Rock Solid Leadership Seminar
"4 SIMPLE STEPS TO BUILDING WINNING TEAMS"
A condensed 90 minute Leadership Training with Emotional Intelligence experts Dr. Laura Ciel and William Poett, co-authors of Rock Solid From the Bedroom to the Boardroom.
Save the Date May 24th 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce
600 Hampshire Road, Suite 200, Thousand Oaks, CA 93061
Early Bird Special $27 - $47 at the door
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Learn how Emotionally Intelligent Leaders are changing how we think about business, our teams and ourselves
About Dr. Laura Ciel and William Poett, Co-Founders Life Advance International.
Dr. Laura inspires transformation through her open heart, clarity, integrity and intense passion for anyone to have the opportunity to live a full and vibrant life, no matter the circumstances. She has a BA in Economics/Business from UCLA, an MA and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and has studied at the Université de Grenoble in France as well as the Coaches Training Institute (CTI France). She has worked for almost 30 years with individuals and teams facing challenging and/or tragic situations and knows the power of love and the gift of being true to yourself.
William believes that love is the most powerful force on earth and service the highest calling. Holding 11 degrees of Black Belt and a former close quarter combat instructor, Bill is author of the breakthrough training book The ABC's of Peak Performers and Live and Love Fearlessly. Bill’s martial arts background brings a no nonsense approach to our teams and the clients that we serve. After thirty years as a Peak Performance expert, training members of America’s most elite military, corporate, and athletic teams, Bill is ready, willing and able to serve you.
Women United, an affinity group within United Way of Ventura County is hosting its second Annual Luncheon on Thursday, May 17 at the California Lutheran University, Gilbert Sports & Fitness Center. Proceeds from the luncheon will support programs targeting single-mothers in need in Ventura County who are committed to improving their station in life. “We’re excited to host our second annual luncheon, along with co-hosts California Lutheran University and Sage Publishing and our Event Sponsor Procter and Gamble. Our goal for this luncheon is twofold – we want to raise lots of money to assist single moms in the county and more importantly, we want to build awareness about United Women and its mission,” said Leanne Neilson, Chair of Women United.
The keynote speaker for the luncheon is Dr. Brenda Combs. She is an inspirational, single mother, and an educated speaker that brings her story to life. From rags to riches, from homeless to hero. She once was a homeless crack addict, and criminal, and now she is a highly respected professional speaker that has earned her doctorate. She is a leader in society with an emphasis on education. “We are so fortunate to have Dr. Brenda Combs as our speaker for our second luncheon. She knows firsthand the plight of the single-mother; she is an extraordinary speaker,” said Erin Simqui, Event Chair.
The luncheon will kick-off at 11:00 a.m. with check-in and networking and from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. – sit down luncheon, guest speaker, educational awards presented to our 3 Ventura County Community College single mother students, followed by a questions and answers session. Sponsorship opportunities and tables are available at the following levels:
For more information about the Women United Second Annual Luncheon and to purchase a table or individual tickets go to www.vcunitedway.org. To become an event sponsor or for information on joining Women United please contact Vicki Raven at 805-485-6288, ext. 229 or email Vicki.Raven@vcunitedway.org. The deadline for sponsorships and ticket/table purchases is May 11.
About Women United:The mission of the United Way of Ventura County’s Women United is to mobilize the power of women as change-makers, creating a community where women, families and communities thrive. Its main focus is supporting single-mothers and empowering them through financial capability and education, which is a critical first step to building stronger communities. Women United is comprised of a diverse group of women leaders who are engaged with philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy.
Oxnard will hold its special city council recall election today, May 1. Business leaders are strongly encouraged to participate by voting and urging employees, colleagues and family members to do the same. The recall election will likely see a very light voter turnout (maybe 10%).
For voters not familiar with the special election, Oxnard City Clerk Michelle Ascencion has published an informational video to explain the purpose and process.
The Oxnard 2020 coalition of business, labor and public safety has launched a "complete the ballot" campaign. The Oxnard Chamber is a member of that coalition.
In addition, the Oxnard Chamber has endorsed Miguel Lopez for mayor. "The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce opposed the city council recall election when petitions were being circulated among voters. However, the recall is here. If the current mayor is recalled, we believe the best candidate to succeed him is Miguel Lopez. Miguel is an open-minded champion for Oxnard and would assume office without any preconceived agendas," said Oxnard Chamber CEO Nancy Lindholm.
The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce, along with many of Oxnard's businesses and residents, looks forward to the recall election completion and hopes the city can get back to normal business.
The California Chamber of Commerce has released its list of job creator bills, calling attention to 11 bills that will stimulate the economy and improve the state’s jobs climate.
