Upcoming events

    • 05/08/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Tower Club, 300 Esplanade Drive, Oxnard CA

     Active Learning: Be Quick About It and Recall More of It

    Ever wish you could read more HR material in less time?  How about minimizing the need to re-read the same material—again? With this “Active Learning” presentation, you will be introduced to a non-traditional approach to processing information that will help you to better remember ideas and concepts—and retain more of what you’ve read.  By practicing with a unique hand-pacer method, you can improve your focus while minimizing distractions. In addition, you will gain insight into the powerful benefits of “pre-reading” documents. You will also discover the warning signs of “sub-vocal reading”—the chief culprit in slowing down our reading speed and comprehension.  This session will conclude with an introduction to memory and recall strategies aimed at helping readers retain information longer and more accurately.  It has been said that reading gives muscle to your memory.  Come to this “Active Learning” presentation and learn how to give your brain a good workout!


    Gary Butterworth is the Manager of Training and Development for the Human Services Agency at the County of Ventura, where he creates and facilitates workshops in communication skills. He is a certified seminar leader who has delivered soft-skills training to participants across western North America. Recognizing his ten years of work as an onsite training specialist, the “Annual Independent Contractors’ Conference” in Kansas City twice honored Gary as “On-Site Trainer of the Year.” 

    Gary holds a master’s degree in Communication Studies from California State University, Northridge. As a part-time faculty member at CSU, Northridge, Gary was awarded “Outstanding Teaching Associate of the Year.”

    Before devoting his career to full-time training and teaching, Gary spent two decades as a noted broadcaster. He was a radio personality for ten years—including a five-year stint on network radio in which his show was heard “live-daily” over stations in the top 100 markets in America. Gary also worked as a local TV weathercaster for ten years, garnering a first place trophy for “Best TV Weather Segment” from the Associated Press of California.


    • 09/11/2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • The Tower Club, 300 Esplanade Drive, Oxnard CA

    The Power of Owning The Problem

    Our speaker, Gina Rae Hendrickson has been a part of the CEO HR Training and Development team for the last few years. Prior to joining the County of Ventura, Gina Rae coached and trained more than 1,900 leaders to prepare them for promotions, building bench strength among leadership for high levels of performance, accountability and productivity. Her corporate clients included a wide range of industries from health care to hi-tech to public sector.

     For eighteen years, Gina Rae negotiated over 2,000 employment mediations for the State of CA and on a federal level for the United States Postal Service. Ms. Hendrickson is a graduate of the Harvard Program on Negotiation and is certified in Crucial Accountability, a methodology for holding people accountable while building strong relationships.


    Just for you, the Busy Human Resource Professional who is juggling a big workload while also addressing the long line of issues that other people bring for you to solve.

    At times, you will be asked to fix something that is someone else's responsibility for what they did or didn't do.

    Who owns the problem anyway?  



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