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Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 8:00 AM - Friday, October 21, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

GSRMA's 12th Annual Training Conference

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Type End Quantity
Thursday October 20th, General Session   more info Oct 10, 2016 Free  
Thursday October 20th, Evening Dinner   more info Oct 10, 2016 Free  
Friday October 21st Board Governance   more info Oct 10, 2016 Free  
Friday October 21st Leadership Development for Managers   more info Oct 10, 2016 Free  

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12th Annual GSRMA Training Conference

We are holding our 12th annual training conference October 20th and 21st at Rolling Hills Resort in Corning. Like our previous conferences, great speakers will present relevant subject matter in an entertaining manner; and this year we are expanding the conference to a second day. Thursday's content will be appropriate for the general audience, while concurrent breakout sessions Friday morning are designed for either district board members or for those in supervisorial, management or leadership positions.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Improving Human Performance - Randy Anderson, CSP Professional Trainer

Do the Managers and supervisors in your organization utilize a "one size fits all situation" approach to leadership? While it is important for a person's work to be a genuine extension of who they are, it is equally important that leaders realize the necessity of acclimating to the specific circumstances and variables which they will inevitably experience. This session will equip people in a position of authority with a systematic approach to determine the best leadership style in any given situation in order to improve human performance.

Employee Complaints and Investigations - Jami Terrell and Michelle Laidlaw, Employment Law Attorneys

Attorneys from Hunt Jepson and Griffin, LLP will lead us through the complex process for effectively handling employee complaint investigations. They will provide clear and practical guidance on when an investigation is necessary, options for hiring outside counsel to conduct an investigation, tools to plan and organize the investigation and skills needed to conduct the investigation and draft a report.

Critical Incident Response - Building an Effective Program - Dr. Bob May, Risk Management and Organizational Consultant

It seems that every time we turn on the news these days, a critical incident is occurring somewhere in the world. Recent acts of terrorism have caused many of us to become fearful of similar attacks hitting close to home. During this session, Dr. Bob May will dive into the heart of critical incident management; exploring pre-incident planning, incident response and business continuity.

No Host Social Hour

Dinner Reception Hosted by GSRMA 6:00PM to 8:00PM


Friday, October 21, 2016

Breakout Sessions - Please choose ONE option below when registering

Session #1 - Board Governance -  Hunt Jepson and Griffin, LLP

Governing board members of special districts have the authority, and the responsibility, to provide leadership and oversight to their respective districts. Board members must have a clear understanding of the requirements of their position. In this session, we will explore the roles and responsibilities of board members, examine the proper execution of public meetings, and address general board goveranance issues.

Session #2 Leadership Development for Managers - The Training Place - Butte College

This session is designed for managers who wish to improve or revitalize their leadership proficiency. Participants will be guided through real-world scenarios to experience practical tools available to address common issues faced by managers. Attendees will leave with a better knowledge of the skillset needed to be a successful manager and actual techniques they can use immediately upon their return to their district.



There are two lodging choices at the conference facility:

The Lodge (530) 824-3220, is located on the North end of the main building.

The Inn (Rolling Hills) (530) 824-8300, is south of the facility adjacent to the conference center.

 Mention Golden State Risk Management Authority to receive the special conference rate

Driving Directions

From the north – Take Interstate 5 South to Exit 628, Liberal Avenue. Exit right on Liberal, then turn left onto Barham Rd. arrive at Rolling Hills Resort.

From the south – Take Interstate 5 North to Exit 628, Liberal Avenue. Exit right, then turn left on Liberal and drive over the overpass. Make a left onto Barham Rd., arrive at Rolling Hills Resort.


Per GSRMA's Travel Policy, GSRMA will reimburse each member agency for their designated representative, or alternate, travel expenses incurred attending this event. This reimbursement will cover the travel expenses for a single attendee from each member agency. Funds may be available for additional attendees through GSRMA's Loss Prevention Subsidy Fund (LPSF). LPSF funds are limited, and are based on a first-come, first-served basis. To view the GSRMA Travel policy click here, for the LPSF form click here. The corresponding reimbursement forms will also be available at the event.

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Rolling Hills Resort
2655 Everett Freeman Way
Corning, CA 96021

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 8:00 AM - Friday, October 21, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

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Golden State Risk Management Authority (GSRMA) is the premier risk-sharing insurance pool for public entities in California. Current members include cemetery districts, special districts (water, sewer, and lighting), fire districts, school districts, counties and cities.

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