Since 2008, the CalChamber has identified bills that will encourage employers to invest resources back into the economy and local communities rather than spend them on unnecessary government-imposed costs.
Job creating legislation promotes the following policies:
The 2018 job creator bill list follows:
AB 1734 (Calderon; D-Whittier) Extension of Film Tax Credits -- Extends California’s current tax credit for motion picture and television productions, which has a sunset date of July 1, 2020, for an additional five years, continuing the success of this tax credit, which has brought more film and television production jobs to this state and has increased business to California.
AB 1743 (O’Donnell; D-Long Beach) Career Technical Education -- Reauthorizes and provides appropriations for the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant program, which provides students with necessary training and education to prepare them for a variety of career options.
AB 2016 (Fong; R-Bakersfield) Private Attorneys General Act — Mitigates the financial threat of frivolous litigation by requiring that plaintiffs provide a more detailed account of the allegations in the required Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) notice, allowing an employer to utilize these financial resources to grow their workforce instead.
AB 2482 (Voepel; R-Santee) Flexible Workweek — Allows for an employee-selected flexible work schedule and relieves employers of the administrative cost and burden of adopting an alternative workweek schedule per division, which accommodates employees, helps retain employees, and allows the employer to invest these savings into growing its workforce.
AB 2509 (Waldron; R-Escondido) Employee Flexibility -- Provides non-exempt employees, who work a traditional 8-hour day schedule, the opportunity to request an on-duty meal period in order to leave work 30 minutes earlier, which helps accommodate employee requests, retain employees, and offer more flexible work arrangements.
AB 2770 (Irwin; D-Thousand Oaks) Sexual Harassment Employer/Employee Protection -- Codifies case law to ensure victims of sexual harassment and employers are not sued for defamation by the alleged harasser when a complaint of sexual harassment is made and the employer conducts its internal investigation. This bill also provides additional protections to employers by expressly allowing employers to inform potential employers about the sexual harassment investigation and findings. Reducing the cost of frivolous litigation allows an employer to utilize these financial resources to grow its workforce.
AB 2907 (Flora; R-Ripon) Private Attorneys General Act -- Provides employers with a reasonable opportunity to cure specific Labor Code violations before being subject to costly and frivolous litigation under the Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), allowing an employer to invest this financial savings into growing its workforce.
AB 2936 (Nazarian; D-Sherman Oaks) Extension of Film Tax Credits -- Extends California’s current tax credit for motion picture and television productions, which has a sunset date of July 1, 2020, for an additional five years, continuing the success of this tax credit, which has brought more film and television production jobs to this state and has increased business to California companies that supply productions with goods and services.
SB 832 (Portantino;D-La Cañada Flintridge) Extension of Film Tax Credits -- Extends California’s current tax credit for motion picture and television productions, which has a sunset date of July 1, 2020, for an additional five years, continuing the success of this tax credit, which has brought more film and television production jobs to this state and has increased business to California companies that supply productions with goods and services.
SB 951 (Mitchell; D-Los Angeles) Extension of Film Tax Credits -- Extends California’s current tax credit for motion picture and television productions, which has a sunset date of July 1, 2020, for an additional five years, continuing the success of this tax credit, which has brought more film and television production jobs to this state and has increased business to California companies that supply productions with goods and services.
SB 1243(Portantino; D-La Cañada Flintridge) Career Training Education — Establishes the California State Pathways in Technology (CA P-TECH) program, to encourage and assist selected schools, in a public-private partnership, to prepare students for high-skilled, high demand jobs in technology, manufacturing, health care and finance.
For more information on the 2018 job creator bills, visit www.calchamber.com/jobcreators.
Christy Madden is a Sr. Deputy Executive Officer for Community Development Division in County Executive Office, administering HUD Entitlement grants and Countywide Continuum of Care funding for homeless programs and services. She actively participates in several County initiatives including Pay for Success, promoting outcomes-based contracting, innovative financing, data integration, and pursuing system improvements to enhance service delivery by strengthening community, non-profit, and local government partnerships. Specific emphasis is placed on high frequency users of publicly funded systems of care, particularly for persons who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Find out what collaboration is taking place on addressing the increasing challenge of homelessness in Ventura County. Ms. Madden will offer her perspective and insight.
Please join us on May 10 at the Knowledge & Networking Lunch at River Ridge Golf Club, 2401 W. Vineyard Avenue. Check-in and networking begin at 11:30. Lunch is at noon with the program to follow. Program introduction by Ventura County Supervisor John Zaragoza.
Advance reservations are required and are discounted for Chamber members if made by May 7.