2019 CalGovHR™ Conference & Expo

  • 03/13/2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • 03/15/2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country, 1 Doubletree Dr, Rohnert Park, CA 94928


  • Includes Labor Relations Boot Camp (March 14), President's Dinner Reception (March 14), and Conference Sessions & Professional Headshots (March 15)

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ABOUT THE 2019 CalGovHR CONFERENCE & EXPO™ (MARCH 14 - 15, 2019)

The 2019 CalGovHR Conference & Expo™ features five incredible programs over the course of three days: 1) Executive Leadership Retreat and pre-conference workshops in labor negotiations/costing, workplace investigations, and ADA disability compliance; 2) concurrent sessions on the topics of recruitment, benefits & wellness, labor relations, workers’ compensation, investigations, succession planning, and social media; 3) networking breakfasts, lunches and social/dinner banquet with live entertainment; 4) complimentary professional headshots for use with resumes and online networking; and, 5) career coaching with executive recruiters.   

Simply stated, CalGovHR 2019™ offers an incredible program at an unbeatable price. Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with hundreds of public sector HR professionals while invigorating your career growth!


As a new initiative for 2019, CalGovHR will be offering this exclusive and optional Executive Leadership Retreat for those who hold supervisory, management, and executive leadership positions in HR, including: HR Directors (CHROs), HR Managers, and HR Supervisors. Join us for an all-day Retreat, featuring facilitated discussions guided by three experts in public sector HR, including: HR Consultant and leadership expert, Darlene Rhodes; Executive Director of Civil Service for the City of Long Beach, Kandice Taylor-Sherwood; and, renowned labor and employment attorney, Linda Daube, Esq.

For the leadership assessment exercise, attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Strengthsfinder 2.0 in advance, and are highly encouraged to take the online self-assessment prior to coming to the Retreat. You will leave the Retreat refreshed with plenty of practical ideas, energy, and connections to continue your important leadership role as an agent for change and a leader to build a workforce for tomorrow. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to relax and unwind, but more importantly, to grow and reach new professional heights!


This workshop covers basic principles and legal requirements for California public agencies in employee and labor relations, including legislation, public sector unions (including the recent Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME and Senate Bill 866), contract negotiations, employer-employee relations ordinances, impasse procedures, employee due process, investigations, disciplines, workplace rights of public employees (including Weingarten rights and Skelly rights), Constitutional and First Amendment issues for public sector employees, grievance handling, arbitrations preparation, hearing, and implementation of arbitration decisions, post-arbitration labor relations considerations, unfair labor practice (ULP) charges, mediation, 2019 public sector labor and employment law updates, and current trends. 

Also, attendees will hear firsthand from State Mediation and Conciliation Service (SMCS) of the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) on ways to utilize SMCS in managing an organization's labor relations program, and alternative dispute resolution methods to resolve management-labor conflicts. The training will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, and this course is part of the California-Specific HR Institute™ and can be applied towards the CalGovHR Certified Professional™ (CGHR-CP) designation. Separate registration for this one-day workshop is required by clicking here.


CalGovHR has arranged discounted group rates at two hotel properties for the convenience of our attendees.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country
(Conference Venue & Hotel)

1 Doubletree Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Phone: (707) 584-5466

UPDATE (1/7/19) – The group rate of $149/night is sold out.  As a courtesy to our Conference attendees, the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country has extended an additional limited block of rooms for $169/night (Two-nights minimum with Wednesday and Thursday night stays required).  Attendees may also wish to inquire into Government Rates once the group rate is completely sold, or check availability at the Oxford Suites Sonoma County – Rohnert Park below.

The 2019 CalGovHR Conference & Expo™ will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country. For Conference attendees, a limited number of discounted rooms at the conference group rate are available for as low as $149/night + tax (on a first-come, first-served basis; valid for stays between March 12 through 17, 2019).

For reservations, call (707) 584-5466 and ask for the “NCCIPMA 2019” group rate or click here to access the hotel's group reservation page.  The group reservation cutoff date is February 11, 2019, but rooms are typically sold out before then, so be sure to make your hotel reservation early. The DoubleTree is a pet-friendly hotel; additional pet fee and restrictions apply.

Oxford Suites Sonoma County – Rohnert Park
(Overflow Hotel)

67 Golf Course Drive West
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Phone: (707) 584-0333

The newly-opened Oxford Suites Sonoma County – Rohnert Park offers 163 non-smoking suites with an on-site restaurant and is the perfect hotel choice for those seeking a relaxing getaway in the beautiful wine country. For CalGovHR Conference attendees, the Oxford Suites offers the following “all inclusive” amenities at no additional costs: daily full hot breakfast buffet with eggs to order option, evening reception with two complimentary beverages and light appetizers, heated pool and Jacuzzi, fitness Center with steam room and sauna, wifi, parking, and all suites come with a refrigerator and microwave.

In addition, the Oxford Suites also offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from Sonoma County Airport, the Graton Casino, Bear Republic Brewing Co., and the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country, so you can easily get to and from the 2019 CalGovHR Conference & Expo™ venue without the hassle of driving!

For Conference attendees, a limited number of discounted rooms at the conference group rate are available for as low as $155 (double) or $159 (king)/night + tax (on a first-come, first-served basis; valid for stays between March 12 through 15, 2019; weekend rates extra). Reservations must be made by phone only by calling (707) 584-0333 (ask for the “CalGovHR” group rate). The group reservation cutoff date is February 10, 2019. The Oxford Suites is a pet-friendly hotel; additional pet fee and restrictions apply.


CalGovHR is a SHRM Recertification Provider, and this program is valid for eight (8) PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification for each day of participation. IPMA-HR Certified Professionals (IPMA-CP) and IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professionals (IPMA-SCP) may earn three (3) points of re-certification credits for each day of participation at the Conference.  

For attorneys, CalGovHR will apply for general MCLE credits with the State Bar of California. In addition, the Overcoming Unconscious Bias at Work session has been pre-approved by the State Bar of California for 1.25 hours of MCLE credits (including 1.25 recognition and elimination of bias hours). Proof of attendance will be provided upon request.


For additional information, including the preliminary agenda and program for the 2019 CalGovHR Conference & Expo™, please click here or the cover above to access the 2019 Conference Planning Guide.


Full payment must be received prior to the start of the program. CalGovHR does not provide refunds for training/event cancellations, but registrations are transferable to another attendee for the same program provided the substitute attendee has the same membership status. All requests for transfer of registration fees must be made in writing at least three business days prior to the start of the program. If you cancel your registration without providing a substitute by the deadline as described above, you will forfeit your registration fees. No-shows are non-refundable. CalGovHR’s training program are exclusively for human resources and management personnel, and CalGovHR reserves the right to refuse registration. Please contact info@CalGovHR.org for additional assistance.


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