Webinars & Podcasts

Check back often, we will be adding more webinars as they are scheduled.

Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC):

  • COVID-19 Updates Live Q&A
    Recurring Wednesday’s at 10:30am PDT

    Register Here

    Northern California SBDC is hosting a regular drop-in meeting for Small Business Owners.
    We will share the latest updates from the SBA and other sources and answer questions.

    Alternate Week Wednesday sessions will be joined by attorneys from the CASE Task Force who will be on hand to answer legal questions relating to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    Upcoming dates:
    Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    Wednesday, March 3, 2021
    Wednesday, March 10, 2021
    Wednesday, March 17, 2021
    Wednesday, March 24, 2021
    Wednesday, March 31, 2021

California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara:

  • Statewide LGBTQ+ Virtual Small Business Resource Town Hall
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    1:30pm PT
    Register Here

    Please join California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and Insurance Diversity Task Force Chair Mark Morales for a LGBTQ+ virtual town hall on insurance issues and available resources for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. With many businesses experiencing tremendous economic loss, it is imperative for you to have up to date information on services and resources. The special guest panelist include Julie Clowes, U.S. Small Business Administration and Marquita Thomas, Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce.

    Please submit your questions to crb@insurance.ca.gov with “LGBTQ Town Hall” in the subject line no later than January 20th at 12PM.

Women Together: Today & Tomorrow:

  • Women Together: Today & Tomorrow
    Wednesday, February 3, 2021
    8:45am – 3:45pm PT
    Register Here

    The first 100 registrants will receive a free book!

    WOMEN TOGETHER: TODAY AND TOMORROW is more than a free, one-day virtual conference; it’s an opportunity to be a part of a growing community with a shared belief that when women are empowered in the workplace, our organizations can be led to new heights! The San Joaquin County Office of Education, Lodi Unified School District and our partner Old Sow Coaching and Consulting invite women and men across all industries, future leaders, and those who advocate for women in leadership to join us, starting with the Women Together conference on Feb. 3. Together, we can build an inclusive and innovative network that ignites change, values mentorship, and offers opportunities for personal and professional growth and development.

    Speakers:
    KIRSTEN OLSON, Doctor of Education, Professional Certified Coach, and Chief Listening Officer at Old Sow Coaching and Consulting
    DR. TINA OPIE, Founder of Opie Consulting Group, Award-Winning Researcher, and Associate Professor of Management at Babson College
    DR. JENNIFER MARTIN, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services at Hemet Unified School District
    MARGARITA MAYO, Award-Winning Researcher and Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at IE Business School in Madrid
    DAVID G. SMITH, Associate Professor of Sociology, National Security Affairs Department at the United States Naval War College
    W. BRAD JOHNSON, Professor of Psychology at the United States Naval Academy and Faculty Associate at Johns Hopkins University

CalTrans District 10:

  • 2021 Caltrans Contractors Boot Camp
    February 9-10, 2021
    8:30am -12:00pm
    Register Here

    This event will be covering Insurance/Bonding and Bid Estimating to get government contracts. With special opening remarks from CalTrans Director Toks Omishakin.  

    Day 1: February 9, 2021
        – Bonding/Surety Webinar
        – Meet the Primes

    Day 2: February 10, 2021
        – Estimating Workshop
        – Labor Complaince

Previously Recorded Webinars & Podcasts:

Grow With Google Webinars:

  • Get Your Business of Google Search & Maps
    The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) has kicked off its e-commerce initiative with the first “Grow With Google” webinar happening Tuesday, September 22.  The webinar taught participants about Google My Business, a free tool for local businesses that want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. 
    Click here to watch the webinar in Englishclick here to watch the webinar in Spanish

Lunch & Learns:

Kroloff Law Firm:

  • COVID-19’s Second Wave – What Business Owners Should Know
    Watch the Recording Here

    (Recorded on Friday, December 11, 2020)

    This webinar, presented by Jamie Bossuat, a shareholder and employment lawyer at Kroloff, addressed the new developments in COVID-19 stay at home orders and regulations. 

