October 27 – 29, 2020

Join us at the Virtual 2020 California HR Conference!

Meet The Montage Insurance Solutions Team!

Montage Insurance Solutions has been a proud sponsor of the California HR Conference for more than 10 years, and as this year’s title sponsor, we thought it was about time we let the entire CAHR community get to know Montage better!

Special thanks to our Title Sponsor.

Montage Insurance has been a long time supporter of the California HR Conference and its parent organization Professionals In Human Resources Association. We are grateful for their contributions to our annual event, as well as their involvement with the broader Southern California HR community. Watch the video to learn more about them!

CAHR20 News

Read the latest CAHR20 news about Montage!

10 Years of Support: Why Montage Insurance Solutions Sponsors the Virtual California HR Conference.

After a decade of support, the Montage team is an integral part of our the virtual California HR Conference. So we asked them, “Why attend?”

HR Leadership with Danone Simpson at CAHR20

HR and insurance share many of the same goals; setting everyone up for success in uncertain futures, keeping health and wellness top of mind, and ensuring protections where they're needed. CEO and President of Montage Insurance Solutions, Danone Simpson, stands...

CAHR20 Agenda

October 27 – 29, 2020

ATTEND FROM ANYWHERE YOU WANT!

Our flexible daily schedule at the 2020 California HR Conference will help you stay tuned in to pressing HR topics without pressing pause on your life. You’ll enjoy networking, chats, and the CAHR20 exhibit hall between sessions, too!

 

Full Agenda for Tuesday, October 27 – Thursday, October 29:

  • Tuesday, October 27

    PACIFIC TIME

    8:00am - 8:35am

    Live CAHR20 Assistance

    Need live assistance entering CAHR20? We're here for you!
    8:50am - 10:00am

    Keynote: Changing Together

    Keynote Session with Aithan Shapira, Internationally Acclaimed Artist, Founder at Made to Tilt, & Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management

    1.0 Business Credit

    10:00am - 10:10am

    Health & Wellness Session

    Take a quick break and enjoy a wellness boost with Move Mountains!
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    Expo Open

    Explore vendors, make new connections and find new solutions!
    11:00am - 12:00pm

    California’s Evolving World of Independent Contractor Status

    with Erika Frank, Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs, and General Counsel at CalChamber

    1.0 California-specific Credit

    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Leading 2020 Style – Strengthening Cultures, Managing People, and Building Business Relationships in the Twilight Zone

    with Shari Harley, President and Founder at Candid Culture & Author How To Say Anything to Anyone

    1.0 Business Credit

    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Finally! A Neutral Expert’s HRIS Vendor Review

    with Toby Kennedy, Executive Vice President, Montage Insurance Solutions

    1.0 HR (General) Credit

    12:00pm - 12:15pm

    Solutions Stage Sessions (LIVE!)

    Check out TED-Talk-Style tidbits on what's new and what's next in HR:
    • Connecting HR Professionals with Individuals who have Difficulty Hearing or Speaking Over the Phone - Presented by Jhaynehl Fortaleza, California Relay Service
    • Future of Pay with Wisely® by ADP® - Presented by Samantha Sheperd & Christina Bjarnson, ADP - Wisely Pay
    • Practical, Scalable and Digital: How deploying truly blended learning for management development can be quick, painless & high impact - Presented by Angela de Longchamps, CEO, Inspired Leadership & Shelli Hendricks, M. S. Ed., PCC, President, Blue Horizon Solutions
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Catchy Slogans Aren't Enough: Get Employees to Play Active Roles in Preventing Harassment

    with Elizabeth Owens Bille, Senior Vice President, Workplace Culture at EVERFI

    1.0 California-specific Credit

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Strategies to Help Managers Create Inclusive Teams with a Fair Pay Structure

    with Parag Vaish, Former Director and Founder-in-Residence at Area 120 by Google

    1.0 HR (General) Credit

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    The Perfect Storm: How COVID-19, the Gig Economy, and Consumer Empowerment are Finally Changing Healthcare

    with Sean Mehra, Founder & Chief Operating Officer at HealthTap

    1.0 HR (General) Credit

    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Expo Open

    Explore vendors, make new connections and find new solutions!
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    PAGA: Practical Tips for Dealing With California's Insane Law

    with Miranda A. Mossavar, Associate at Littler, and Michael Kibbe, Associate at Littler

