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 Export to Your Calendar 2/26/2020
When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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Hyatt Regency
4545 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, California  92660
United States
Presenter: Mira Farka & Sean Jasso, PhD.
Contact: PIHRA Programs Dept

Online registration is available until: 2/24/2020
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2020 Economic Forecast:  What HR Needs to Know


With market volatility all around us, what can we expect in 2020? Economic indicators are widely published in headlines, but what does that mean for our market? We will examine elements of the macro-economy and discuss the impact to California as well as to Orange County. More specifically, we will explore what this means to the HR community.

Participants will learn:

  1.   How Orange County compares to California as well as the national economy
  2.   What to expect in the local labor and housing markets
  3.   Three economic indicators the HR community needs to be aware of in 2020


Program Agenda

7:00am - 7:30am  Registration & Networking
7:30am - 7:45am  Welcome
7:45am - 9:15am  Speaker Presentation + Q&A
9:15am - 9:30am  Raffle & Closing Remarks


Mira Farka, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics, Co-Director, Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.

Dr. Farka joined the Department of Economics at California State University, Fullerton in August 2005. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, New York, in 2004 with concentration in financial economics, monetary policy, and applied macroeconomics. Dr. Farka’s research interests focus on applied topics in the fields of macroeconomics and finance with emphasis on asset prices and monetary policy. She has published in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Empirical Economics, European Financial Managements, and Review of Financial Economics.


Sean Jasso, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine and Management Consulting Consultant.

Dr. Jasso writes, teaches, and consults in the areas of political economy, public policy, strategic marketing, and business ethics. He has worked several years in the hospitality and healthcare industries. He combines his training in service, leadership, and politics into his own consulting practice. His practice services local and national government agencies as well as various global entrepreneurial organizations. Dr. Jasso delivers seminars, workshops, and speeches on the global economy, Sarbanes-Oxley, and leadership.


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This program will be valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

This program has been approved for 1.5 Business recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at www.hrci.org.

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.


Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $40 $50
Guest/Nonmember $55 $65
PIHRA Member In-Transition $35 $45
PIHRA Student Member $30 $40

Online registration closes on Monday, February 24, 2020, at 12:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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