    Topics included: safety plans, stay at home orders, how to respond to an exposure, and COVID-19 leaves of absence.

  • COVID-19 Leaves of Absence
    Watch the Recording Here
    (Recorded on Monday, August 24, 2020)

    The Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) provides for paid leave for employees unable to work due to COVID-19. This webinar will address the details of the leave available under the FFCRA and how it interacts with other leave protections on California. The webinar will cover:
    – The FFCRA and its exceptions
    – California Paid Sick Leave
    – FMLA and CFRA Leave
    – Disability accommodations under the FEHA and ADA
    – California School Activities Leave
    – Hypothetical examples of how to apply the laws

  • COVID-19 Infection or Exposure in Your Workplace
    Watch a Recording Here
    Click here to download the PowerPoint

    In the webinar Jamie Bossuat, an employment lawyer with Kroloff, offered suggestions on best practices for addressing COVID-19 infection or exposure in the workplace.

    Topics included:
    – Contact tracing
    – Notifying other employees and customers
    – Return to work certifications
    – Cleaning recommendations
    – Leaves of absence and employee pay

Jumpstart Your Business Operations webinar series hosted by California State Treasurer, Fiona Ma, CPA.:

  • Strategy for Success: Quickly Re-imagining Your Business & Growth Strategy
    Click here to watch the replay.
    Many businesses will re-open with revenue levels well below previous trends, making growth strategies and cost management even more important. Discover actionable ways to reimagine your business branding and growth strategy to maintain a viable market presence. You’ll learn actionable steps to:
      • Identify the New Important
      • Use the EAR model to pivot your brand
      • Explore new ways to deliver core benefits
      • Find a new market position
      • Prioritize the growth strategies that make sense for your business
  • Idea Magnets: Attracting Innovative Ideas to Pivot & Restart
    Click here to watch the replay.
    Sometimes, coming up with the actual ideas is the toughest part of innovation and change. Fortunately, even if you don’t think of yourself as creative, there are quick and easy ways to dependably attract amazing ideas to help you pivot and restart your business. You’ll learn actionable steps to:

      • Imagine new ways to deliver your brand benefits
      • Leverage current disruption to set the stage for breakthrough thinking
      • Use big questions to generate innovative ideas
      • Find future-oriented ideas in other business models
      • Move ahead with sprint-break-sprint

CO— Blueprint: Re-Engaging Your Customers:

  • Re-Engaging Your Customers
    Watch Here

    In our second episode of CO— Blueprint, the panel will be discussing how to create a successful marketing strategy to help bring customers back to newly reopened businesses. 

    Businesses in reopening mode would be wise to first take note of one key truism: Marketing to consumers who have lived through a pandemic calls for a nuanced grasp of their changed — and changing — wants, needs and newly formed habits.

    It also calls for the business community to nimbly pivot their operating models to generate new revenue streams, experts told Jeanette Mulvey, content director for CO—, during the second episode of CO— Blueprint, a new video series dedicated to providing small businesses with the ideas and strategies they need to reopen their businesses successfully.

National Small Business Town Hall by Inc. and U.S. Chamber of Commerce:

  • National Small Business Town Hall #7, Friday, May 8, 2020 
    Watch Now
    Inc. editor-at-large Kimberly Weisul and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley discussed:
    – How to Get Your PPP Loan Forgiven
    – When to Give it Back
    – What’s Coming Next

Small Business Development Center:

Click Here to view all of the following webinars:

CalChamber:

  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – COVID-19 Vaccine: Can It Be Required?

    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss what employers need to consider before mandating that their employees get the COVID-19 vaccine.

    This podcast was recorded on January 12. Listeners should be aware that given the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, information shared on this podcast episode may change at any time.

