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Solano County Business Summit

Join local businesses for this half-day summit of professional development and networking at Travis Credit Union, One Travis Way, in Vacaville!. Designed to elevate your leadership skills, this summit is FREE to all Solano County employers.

Schedule of events:

  • 8:30am – 9:00am: Registration, coffee and pastries
  • 9:00am – 9:15am: Update from Solano-Napa Small Business Development Center – Brianna Boyd
  • 9:15am – 10:15am: Employee Handbooks Do’s and Don’ts, led by CEA President & CEO Kim Gusman
  • 10:15am – 10:30am: Update from the Workforce Development Board of Solano County – April Ziomek-Portillo
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking, interactive training led by CEA Training & Coaching Director Jessica Rivera, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP


Employee Handbooks Dos and Don’ts

An employee handbook is one of the most important communication tools between your company and your employees. Not only does it set forth your expectations for your employees, it also describes what they can expect from you and ensures your business complies with state and federal employment laws.

Learning Objectives:

  • Benefits and Risks of an Employee Handbook
  • Essential Provisions
  • Policies Required by State and Federal Law
  • Recommended Policies
  • What NOT to Put in an Employee Handbook

Problem Solving andCritical Thinking

Learn the critical dimensions of business-based decision making including practical tools to be used when defining problems, considering alternatives, and coming to conclusions. We will introduce the “Six Thinking Hats” methodology which allows you to look at an issue from a variety of perspectives in a clear, conflict-free way. It is used by individuals and groups to move outside habitual ways of thinking and think constructively about how to move forward. Start developing and improving your critical thinking skills today!

Learn how to:

  • Gather and assess relevant information to analyze issues
  • Raise important questions in a constructive manner
  • Consider alternatives with an open mind
  • Come to well-reasoned decisions and solutions that address the right problems and involve the right people
  • Create environments that foster feedback for continuous improvement of decision-making


Apr 18 2024


8:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Travis Credit Union
One Travis Way, Vacaville, CA 95687