Sonoma County Farm Bureau

Human Resource Seminar Series

Sonoma County Farm Bureau has partnered with the Agricultural Personnel Management Association, the Californian Grower Foundation and Farm Employers Labor Service to offer a series of courses in Sonoma County designed specifically for agricultural human resources professionals and others who address personnel matters for their company.

Certificate Program in Agricultural Human Resource Management consists of eight core courses that are required for the certificate, along with one elective. Participants may take courses in any sequence.  Graduates of this program will earn a prestigious designation of Human Resource Professional in Agriculture (HRPA). Classes can also be taken individually.

This program addresses the everyday challenges that HR practitioners confront in the unique Agricultural arena.  With a hands-on curriculum that can be implemented as you learn, the program is designed for working professionals, with classes scheduled strategically to minimize disruption to your work.  We encourage you to join us and stay current on emerging trends in human resources, law, legislation and business management strategies.

Please contact Julia Belliard, APMA Executive Director for more information at (831) 224-2735 or email apma20@pacbell.net

Course 202: Workers’ Compensation in CA: History, Law and Application

Location:

Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Date:

Canceled

Topics include:

This seminar will give a history and overview of Workers’ Compensation in California including recent developments and updates in case law. Topics will include disability rating systems, handling new claims and the medical treatment process, among others.

  • Introduction of Workers’ Compensation, History, Recent Developments
  • How to Handle a New Claim/ Investigating a Claim
  • TD/ PD (Pre and Post SB 899), Disability Ratings and Restrictions, Apportionment
  • Medical Treatment, Medical Provider Networks (MPNs), AME/QME AMA Guides
  • ACOEM, Vocational Rehabilitation and Supplemental Job Displacement Vouchers
  • Common Pitfalls, Overlap of FMLA, ADA, and Workers Compensation.

Registration: Cost: $70/participant for members of co-sponsoring organizations $90/participant for non-members. Please register by November 29.

RSVP Required: Please download the RSVP form.pdf

Please submit your registration and payment to: APMA, 512 Pajaro Street, Suite 7, Salinas, CA 93901 or via FAX (831) 422-7318 or register online at www.agpersonnel.org

For more information: Contact Julia Belliard, Executive Director - APMA at (831) 422-8023.

Classes Scheduled For:

Date

Time

Language

Members

Non-Members

December 12

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

English

$70

$90

Course 203: Safety and Health Regulations and Requirements in Agriculture

Location:

Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Date

December 19, 2012

Past Courses:

Course 107: Information and Cost Analysis in Human Resources Management

Location:

Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Date

August 15, 2012

Course 106: Human Resource Department

Location:

Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Date

July 25, 2012

Course 105: Managing Employee Benefit Programs

Location:

Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Date

June 13, 2012

Course 104: Managing Employee Compensation Programs

Location:

Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Date:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 

Time:

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (with lunch provided from 12-12:30 p.m.)

Competitive compensation is one of the major issues every organization must face in balancing productivity with cost. This course explores current concepts, approaches, and techniques that shape the development of compensation strategy, plans, and policy. Students also learn approaches for communicating compensation programs to employees and for monitoring the effectiveness of compensation policy.

Topics include:

  • Competitive salary analysis and labor market dynamics
  • Salary administration, incentive plans, stock option programs, and deferred compensation
  • Budgeting underlying the development of compensation programs
  • Design of compensation packages
  • Executive compensation strategies
  • Compensation theories

Registration: Cost: $150/participant for members of co-sponsoring organizations $195/participant for non-members

RSVP Required: Please download the RSVP form.pdf

Please submit your registration and payment to: APMA, 512 Pajaro Street, Suite 7, Salinas, CA 93901 or via FAX (831) 422-7318 or register online at www.agpersonnel.org. 

For more information: Contact Julia Belliard, Executive Director - APMA at (831) 422-8023.

Course 103: Effective Recruitment, Selection & Retention

Lourdes

Location: Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 

Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (with lunch provided from 12-12:30 p.m.)

Finding the right employees to fit an organization’s needs is a challenging task. This course examines concepts essential for effective staff recruitment, selection, and retention. Students also examine the diverse ways organizations view employees, and what organizational practices are effective to retain quality staff.

Topics include:

  • Recruitment techniques
  • Job descriptions
  • Assessment, including interviewing, testing, and background investigations
  • Legal requirements
  • Employee orientation
  • Outplacement of staffing needs
  • Staffing accountability
  • Retention strategies
  • Diversity in the workplace

Registration:
Cost: $150/participant for members of co-sponsoring organizations $195/participant for non-members

RSVP Required: 

Please download the RSVP form.pdf

Please submit your registration and payment to:  

APMA, 512 Pajaro Street, Suite 7, Salinas, CA 93901 or via FAX (831) 422-7318 or register online at www.agpersonnel.org. 

For more information:
Contact Julia Belliard, Executive Director - APMA at (831) 422-8023.

Date

Time

Language

Members

Non-Members

Wednesday, April 25

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

English

$150

$195

COURSE 102: INTRODUCTION TO LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAWS Presenter: Ronald Barsamian - Attorney, Barsamian & Moody

Ron Barsamian

Location:

Sonoma County Farm Bureau, 3589 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Date:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 

Time:

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (with lunch provided from 12-12:30 p.m.)

This session will provide an overview of the California and Federal labor and employment laws affecting agriculture, including wage and hour, harassment and discrimination, farm labor contractor regulation, union organizing and mandatory leaves of absence.

This program received 6 hours of re-certification general credit hours towards PHR, SPHR and GPHR from the Human Resource Certification Institute - please contact the APMA office at (831) 422-8023 for more program ID.

Registration: Cost: $150/participant for members of co-sponsoring organizations $195/participant for non-members

RSVP Required: Please download the RSVP form.pdf

Please submit your registration and payment to:  APMA, 512 Pajaro Street, Suite 7, Salinas, CA 93901 or via FAX (831) 422-7318 or register online at www.agpersonnel.org. 

For more information: Contact Julia Belliard, Executive Director - APMA at (831) 422-8023.

Classes Scheduled For:

Date

Time

Language

Members

Non-Members

Wednesday,
March 21

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

English

$150

$195

Download: Training Registration Form.pdf

RSE 101: ELEMENTS OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Lourdes

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Location: Sonoma County Farm Bureau,
3589 Westwind Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (with lunch provided from 12-12:30 p.m.)
Presenter: Lourdes Gonzalez, MBA, CIHM, CLCS, AFIS Risk Management Consultant/ Account Executive - Pan American Insurance Agency, Inc.

Course Description:
As an introduction to Human Resource Management (HRM), this survey course provides an overview of basic elements, including understanding the functions of HRM in an organization, typical designs of HRM departments, the responsibilities of HRM personnel, various roles HRM specialists have, and career options for prospective HRM employees.

Topics include:

  • Typical HRM functions within an organization such as job analysis, recruitment and selection, organizational change, training and development, performance management, compensation/ benefits, safety and health, collective bargaining, internal employee relations, and legal aspects of HRM.
  • HRM as a business partner.
  • Purpose of HRM in an organizational environment.
  • Expectations of CEOs and CFOs for HRM departments.
  • Designs and structures of HRM/ Personnel departments.
  • Importance of HRM in employee/ labor relations.
  • Careers and specialties in HRM.

This program received 6 hours of re-certification general credit toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR from Human Resource Certification Institute.  

Classes Scheduled For:

Date

Time

Language

Members

Non-Members

Wednesday, February 15

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

English

$150

$195

Download: Training Registration Form.pdf

 

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