Navigating the Workplace

Navigating the Workplace
How to Drive Your New Career Without Hitting (too many) Potholes

Paul BianchiWho:

Paul Bianchi (Apple/Illumina +) will lead participants in an interactive workshop to provide attendees with the tools to understand and succeed in your new workplace.

He will provide opportunities to answer the following questions:

  • Other than your job, what do you do to make sure have the best chance to move ahead?
  • How do you recognize the “politics” of the place and work within the culture to make it work for you?
  • How do you build a relationship with your new boss? With other executives? with your peers?
  • What do you do if there is a disagreement with someone?
  • What about actual conflict?
  • Should you try to achieve “work-life balance”, or is it only an illusion?


Tuesday, May 23
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Gallagher Hall | Room #1302
540 Alumni Lane | Davis, CA


Paul Bianchi is an experienced and successful Human Capital executive and consultant with over 25 years of high technology leadership experience from innovative companies like NeXT, Apple, Ask Jeeves, PeopleSoft, and Illumina.

In his role as the senior leader of HR and human capital for technology companies, Paul has focused on leading organization, culture and people development strategies, including designing and delivering CEO and executive officer succession efforts, creating and managing Top Talent and Leadership Development programs and delivering Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development and Org Change efforts to increase productivity, engagement and profitability.

Outside of the CHRO role, Paul has served as a Principal Consultant at Strayer Consulting Group. At Strayer, Paul developed engagements and delivered Organizational Change and Development services to a wide variety of clients from small start-ups to large multi-billion dollar companies. His work included CEO Succession Planning, Executive Team Development, Executive and Leadership Development and Coaching, interim Human Resources leadership and M&A culture and leadership Integration.

Paul has a Masters in Management from the University of Kent, Canterbury (UK) and a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics, with a Minor in Rhetoric, from the University of California, Davis. He has been certified as a Senior Professional in HR, has taught at San Jose State University and has spoken on various topics at HR conferences.