Stuck in 1998? It's time to update your harassment compliance practices. 


Many organizations today make an honest effort to comply with recommended guidelines in areas like sexual harassment.  They have a policy, they conduct training and when issues are reported they investigate.  Is that enough however?  Are we really just minimizing our risks or are we honestly trying to change our culture?  A number of organizations have made the news recently...and probably not for the things they wanted to be known for!  So the question for HR professionals is how do we go about moving from compliance and risk management to creating an environment that is positive and helps organizations move forward?

At this month's meeting we will look at sexual harassment as we have defined it for many years and try to identify opportunities for HR professionals to move our cultures forward so that we are not just reacting to complaints, but being pro-active in creating a positive environment.


***This program has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credit through SHRM and HRCI***


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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Noon to 1:00 PM | Doors open at 11:00 am

Vegetarian Option:
Quinoa Stuffed Portabella
(portabella mushroom cap stuffed with grilled vegetables, quinoa pilaf,
toasted breadcrumbs and charred tomato broth)
Regular Lunch Option:
Chicken Bruchetta
(marinated grilled chicken breast topped with fresh mozzarella, roma tomatoes and basil,
finished with balsamic glaze and served with wild rice)

$15 for GRHRA members | $30 for GUESTS

(GRHRA members - RSVP prior to end of day January 17 to avoid paying a $5.00 late fee)
​Steeplegate Inn, Davenport, IA


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Lauri Flanagan, SHRM-SCP 

As MRG's VP of Talent Management and Business Solutions, Lauri provides valuable support in corporate executive search assignments and in business consulting to support organizations with various consulting, succession planning, and executive management projects. Lauri also manages MRG's Assessment Center, which is designed to provide comprehensive assessment and tests available for selection, promotion and development purposes.

Lauri is certified by the Society of Human Resources Management as a senior certified professional.

LORAS COLLEGE, B.A., Psychology


Doug Petersma, SHRM-SCP

Doug is the Director of Group Services Human Resources Consulting and Compliance Division.  Doug provides human resources support to organizations in a variety of different areas. 

Doug brings 30 years of human resources experience at Compaq, HON Industries and Guardian Industries.   His human resources experience includes a variety of different specialties, including training, employee relations, compensation planning, recruiting, talent development, strategic planning, leading change, performance management and group facilitation.  Doug also spent several years in operations management, including leading production operations at a 350 person manufacturing organization.   

Doug is certified by the Society of Human Resources Management as a senior certified professional.

TRUMAN STATE UNIVERSITY, B.S. Business Administration



Tuesday, 01/23/18 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm | iCal


Best Western Steeplegate Inn
100 W 76th Street
Davenport, IA 52806 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Dawn Meier
Kelly Green
  Midland Information Resources
Julie Klaus
Amy Goodwin
Tricia Anderson
  Black Hawk College
Kirby Vyncke
Stacey Cary
Doug Petersma
Sarah Wallace
Patricia Kenyon
Natalie Baysinger
  Tri-City Electric Co.
Nicole Leyendecker
  Tri-City Electric Co.
Valentina Nuci
  Tri-City Electric Co.
Margaret Hoskins
McKara Thiede
Guest of McKara Thiede
Janice Dolan
Kristi Hestness
Hilary Spengler
Tally Curry
Tiffany Lunsford
  S.J. Smith Company
Kathy Sidlinger
Lindsay Adolphs
  University of Iowa
Andrea Ryckeghem
  American Bank & Trust
Karen Kource
  American Bank & Trust
Kellie Kerns
Vandana Gohain
Cheryl Riley-Hayles
Nancy Phelps
Kelli Ruggeberg
Leonna Ellis
  Two Rivers YMCA
Catherine Hughes
Brenda Green
Jeff Karll
  St. Ambrose University
Kelly Markham
  M.A. Ford Mfg
Chris West
  M.A. Ford Mfg
Anne Howard
Emilie Williamson
Ann Jackson
Laura Flanagan
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Ashley Kirby
Mary Jones
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Christine Henry
Joanna Miller
Jesse Robinson
  RK Dixon
Sandra Hodgson
Eileen Smith
Sara Ryan
Leah Miller
Sherri Zaehringer
Kathy Sattizahn
Rhonda Harksen
  Stanley Consultants
Joelle McDermott
  Iowa Voc Rehab
Kristen Ryan
Alison Fleming
Cathy Graf
Kelly Faley
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Paula Kirkwood
Melissa Pajunen
  AAA Minnesota/Iowa
Todd Sebben
Laura Crow
Jennifer Froman
  QPS Employment Group
Morgan Baustian
  QPS Employment Group
... a total of 63 guests.
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