TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Our Training Events

P•A•S Associates’ workshops are presented in the P•A•S Training Center OR on-site at your location! We can customize any workshop for your team! Contact us for more information:  Training4You@PASassociates.com

Annual Legal Update

Wednesday, December 14, 2023
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Held virtually via Teams

Speaker:
Daniel K. Klingenberger, Esq.,

Partner at LeBeau-Thelen, LLP

As usual, the California legislature has had another busy year drafting and passing legislation that affects employers in the Golden State and around the nation.

 Among many other responsibilities, business owners have the challenge of keeping on top of employment law changes. LeBeau Thelen will again provide an explanation of important bills that have been signed by the Governor and key court decisions that impact the human resources obligations for business.

Please join us and Dan Klingenberger with LeBeau Thelen, as he discusses the new laws, regulations, and court decisions that will go into effect in 2024.

This presentation will include a discussion about the following:

  1. Expansion of Sick Leave Obligations
  2. New Protections for Persons Who Use Marijuana Outside of Work
  3. More Restrictions on Non-Compete Agreements
  4. New I-9 Form
  5. New Workplace Violence Prevention Plan Requirements
  6. Minimum Wage Changes

Legal Update & HR Pitfalls for 2023

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Virtual Event

Speaker:
Daniel K. Klingenberger, Esq.,

Partner at LeBeau-Thelen, LLP

2023 brings even more new laws, regulations, and court decision information. You can make next year the most informed and protected by attending this workshop and gathering information to assure your company is in compliance.

 Topics to be covered:

Pending employment law-related legislation, including:

  • SB 616 seeks to expand the number of mandatory paid sick leave days from 3 days to 7 days.
  • AB 1356 seeks to expand California’s mini-WARN Act. The bill would increase the amount of notice to eligible employees from 60 days to 90 days. The bill would also change the definition of a covered employer.
  • SB 809 seeks to impose greater restrictions on employers use of conviction history of applicants and employees
  • Cal/OSHA’s COVID-19 Prevention Non-Emergency Regulations

Recent court decisions, including:

  • Status of mandatory arbitration provisions
  • Wages due on weekends and holidays must be paid the following business day
  • Demonstrating undue hardship for religious accommodation.

Supervision and Management Training

Once & For All
CA Mandated Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

1 Hour Non-Supervisory Employee

Held virtually

2 Hour Management Training

In California, the one-hour sexual harassment prevention training mandated by law serves as a crucial step in addressing and mitigating workplace harassment. This training is designed to cover various aspects of harassment, including its definitions, examples, and the impact it can have on individuals and the workplace. It educates employees on their rights and responsibilities, emphasizing the state’s laws and regulations regarding harassment and discrimination. With a focus on prevention, these sessions aim to empower individuals to recognize, report, and prevent instances of harassment, creating a safer and more respectful work environment for all.

Moreover, the California-mandated one-hour training provides an overview of how to handle complaints, the investigation process, and the consequences of engaging in harassment. It typically involves interactive elements, case studies, and real-world scenarios to illustrate different forms of harassment and appropriate responses. While this session is a legal requirement, it’s also a crucial step in cultivating a workplace culture that prioritizes respect, inclusivity, and accountability. However, it’s essential to view this training as a starting point, as ongoing education and reinforcement are vital for sustaining a harassment-free workplace culture.

Boot Camp for Supervisors

(3-Day Series)

“Boot Camp” is known in military circles as a time when new enlisted recruits learn the basics of functioning in their military profession. Although there will be no harassment or intimidation by the trainers, this session will provide participants with the basics about their supervisory role from an HR perspective. We’ll cover basic wage and hour compliance, leave of absence administration, harassment, discrimination, new hire and termination paperwork and communication. Attendees will march away with a new appreciation of the importance of the HR-related functions in their jobs and how to work more effectively with their team.

