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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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Seminar Breakfast Series

Schedule of Events and Speaker Information

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Upcoming events

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

      One of the toughest problems HR professionals face is providing effective learning methods to help their employees measurably meet and exceed business objectives. 

      What if you could report extraordinary money-saving results to your CEO? 

      Results like Chevron saving billions by developing best practices or using a knowledge-sharing Q&A website to enable their refineries to save $100 million by knowledge transfer.   

      The undeniable return on investment can be found by:  

      • Increasing cost or time savings, quality, or customer satisfaction
      • Quickly finding information or experts to help solve problems   
      • Helping employees avoid making the same mistakes twice  
      • Decreasing the time to upskill employees to competency level by 50% 
      • Accessing remote workforce colleagues with critical expertise  
      • Keeping critical knowledge from walking out the door  

      Your CEO will take notice of results like these.  

      Our June seminar speaker will show you how you can achieve similar results with a successful knowledge management program.  In this presentation, you will learn about:

      1. The four pillars of successful knowledge management programs;
      2. What tools are available to implement in your business; and
      3. How to integrate these tools for your workforce.

      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.

      Knowledge Transfer Processes:

      Knowledge-Sharing 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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