The Human Resources Leader: How to Be a Bridge to Greatness (Instead of Jumping Off a Cliff)

Sponsored by:
National Human Resources Association (NHRA) - Ventura County

Wednesday June 25, 2014

7:00am - 7:30am, Registration & Networking
7:30am - 9:00am, Program/Q&A Session

$26 for NHRA Members. $23 for Students and In-Transition Members. $38 Non-Members

Los Robles Golf Course
299 South Moorpark Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361

Presenter: Karen L. Gabler, Employment Law Attorney, LightGabler

Registration Information

Register here or call the Director of Hospitality at 805-371-1264.


The Human Resources manager is the bridge between management and employees, and between the company and outside counsel. A human resources professional must be a "jack of all trades" -- intelligent, strategic, confident, discreet, knowledgeable, and supportive of management as well as staff. Protecting the company is paramount, but careful budgeting of legal expenses is critical in these challenging economic times. How can human resources personnel protect the company, please management, support employees, and use legal counsel wisely, all at once?

In this informative seminar, employment law attorney Karen L. Gabler will discuss the role of the human resources manager in companies of all sizes and industries, and how to effectively balance a myriad of interests involved in human resource strategy, analysis and planning. Topics discussed will include:

Expectations and outcomes:

  • Learn about the executive's biggest complaint about HR
  • The employee's biggest complaint(s) about HR
  • The best resources to use to stay abreast of changing legal standards
  • Presenting an HR initiative to executive management (or, "Why won't they listen to me???")
  • The most critical element to include in any suggestion to management
  • Rolling out HR issues for staff (or, "Don't shoot the messenger!")
  • When to call your employment attorney and how to use those legal services wisely
  • What to prepare before you call your employment attorney so you can proceed most efficiently
  • The top five things that HR personnel can do to cut the attorney's time in half
  • What to look for in employment counsel to best serve the company

About Karen Gabler

Karen Gabler is the founder and host of the HR Management Strategy Roundtable, a twice-monthly seminar for clients and businesspersons to provide information on workplace employment strategies. She has been named as a Southern California "Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine, a ranking of the top 5% of attorneys in over 70 practice groups in the state of California. She has been named one of the "Top 50 Women in Business" by the Pacific Coast Business Times, and was nominated for a "Women in Business" award by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.