Quick Start for Supervisors

6-Week Series
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Module 1: Wednesday March 6th, 2024
Module 2: Wednesday March 13th, 2024
Module 3: Wednesday March 20th, 2024
Module 4: Wednesday March 27th, 2024
Module 5: Wednesday April 3rd, 2024
Module 6: Wednesday April 10th, 2024

Our Flagship Training for Supervisors

Transitioning field-level employees into supervisory roles involves a strategic and comprehensive training approach. These employees often possess valuable hands-on experience but, may lack managerial or leadership skills required for their new roles. Providing tailored training programs focused on leadership, communication, conflict resolution, and decision-making equips them with the necessary competencies. These programs should emphasize the transition from being individual contributors to overseeing a team, emphasizing skills like delegation, motivating others, and setting clear expectations.

Mentorship and on-the-job training are also invaluable in preparing field-level employees for supervisory positions. Pairing them with experienced supervisors or managers allows for practical learning experiences, exposure to real-world scenarios, and guidance in navigating the challenges of leadership. This mentorship not only imparts knowledge but also instills confidence, enabling these employees to apply their skills effectively in their new roles. Additionally, offering opportunities for shadowing, workshops, and ongoing support ensures a smoother transition, enabling these individuals to step into their supervisory roles with competence and confidence.

Module 1
“Moving from Peer to Supervisor” Understanding the role of management ● Getting things done through people ● Dealing with delicate situations ● Strategies for dealing with negativity
Module 2
“Effective Communication” Reviewing the basic principles of effective communication ● Reaching shared understanding ● Increasing listening capabilities ● Building trust
Module 3
“Working with Others: Different People…Different Needs” Understanding and working positively with different work styles ● Creating positive work environments ● Tapping into the talents of the group
Module 4
“Setting Standards and Giving Performance Feedback” Setting and reviewing performance objectives ● Setting and reviewing minimum performance standards ● Determining acceptable levels of performance ● Documenting performance ● Addressing generational differences regarding expectations and feedback
Module 5
“Time Management, Delegating, and Dealing with Conflict” Time management and prioritization ● The obstacles associated with delegating ● Knowing what you can and cannot delegate ● Dealing with conflict
Module 6
“Coaching for Improved Performance, Business Basics and Conducting Effective Meetings” Conducting disciplinary conversations ● Monitoring and coaching sub-standard performance ● Providing and receiving timely feedback ● Dealing with the low– or non-performer ● Understanding how a profitable business operates ● Basics of financial statements ● Conducting effective meetings● Handling the challenges and conflicts of group meetings

HR Boot Camp
(4 Week Series)

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

All Sessions: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

If you’re working in an HR role but have had little to no HR training, this is the Boot Camp for you! This series will provide participants with intense training in the areas of: 

  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Leave of absence administration
  • Harassment, discrimination, and retaliation requirements
  • The interview, new hire, and on-boarding processes
  • Performance evaluations
  • Employee relations
  • Communication
  • Employee coaching and disciplinary action
  • Termination requirements. 

Attendees will leave knowing what they need to do to “step in time” with state and federal requirements surrounding their HR responsibilities.

Leaves of Absence…
What You Need To Know

With the smorgasbord of Leave of Absence options
available through both State and Federal laws, it can be tricky navigating through and deciding which ones are applicable to your situation. What steps need to be taken to stay within the guidelines for different types of leave? Which types of leave are paid and by whom? What happens when an employee doesn’t return from leave? Let us guide you through the maze of Leaves of Absence with this workshop!

Safety Training!!!

The Benefits of a Well-Written Injury & Illness Prevention Program

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
9:00-10:30 PST

Tony will discuss how a well-written Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) serves as the backbone of a company’s commitment to safety and health in the workplace. Its primary benefit lies in safeguarding employees from workplace hazards by outlining comprehensive guidelines and protocols. By identifying potential risks, specifying safety procedures, and establishing clear responsibilities for all employees, a robust IIPP creates a safer work environment. This not only reduces the occurrence of workplace injuries and illnesses but also minimizes associated costs, such as medical expenses and lost productivity due to absenteeism.

Furthermore, an effectively implemented IIPP fosters a culture of safety and accountability within an organization. When all employees understand the importance of safety and actively participate in adhering to the outlined protocols, it cultivates a sense of responsibility towards one another’s well-being. This culture extends beyond merely following rules; it encourages continuous improvement and proactive hazard identification. A well-structured IIPP encourages regular evaluations and revisions based on evolving risks and feedback, ensuring that the program remains relevant and effective in mitigating workplace hazards in the long term.