    1.0 California-specific Credit

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    HR Department of One Session

    with Mike Deblieux, Principal Consultant at Deblieux, LLC

    1.0 Business Credit

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Leading Change - The 'Must-Have' Skill for HR Leaders

    with Robin Elledge, PCC, SPHR, President at Janus Coaching + Consulting & Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Southern California

    1.0 Business Credit

    4:15pm - 4:45pm

    CAHR20 Music Show

    Republic of Music is bringing the fire for a lively set to close each day of CAHR20. Get ready to bust a move!
    4:15pm - 5:00pm

    HR Chat: Organizational Change in the Time of COVID-19

    Facilitated Discussion with Jane Garza, Managing Director, NOBL
    4:15pm - 5:00pm

    HR Chat: Trump's Pick to Supreme Court - Implications for Employment Law

    Facilitated Discussion with Dana Mayhew, TDC Consults
    4:15pm - 5:00pm

    HR Chats

    Gather with your new HR friends to share insights from CAHR20 and enjoy making new connections!
  • Wednesday, October 28

    PACIFIC TIME

    8:00am - 8:35am

    Live CAHR20 Assistance

    Need live assistance entering CAHR20? We're here for you!
    8:00am - 8:35am

    Coffee & Tea Chat - Enhancing Company Culture with Employee Benefits

    There is no better time than now to expand the benefits you offer your hard-working team. Let's grab coffee and wake up together as we discuss how we can help you support your employee's financial future.
    8:00am - 8:35am

    Coffee & Tea Chat - Demystifying HR Certification with Richard Dawson

    Grab your favorite morning beverage and join us for an engaging conversation designed to help demystify all things HR Certification! This HR Chat will be facilitated by HR certification expert and instructor Richard Dawson, MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca, sHRBP, HRPM.
    8:00am - 8:35am

    HR Coffee & Tea Chat - From Burnout to Badass Even During a Pandemic

    Grab your favorite morning beverage and join us for an empowering conversation led by Jennifer Cassetta, MS, CN, a nationally recognized health and empowerment coach.
    8:00am - 8:35am

    Coffee & Tea Chats

    Get connected with your HR community over your morning beverage of choice!
    8:50am - 10:00am

    Keynote: Transforming Management and Building High Performing Teams

    Keynote Session with Frans Johansson, CEO at The Medici Group & Best Selling Author of The Click Moment and The Medici Effect

    1.0 Business Credit

    10:00am - 10:10am

    Health & Wellness Session

    Take a quick break and enjoy a wellness boost with Move Mountains!
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    Expo Open

    Explore vendors, make new connections and find new solutions!
    11:00am - 12:00pm

    CFRA Leave for (Almost) Everyone: What It Means for You

    with James McDonald, Jr., Irvine Office Managing Partner at Fisher & Phillips

    1.0 California-specific Credit

    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Motivation-Based Interviewing: The Hiring Process That Dramatically Improves Employee Engagement

    with Carol Quinn, CEO at Hire Authority & Best-Selling Author

    1.0 HR (General) Credit

    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Compensation & Benefits Session

    with Kristina Hess, Risk Finance & Insurance Broker at Lockton Insurance

    1.0 HR (General) Credit

    12:00pm - 12:15pm

    Solutions Stage Sessions (LIVE!)

    Check out TED-Talk-Style tidbits on what's new and what's next in HR.
    • Hiring Multilingual Staff? Assess Your Bilingual Candidates with Confidence - Presented by Renee Tarrant & Justin Hopper, Language Testing International
    • Advance Your HR Career with SHRM Certification! - Presented by Tiffany Brown, SHRM Certification Specialist
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Onboarding Landmines: Preventing Problems With New Hires In California and Beyond

    with Jennifer Komsky, Partner at Levinson Arshonsky & Kurtz

    1.0 California-specific Credit

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Emotional Intelligence: The Art and Science of Human Performance

    with Jarik Conrad, EdD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Sr. Director, Human Insights & HCM Evangelism at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)

    1.0 HR (General) Credit

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    InnovateHR: WorkTech Trends & Impact

    with Erica Young, MPS, SHRM-SCP, Workplace Innovation Catalyst at ParagonLabs, powered by SHRM

    1.0 Business Credit

    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Expo Open

    Explore vendors, make new connections and find new solutions!
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Skating on Thin ICE: Navigating Social Security No Match Letters and Form I-9 Compliance

    with Ali Brodie, Partner at Fox Rothschild

    1.0 California-specific Credit

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Belonging in a Remote Workforce: Fostering Human Connection & Community in the Age of Coronavirus

    with Smiley Poswolsky, Author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough

