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Summer of HR Networking!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Maddy Apple
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Expand Your HR Community This Summer!

Summer in Southern California is starting to heat up - it's the perfect time to take a break to cool off, make new connections, expand your professional network, and have a great time!

PIHRA Chapters all over Southern California are hosting vibrant socials in June and July. In fact, so many PIHRA Chapters are hosting socials this Thursday, June 6 that we're nicknaming it Super Social Thursday!

Learn more about the socials happening this Thursday -- and beyond. See below to find the event nearest to you. Forward to your colleagues, and make plans to attend!

Did you know? PIHRA hosts dynamic socials and programs for HR professionals in Southern California year-round. 

PIHRA members receive the best rates to all PIHRA events, and access to vast online tools and digital learning. Learn more about PIHRA Membership Benefits.


Let's dive in, shall we? 



Riverside - Summer Social

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Texas Roadhouse, 370 N McKinley St, Corona, CA 92879

PIHRA Riverside Summer Social - Join us!

PIHRA Riverside would love to have you join your colleagues to socialize and make long lasting connections!

Win, Win, Win!  There’s a great raffle with a prize worth $200.00! Don’t miss out!




North Orange Co - Spring Mixer

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Anaheim White House Restaurant, 887 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805

You're Invited! 

PIHRA North Orange County Invites You To A Spring Mixer!

Join us for a spring networking event at the newly reopened landmark Anaheim White House Restaurant.

Come enjoy delicious appetizers, tasty cocktails, cool raffle prizes and a warm and inviting environment to connect with other HR professionals!

PIHRA North Orange County hopes you will join us for this fun evening!




South Orange Co - 2nd Annual PIHRA South OC Party for a Purpose with WHW

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: WHW/Deja New Clothing Store, 2803 McGaw Ave, Irvine, CA 92614

Mingle and mix with the OC HR community as we celebrate the achievements of WHW. Not only will you be able to network with other HR professionals, you’ll have an opportunity to tour WHW’s facility including Deja New, a unique vintage clothing store which will be open for business during the mixer.

Please clean out your closet and bring any articles of clothing that have made their way out of the rotation. WHW accepts new or gently used men’s and women’s business and casual clothing as well as accessories such as shoes, ties, purses and jewelry as well as full or sample sized hygiene products. 

Also available to you will be a professional photographer. Spruce up your social media profile photos with a new professional retouched head shot for only $25.
Included in your registration fee is a selection of fine red and white wines along with appetizers for your enjoyment.

The PIHRA South OC chapter will be donating 100% of all collected registration fees to WHW.




Burbank/Glendale, Pasadena & Woodland Hills - PIHRA Valley Region Chapters Mega Mixer

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Wildlife Learning Center, 16027 Yarmell St, Sylmar, CA 91342 

Come join our PIHRA Valley Region Chapters Mega Mixer at the Wildlife Learning Center for some good food and company.

Family and children are welcome!

WLC will provide Two biologists to help facilitate and answer questions about WLC and the animals, and Four Animal Interaction Stations:

  • Sloth Encounter
  • Feed a porcupine
  • Meet an eagle owl
  • Feed a giraffe

(While it is not anticipated, if for any reason a particular animal is not available an equal will be substituted.) The center cares for more than 125 species of animals and provides wildlife learning opportunities to school kids and others throughout LA.




PIHRA South Orange Co - Gather and Grow

When: Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Where: WeWork Spectrum Center, 200 Spectrum Center Dr, Suite #300, Irvine, CA 92618

PIHRA South Orange Co presents Networking Social Mixer with HR Presentation:

Gather & Grow: Understanding the "Inner Game" of Higher Performance, presented by Tri Nguyen

Join us Thursday, June 13th, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, for a networking social event with the chance to earn an hour of HR certification with our featured HR presentation, hosted by PIHRA South Orange Co.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Presentation - Gather & Grow: Understanding the "Inner Game" of Higher Performance, presented by Tri Nguyen

HR Leaders deal with employee issues ranging from attendance and lack of engagement to disruptive and potentially destructive behaviors. Solutions such as Company polices and an Employee Handbook, performance improvement plans, progressive disciplinary action and other attempts at re-enforcing positive behaviors often fail or do not result in long-term improvement. They only focus at the surface level. As a result, companies are left with an unengaged workforce while productivity suffers.

Employers need to understand how to dig below the surface and uncover the hidden limiting belief systems that drive disruptive behaviors to impact positive and sustainable changes. This new perspective improves employee performance, connectivity and engagement. More importantly, it brings the HUMAN back in Human Resources.


Tri T. Nguyen is the Founder & Managing Partner of The Wisdom Tri, focusing on inspirational leadership that stimulates innovation throughout the entire organization. As a Vistage International Chair, she facilitates an exclusive CEO Peer Advisory Board and is a trusted advisor and coach to CEOs and business leaders.


