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May 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CDT

$25 – $50

EIHRA Conference

HR Professionals: Prepare for the Future!

FEATURING · Knowledge · Tools · Collaboration · Socializing·


Using HR Analytics for HR Predictions

Presenter: Kendra Dodds

Iowa’s Plan for Workforce Readiness

Presenter: Kathy Leggett

• Understand the need and urgency for Future Ready Iowa.
• Discuss the state initiative key recommendations including skills needed now and in the
• Discuss current efforts underway to meet future needs.
• Review legislative action to date.
• Share next steps and how you can get involved.


Presenter: Jennifer Meier

  • Attendees will learn about the Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates organization and leave with an understanding of how the organization works and the goals for students in the program
  • Participants will gain an understanding about the employer engagement model and how to partner in the iJAGclassroom; to utilize iJAG as a diverse workforce pipeline tool for recruiting.
  • You will also connect with the Educational Specialist and have the opportunity to ask questions of the iJAG students.

Changing a Culture – Strategic HR Transformation

Presenter: Karen R. Rieck, SHRM-SCP

    • This session is built for HR leaders and professionals interested in learning how to transform their HR team from compliance-centric and administrative to business-centric and strategically impactful. Grounded in 25+ years of experience in leading human resources teams, and most recently leading a team through strategic transformation, participants will receive advice, insights, and real examples of how to develop an HR function that impacts and supports business functions in a strategic and meaningful way.

Future of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement

Presenter: Sarika Bhakta, CDE (Certified Diversity Executive)

• Define and provide an overview of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement
(EDI&E) concepts and discuss its value in a global workforce and marketplace.
• Address challenges senior leaders have to closing the gap between their commitment for
wanting change and an organization of risk-averse middle management.
• Gain a better understanding of how to help middle management value organizational
change as positive.
• Learn how to create a specific EDI&E business case for middle managers to get their
• Explore strategies to inspire and empower middle management to be advocates of driving
EDI&E strategically.
• Learn how to establish a workplace culture that fosters “safely questioning the status
quo” to drive business agility and innovation.

Executive Panel


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May 14
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$25 – $50
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