Getting Fit – A Wellness Program

Session 1:
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Session 2:
Wednesday, February 28
9:00 a.m.

In-person series – Limited seats available.
 

In this two-session in-person training learn how an Employee Wellness Program can offer a plethora of advantages that extend far beyond the office walls. An implemented program will significantly boost employee morale and satisfaction. By providing resources and activities focused on physical health, mental well-being, and stress management, these programs create a supportive environment that shows employees their employer cares about their health and happiness. When individuals feel valued and supported, they’re more likely to be engaged and motivated at work, leading to increased productivity and a more positive workplace culture overall.

Additionally, wellness programs contribute to cost savings for companies. Healthier employees tend to have fewer sick days, reduced healthcare costs, and lower rates of turnover. By investing in preventive measures and promoting healthy habits, such as exercise, proper nutrition, and stress reduction techniques, companies can mitigate long-term health risks and expenses. This not only benefits the organization financially but also fosters a more vibrant and energetic workforce, ultimately driving better business outcomes.

Workers’ Comp and
Workplace Injury
Management

This workshop answers such questions as:

How do I get my injured employee back to work?
Why is the workers’ comp insurance such a slow process?
How do I help speed up the process?
How does this cost the company money?
Can the employer control the narrative and reduce the cost of workers’ comp with aggressive claim management?

Lean – Six Sigma – Safety
Can Operations and Safety work Hand-in-Hand?

This workshop answers such questions as:

How can business Processes involve Safe operations?
 
What are the benefits of Efficiency and Safety?
 
This session will focus staff on safety improvement through the iterative process.

How to Prepare for an OSHA Enforcement Audit

This workshop answers such questions as:

What would cause OSHA to be in my business?
 
What are the rights of the Employer and Employee?
 
Can OSHA do a surprise visit?
 
Do I have to let them see my operations without prior notice?

Steps to Lowering Your MOD Rating

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
9:00-10:30 a.m. PST

Virtual Training

Lowering Workers’ Compensation Modification (MOD) ratings involves a multifaceted approach that prioritizes workplace safety and proactive risk management. First and foremost, fostering a culture of safety is paramount. Companies should implement comprehensive safety protocols, provide regular safety training to employees, and ensure that all necessary safety equipment is readily available and properly utilized. Encouraging open communication about potential hazards and empowering employees to report safety concerns without fear of reprisal creates an environment where risks can be identified and addressed promptly, ultimately reducing workplace accidents.

Safety expert, Tony Castiglione, will discuss best practices and effective ways to decrease your MOD ratings through claims management and early intervention. Promptly addressing any workplace injuries by providing adequate medical care and facilitating the return-to-work process can significantly mitigate the impact of claims. Establishing a robust claims management system that reviews incidents, identifies trends, and takes proactive steps to prevent similar accidents in the future is crucial. By swiftly addressing any issues and focusing on preventive measures, companies can curtail the severity and frequency of workplace injuries, leading to a decrease in MOD ratings over time.

Cyber Security

Cybersecurity training in the workplace is indispensable in today’s digital landscape. As cyber threats continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, organizations must prioritize educating their employees about potential risks and best practices for safeguarding sensitive information. Training programs cover a spectrum of topics, from recognizing phishing attempts and malware threats to understanding data encryption and secure browsing habits. By imparting this knowledge, employees become the first line of defense against cyber threats, actively contributing to the overall security posture of the organization.

Cybersecurity training instills a culture of responsibility and vigilance among employees. It’s not merely about understanding the technical aspects of cybersecurity but also about fostering a mindset of continuous awareness and proactive risk mitigation. Employees trained in cybersecurity become more adept at identifying potential vulnerabilities, promptly reporting suspicious activities, and adhering to security protocols. This collective effort significantly reduces the likelihood of security breaches, data leaks, and other cyber incidents, fortifying the organization’s resilience against ever-evolving cyber threats. Ultimately, investing in cybersecurity training not only mitigates risks but also cultivates a security-conscious workforce that acts as a formidable barrier against cyber-attacks.

