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Advantage Personnel has been sponsoring "HR Continuing Education Workshops" since October of 2002. Our goal is to help transform management and executives into better leaders, listeners, and learners. The success of your company depends on the skills of your management teams.

Workshops are organized in an intimate atmosphere and conducted by professionals specializing in HR, Finance & Accounting and run from 8:00am to 10:30am. We also provide a wonderful breakfast buffet.

Calendar of Upcoming Workshops: 
Celebrating our 9th year of contributing to the HR community

Thursday February 10th, 2011

“Conversations for Breakthrough Leadership” - Presented by: Kimberley Wiefling, Founder and President, Wiefling Consulting.
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“The problem with communication is the illusion that it has already occurred”   --- George Bernard Shaw

Are you or someone in your circle stuck in old, ineffective and unproductive conversations?

The most common reason that teams don't achieve their goals is that they don't know what they are. Once we are over the hurdle of defining goals we are up against the second most common obstacle to goal attainment -  poor communication.   HR professionals are involved both prior and subsequent to the communication process. Having the right tools to guide and influence effective communication strategies in advance, can save us time and stress by not having to deal with the misunderstanding and chaos of unsuccessful attempts to achieve goals, set new policy, execute change or strategy development.


Workshop Location:
Key Point Credit Union  
2805 Bowers Avenue.
Santa Clara, CA 95051

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Testimonials from Past Attendees

Future Workshops:

  • Managing a multicultural environment.
  • Developing an employee retention strategy
  • Setting Realistic Performance Standards
  • Initiating a Performance Management Process
  • Can Your Affirmative Action Program Withstand the Scrutiny of a Department of Labor Audit?
  • Interviewing techniques for new hiring managers
  • Taming the Beast! Improving Challenging Conversations
  • Sponsoring company/employee social-incentive program
  • Legal differences: Temporary VS. Contractor/exempt vs. nonexempt

Advantage Personnel Inc. is always looking for qualified speakers with interesting topics for the Human Resources profession. If you know of anyone or are interested yourself, please email us at cg@advantagepersonnelinc.com.

Becoming A Person of Influence PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS
Becoming A Person of Influence

Thursday August 19, 2010

Taming the Abrasive Executive - Ending Unnecessary Roughness in the Work Place.

Presented by: Patrick Reilly -Executive Consultant and President, Resources in Action


Becoming A Person of Influence

Tuesday May 8th, 2010

"Mentoring - Your Secret Weapon" - Presented by Kristi Royse, President KLR Consulting

  • Discover 10 characteristics of a great mentor
    Learn the 5 traits a mentor should look for
  • Discover mentoring Best Practices
  • Uncover the main ingredients needed to ensure succesful partnerships
  • Ascertain strategies to create career changing results in yourself and others

Connect to Kristi Royse

Becoming A Person of Influence

Thursday April 1st, 2010

"He Said - She Heard" - Presented by:Michael Johnson, Gender Communication Expert & Author.

How the male and female brains have been wired very differently by nature for survival.

The three rules that govern men at work.

3 Secrets for communicating with men.

Becoming A Person of Influence Thursday January 28th 2010." Leading
When the Stakes are High"
How HR can Establish a Climate of Success. 

Presented by:
Patrick Reilly, President of Resources in Action and Steve Krieger, President of Vision Point Consulting Team
Becoming A Person of Influence

Thursday March 19th 2009
Employee Recognition for Challenging Times" 

Presented by:
Cindy Ventrice, Author of Make Their Day and consultant.

Connect at: cventrice@maketheirday.com

Becoming A Person of Influence


Thursday February 26, 2009

Becoming a Person of Influence" 

Presented by:
Jo Miller, CEO Women Leadership Coaching

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December 21st, 2008

Improving Challenging Conversations" 

How to discover a difficult person's preferred way of communicating.

Presented by:Cristina Gomez, Founder API

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Thursday October 23rd, 2008

Attracting and Retaining the Millennials" 

Presented by:
Kristi Royse, Consultant Next Step

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Thursday August 21st, 2008

"Interviewing Strategies, Bridging the Gap Between the Four Social Styles" 

Presented by:Cristina Gomez, Founder API

Click here to view ProMatch's invitiation for this event.
Click here to view the workbook for this event.

ThursdayJuly 17th, 2008

"Do You Know How your Social Style is Perceived? Why Should You Care?" 
Presented by:Cristina Gomez, Founder API

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TuesdayJuly 8th, 2008

"Who's Pushing Your Buttons and Why?" 
Presented by:Cristina Gomez, Founder API

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ThursdayMay 22nd, 2008

"Five Steps to Manage Up" 
Presented by:Jeannine Kay, MBA.

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ThursdayMarch 27th, 2008

"Legal Differences Between Exempt Versus Non-Exempt and Contractors Versus Temporaries" 
Presented by: Susan Bluer, J.D.

ThursdayJanuary 31st, 2008

"Tap the Power of Mentoring
to Drive your HR Goals for 2008

Presented by: Ann Tardy, JD, CPA

Thursday December 6th, 2007

"Who's Pushing Your Buttons and Why?"
Presented by: Cristina Gomez

Thursday October 18th, 2007

"Innovative Interventions:
Outside-the-Box Training Case Studies

Presented by: Rebecca Morgan, CSP, CMC

Please click here for the Invitation
September 2007

"Helping Managers Develop Others and Themselves"
Presented by: Kennette Reed

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Thursday April 12th, 2007

"Avoiding the Fatal Faux Pas of Business Etiquette"
Presented by: Francine Gordon, PhD, Executive Coach, Next Step Corporation

Please click here for the Invitation
Thursday, January 11th, 2007 - 8:30am to 10:30am

Compensation Trends for 2007
Presented by: Cherryll Sevy
Thursday, November 9th, 2006 - 8:30am to 10:30am

“Maximum Performance Goal Setting”
Presented by: Kristi Royse

Thursday, August 17th , 2006 - 8:30am to 10:30am

Employee Retention: Keeping your Best and your Brightest"
Presented by: Cristina Gomez , Founder of Advantage Personnel, Inc.