Attendees have two convenient options. The Spectrum Center Garage is $7/hour. To avoid fees, it is recommended to park across the street at the Spectrum Center Mall, located Next to P.F. Chang's on Gateway Drive.

Program Agenda

 6:00pm - 6:30pm: Registration & Networking
6:30pm - 6:45pm: Welcome
6:45pm - 7:45pm: Speaker Presentation
7:45pm - 8:00pm: Closing Remarks

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN. Learn more & register!



Club PIHRA - Day at Los Alamitos Race Course/The Fun Side of HR

When: Friday, June 14, 2019 from 3:30pm - 9:00pm
Where: Los Alamitos Race Track, 4961 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720 

Announcing Another Exciting Club PIHRA Event: Day at Los Alamitos Race Course - The Fun Side of HR!

  • Meet other attraction reps and learn how to offer their fun benefits to your employee base!
  • A fun-filled schedule, with networking opportunities, earn 1.0 hour of HR certification credit,
  • food and refreshments, horse racing, and more!

Program Agenda
3:00pm - 3:30pm - Vendor Set Up
3:30pm - 4:30pm - Attendee Check In and Vendor Mixer
4:30pm - 5:00pm - Handicapper Training
5:00pm - 6:00pm - HR Training Presentation, with Andrew J. Hoag/ Fisher & Phillips LLP
6:00pm - 7:00pm - Dinner and Prize Raffle
7:00pm - 9:00pm - Races

Raúl Zermeño is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office. He represents local, regional and national employers in a broad range of labor and employment disputes, including harassment, discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination matters. Furthermore, Raúl represents employers in both individual and class-action litigation alleging violations of wage & hour laws, as well as claims brought under California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA).

Raúl also provides day-to-day preventative counseling to clients on all aspects of the employment process including hiring, disciplinary actions, and terminations. Raúl frequently provides advice to clients regarding its obligations for leaves of absences, the interactive process and reasonable accommodations.

Raúl regularly presents to members of the Los Angeles Latino Chamber of Commerce and is passionate about helping businesses in the community thrive and protect their assets. As a bilingual attorney, he regularly drafts employment policies, conducts workplace investigations and mandated trainings, such as California’s AB1825 Harassment trainings for supervisors, in Spanish.

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN. Learn more & register!


PIHRA Young Professionals - Cocktails & Connections 

When: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Where: Melody 751 N Virgil Ave Los Angeles, CA 90029

PIHRA YP presents Cocktails & Connections! 

PIHRA Young Professionals (YP's) invites you to join us for a night of "Cocktails & Connections." Network with like-minded YP's looking to advance their careers!

Networking is an important part of any professional’s journey - especially when you are a young professional.

Meet the experts in your field, learn and discover their career paths and find out what other paths are out there.

Ask them how they got started and what you can do NOW to get you where you want to be.

Who should attend?

  • Young professionals who are actively working in or are interested in Human Resources
  • HR Pros looking for their next career move
  • HR Pros looking to hire their next HR Professional 

Online registration open. Learn more and register!


Santa Clarita - A Night of Appreciation/Networking Event  

When: Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: Salt Creek Grille, 24415 Town Center Dr #115, Valencia, CA 91355

A NIGHT OF APPRECIATION! PIHRA Santa Clarita Networking Event

Please join us for the annual SCV-PIHRA after hours networking event.

Celebrate the summer season with your fellow PIHRA Santa Clarita members and friends!

Join us for a fun networking event and relaxing cocktail party at Salt Creek Grille. The chef will prepare a delicious selection of hors d'oeuvres accompanied by wine and beer.

We hope that you can join us for an evening out with a group of outstanding HR professionals. Register now!

Great raffle prizes!!

50% of all opportunity drawing proceeds to benefit PIHRA Foundation.
Opportunity drawing tickets: 1 for $5, 3 for $10 and 10 for $20!
Drawings will be held at 7:00pm. Must be present to win.

Come to eat, drink, mingle, network and meet some great people.

Online registration open. Learn more and register!


Ventura County, Woodland Hills & NHRA - PIHRA & NHRA Summer Mega Mixer


When: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Where: Bogie's Restaurant, 32001 Agoura Road, Westlake Village, CA 91361

Summer Mega Mixer and Networking Event for HR Professionals!

Hosted and Sponsored By PIHRA Ventura County, PIHRA Woodland Hills, and NHRA Ventura Chapters

Please join us for our annual summer Bogie's mixer!

Come to eat, drink, mingle, network and meet some great people.

Bring an HR Colleague and don't forget your business cards!


ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN: Learn more and register!



Cheers, and happy networking!

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