attention to human transition is often the critical missing link organizations need to sustain new initiatives." - William Bridges

        In this session, participants will:

        • Increase their understanding of Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
        • Explore how EQ skills are critical to a post-COVID workplace
        • Learn strategies for cultivating EQ skills most critical for leading change
        • Identify actions for impact to further develop facets of EQ

        After attending this workshop, participants will have actionable strategies to build their EQ skills, as well as an understanding of why EQ is an essential tool for leaders of all size organizations.

        This workshop is ideal for those who:

        • Lead a team or run a small business
        • Want to show up as an effective, empathetic leader
        • Want to lead impactful, lasting change
        • Are curious about how to cultivate EQ skills

        About Our Speaker:

        Estie Briggs

        Estie Briggs is an experienced EQ(tm) coach and change management consultant with a strong track record of developing individuals, teams, and organizations.  Estie has coached leaders at all levels of the organization to develop their emotional intelligence and empower them to lead effective and sustainable change.

        Estie has worked with clients in a range of industries including software development, mortgage, and financial services.  Prior to transitioning to coaching and change management consulting, Estie designed and facilitated leadership development workshops on topics including values based leadership, goal setting, and effective communication.

        In 2015, Estie returned to school to obtain her bachelor's degree in Leadership and Organizational Studies.  She then went on to obtain her masters degree in Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.

        Estie is a Bay Area native, an aspiring homesteader with 15 pet chickens, and a slow but steady runner.  Estie's two most closely held values are time and curiosity.

        Check out more from Estie at her podcast and website.


      The CCCEAC is your connection to information about employment and workforce development. The CCCEAC has been in partnership with the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) since 1980. 

      501c6 non-profit organization 

      • Provides to all employers, low-cost, timely seminars on topics such as employment law, workforce development, human resource practices, and professional development. 
      • Works with the EDD to promote regulations, policies, and procedures that are business friendly. 
      • Provides connections between employers, other EACs, and the EDD at the local and state level. 
      • Partners with the Workforce Development Board on hiring talent, and leveraging resources. 
      • Notifies employers about pending legislation that may impact them. 
      • Provides employer representation on state-level panels, boards, and advisory groups. 

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