Current meeting - Workplace conflict solutions

The Science and Psychology for Effective Dispute Resolution

Our interactive workshop will teach you best practices and:

Why it’s important to learn the culture, behaviors, and values within an organization.


Why you cannot communicate effectively without conflict resolution protocols.


What are the values needed within an organization to affect real solutions to conflict?


Why conflict is both a challenge and an opportunity for growth, change, and consensus.


What works and what doesn’t . . . are rules for fair fighting effective?


If you have any question please contact us

Guest Speaker

 Ronald M. Supancic, Esq. The Law Collaborative


Mr. Supancic is a Certified Family Law Specialist who has been in practice for over 40 years. With national divorce rates reaching new heights, Mr. Supancic has been teaching Collaborative Divorce, a new form of practice which allows for divorcing parties to reach the most supportive solution without going through the court system.  Collaborative Divorce utilizes a team of lawyers, CPAs, and mental health coaches to guide divorcing couples toward supportive and cooperative resolution for a fraction of the cost of a litigated divorce. Ron has been featured on CNN television, Larry King Live, CBS Sunday Edition, and many nationally syndicated radio talk shows.  For over 20 years, he served as a Judge Pro Tem in the Family Law Department of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and co-founded the Volunteer Attorney Mediator Program. He has also been a speaker at the State Bar of California Annual Meeting and at the Annual Convention of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association.

Location And Agenda

This event is held at the Courtyard Marriott
600 Esplanade Drive in Oxnard

11:30 am – 1:30 pm
11:30 am Registration and Networking
12:00 noon Program begins
1:30 pm Adjourn


Register Here


Mail your check and reservation form by November 6, 2015 to:
Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council
P.O. Box 52012
Oxnard CA 93031

For payment and registration options follow the link below:

$25 for lunch
Please indicate if you choose alternate dietary options on reservation form

If paying by company check please make sure your name is on the check

No refunds after 5:00 pm on Friday, November 6, 2015

After November 6, 2015 requires $35.00 payment for seminar

EDD, an equal opportunity employer/program, is a partner in this event. Auxiliary aids and service are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Requests for services, aids, and/or alternative formats need to be made prior to the event by calling 805-382-8610 (voice). TTY users please call the California Relay Service at 711.

This presentation 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 Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council (EAC). Aside from staff designated to represent EDD, we assume no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the materials provided during this event.

About Us


Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council (WVCEAC), is a subsidiary of the California Employer Advisory Council (CEAC), a non-profit corporation.

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What is the purpose of the WVCEAC?
The EAC was established to educate employers both large and small on the never ending issues we all must deal with to remain in compliance with Federal , State and local laws and regulations and other information to help Human Resource Managers, Managers, CEO's, owners, etc to oversee successful businesses.
We partner with the EDD to increase cooperation and communication between the EDD and the private sector, and strive to continually communicate the many services available to employers by the EDD.

How We Do This
Present speakers at our monthly Luncheons and Half-Day Seminars that provide employers with up to date knowledge of ever changing employment laws, policies and Human Resources materials and data.Promote EDD activities for employers.Provide networking opportunities for employers to share ideas and solutions to concerns and problems facing California employers.

Meet The Board


Jodi Davis - Chairperson

Crossroads Staffing, President & CEO

Jodi has been in the staffing industry since 1998 and has been serving on the Board of Directors of the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council since 2006.

Ed Eybsen Programs Committee Chair

Colonial Western Insurance Agency - Employee Benefit Consultant

Ed has been a Consultant for over 30 years. He was previously a Senior Vice President with Bolton & Company before joining Collaborative Insurance Solution in 2008. Ed has been serving on the Board of Directors of the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council for seven years.

Kay Miller - Treasurer

Technology Development Center, Ventura - Placement Director

Kay Miller is the Placement Director of Ventura Adult and Continuing Education's Career Technical Education program since 2002. She joined the EAC Board in 2007, serving as the Hospitality Co-Chair since then. In addition, she assumed the duties of Treasurer in 2015.

Florence LaManno - Board Member

Florence LaManno Insurance Services - President

She holds an L & D Insurance License for the State of CA; Her position with Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council is Hospitality & Scholarship and has been a board member of EAC for over 10 years.

Talia Barrera - Board member

Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Ventura County - Administration Manager

Talia has been employed with the County of Ventura since 2009. She has served on Board of Directors of Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council from 2009 to present.

Ryan Haws - Board Member

LightGabler LLP - Partner

Ryan received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 2009.  He is a partner at LightGabler LLP where he focuses exclusively on employment law matters including, day-to-day advice and counsel (keeping EMPLOYERS from getting sued).
Ryan has served as a Board Member of the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council since 2012.

Martha Martins - Board Member

Raypak, Inc. - Employee Relations Coordinator

Martha has been employed in the Human Resources Department at Raypak since 1999 and has served on the Employer Advisory Council Board of Western Ventura County since 2012.

Aaron Mercer- Board Member

Express Employment Professionals - Senior Business Development Manager

Aaron has been in the staffing industry since 2013 and joined the board of the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council in 2015.

Mike McBain - Board Member

Central Courier, Inc. - Owner and CEO

Mike is founder of Central Courier Inc. Mike has been a Board member of the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council for two years.   

Peter Rosales - Employment Program Representative

Employment Development Department – West EAC Coordinator

Peter is the EDD Coordinator for the Western Ventura County Employer Advisory Council. Some of his other assignments with EDD include Experience Unlimited, Agricultural Recalls, and Targeted Recruitments.

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P.O. BOX 52012 OXNARD, CA 93031 (805) 382-8627


Month     Subject Speaker  Time
   JANUARY 14       "Labor Law Update" Jonathan Fraser Light, LightGabler LLP 7:30 AM to 12 Noon
   FEBRUARY 11       "Employee Handbook" Lonnie Giamela, Partner Fisher & Phillips LLP 

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

   MARCH 11 "How to Employ your Absent Employee: An Overview of CA's Mandatory Leave of Absence Laws"    Karen L. Gabler, LightGabler, LLP 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
   APRIL 8 "Record Keeping" Laura S.Withrow, Esq. Nelson Comis Kettle & Kenney, LLP 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
   MAY 13 "CalOSHA" Dan Leine -Cal OSHA, Tim Beery-WCIRB, Tom Wagner-WCIRB 7:30AM to 12 Noon
   JUNE 10 Performance Management Mike Deblieux, SPHR-CA 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
   JULY 8

"Social Media/Cyber Security"
Keep your Data and Communications Safe   

Anna Winningham, Risk Control Strategies 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
   AUGUST 12 "Workplace Bullying"    Meghan Clark, Clark*Everson LLP

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

   SEPTEMBER 9 2014 Sexual Harassment Avoidance Training Ryan M. Haws, Esq. LightGabler, LLP 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
   OCTOBER 14 Sate Labor Law and Payroll Tax Seminar

Michael Millenheft - Employmen Tax Consultant

Paul S. Rodriguez - Labor Commissioner

7:30 am to 12:00 noon
   NOVEMBER 11 Workplace Conflict Solutions - The Science and Psycology for Effective Dispute Resolution                Ronald M. Supancic, Esq 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
   DECEMBER 9 Dark   11:30 am to 1:30 pm