What is CSP Owner's Retreat?

Learn with and from your peers who 'get' you!

OUR OWNERS ONLY RETREAT IS THE IS THE MOST EXCLUSIVE ANNUAL FORUM FOR OWNERS OF ALL SECTORS OF THE STAFFING AND RECRUITING INDUSTRY. Hosted by the California Staffing Professionals, the forum convenes industry leaders for two days of discovery, insights, and peer networking designed to help their businesses thrive and grow.

FOCUS GROUPS and SPEAKER SESSIONS WILL CENTER AROUND THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES KEEPING US UP AT NIGHT - from legal and legislative issues, financial challenges, talent recruiting and development, tough competition, operational best practices and developing trends.

THIS YEAR’S OWNERS ONLY RETREAT WILL PROVIDE COMPLIANT SOCIAL-DISTANCING, SANITATION AND HEALTH PRECAUTIONS to help ensure a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere while staying at the beautiful Marriott Esmerelda Resort and Spa in Sunny Indian Wells, CA!

Register soon: Attendance is limited due to 25% capacity and social distancing for your health and safety



Go to Agenda At-A-Glance

Agenda At-A-Glance

Take a look at our Key Speaker, brainstorming roundtables, interactive sessions and social events.

Go to Focus Rooms

Focus Rooms

Exciting New Format for health and safety approved, peer-to-peer, discussions!

Go to Your Stay

Your Stay

Learn more about the luxurious accommodations as well as COVID- 19 healthy and safety protocol at the beautiful Marriott Esmerelda Resort and Spa.

Key Note Speakers and Focus Room Leaders

Opening KeyNote

Will Matthews 

Will Matthews is President and Founder of Matthews Performance Group. As an expert in the field of personal transformation and professional fulfillment, Will blends his successful twenty-five year career in management, sales, marketing and Organizational Change Management with his passion for helping people and organizations break through to the results that they really want.

Will is a Board Certified Professional Coach. He is also a trained Anthony Robbins Company Elite Results Coach. In addition to Matthews Performance Group and MPG Coaching, and his work with Tony Robbins, Will has served on the faculty of Coach Training Alliance, an organization that trains business and life coaches around the world. In this position, Will trained and mentored aspiring coaches and delivered the certification curriculum. He was also the creator and host of the talk radio program, Business and Beyond with Will Matthews: Your Personal Connection for Success!

He has served on the Board of Advisors of the University of Colorado Global Energy Management Masters Program, served on the Membership Committee of the National Speakers Association in Denver and also served as President of the International Coach Federation – Denver Chapter.






Closing Keynote

Mike Lejuene  “Now What?”

Between the wild fires and COVID 19, the last thing you want is a rah rah talk.  This capstone is not a traditional closing keynote. Known for using facilitation to drive learning rather than being a talking head, Mike will help attendees identify action steps that engage their teams to catapult performance. Using the information discussed in the conference, you’ll go through an interactive process that creates clarity and focus, which produces buy-in and commitment to move you and your team. Most conferences end with announcements. We end with action plans.

In this special, socially distanced, presentation audience members will learn a fast and effective way to dial-up your Energy, Focus and Positive Expectation to ensure that you and your team can access your “A Game” on demand in any moment regardless of overwhelm and external pressure so that you can consistently perform, lead with excellence, attract more ideal clients and retain your mission critical Rock Star team members!
Mike Lejeune served as president of Steverson & Company, a Texas based award winning executive search and contract staffing firm, as well as president of Houston Chapter of the National Speakers Association. Today, Mike is president of Lighting the Path Training focused on building high performance recruiting and sales strategies by developing tomorrow’s leaders.  He is regarded as one of the most inspirational voices in the staffing industry. One of the first independent consultants to join the Jill Hickman Companies Authorized Partner Network, Mike is a keynote speaker, workshop and retreat facilitator on leadership excellence, developing and leading Game Changing performance across the US, Canada, and South Africa. Mike is a well-respected business coach, known for his successful track record with navigating the pitfalls and wins of building award-winning teams.



Session Speakers (More to Come!)


Susan Steward: Legal Update

Susan Steward is a partner in the Cerritos office of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. Susan has extensive experience advising and representing regional and national staffing agencies in all aspects of employment law and during this session she will discuss pratfalls and pitfalls to avoid with emphasis on California employment law.   Ms. Steward has litigated significant victories for her clients—and has successfully reached out-of-court resolutions at the early stages of litigation in numerous cases. Appearing in front of both state and federal courts,

Susan litigates single and multi-plaintiff actions.  She also represents clients in administrative agency actions and conducts large-scale workplace investigations.

Jonathan Light Esq.

Jonathan Light Mock Trial: You be the Judge

In this interactive session, attorneys  will plead their cases to you—the audience. They will present facts and arguments from some of the most important staffing litigation from the past year and let you decide the outcome. See whether your verdicts are in line with those of the courts, and learn why these cases are important for your staffing business. Be ready for this! Prizes

With over thirty years of experience, Jon offers employment counsel and training programs to companies of all sizes to reduce liability and protect against lawsuits. Jon enjoys a stellar and long-standing reputation as a skilled trial attorney. His employment case notes as sole or lead trial attorney include a variety of successful matters

Beyond frequently lecturing to business groups and civic organizations on employment issues, Jon serves the community where he lives and works as a member of the Ventura County Campaign Finance Ethics Commission, and a current or former board member of the Ventura County Bar Association (Past President), Volunteer Legal Services Association, Ventura County Taxpayers Association, the Ventura County Boy Scout Council (Past President), the Footworks Youth Ballet, and the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation (Past Chair).

Mike Robsen

Legislative Update


Michael Robson has worked since 1990 in California politics and has been lobbying since 2001 when he joined the firm of Edelstein Gilbert Robson & Smith LLC. Prior to joining the firm, he served in increasing levels of responsibility and authority for over a decade for one of the most respected members of the California State Legislature, Senator Dede Alpert. Mr. Robson began his long and successful career with Senator Alpert as a legislative aide soon after she was elected to the Assembly in 1990. Mr. Robson became Staff Director / Chief of Staff in 1998, while the Senator served in the crucial position of Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. His work in the Legislature brings an insider’s knowledge of the legislative and state budget process, along with invaluable relationships with key players in government, business, and politics. He is experienced in all public policy areas with particular expertise in environmental safety, utilities, revenue and taxation, local government finance, education and the budget.


Mr. Robson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government/Journalism from California State University, Sacramento in 1990.