The 2018 Conference Agenda follows below. Additional details will be added as the conference gets closer.


Travel to Stanford Sierra Conference Center
– Air travel to Reno-Tahoe Int’l Airport (RNO)
– Shuttle Bus Transportation is available from Airport to South Lake Tahoe
– Stanford Sierra Conference Center provides van pick up from South Lake Tahoe

Check in at Stanford Sierra Conference Center at Fallen Leaf Lake
5:00 – 6:00 PM – SHRA Social Hour
6:00 – 7:00 PM – Group Dinner


7:30 – 8:30 AM – Group Breakfast

CONFERENCE WELCOME 9:00 – 9:45 AM – Opening Session, SHRA and Tahoe Tidbits
BIZ CARD EXCHANGE – 9:45 – 10:30 AM – Hello, My Name Is …

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE  – 10:30AM – 12:00 PM – Zero in on key strengths, competencies and skills needed to lead yourself and dynamically lead others.

Virginia-Berry-325x325A recently retired Dean at Lake Tahoe Community College, Dr. Virginia Berry has been developing and delivering customized leadership development workshops for a wide variety of organizations since 2003.  She holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology as well as a certificate in Human Resources Management.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Group Lunch

ONBOARDING / ORIENTATION / ENGAGEMENT – 1:30 – 4:45 PM – Dina Cipollaro Beck presents “You’re Hired! (Now What?!)” – In the seasonal world, teams gather and scatter faster than the blink of an eye. Dina will inspire creative thinking, and share fabulous insights to help you prioritize and plan these crucial relationship-building opportunities.

dinaheadshot2Dina Cipollaro-Beck, MA, is a trainer, consultant, and adjunct faculty member in the areas of hospitality and the art and science of work styles and leadership. Well known for her innovative approach to training, Dina has fifteen years of human resources experience, a Masters degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology and was the Internship & Outreach Coordinator at Lake Tahoe Community College. With her fresh approach, Dina excels at creating energetic training workshops that both inspire and entertain.

Relax and Unwind – Paint and Sip Activity – 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Group Dinner – 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Camp Karaoke Sing-Along and Have S’more – 7:30 PM


Group Breakfast – 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

EMPLOYMENT LAW Part 1 – 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM – Top 10 Hot List Items

EMPLOYMENT LAW Part 2 – 9:30 AM 11:30 AM – The HR Obstacle Course – Challenge your Skills, Knowledge and Human Resourcefulness with guidance from an Employment Law Professional.

EMPLOYMENT LAW Part 3 – 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Clear the “parking lot” with Q&A

Group Lunch – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 

Hiking (variety of terrain available – we’re just one mile from the Pacific Crest Trail!) Standford Sierra also offers waterfalls, tree house, tennis, stand-up paddle boards, single and double kayaks, rowboats, pedal boats, sailboats, (BYO) mountain biking, playground, nature trail, or a relaxing massage – if pre-scheduled. This is also your opportunity to leave camp and explore the area on your own or with friends.

Networking Social Hour – 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Group Dinner – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Fireside SHRA Friend Festivities – 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM


Group Breakfast – 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

RECRUITMENT MARKETING – 9:00AM – 10:00 AM – facilitated discussions to Assess, Strategize, Execute, Analyze, Repeat in today’s challenging staffing environment.

Morning Break – 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM 

INTERVIEWS, INTERNSHIPS, CONFLICT RESOLUTION, #METOO, DEVELOPMENT  10:15 AM – 11:45 AM – Fill your HR toolkit with best practices in these 5 key areas with the help of some seasonal HR pros.

Group Lunch – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 

EMPLOYEE HOUSING and RECREATION – 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Seasonal 24/7 Lifestyle State of the Union and Considerations.

Afternoon Break – 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM 

SHRA 2018 Wrap Up and Planting Seeds – 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM 

Yappy Hour and Yankee Gift Swap – 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Group Dinner – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM


Group Breakfast – 7:30 – 8:30 AM
Departure from Fallen Leaf Lake and travel day

“The annual SHRA conference is a “must-attend event” for any Seasonal HR professional! The three-day conference provides outstanding opportunities for education, networking, and fun in iconic locations with peers from across the nation who face the same HR challenges you do. The conference is dynamic and interactive, and skillfully helps both new and old attendees feel part of the SHRA family – 2017 was my 8th SHRA! I’m anxious to find out where the next destination will be and am looking forward to attending many more events in the coming years!” – Dax M.