The Central Coast Human Resource Association (CCHRA) is a local, nonprofit organization serving California’s central coast HR professionals with members throughout Monterey County and surrounding communities. CCHRA brings HR professionals together to help them stay abreast of ever-changing employment legislation, network with colleagues, and provide a forum for exchanging information about the most up-to-date trends and ideas used in HR management today. 

Calendar of Events
Thu May 8 2014
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Healthcare Reform    -    Register Now!Corral de Tierra Country Club
Come hear our educational speakers at Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas.  And don’t forget to pre-register…the cost, which includes lunch and the program, is only $25 for CCHRA members ($40 for non-members) when you pre-register by the Thursday before the program.

To qualify for the pre-registration rate, PayPal payment must be received by the Thursday before the program.  If paying by check, the envelope must be postmarked by the Thursday before the meeting.


Upcoming Program

Healthcare Reform:

Top 10 Things Employers Need to Know

The Healthcare Reform bill signed into law March 23, 2010 still leaves many with unanswered questions. This legislation brings sweeping changes to the Health Insurance Industry, affecting employers of all sizes and employees of all income levels. There is value in providing health insurance to your employees however; the cost and keeping up with the frequent changes in the law can be a real challenge for business owners.   In this session attendees will learn the 10 most important things you need to know regarding Healthcare Reform in 2014 and beyond and be provided with turnkey solutions to get your company and employees prepared. 

Christine Petrocelli is the co-founder of Progressive Benefit Group, headquartered in Santa Cruz, CA.  She has been active in the health insurance industry for 16 years designing personalized comprehensive benefit packages for employers locally and nationwide.  Progressive Benefit Group was founded in 2001 and has become a leader in the corporate benefits industry.  PBG specializes in working with mid to large employers to gain greater control of costs through employee engagement, wellness, and compliance and risk management solutions.  Christine has received her SPHR designation by the HR Certification Institute and has been consulting with employer groups on Federal and State compliance topics such as FMLA, ADA, FLSA and OSHA since 2001. In addition she supports her clients by offering AB 1825 training and other management development topics. 

What others are saying about Christine:
1. “Christine is the best speaker you have had—not boring at all.” 2. “Christine P.—she is great.” 3. “Great presentation and philosophy leader. Thank you.” 4. “I enjoyed how the speaker kept our attention with her delivery style.” 5. “Entertaining and informative (as much as it could be).” 6. “Informational and funny.” 7. “Engaging.” 8. “I love the speaker's style—kept us engaged in a dry and complicated topic!” 9. “She made the presentation fun and easy to understand.” 10.  “Complete and confident in material.” 11.  “Kept me engaged with humor and personal anecdotes. Great helpful info.” 12.  “Very informative and entertaining!” 13.   I loved the presenter's way of delivering the presentation. It kept me awake and interested. 14.  “Great presenter.” 15.  “Funny and super engaging speaker for a dry subject.” 16.  “Good speaker/ presenter—she knows her stuff.” 17.  “Up-to-date info that's relevant.”  

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SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, June 22 - 25, Orlando


The Early Bird cutoff date has been extended to February 14.  Act Fast! 

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The SHRM Annual Conference is the largest —and best —HR event in the world, with the most comprehensive education, solutions, and networking available anywhere.

Held June 22 - 25 in beautiful Orlando, Florida, you'll get the education you need to transform your career.


  • Over 200+ learning sessions covering the full range of HR topics
  • The world's largest HR Exposition, with over 1,300 solutions providers
  • Preconference programs that allow you to extend your learning, no matter where you are in your career
  • Networking with peers from around the globe

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Our sessions include the full spectrum of a complete HR education.


Our speakers are world-renowned innovators, leaders, academicians, and practitioners.

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CCHRA is a SHRM affliliated chapter


CCHRA's Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement:  To enrich CCHRA's education and networking activities by encouraging the full participation of human resource professionals who represent the diversity of our community.  Through mindful acceptance and incorporation of difference, we collectively benefit and strengthen our organization.

CCHRA Supports the CalShrm "We All Serve" and "W.A.L.C" initiatives.


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Seaside, CA 93955
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