  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – Performance Reviews in a COVID-19 Year
    The COVID-19 pandemic has created many hardships for employers and employees this year, and in this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss how annual performance reviews can elevate company morale and enhance the relationship between employers and employees.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – 3 New Labor Laws Employers Should Know
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Matthew Roberts and Bianca Saad to highlight three important new labor laws passed this fall: SB 1159, AB 1867, and SB 1383.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast – COVID-19: When Workers Test Positive
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad and Matthew Roberts to discuss recent regulations that address how employers should respond if an employee tests positive for COVID-19.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: Returning Remote Workers to the Office
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss the challenges some employers are facing as they ask remote workers to report back to the office, and provide takeaways for dealing with employees who refuse to return to the workplace.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: What Prop. 22 Means for Employers
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss the passage of Proposition 22, which classifies app-based drivers as independent contractors, and what that means for California employers.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: Keeping Up with COVID-19 Guidelines
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss best practices for keeping up with COVID-19 guidelines. This podcast was recorded on November 9, before Governor Gavin Newsom moved most California counties to the purple tier on Nov. 16. Listeners should be aware that given the unpredictability of the COVID-19 pandemic, information shared on this podcast episode may change at any time.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: New Guidance on COVID-19 Notices Law
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss the October 16 guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) on AB 685, California’s new COVID-19 workplace exposure reporting law.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: Emergency COVID-19 Rules Coming Soon
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss the upcoming California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Board vote in November on pending emergency COVID-19 regulations and why the five-day public notice period given by the agency is problematic for employers.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: New Exposure Notice Requirements
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and CalChamber policy advocate Robert Moutrie discuss California’s new COVID-19 workplace exposure reporting law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2021.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: New Law Creates Supplemental Sick Leave
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss AB 1867, which establishes COVID-19-related supplemental paid sick leave for some employees and took effect on September 19, 2020.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: New Law Expands CFRA to Small Business
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss how employers should prepare for the newly signed family and medical leave law (SB 1383) that expands the California Family Rights Act (CFRA) and takes effect on January 1, 2021.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: COVID-19 Laws Employers Need to Know
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss three important employment-related bills that came out of the Legislature this year; two bills, AB 2257 and AB 1867, have been signed into law, and one bill, SB 1159, awaits action by Governor Gavin Newsom.

    The Governor has until September 30 to either veto or sign SB 1159 into law. This article will be updated when the Governor takes action on the bill.

  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: SB1383 Adds Small Business to CFRA
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and CalChamber Policy Advocate Ashley Hoffman discuss SB 1383, a CalChamber job killer bill that is awaiting action by the Governor. The bill requires that employers with five or more employees provide up to 12 weeks of protected mandatory family leave to eligible employees.
    If Governor Gavin Newsom signs SB 1383, the bill would take effect on January 1, 2021.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: Diversity & Inclusion Critical to Strong Organizations
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Dr. Jessica Milam, Inclusion and Diversity Advisor to the U.S. Navy, discuss practical applications employers can glean from the U.S. Navy’s diversity and inclusion programs.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: COVID-19 Litigation Trends, Takeaways
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank talks with employment litigation expert Kristen Nesbit, partner at Fisher Phillips, Los Angeles, about the types of COVID-19-related litigation employers are seeing and what employers can do to protect their business.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: What Employers Ask Part 3
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad and Matthew Roberts to discuss the most common COVID-19-related questions employers have been asking the CalChamber’s Labor Law Helpline this month, including requiring test results, what to do if an employee doesn’t want to return to work, workplace mask obligations, and mental health considerations.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: Planning for School Closures
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad and Matthew Roberts to discuss what leave options are available to employees affected by school closures, and how employers should prepare for school closures during the incoming fall school term.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: Enforcing Mask Rules at Work
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss ways employers can ensure employees comply with state guidelines on masks and social distancing, and continue fostering a healthy workplace.
  • CalChamber WorkPlace Podcast: COVID-19 Positive: Employer Obligations
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss what employers should do if an employee tests positive with COVID-19.  Shaw tells Frank that while there is a lot of guidance available, there are only a few steps employers need to take should an employee test positive for COVID-19.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: Tips for Fostering Workplace Diversity
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Albertsons Companies Senior Vice President of External Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Jonathan Mayes discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and provide best practices to help foster a diverse workforce, which will help the company succeed.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: Tips for Creating a Return to Work Plan
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law experts Bianca Saad and Matthew Roberts to discuss what employers should consider when drafting return to work guidelines.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: COVID-19 Monitoring Off-Duty Workers
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss the obligations employers have if they decide to monitor off-duty employees as a means of reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace.
  • CalChamber Workplace Podcast: COVID-19 Workers’ Comp Order Explained
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and workers’ compensation attorney Tiffany Boyland of Michael Sullivan & Associates LLP discuss Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent executive order that created a rebuttable presumption for workers claiming to have contracted COVID-19 in the workplace and seeking workers’ compensation benefits.
  • What Employers Ask Part 2 (Podcast)
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and Labor Law Adviser Ellen Savage discuss the most common coronavirus-related questions employers and human resources professionals have been asking the CalChamber’s Labor Law Helpline as they prepare to reopen their workplaces.

