Emerging Professionals – SBHRA

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May 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
351 paseo nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Priscilla, Elizabeth and Andrea

Learn from the Best: Engagement Workshop for the Emerging Professional

SBHRA’s Emerging Professionals team is happy to present an educational program on engagement, the second in the Learn From The Best series.


We are pleased to have Nick Duggan and Andrea Nelson lead the session. During this interactive program, you’ll learn what employee engagement is, how it’s measured, and why it matters. Andrea and Nick will share their own experiences with fostering employee engagement throughout their careers and will share ideas and suggestions for tools and resources for improving engagement. We’ll discuss the role that you can play in addressing engagement opportunities at your own organization, and we’ll have plenty of time to answer any questions you have about engagement, culture, and building a great place to work.



About Nick Duggan:  Nick has more than 15 years’ experience developing people and organizations. He recently founded Deeper Engagement, a consulting firm focused on helping companies reduce turnover and increase productivity by improving employee engagement. Prior to this, he led internal communications for Citrix GetGo, where he focused on increasing employee engagement and alignment with the company’s strategy and vision. Nick previously founded QuestSpace Coaching, which helped clients find more meaning and purpose in their work. He began his career in the healthcare industry, where he developed a strong track record of improving engagement. Nick holds a BA in Communication from UCSB and an MA in Organizational Psychology from William James College.


About Andrea Nelson:  Andrea has been in the HR profession for 17 years. With a passion for startups, she co-founded a local Aerospace company in 2000. In 2009 she joined a local tech startup and was a key contributor to their exponential growth. In 2016, she received her SPHR certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). Andrea has a passion for aligning business strategy with people and culture, developing internal structure and processes, understanding the big picture by relating to employer and employee. Andrea joined FastSpring as their Director of People & Culture in January 2017.
Join us on May 18th from 6-7:30 pm at workzones in Paseo Nuevo.
  • This event is for entry and mid-level HR professionals who are interested in recruiting or currently in a recruiting role.
  • You will have the opportunity to ask the presenters questions.
  • We invite you to send questions in advance to [email protected]
  • Drinks, including wine, and light bites will be provided.
  • Space is limited so RSVP now!
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn with your peers, connect with colleagues, and Learn From The Best with SBHRA Emerging Professionals!     

RSVP to: [email protected]



The Emerging Professionals Program exists to engage, educate, and encourage young professionals as they emerge into vital roles in Human Resources.  This program targets entry and mid-level HR personnel that seek additional training, career guidance, educational resources, and  networking opportunities.