Northern California Chapter -
International Public Management Association - Human Resources

Proud Recipient of the 2017 IPMA-HR Chapter Award for Excellence and
2017 WRIPMA-HR Outstanding Chapter Award


Join us at one of our upcoming events.

Upcoming events

    • 08/01/2018
    • 2 sessions
    • City of San Mateo & City of Hayward

    New Special Half-Day
    Professional Development Workshop

    Labor Relations in a Post-Janus World

    August 1, 2018 (Wednesday)

    Morning Session
    (8:30 - 11:30 a.m.)
    San Mateo City Hall
    330 W. 20th Ave., San Mateo, CA 94403

    This training location is accessible by public transportation via Caltrain and SamTrans. Limited parking options may be available; click here for additional details.

    Afternoon Session
    (1:30 - 4:30 p.m.)
    Hayward City Hall
    777 B St., Hayward, CA 94541

    This training location is accessible by public transportation via BART (Hayward City Hall is located directly across from the Hayward BART Station). Limited parking options may be available; click here for additional details.

    On June 27, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its much anticipated decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31.  The Court held that an Illinois law requiring public employees to pay agency fees violates the First Amendment, and States, local public agencies and public sector unions may no longer require public employees to pay agency fees without their consent. Accordingly, neither an agency fee or any other payment to the union may be deducted from a nonmember’s wages, nor may any other attempt be made to collect such a payment, unless the employee affirmatively consents to the payment and expressly waives their First Amendment rights.  On the same day, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 866 ("SB 866") in response to the Court’s decision, which makes compliance with Janus even more complex for California public agency employers. 

    Join renowned labor and employment attorneys, Monna Radulovich and Christopher Boucher, as they walk you through the historical background of agency fees; previous court decisions in Abood v. Detroit Board of EducationChicago Teachers Union v. Hudson, and Knox v. Service Employees International Union, Local 1000; analysis of the Janus decision; what the Janus decision means for public sector employer and employees; potential issues and concerns, including First Amendment rights and 42 USC § 1983 claims; the California Legislature’s Response to Janus via the passage of Senate Bill 866; union certification of dues and indemnification; and meet-and-confer obligations with labor unions on replacement provisions related to union security clauses and impacts.

    This comprehensive, half-day workshop is intended to provide a detailed review of issues related to public sector labor relations following the Janus decision, and includes the following topics:

    • Mid-Year Legal Updates
    • Janus v. AFSCME 
    • California Senate Bill 866
    • Duty to Bargain Over Union Security / Fee Provisions
    • Union Access to New Employee Orientation and Employee Personal Information (Gov’t Code § 3555 - 3559)
    • Employee Privacy Requirements (County of Los Angeles v. Los Angeles County Employee Relations Com.)
    • Public Records Act Exception to Labor Negotiations (Gov’t Code § 6254(p)(2))
    • Interference with Union Activities (Gov’t Code § 3550 - 3552)
    • Vested Rights in Public Pension and the Future of the "California Rule" (Cal Fire Local 2881 et al. v. California Public Employees’ Retirement System; Marin Assn. of Public Employees v. Marin County Employees’ Retirement Assn; and, Alameda County Deputy Sheriff’s Assn. v. Alameda County Employees’ Retirement Assn.)
    • Questions and Answers
    • And More!



    Monna Radulovich, Esq.
    Attorney-at-Law, Wiley Price & Radulovich, LLP

    Monna regularly counsels employers regarding a variety of employment law issues, including compliance matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. She revises and prepares the personnel policies and employee handbooks of our clients. She advises employers about workplace violence, drug and alcohol testing requirements, privacy rights and free speech issues. She has represented employers in state and federal court actions involving employment discrimination, sexual harassment, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Section 1983, and wrongful termination. Her clients value her successful representation of them in mediation and other forums for alternative dispute resolution.

    Monna also provides management training programs on a variety of issues including unlawful workplace harassment, the requirements of California and Federal family leave laws, the privacy and First Amendment free speech rights of public employees, controlling overtime liability under the Fair Labor Standards Act, discrimination and accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment and other employee misconduct.

    Monna graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara and received her legal training at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California.

    Christopher Boucher, Esq.
    Attorney-at-Law, Wiley Price & Radulovich, LLP

    Christopher’s practice focuses on labor and employment law, and his expertise includes representing employers in a union environment, including labor negotiations, changes to existing terms and conditions of employment and/or the effects of those changes, and the meaning and application of labor contract provisions. He also serves as trusted counsel to employers throughout California regarding workplace investigations, employee discipline, due process, and grievance procedure issues. In addition to his advocacy skills, Christopher has successfully utilized his mediation training to achieve settlements on labor and employment matters.