  • Tips for Reopening Your Workplace (Podcast)
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw offer tips and insights on how employers can prepare to bring teleworkers back into the office once COVID-19 stay-at-home orders are lifted.

  • Avoid Cal-WARN Act Liabilities (Podcast)
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank, and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss key points, misconceptions and liabilities employers need to be aware of concerning the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and California’s equivalent, Cal-WARN.

  • COVID-19 Paid Leaves Explained (Podcast)
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss how the federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act interact with California laws; how to handle paid time for these new laws; the importance of written documentation; and recommendations for employers.
  • COVID-19 Loans and the New Economy (Podcast)
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist at Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, discuss the variety of federal COVID-19 loan programs available for businesses of all sizes, and provide tips on how businesses can prepare for the new economic landscape that awaits.

  • COVID-19: Telework Best Practices (Podcast)
    As employers shift to a work-from-home workplace model, many are finding that managing telework has its own set of challenges. In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank and employment law expert Jennifer Shaw discuss remote work best practices, such as ways to ensure workers are taking mandated rest breaks, reimbursing expenses, establishing COVID-19-specific policies, and maintaining a harassment-free environment.

  • COVID-19 Business Loans Explained (Podcast)
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg, and Golden Pacific Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Virginia Varela and Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer Joseph P. McClure discuss what small business loan programs are available through the CARES Act and how business owners can determine which program best meets their needs.

  • COVID-19 Workforce Reduction Guidance (Podcast)
    In this episode of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber Executive Vice President and General Counsel Erika Frank is joined by employment law expert Jennifer Shaw to discuss important considerations and requirements for employers when they undergo a reduction in force (RIF).

  • Families First COVID-19 Response Act: What Employers Need to Know
    Learn more about the new federal legislation – Families First COVID-19 Response Act – that takes effect on April 1, 2020, as our presenters get into the details and identify important points.

GO-BIZ COVID-19 Rapid Response Sessions:

  • Strengthens Us All: A Conversation on Small Business Recovery (July 30, 2020)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Path Forward”:

As public health authorities across the United States work to control the spread of COVID-19, the country is beginning an important conversation about responsible ways to restart the economy that requires planning and novel support.    

From barriers to reopening, to big questions about immunity and liability, to ways employers can incorporate innovative approaches to safety into the workplace, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s program series Path Forward will foster dialogue on helping America prepare to restart the economy and get millions of people back to work.  

Click Here to watch the recordings for the following sessions:

  • Big Picture: Road Map to Reopening
  • Deep Dive: Testing
  • Childcare: Overcoming Barriers for Return to Work
  • Masks, Temperature Scanners, and More
  • Transportation: Overcoming Barriers for Return to Work
  • Deep Dive: How is the Pandemic Influencing Consumers?
  • Deep Dive: What We Can Learn from Companies in Other Countries

Comcast Business- Digital Agility Paves the Way Forward