The Hidden Untapped Talent – Comes with Benefits


Wednesday, November 7, 2018
:00 a.m. Breakfast Network, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Program

Willow Pass Community Center
2748 E. Olivera Road, Concord, CA 94519

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Speakers * Panelists * Resources * Network Forum

Free Admission – Breakfast  Provided

Hosted by: 
Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council (CCCEAC)
Workforce Development Board, Contra Costa County (WDBCCC)

Over 100 companies, corporate, civic and community-based organization employers and leaders

The Opportunities at the Forum

 *   Learn how to access the hidden talent:

An untapped talent pool of motivated workers looking for a career change, entering a-new, starting young, restarting as they’re young-at-heart, overcoming disabilities and distractions.

Talent from a wide range of sources such as the outsourced, career seekers, job transitioners, Veterans, the re-entry, the rehabilitated, vocational training programs for the young, re-skilling programs for the young-at-heart

A ready workforce with skilled training, personal and professional development

*  Learn about the benefits of hiring the aspiring workforce:

Tax credits, bonds, subsidies, business advising and business development

Expert training and advice on business and employment best practices, guidelines, and compliance

At mostly no cost

The Speakers and Panelists

Our Speakers and Panelists include Employers from Safeway, Whole Foods, California Spa, D&D Security, and Allied Universal who will give you real world examples of how to deal with the many complexities of finding and hiring skilled workers. The panelists are from diverse industries and sizes with a common goal to develop a great workforce in their organization.

Representatives from the Workforce Development Board and the Employer Advisory Council of the Employment Development Department and their Partners will be there talk about the Benefits of Hiring.

Employees will share their journey, the skills they learned, the people who believed in them, the process they went through to get hired, and the job opportunity they were given to grow and develop personally and professionally.

With what the audience will learn, they will be inspired and equipped to access the hidden untapped talent, and the benefits that comes for all.

Featured Speakers include:

  • Safeway
  • Checkr
  • Whole Foods
  • Allied International
  • California Spa Services
  • D&D Security

 Thank You To Our Sponsors

  • City of Concord
  • Checkr
  • State of California Employment Development Department
  • Department of Conservation and Development, Contra Costa County
  • Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce

For information on attending and booths:

  • Jane Louie            * CCCEAC   * 415.601.6592 *
  • Patience Ofodu * WDBCCC * 925.671.4560 *


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They’re Managers, or Supervisors – Now What?

They’re Managers, or Supervisors – Now What?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Concord Clarion Hotel
1050 Burnett Ave, Concord, CA 94520

Moving out of labor and into management involves a change—from working with tools and objects to working with people and data. The change involves far more than just a shift in location and the tools they use. They are literally looking at a new craft, or trade and need to treat it as such. However, development as a manager is different than development as a trades-person.

Participants will learn:

  • Their job title does not determine their success
  • What it really means to be a supervisor or manager, no matter the industry
  • How to prepare, develop, and support your managers and supervisors
  • That the next level of success requires the next level of discipline
  • The essential elements of a successful manager or supervisor
  • About the special case of the working supervisor
  • That what got a person the position isn’t enough to keep the position
  • To understand the term “communication” and how essential it is
  • To understand what the phrase “safety begins with leadership” really means and tools to help them achieve that

Register Online Here:
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Meet Bart Gragg

Bart Gragg

Bart is founder of Blue Collar University® and the author of the upcoming book “I’m a Manager— Now What? How to Prepare, Develop and Support Your Blue Collar Manager.” Bart has worked in some of the toughest industries out there; from oil and gas exploration, to heavy industrial dismantling, as well as refinery and pipeline repair services. Bart understands first-hand the pain and frustration that managers and their managers feel when they have not been informed of their job responsibilities, or given the tools to complete the tasks at hand. Bart has a B.S. in Geology, is a Certified Professional Behaviors Analyst, holds the CHST (Construction Health and Safety Technician) and OHST (Occupational Health and Safety Technician) certificates, and is a Certified Executive One Page Business Plan consultant. His website is

Understanding the Human Behavioral Characteristics of Lying



Members, please join us on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, for our seminar entitled, Understanding the Human Behavioral Characteristics of Lying. 

Certificates of attendance will be available upon request.





The Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council

in partnership with


The California Employment Development Department





Understanding the Human Behavioral Characteristics of Lying



Frank Wisehart


Director, RGL Forensics




     Apply for Contra Costa County EAC Membership Here


For membership information, contacting link:

Pay Here



* The deceitful aspects human behavior.
* Change blindness and why we do not notice deviations in our physical              environment.
* The psychological rationale of the liar’s point of view.
* How to look and listen for potential tells of deceptive behavior.
* Techniques to seek the truth.




Speaker: Frank Wisehart





Frank Wisehart is the Director of consulting for RGL Forensics, a worldwide forensic accounting and business valuation firm with 23 offices on 5 continents. Frank specializes in forensic accounting, fraud, business valuations, economic damages, family law, financial due diligence, bankruptcy, expert testimony and general commercial litigation. In 2012, Frank was named the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts “Instructor of the Year” and in 2013 he received the “Circle of Light” award for excellence in teaching.


Frank has been a featured lecturer and author for bar associations, Certified Public Accountant  societies and national trade publications. He has testified as a qualified expert witness in both Federal and state courts, offering expertise on a wide range of subjects.

Frank received his undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and his master of business administration from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.



Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Concord Hilton

1970 Diamond Blvd.

Concord, CA 94520


Check-in: 7:30 a.m.

Program: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Cost: $0 for members






This employer seminar is provided for educational and informational purposes only. It does not constitute an endorsement of the curriculum or speakers by the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD) or by the Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council (CCCEAC). Aside from staff designated to represent the EDD, we assume no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, or content of the materials provided during this event.


The EDD, an equal opportunity employer/program, is a partner in this event. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Requests for services, aids, and/or alternate formats need to be made prior to the event by calling 925-602-0134 (voice). TTY users please call the California Relay Service at 711.