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11/20 Seminar on HR Management for Wine Business Professiona

Submitted By: Valery Vue, November 18, 2015
Rohnert Park, California – The Wine Business Institute (WBI) at Sonoma State University (SSU) today announced its Wine Business Human Resource (HR) Management seminar will take place Friday, November 20, from 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Salazar Hall, Room 2025 on the SSU campus. The seminar is designed for wine business owners and managers interested in learning the relevant regulatory agencies in California, including tactics for how to stay ahead of changing information and issues. The seminar will also address people-related challenges of running a wine business, including tools for developing talent and mitigating liabilities. Cost of the one-day seminar is $180. Successful completion of the seminar counts toward the Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Certificate and Wine Industry Finance and Accounting Certificate.

“As with each of our programs, the HR seminar is designed and built from real business challenges affecting California’s wine industry, and taught by leaders at the top of their field. In this case, HR expert Lisa Meyer will guide participants through a timely and relevant session that strikes at the core of wine business owners’ and managers’ greatest fears and aspirations regarding personnel management,” Ray Johnson, Director of the Wine Business Institute said.

Instructor Lisa Meyer is the HR Director for Pernod Ricard USA, with HR oversight for over 150 employees at Mumm Napa and Kenwood wineries, including labor budget management, talent acquisition, leadership and management training, development, employee relations, payroll, and compensation and benefits. Previously, she worked with Domaine Chandon, Newton Vineyard, and Thomas Keller, Chef of the renowned French Laundry restaurant, as he expanded his group to include Per Se, Bouchon Las Vegas, and Bouchon Bakery. She has worked in the public sector, high tech, and child care management industries, leading either hyper-growth or start-up environments.

The Wine Business Institute is an education and research institute of the School of Business and Economics. Wine Business Institute seminars and certificate programs are administered in partnership between the School of Business and Economics and the School of Extended and International Education. For more information, or to register for this or other wine business seminars, please visit www.sonoma.edu/sbe/winebiz, contact (707) 664-3235, or email winebiz@sonoma.edu.