    1.0 HR (General) Credit

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Metrics, Methods, and Madness: The Numbers that Support TA Strategy and Results

    with Kimberly Jones, PHR, PMP, CIR, CEO at Kelton Legend, LLC & Senior Director, Enterprise Talent Strategy at University of California, Irvine

    1.0 Business Credit

    4:15pm - 4:45pm

    CAHR20 Music Show

    Republic of Music is bringing the fire for a lively set to close each day of CAHR20. Get ready to bust a move!
    4:15pm - 5:00pm

    HR Chat - Ask the Employment Law Attorney with Sherry Shavit

    Join us for a LIVE "AMA" discussion where you can ask employment law attorney Sherry Shavit anything!
    4:15pm - 5:00pm

    HR Chat - Early Career - The Future of HR Leadership

    Join other Early Career HR professionals for a facilitated conversation on the future of HR leadership!
    4:15pm - 5:00pm

    HR Chat - Senior Career - The Future of HR Leadership

    Join other Senior Career HR professionals for a facilitated conversation on the future of HR leadership!
    4:15pm - 5:00pm

    HR Chat - C-Suite - The Future of HR Leadership

    Join other C-Suite HR professionals for a facilitated conversation on the future of HR leadership!
  • Thursday, October 29

    PACIFIC TIME

    8:00am - 8:35am

    Live CAHR20 Assistance

    Need live assistance entering CAHR20? We're here for you!
    8:00am - 8:35am

    Coffee & Tea Chat - Build Connections with the PIHRA Community in SoCal!

    Join this conversation led by Amanda Osburn and learn how to Build Your HR Network in Southern California!
    8:50am - 10:00am

    Keynote: Six High Performance Habits to Take Back 2020

    Keynote Session with Brendon Burchard, World’s Leading High Performance Coach & Best-Selling Author of The Motivation Manifesto and High Performance Habits

    1.0 HR (General) Credit

    10:00am - 10:10am

    Health & Wellness Session

    Take a quick break and enjoy a wellness boost with Move Mountains!
    10:00am - 12:00pm

    Expo Open

    Explore vendors, make new connections and find new solutions!
    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Navigating COVID 19: Return to Work and the Implications on ADA/FEHA Compliance

    with Lisa Aguiar, Attorney of Counsel & Eric De Wames, Managing Partner at Michael Sullivan & Associates

    1.0 California-specific Credit

    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Elevate Your HR Tech Investments

    with Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer and Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

    1.0 Business Credit

    11:00am - 12:00pm

    Life Connected: Creating a Culture Inclusive of Financial Well-Being

    with Eva Allen, Engagement Director at Cigna

    1.0 HR (General) Credit

    12:00pm - 12:15pm

    Solutions Stage Sessions (LIVE!)

    Check out TED-Talk-Style tidbits on what's new and what's next in HR.
    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Managing The Remote Workforce During COVID

    with Greg Labate, Partner at Sheppard Mullin

    1.0 California-specific Credit

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Going Global: One Philosophy - Local Execution

    with Nirali Matalia, Vice President, Operations & People at Saama Technologies

    1.0 Global Credit

    1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Expo Open

    Explore vendors, make new connections and find new solutions!
    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

    with Jonathan Fraser Light, Managing Attorney at LightGabler

    1.0 California-specific Credit

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    UnbiasTM: Moving from Awareness to Action

    with Stacey A. Gordon, CEO at Rework Work

    1.0 HR (General) Credit

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    HR Metrics that Matter & Making Metrics Matter

    with Shane Yount, President at Competitive Solutions

    1.0 Business Credit

    4:15pm - 4:45pm

    CAHR20 Music Show

    Republic of Music is bringing the fire for a lively set to close each day of CAHR20. Get ready to bust a move!
    4:15pm - 5:00pm

    HR Chat - CAHR20 Game Night hosted by the PIHRA Valley Region!

    Get excited to close out the California HR Conference with a bang! Join us for a CAHR20 Game Night facilitated by Sandra Lollino, Carol Box, & Lysa Frankfort from the PIHRA Valley Region.

Montage Insurance + CAHR20 = HR Excellence

With the support of Montage Insurance and our other sponsors, the California HR Conference and Professionals In Human Resources Association can continue to provide exceptional HR education, networking, and advancement to HR professionals in Southern California.

