Deliberate Dialogues

Relational conflict can easily sabotage the most well planned strategies and goals. One of the biggest challenges is getting team members to engage in honest, solution-oriented conversations. Many people avoid them because they fear the conversation will get heated, not get resolved, or just be a waste of time. Others avoid these critical conversations because they feel ill-equipped to handle them. Without Deliberate Dialogues taking place on a regular basis, your people-infrastructure runs the risk of collapse at any challenging time. Join us on October 16th to learn strategies for engaging in these vital interactions.

Our speaker, Jody Bagno-Dill will equip you for:

  • Engaging in meaningful dialogue that facilitates high-stakes crucial debate.
  • Learning how to avoid taking things personally (really).
  • Ensuring that all the information, opinions and challenges reach the conference table when your leadership is faced with making critical decisions.
  • Avoiding artificial harmony where commitments are derailed as soon as people get to the parking lot.
  • Mastering the skill of peer-to-peer accountability.


Every organization gives off a vibe. You feel it as soon as you interact with a company, but in reality, each individual makes up the overall Vibe. Our speaker, Jody Bagno Dill specializes in aligning the leaders and their teams in organizations, which helps them create a better VIBE and build bigger profits.

With a Bachelors of Science in Business Management, Jody paved a career path in marketing and consulting by working with a variety of clients including Hyatt Hotels, Infineon Raceway, Heffernan Insurance, UC Davis, John Muir Health, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Billy Graham Ministries, and many others. She also sits on the board of The Unity Music Foundation which exists to bring world-class performances in order to raise funding to make a world of difference. She is a certified Personalities® Trainer and has completed training in developing organizational health with the top management consultant and author of bestselling “Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” Patrick Lencioni .
Jody’s area of specialization is working as a second set of hands for executives to create and implement strategies for growth. Every one of her clients in 2011 and 2012 has achieved national status and recognition for outstanding achievements in their particular industries.


Employee Benefits Strategy in the Era of Health Care Reform Seminar

For many years, companies of all sizes have used employee benefits as an essential way to retain and reward their employees.  What will that mean in the future when Health Care Reform is fully implemented?  How will costs, options, and strategy change? This seminar will look at the “why, what and how” of employee benefits.  What do you need to do to align your business needs, employee values and budgetary constraints during a time of adjustment and transition?   What will change and what will stay the same? Please join us to gather new insights and ideas to save money, offer value and maximize choice now and into the future.



Tim is the Managing Principal of Simplera Benefits and Insurance Solutions, an employee benefits consulting firm that helps companies energize smart strategies with disciplined execution. Tim Oshima has worked in the employee benefit management industry for over 20 years. He has a diverse background working at health care management companies, as a consultant at a national HR consulting organization and in benefits administration for McKesson Corporation.


Tim is a Certified Employee Benefits Professional (CEBS) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP).  He serves as a Board Chair for the East Bay Chapter of the Northern California Human Resources Association (NCHRA). He is on the board of the Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council  (CCC EAC) and on the Health Care and Small Business Task forces of the Contra Costa Council.