    Prior to joining the firm, Christopher spent over a decade as a seasoned human resources executive with a broad spectrum of industry experience, including municipalities, public utilities, aviation, maritime, special districts, K-12 as well as higher education. In recognition of his accomplishments, Christopher was featured as one of 2016’s national “Top Five Rising Stars” by Human Resource Executive magazine.

    Christopher earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from the Abraham Lincoln University School of Law. In addition, he received a professional certificate from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and attended the Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School. Christopher is a member of the State Bar of California and a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. His clients greatly value his extensive practical human resources and labor negotiations experience, in addition to his legal skills.


    Northern California Chapter (NCCIPMA-HR) Members: $99

    Central California and Sacramento Mother Lode Chapter Members: $99

    Wiley Price & Radulovich Clients: $99

    Nonmembers: $199

    Advanced Registration and Payment Required.


    Current IPMA-HR Certified Professionals (IPMA-CP) and IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professionals (IPMA-SCP) may earn one (1) point of re-certification credits.


    NCCIPMA-HR is a SHRM Recertification Provider. This program is valid for three (3) PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.


    An application requesting MCLE credit for this activity is pending for approval by the State Bar of California; if approved, this program qualifies for 3 hours of general substantive law CLE credit.


    Questions? Contact for additional details.

    • 10/24/2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 10/26/2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 375 11th St., Oakland, CA 94607
    • 17

    3-Day SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Exam Preparation Course


    October 24, 25, 26, 2018

    (3 Days; Wednesday through Friday)

    8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


    East Bay Municipal Utility District

    Training Resource Center

    375 11th St.*

    Oakland, CA 94607

    * This training location is Amtrak-accessible (via the Oakland Jack London Square “OKJ” Station and connect via the free Broadway shuttle or walking), Ferry-accessible (directly across from the Oakland Jack London Square Ferry Building via the free Broadway shuttle or walking), and BART-accessible (via the 12th Street/Oakland City Center BART station).

    Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™).  Over the course of three consecutive days, this comprehensive preparation program covers everything you need to know before the SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP exam.  Led by an experienced SHRM-certified instructor, this intensive SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP preparation seminar, combined with the SHRM Learning System, present a comprehensive and detailed review of the current SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™).

    This training course is based on the 2018 SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP.  Comprised of comprehensive learning modules teaching the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™), by attending, you will be able to identify areas of strength and build on them.  You will also see where you need further concentrated study in preparation for either exam and be ready for the Winter Exam Schedule between Dec. 1, 2018 - Feb. 15, 2019.  Access the curriculum here.

    Intended Audience

    This program is intended for individuals seeking additional support as they prepare to take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Exam, or current SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP credential-holders for professional development.

    Why Choose NCCIPMA-HR?

    Offered in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Next Concept HR Association (NCHRA), the training curriculum is designed by global subject matter experts and covers the entire SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™).  Throughout the program, HR professionals are encouraged to acquire the Competencies and Knowledge they will need to effectively perform their jobs and achieve career success. This course is designed to help you learn and retain the material effectively and efficiently by combining the best exam preparation system with expert instruction and peer discussion, and to help meet your needs and increase your success on the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.


    By becoming SHRM certified, you prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today's global economy. Wherever your career takes you, your SHRM certification will define you as an HR expert and leader.

    ·      Specifically designed for and catered to public sector HR professionals, and backed by NCCIPMA-HR and NCHRA’s standards for high quality training.

    ·      Led by a highly-experienced and engaging SHRM-certified instructor.

    ·      Classroom environment provides interactive discussions with peers, offering real-world examples.

    ·      Outside-the-classroom assignments (via the SHRM Learning System) help reinforce seminar sessions.

    ·      Sample test questions keep you confident in your knowledge.

    ·      Ideal for those who prefer a structured learning environment, and complete the entire training course in just three days.

    Even if you're not interested in certification but want to improve your HR skills, this course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development.  Participants gain a generalist viewpoint, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core behavior and technical competencies, and increase productivity in the workplace.

    About The SHRM Learning System

    The 2018 SHRM Learning System delivers the most comprehensive, flexible and effective SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exam preparation.  Designed using a proven approach for teaching adult learners, this system helps you understand, apply and engage with behavioral competencies and HR Knowledge.  Online learning modules, based on the SHRM BoCK, and interactive study tools, testing your knowledge and decision making skills, are incorporated into the study process. There is no better way to successfully prepare for the SHRM certification exams.

    As part of your registration, you will receive the SHRM Learning System to help with your exam preparation.  During the training, your SHRM-certified instructor will build upon the foundation of the SHRM BoCK, guiding you through interactive discussions, sample test questions, and strength assessments, which serve as a very valuable component to help you focus your study efforts and maximize your results.

    Program Materials

    Program fee includes the 2018 SHRM Learning System.  To ensure that you receive your copy of the SHRM Learning System before attending the seminar, NCCIPMA-HR must process your registration at least two (2) weeks in advance of your seminar date. SHRM Learning System will be shipped to the address supplied on the online registration form.  You will receive the materials within a week prior to the start of the course.

