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Monthly HR Leadership Events at UC San Diego Extension

Join us for a series of free and distinctive monthly events to connect and engage with San Diego’s dynamic HR community.

Each event is unique. Each month, we announce a new event and open the registration for that particular event. While COVID-19 keeps us from meeting in-person, online events are being offered.  Once we can resume our group gatherings, events will be held at UCSD Extension’s off campus building or will be hosted by companies throughout San Diego known for their innovation and success.

HR leaders and experts in their fields openly present their best practices, visionary ideas, practical solutions to challenges, and insight-provoking learning lessons. Discussions are candid and stimulating. Participants acquire key takeaways that can be immediately applied to their daily work and careers.

While there is no cost to attend, these events are limited to guests who are HR VPs, Directors, Managers, developing HR professionals aspiring to be in corporate HR roles, and participants/alumni of the UCSD HR Certificate and Leadership Programs.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we have moved our events online for the winter and spring quarters. For the month of March our topic will be:

Insights from a Six-Time Gallup Award Winner

Program Brief:  What does it take to receive multiple awards as an exceptional workplace?  
How can we transform our organization and show the value of HR by putting people at the heart of our business strategy?   
By connecting employee engagement to every aspect of our culture, we can fuel the motivation and innovation that drive business results and also give employees what they want.  That includes belonging, learning and growth, recognition, a great manager and the opportunity to do what they do best every day.
You will learn how our speaker has mobilized his organization to reach these achievements and become one of only five companies globally to be recognized by Gallup with high distinction.  You will also gain insight on how he has continued to strive for success, even during the pandemic.

Date & Time:  3/4/2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Our Speaker: Bruce Cutright, MS, SPHR, is currently the VP of HR at Mary Lanning Healthcare. He has over 35 years of HR leadership experience in multiple industries. Bruce led his organization from very low employee engagement to receiving the prestigious Gallup Great Workplace Award for 6 consecutive years from 2015 to 2020.  The 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award was awarded with “High Distinction” making Mary Lanning Healthcare one of only five companies in the world to receive this recognition.  Bruce is certified as a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach and in process of becoming a Gallup Global Strengths Coach. Bruce has a passion for performance development, employee engagement, and strengths based management.  He has presented to numerous organizations and national conferences and has been a featured speaker at Gallup’s annual recognition meeting. 

Register in advance for this online event: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the online event on 12/3.


Free of charge.
Due to the nature of the HR Leadership Events, they are not open to consultants or service providers.
Please check this site often for information about the next event date and venue.

Please disregard the notice below.  It simply means that the events are not part of a multi-session course:

Course Number: EVNT-70030
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)