Thursday, June 15th, 2006 - 8:30am to 10:30am

Practical Negotiating Skills for Getting Results: Influencing and Negotiation Skills for Professional Effectiveness"
Workshop Agenda

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 - 8:30am to 10:30am

“Understanding The Social Styles of Your Team, Before You Hire"
Presented by: Cristina Gomez, Founder of Advantage Personnel, Inc.
Workshop Agenda

Wednesday, January 26th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

"Going Global, What Every HR Professional Needs to Know" Presented by LeVerne Kelley, Vice President of Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety at SanDisk Corporation

Thursday October 20th, 2005, 8:30 am to 10:30 am.

Hiring and Retaining Key Executives”  Presented by:  Sandy Sanderson, Managing Director: Sherwood Meridian Resources.  Workshop Agenda

Thursday, July 21, 2005, 8:00 am to 10:30 am

"Sexual Harassment and AB 1825"   Presented by Marcia Stein PHR, Principal of Stein Consulting

Thursday, May 26, 2005, 8:00 am to 10:30 am

  "Retention Strategies that Work: Preparing for the Recovery"   Presented by Cindy Ventrice, author of "Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works”

Thursday, March 17th, 8:30 am to 10:30 am

"Cross Cultural Effectiveness" Ten Keys to Developing Intercultural Literacy" Presented by Carolyn Feuille, Principal of Esprit Global Learning

Thursday, November 18, 2004, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

"Cobra - The Final Rules"   Presented by:  James E. Deyo III, MBA, Vice President of COBRA Plus Administrators, Inc. and Principal/Director of Marketing for Pacific Benefit Consultants, Inc.

Thursday, October 14th, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

“Compensation Trends, and Tactics…for 2005”  Presented by Cherryll Sevy, General Partner, Cypress Ridge Consulting 

Thursday, September 9, 2004 - 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

"Training Magic: Pulling Bunnies Out of Hats" Presented by Carol Sisk, Director of Adecco, a Global Employment Firm

Thursday, July 22nd 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

"Sarbanes - Oxley - A View From Two Perspectives: Finance and HR"  Presented by Deepa Prashant, Director of Finance, Controller at iPolicy Networks.

Thursday, June 17th

“The Strategic Use of Job Analysis"  Presented by Daniel E. Martin, PHD
Vice President of Alinea Group, Behavioral Researcher and Trainer. Visit http://www.alineagroup.com/Job%20Analysis.htm

April 22, 2004

"Executive Presence"  How to get noticed, stand out and create visibility with your senior management.  Presented by: Joel Garfinkle of Dream Job Coaching Visit Joel's site at http://dreamjobcoaching.com.

February 26, 2004
 Engage 'Em or Lose 'Em "  Getting the Most from Employees Through Full Engagement. Presented by: Michael "Coop" Cooper Principal of Paragon Strategies, The Employee Engagement Experts
December 4th, 2003
Understanding the Social Styles of your Team Before you Hire! 
Social Styles are external behaviors which once understood can improve the ability to relate to other people for mutual benefit.  They are not about manipulating but facilitating by  understanding, respecting and responding to other people's preferred way of interacting. Presented by: Cristina Gomez, Founder/President of Advantage Personnel, Inc..
October 29th, 2003
"Become the Leader Others Want to Follow" Ten Characteristics of Great Leadership  - Presented by Joel Garfinkle, Founder of  Dream Job Coaching. Visit Joel's site at http://dreamjobcoaching.com.
September 18th, 2003
"Maintaining Morale During Difficult Times" What do employees really want? - Presented by Cindy Ventrice, author of "Make their Day" Employee Recognition that really works" Visit http://www.maketheirday.com
July 24th, 2003
"Coaching the Executive Team"
- Presented by Jo Miller, Business Executive and Personal Coach, President, Silicon Valley Coach Federation

Contact Jo Miller

February 20th, 2003

"Who Moved my Cheese?"
Presented by Marty Jordan, Founder, The Performance Edge

June 12th, 2003

"Abolish Performance Appraisals?"- Presented by Ned Roberts, SPHR.
 Contact Ned Roberts

May 1st, 2003

"How to respond to an EEO charge without a lawyer" - Presented by John Ricca, Esq. nationally recognized expert in employment law and human resources management.

April 3rd, 2003

"Fundamentals of Downsizing" - Presented by Priscilla Cramer, HR Director.

November 21, 2002
"Exempt versus Non-Exempt" First Aid for California's Most Litigated Issue - Presented by Barbara Freet, President/CEO of Human Resource Advisors
August 7th, 2002

"Personal Liability of HR Professionals in The Workplace" (You too can be sued!) - Presented by John Ricca, Esq., nationally recognized expert in employment law and human resources management. .

June 11th, 2002

"Implementing and managing change in your HR organization" - Presented by David Speicher, H.R. Director

March 28th, 2002

"Human Resources as a Business Partner" - Presented by Craig Soderquest

October 2nd, 2002

"Implementing Employee Retention and Motivation Techniques" - Presented by Laura Steck, Senior Executive Coach and Trainer, from the nationally recognized GLC, Growth and Leadership Center



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