changing a Culture - Strategic HR Transformation



This program has been pre-certified for one hour of SHRM and HRCI credits. 


Who/What:  Karen Rieck, FBL Financial Group, West Des Moines, IA

Date:  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Doors open at 11:00.  Lunch 11:20, Business Meeting 11:45-Noon, Presentation Noon to 1:00 PM.
Location:  NEW!  Rhythm City Casino, Davenport, IA
There will be a plated lunch available. Salads will be on the table when you arrive so you can begin to eat and lunch will be served at 11:30 sharp.  

CHICKEN LA QUERCIA: Garden Salad, Paneed chicken with Sauteed Spinach, Prosciutto, and Swiss Cheese Cream, served with Rice Pilaf and a Medley of Fresh Vegetables. Assorted dessert. 

VEGETARIAN OPTION: Thinly sliced layers of carrot, zucchini, mushrooms, yellow squash, mushrooms and peppers cooked in a lemon grass broth perched atop a bed of saffron rice. Dessert: Chocolate cake 

NOTE: if you need the vegetarian option, please contact Cheryl Riley-Hayles BEFORE March 16th.

$15 for GRHRA members | $30 for GUESTS

(GRHRA Members - RSVP by end of day  March 14th to avoid late charge)    

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Key learning objectives:

  1.  Outline and discuss five steps to successful change management
  2. Using recent experience in leading the transformation of the human resources department at FBL Financial Group, will demonstrate how these steps assimilate in the process of transforming a traditional human resources function to Strategic HR.
  3. Provide information on the foundation for becoming a strategic HR function.

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Karen Rieck joined FBL Financial Group in March of 2012 as Director of Compensation and Benefits. She took over the role of Vice President of Human Resources in October 2014. In this role she is responsible for providing strategic leadership and oversight for the Human Resources functions. More specifically she is charged with building and leading her team to plan, design, and execute HR programs and services that align with business strategies and build organizational capabilities.

Karen is in her 25th year serving as a human resources professional. She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including performance management, talent acquisition, talent development, compensation and benefits administration, and strategic planning.

Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and math education and a Masters of Business Administration from Mid America Nazarene University. She holds multiple designations including Senior Professional (SPHR) in Human Resources from the Human Resources Certification Institute, Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) and Global Remuneration Professional (GRP) from World at Work, and Senior Human Resources Business Partner (S-HRBP) from Human Capital Institute. She is an active volunteer in various industry groups, where she has held a number of leadership roles. She has recently served on the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation board and Chair of the Business Horizons board, a program of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry Foundation.



Tuesday, 03/21/17 at 11:00am - 1:00pm | iCal


Rhythm City Casino
7077 Elmore Avenue
Davenport, IA 52807 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Janice Dolan
Amanda Baugous
Darcel Shetter
  Werner Restoration Services Inc
Rebecca Werner
  Werner Restoration Services Inc
Teresa Richhart
Ann Jackson
Margaret Hoskins
Anne Howard
Sondra Meyers
  Katun Corporation
Andrea Ryckeghem
Mary Jones
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Vandana Gohain
Emilie Williamson
  RK Dixon
Emily Clayton
Jennifer Darby
Laura Soderstrom
Kim Matteson
Kirby Vyncke
Cheryl Riley-Hayles
  St. Ambrose University
Kelly Faley
Karla Pitzen
Brad Johnson
  Benefit Staff LLC
Michel Pontarelli
Lisa Moreland
Tiffany Lunsford
  S.J. Smith
Kathy Sidlinger
Matthew De Bisschop
Eileen Smith
Theresa Felger
Brandon Maeglin
  City of Geneseo
Melissa Pajunen
Amy Cavazos
  LeClaire Mfg.
Jennifer Feeney
Amy Goodwin
  Scott County Family YMCA
Kimberly Datisman
Sarah Wallace
Jeffrey Scarpinato
Leonna Ellis
Miranda Marshall
Tracey Kmetz
Sandra Hodgson
Joelle McDermott
  Iowa Voc Rehab
Brianna Batey
Kimberly Fox
Laura Flanagan
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Christopher Henson
Michelle Waltz
Connie Miller
  Lee Enterprises
Dolores Brashears
Victoria Forsberg
Kathy Sattizahn
Janine Happ
Kelli Ruggeberg
  CAR-FRESHNER Corporation
Vanessa Wierman
Janet Ranney
Nancy Phelps
  Phelps Consulting & Training
Paula Kirkwood
Denis Beausejour
  O.C. Tanner
Gina Howell
Jennifer Froman
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Tiffany Jones
Kayla Wendt
Lori Bassow
... a total of 68 guests.
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