Meet the Montage Team

Their belief is that carefully crafting lasting relationships is the foundation of their business. Their clients are their partners and friends. Having said that, they never rest on their laurels. Their relationships are predicated on the fact that they absolutely spoil their clients with service, responsiveness and personal attention that justifies their trust in them.

Danone Simpson

President & CEO, MBA, GBDS

Founder, CEO of Montage Insurance Solutions with over twenty years’ experience in all lines of insurance. She has built an agency focused on employee benefit and property & casualty programs for the commercial and non-profit sectors. Under Danone’s leadership the firm has partnered with over 100 carriers in order to find the perfect insurance solutions for clients. She has built a dynamic Service Program, Third-Party Administration Department and My HR Summit training clients on compliance monthly. She developed a sister company, Simpolicy in 2012 that handles small business, event insurance, travel insurance and Medicare. She appointed Tobias Kennedy as the CEO of Simpolicy and Executive VP of Montage.

Tobias Kennedy

Executive Vice President

Tobias is in his 14th year with the company and received his underwriting training from Blue Shield of California. He is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University (LMU) where he studied Political Science at the Center for the Study of Los Angeles. He has received a Certificate of Recognition from the SFVBJ as a nominee for the 2012 and 2013 “Most Trusted Advisor Award” and indeed received the honor in 2015—being named by the publication as a winner of that year’s “Most Trusted Advisor Award.”

Mark Simpson

Chief Operations Officer

Mark has handled day to day office operations for Montage since 2009. Prior to Mark’s career at Montage, he worked as the Director of Operations in the Property Department at Paramount Pictures. For 29 years, Mark oversaw productions, prepared production and overhead budgets, as well as staffing and inventory control for both Television and Feature productions. In addition, he staffed all Key Productions and Overhead Personnel in his division and managed five additional production departments. He simultaneously managed the same division at CBS Studio Center Studios under a five-year management agreement. Mark was in charge of all marketing and licensing agreements for the advertising on the New York Street at Paramount, strengthening company revenue from a previously untapped source of income.

White Apple Watch

Win an APPLE WATCH!

 

Montage Insurance Solutions is kind enough to raffle off another APPLE WATCH to the CAHR20 Community!

Get ahead of your wellness goals and reap the benefits and convenience of an Apple Watch. The most popular smartwatch on the market, Apple Watches can help you stay motivated to crush your health goals, and *if necessary,* stay connected to what matters most when you’re on a much-needed screen break. Take a look at the oodles of features of this raffle prize below, and submit your name today to enter!

This raffle will close on October 26, so enter today using the form below:

Apple Watch

Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band

Series 3 (GPS) Features:

  • Silver aluminum case
  • GPS/GNSS
  • S3 with dual-core processor
  • W2 Apple wireless chip
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Optical heart sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Capacity 8GB1
  • Ion-X strengthened glass
  • Composite back
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n 2.4GHz)
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life2
  • Water resistant 50 meters3
  • watchOS 6

What’s Included:

  • Silver Aluminum Case
  • Sport Band (can be configured for either S/M or M/L length)
    • 38mm (band fits 130-200mm Wrists)
  • 1m Magnetic Charging Cable

Enter today to win! Drawing closes 10/26/2020.


Join Montage Insurance Solutions at the Virtual California HR Conference!

REGISTRATION  RATES

CAHR20 Price Deadlines

 

Early Bird

Value Rate

by 10/16/20 after 10/16/20

Member

$199 $949

Nonmember

$299 $1149

Sign up for the California HR Conference!

 

If you’re a PIHRA member, use your ID # to get the best registration rate!

Nonmember

Virtual Conference Pass $399

You can add PIHRA membership during registration!

PIHRA Member

Virtual Conference Pass $299

PIHRA Members enjoy the best rates on all price deadlines.

Why Attend?

Stay on the Cutting Edge in California

California is regarded as “ahead of the curve” when it comes to HR, due to its complex, constantly changing employment laws and regulations. Drill down to what matters most to you and your organization with nine distinct education tracks covering topics like workforce relations, benefits, HR strategy and more.

Discover Resources for Your Organization

Our Virtual EXPO brings you the latest HR products and solutions from more than 170 exhibitors, offering everything from applicant tracking technologies and forecasting and management software to wellness programs and screening and assessment tools.

The Greatest Value

This is anything but your average virtual event. You’ll access the same top-quality content you’ll find at larger events as well as special California-focused content you won’t see anywhere else, all at a great value and on a schedule that fits within your home life. 

Start your Virtual 2020 California HR Conference registration here!

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