Higher Tough, Manage Easy

Hiring the right people for the right position the first time is one of the most important roles an organizational leader plays. This session specifically addresses the “how-to’s” behind this tough assignment.

Leadership Military Perspective

This special session will be conducted by retired Navy Master Chief, Rob Bonanno, who’s last assignment was Master Chief for the Blue Angels.  Only 0.01% of
Navy personnel reach the Master Chief level.  Serving over five tours, Chief Bonanno managed
approximately 180 persons in over 10 disciplines.   

During this session, attendees will explore and understand leadership development and best practices
through the lense of a successful military leader.
If you are wanting to hone your leadership skills, this session is guaranteed to help.  

Managing Workplace Conflict

Where two or more people come together, there is bound to be conflict. If conflict is left unchecked or unresolved, it can lead to lost production, absences, attrition, or even lawsuits. This session will give you a step-by-step conflict resolution process that can be used to resolve conflict disputes of any size

Critical Thinking

As part of our skills improvement and development we are proud to offer a course in Critical Thinking.  Critical thinking is the skill of questioninganalyzingand evaluating information to form reliable judgments and actions.  It is the process of using rational and logic reasoning to assess and analyze a problem, gather evidence and come to a conclusion. This process requires an open mind, which allows individuals to objectively consider different points of view and have a balanced outlook. Skills acquired through critical thinking involve the ability to think analytically, identify connections, differentiate between facts and opinions, and draw logical conclusions. Critical thinking also encourages one to question and redefine assumptions, distill information, evaluate evidence, and come to informed decisions that best address the issue at hand. Critical thinking can lead to more informed choices, better problem solving strategies, and improved communication. 

This course is designed to help your organization, on the whole, to align towards sound improvement by helping staff move from the status quo to introducing improvement initiatives. 

If I Had More Time,
I’d Be Organized

This session helps participants take control of their time and increase their productivity. It provides the tools to prioritize major projects into “do-able” tasks, minimize “time robbers,” and identify ways to deal with distractions, eliminate interruptions, and set effective goals and priorities in terms of importance and urgency, scheduling tasks effectively.

Managing Workplace Conflict

Where two or more people come together, there is bound to be conflict. If conflict is left unchecked or unresolved, it can lead to lost production, absences, attrition, or even lawsuits. This session will give you a step-by-step conflict resolution process that can be used to resolve conflict disputes of any size

Mid-Year Legal Updates and HR Pitfalls for 2020
Legal Update & HR Pitfalls for 2022  with Dan Klingenberger, Esq., LeBeau-Thelen

Payroll from an HR Perspective

Leaves of Absence…
What You Need to Know

Skill Development

Complete Excel Start to Finish

Module 1: Thursday, March 7th, 2024
Module 2: Thursday, March 14th, 2024
Module 3: Thursday, March 21st, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Virtual Training Session

Build Staff Efficiency, Capabilities and Flexibility
 

Beginner Session:

  • Essentials – Nomenclature
  • Entering data
  • Using Functions
  • Editing data
  • Rows and Columns
  • Sorting and Filtering Data

Microsoft Outlook

Build Staff Efficiency, Capabilities and Flexibility
 
  • Essentials – Nomenclature
  • Calendars – Tips, Sharing
  • Advanced Scheduling
  • Manage contacts
  • Automation features
  • Permissions
  • Scheduling – communication

Microsoft PowerPoint – Beginner

Build Staff Efficiency, Capabilities and Flexibility
 
    • Essentials – Nomenclature
    • Working with Templates
    • Style Types and Layouts
    • Effective Transitions
    • Animations
    • Slide Shows

Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced

Build Staff Efficiency, Capabilities and Flexibility
 
    • Advanced Techniques
    • Advanced Functionality
    • Stylish Tricks and Tips
    • Professional Presentations
    • Organizational charts and other features

Microsoft PowerPoint Series
Beginner & Advanced

Build Staff Efficiency, Capabilities and Flexibility
 

Beginner Session:

  • Essentials – Nomenclature
  • Working with Templates
  • Style Types and Layouts
  • Effective Transitions
  • Animations
  • Slide Shows

Advanced Session:

  • Advanced Techniques
  • Advanced Functionality
  • Stylish Tricks and Tips
  • Professional Presentations
  • Organizational charts and other features

Getting Fit – A Wellness Program

Session 1:
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
Session 2:
Wednesday, February 28
9:00 a.m.

