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Events and Resources
When your organization is successful, it creates a positive impact on our local economy and supports our community - so go ahead and take advantage of our special events and get connected with the resources you need to make informed decisions! 

Upcoming Events

  • Global Workplace Wellness Summit (Nov. 7 & 8)
    The Global Workplace Wellness Summit is being held at the San Mateo College on November 7th and 8th 2018, with a post summit skill building training day for leaders. Over the past decade there has been at least a 30% increase in health insurance premiums, while at the same time the incidents of bullying, absenteeism, workplace and mental health diseases have plagued more employees – causing distractions, absences, and lowering their productivity at work.The Global Workplace Wellness Summit is designed to offer a global perspective for implementing wellness strategic solutions for wellness at work. Please view the summit website here:

  • 1-day Coaching Skills for Workplace Wellness Training (Nov. 9)

    On November 9, 2018, the GWWS will be hosting its leadership wellness coaching skills building day. This day is designed with leaders in mind and is geared to help you gain valuable coaching skills to hold wellness conversations with your team, as well as lead the way to better and more cost-effective wellness at work.

  • Coach Training Program (online, with 60 ICF approved credits)



Please note that Lunch & Learn events are free of charge, while training events will include a fee. 

Training Events

Upcoming Lunch & Learns

  • (Date TBA): Lunch & Learn: "Fostering Employee Engagement (Improve Performance, Productivity, and Retention: Key ways to engage employees" with Jackie Welch

  • (Date TBA): Lunch & Learn: "Emotional Intelligence (Improve Relationships and Increase Productivity: An introduction to the principles of Emotional Intelligence)" with Rae Ann Ianniello


  • More to come. Have a Lunch & Learn topic you'd like to see? Email your suggestion to bissellj @ 


Prior Events

  • NOVEMBER 1, 2017 (11:30 am - 1:00 pm): Lunch & Learn: "How Investing in Employee Development Boosts Company Results" with Nancy C. Nelson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, PHR-CA
    Limited to 20 guests. RSVP by Oct. 30 to bissellj @
    College of San Mateo (Bldg. 10 Rm. 401)

How Investing in Employee Development Boosts Company Results

nancy headshotDid you know that companies spend over $70 billion dollars per year on employee training and development? Clearly, there’s a lot of training going on! How do we know our training is effective? As HR professionals, we know that it’s important for training to “stick.” But in today’s dynamic and rapidly changing world, employee development must be an integral part of our organization’s business strategy to be truly effective. In this talk, HR professional Nancy Nelson will share five tips for creating and maintaining a learning culture, including the skills that employees and leaders must have to navigate the changing world of work. This event is ideal for HR and learning & development managers, especially those who are responsible for selecting and developing training programs for their organizations.

Nancy C. Nelson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, PHR-CA is a senior HR leader and practitioner with extensive hands-on experience developing and implementing HR strategies across a wide range of industries and sectors. Nancy has over 20 years of leadership experience in Human Resources, and is an expert trainer in Communication and Conflict Resolution, Performance Management, Organizational Development, Risk Assessment and Employee Relations.


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