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CAPPA Virtual Statewide Meeting
Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM PDT
Category: Events



To better support our field, CAPPA, in partnership with CDE, will be hosting an informational training for our field virtually!

This Statewide Meeting will bring our field together to share insights and experiences, explore ideas, shape policy, and discuss best practices.

During this training we will kick-off our day with a keynote presentation, before we move into our two breakouts; one for line staff and one for managers. You will have the option of selecting which breakout you will be attending after our kick-off session.  

We hope you can join us!



9:30am-10:30am- Kick-Off Presentation

Let Joy Hold Your Heart: The 5 Essential Foundations to a Strong &
Successful Life

Michelle Graham, CEO and author of Undefined More Than the Sum of my Losses, will be sharing her Five Essential Foundations to living a strong and successful life. By identifying and diving into some of the very basic concepts of humanity, this training reminds us all of how we can take tiny steps toward huge change. Building our own character, through: love, forgiveness, healing, growth and ultimately living a life of joy.

If you asked your 10 year old self who you would be when you grew up… would that 10 year old recognize the adult you have become? … Good or bad we have made choices to be who we are today. Our relationships, time, career, beliefs… these choices have dictated our current successes and failures.

At a time in our world where fear, confusion, chaos, has never been more evident, there is no better time to look inside yourself, and ensure that you are living the life you desire. This training will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone, and spend some time reflecting on how to live a life of JOY! 

10:30am-11:30am- Breakout Session #1 (choose between two workshops)

A) Managing and Motivating Today’s Remote Employees- Part 1

  • Proven methods to track remote employees’ productivity and performance
  • How to keep your team engaged when they don’t work in the same office
  • The keys to coach, mentor and even discipline from afar
  • Tips for encouraging team members to interact and communicate better
  • Up-to-date requirements for the hot-button legal issues involved in managing remote workers
  • And much more!

    Our presenter:Patti Cuthill, Director of People and Culture, NextLevel Internet
    Patti currently serves as the Director of People and Culture where she helps build and nurture a positive work environment valued by all NextLevel employees. Patti’s passion for creating a work culture where relationships are valued and prioritized is what has helped her succeed as a People Leader. Since joining NextLevel she has lead culture transformation efforts that has resulted in NextLevel achieving Top 10 Best Places to Work by the San Diego Business Journal for 2019 & 2020 and Great Place to Work for All in 2020. Prior to joining NextLevel, Patti held leadership roles in Human Resources for CPU Medical Management, Rock Cancer CARE, CliniComp International, Rock Church & Academy, and Comic-Con. She also severed as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Navy. Patti serves on the San Diego SHRM Board of Directors as President-Elect, volunteers at The Honor Foundation and is on the Military Transition Services Team at Veteran affairs of North County. Patti has participated as a board member for the San Diego Food Bank and Neighborhood House Association (Head Start Policy Council Chair), and Vice Chairwoman on the board of directors of Resounding Joy.

    B) Income Calculations, CDE Staff

 Workshop description TBD

11:30am-12:30pm- Lunch Break


12:30pm-1:30pm- Breakout Session #2 (choose between two workshops)

A) Managing and Motivating Today’s Remote Employees- Part 2

B) GAU Updates, CDE Staff

 Workshop description TBD