In-person series – Limited seats available.
 

In this two-session in-person training learn how an Employee Wellness Program can offer a plethora of advantages that extend far beyond the office walls. An implemented program will significantly boost employee morale and satisfaction. By providing resources and activities focused on physical health, mental well-being, and stress management, these programs create a supportive environment that shows employees their employer cares about their health and happiness. When individuals feel valued and supported, they’re more likely to be engaged and motivated at work, leading to increased productivity and a more positive workplace culture overall.

Additionally, wellness programs contribute to cost savings for companies. Healthier employees tend to have fewer sick days, reduced healthcare costs, and lower rates of turnover. By investing in preventive measures and promoting healthy habits, such as exercise, proper nutrition, and stress reduction techniques, companies can mitigate long-term health risks and expenses. This not only benefits the organization financially but also fosters a more vibrant and energetic workforce, ultimately driving better business outcomes.

Business Etiquette: How-To’s for the Professional Work Environment

Care and Candor:
Making Performance Appraisals Work

Communication:
Essential to Your Team’s Success

Customer Service Essentials

Dealing with the Difficult and Irate Customer

Delegating:
A Supervisor’s Role and Responsibility

Document, Document, Document

Earning the Coffee Mug: Being a Likeable Boss

Giving & Receiving Feedback

Five Generations: The Greatest Potential

If Only I Had More Time…I’d Be Organized!

Hire Tough, Manage Easy

It’s What You DON’T SAY That Counts!
(Body Language Basics)

Telephone Courtesy Pays Off!

Managing People Through Change

Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts!

Available As Custom Sessions

Everything DiSC® Management

This sessions teaches managers how to bring out

the best in each employee. It’s the most in-depth

management training solution available. Everything DiSC Management will increase effectiveness using personalized learning to help people develop their styles, improve communication and increase employee engagement.

Everything DiSC® Workplace

This session is great for increasing team cohesiveness, productivity, and effectiveness! Participants learn to better understand themselves and appreciate the styles of the people they work with. This assessment and material can be used with everyone in an organization, regardless of title or role, to improve the quality of the workplace.

Everything DiSC® Sales

Everything DiSC Sales teaches sales teams to

connect better with their customers by learning to

read another person’s preferred communication

style, and as a result, close more sales.

Managing Stress: The Road to Resiliency

Few skills are more important to a career than the ability to stand strong and calm under pressure,

stress, and chaos. This workshop delivers the all-important techniques and strategies that help

employees come across as level-headed and confident … even if their emotions are tugging away inside.

Coaching For Success

This workshop is designed to help you with one of the biggest fears supervisors face—coaching employees who need it!! The tools you’ll learn in this workshop will give you a clear, no-nonsense, proven approach for coaching your employees that will work in any employee performance situation.

Dynamic Decision Making

Using a case study approach, this course offers a straightforward, easy-to-follow process designed to improve the way you make business decisions … or any decision that can help you reach your goals.

Creative Problem Solving

Working in the 21st Century requires employees to develop critical thinking skills and integrate creativity with analytical thinking for effective problem solving. Let us show you how!

Finding the UP in Upheaval

This workshop is designed to assist companies dealing with mergers, acquisitions, downsizing, reorganization, growth and relocation — the most common causes of organizational upheaval.

Working With You Is Killing Me!!

Is there someone at work driving you crazy?? Do you have a chaotic coworker, an unruly employee, or an impossible client?

Also Available

Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team •
Analytical Thinking • Succeeding In a Diverse World
 
• Managing For Employee Engagement • 
Terminating Effectively In a Litigious Society •
A Peacock in t
he Land of Penguins
!

Don’t see the topic you need listed here? 

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P•A•S Associates offers custom training sessions,
both here in our Conference Room or on-site at your location.

Call us! 661-631-2165
or email us at Training4You@PASassociates.com
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