    About the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Examination

    This training is not a substitute for certification examination. If you wish to take the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP examination, you must meet minimum requirements as set forth by SHRM and complete a separate application form at The preparation course fees do not include exam or certification costs.

    2018 SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Winter Exam Window

    Exam Dates: Dec. 1, 2018 - Feb. 15, 2019

    Applications Accepted: May 14

    Regular Application Deadline: Oct. 19

    Late Application Deadline: Nov. 9

    Payment and Cancellation Policy

    Full payment must be received prior to the start of the program. NCCIPMA-HR 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. NCCIPMA-HR reserves the right to refuse registration. Please contact for additional assistance.

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    Full Workshop Registration Cost:

    $1,495 (Northern California or Sacramento Mother Lode Chapter Members); $1,695 (Non-Member)

    Registration covers all course materials and the SHRM Learning System (a $1,020 value).  Lunch is not covered in the registration fee (lunch break is provided daily).  A minimum of 8 participants is required.

    Advanced Registration and Payment Required.


    Limited Spaces Available.

    Please register by October 5, 2018.


    IPMA-CP and IPMA-SCP Recertification Credits

    IPMA-HR Certified Professionals (IPMA-CP) and IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professionals (IPMA-SCP) may earn nine (9) points of re-certification credits.

    SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Recertification Credits

    NCCIPMA-HR is a SHRM Recertification Provider. Current SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP credential-holders may earn up to 22 PDCs for recertification when attending a SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Seminar for professional development only.


    Public parking is available at the Pacific Renaissance Plaza Parking located at 388 9th St. or the Trans Pacific Centre at 1000 Broadway, which are within walking distance to the EBMUD Headquarters. Other parking options and limited street parking may also be available. Parking is not included in the registration fee.

    Public Transportation

    Take Amtrak, the San Francisco-Oakland Ferry, or BART and skip traffic! The training location is accessible by all three modes of public transportation. See above for details.

    Hotel Accommodations

    Nearby hotel accommodations include the Oakland Marriott City Center (1001 Broadway), Courtyard by Marriott Oakland Downtown (988 Broadway), The Washington Inn Hotel (495 10th St), Waterfront Hotel (10 Washington Street) and the Z Hotel Jack London Square (233 Broadway). Government rate may be available.  Overnight accommodation is not included in the registration fee.


    Questions? Contact for assistance.

Past events

04/11/2018 Now that Recreational Marijuana is Legal – Weeding through the Weeds of California’s Marijuana Legalization Law for Public Employers Webinar
03/28/2018 2018 Central Valley Public Sector Labor & Employment Law Update
03/15/2018 2018 NCCIPMA-HR Annual Chapter Conference
02/08/2018 2018 Contra Costa County Public Sector Labor & Employment Law Update
01/23/2018 2018 East Bay Public Sector Labor & Employment Law Update
01/23/2018 2018 Peninsula / Silicon Valley Public Sector Labor & Employment Law Update
01/18/2018 2018 North Bay Public Sector Labor & Employment Law Update
01/09/2018 2018 IPMA-SCP Certification Training - Developing Competencies for HR Success
10/30/2017 October 2017 South Bay Networking Social @ Chevys
10/02/2017 IPMA-SCP Certification Training - Developing Competencies for HR Success
07/28/2017 NCCIPMA-HR 2nd Annual Summer Social @ Coliseum
06/09/2017 Marijuana Use in California – An Employer’s Rights and Obligations Under Proposition 64 and Existing Federal and State Laws
05/31/2017 May 2017 Networking Social @ Rosenblum Cellars
05/31/2017 ADA Employee Accommodations: Unraveling the Chaos, Creating Compliant Solutions
03/02/2017 2017 NCCIPMA-HR Annual Chapter Conference
10/06/2016 San Francisco Networking Social @ Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio
10/06/2016 Competency Modeling: What, Why, and How? - Professional Development Workshop (PDW)
09/22/2016 Breakfast Seminar: Impact of Cash-In-Lieu to Overtime Calculation and Proposed New DOL Regulations on ACA Affordability Analysis and Employer Penalty Rules
08/10/2016 NCCIPMA-HR Summer Social - Oakland A's vs. Baltimore Orioles
05/18/2016 Workplace Investigations: Cutting through the weeds to find the truth
02/25/2016 IPMA-CP Certification Training - Developing Competencies for HR Success
01/29/2016 Human Resources Legal Update Workshop
11/04/2015 NCCIPMA-HR Networking Social - Pinot's Palette
06/10/2015 Employee Benefits Training
05/29/2015 Labor Relations Training
04/22/2015 Networking Breakfast & Trends in Labor & Employment Law Update
03/11/2015 Professional Development Workshop Series: Recruitment and Selection
02/12/2015 2015 NCCIPMA-HR Annual Chapter Conference

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