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    Name: Legislative Roundtable
    Date: April 23, 2024
    Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PDT
    Event Description:

    Legislative Roundtable provides a setting for dialogue to take place on public policy issues and gives public agency staff, elected officials, their staff and businesses an opportunity to network. The meeting includes a guest speaker on a public sector topic and regular updates from our local cities, agencies, and elected officials.

    Staff members provide brief reports from their prospective agencies to inform each other and members of the chamber of upcoming events or other items of interest.

    This Month's Speaker:

    Robert Scholz, LMFT, LPCC

    Robert will be speaking on new workplace violence prevention legislation (SB 553) that was signed into law late last year and takes effect July 1st, 2024. We invite you to join us, learn about how SB553 will impact the workplace, and ask Robert your questions on how it'll impact your business. 

    Robert's Bio:
    Robert has served in many clinical and leadership roles over his twenty plus years working in university, community mental health agencies, forensic psychology and private practice settings. Robert’s company, The Change Place, offers therapy, executive coaching and consulting services to a diverse group of clients. Robert trains and consults extensively to professionals in education, mental health and corporate settings. Frequent topics he consults around/ trains on include – trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, crisis management, burnout and compassionate leadership. He has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed publications on topics of men’s mental health, addiction treatment, disaster mental health, and suicide/ threat assessment. Robert has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology for many years.

    Most recently, he and other experts in the field of Crisis Management created the new Workplace Violence Prevention Association, www.wvpa.org, that helps businesses in California and beyond meet the requirements of the new workplace violence prevention legislation (SB 553) that was signed into law late last year and takes effect July 1st, 2024.

    Consider attending this meeting if you:
    • Want to stay updated on local, state, and federal legislation and how it may affect your business.
    • Would like to network with public agency staff, elected officials and their staff, and other chamber members.
    • Have a general interest in public policy or local government.
    • All chamber members are welcome to attend!
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    Meeting Agenda
    Date/Time Information:
    4th Tuesday of every month
    8:00am - 9:00am
    Contact Information:
    Josh Gray - Director of Government Affairs & Tourism
    Chamber Members: FREE
    Non-Members: $10

    Staff Leads:
    Josh Gray                       Nate Swanson
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