Becoming Strategically Impactful - What Your CEO Wants from HR 



Karen Rieck is returning to GRHRA for a second time to dive a little deeper into the importance of being a strategic HR professional. Grounded in 25+ years of experience in leading human resources teams from traditional to strategic, participants will receive advice, insights, and real examples of how to develop their human resources function into something beyond administration and compliance focused. This presentation will be a helpful follow-up to Lauri and Doug's presentation in January. Karen will outline and discuss four ways HR leaders and their teams can impact the organization in a strategic and meaningful way. Participants will gain a better perspective of the expectations of their role in shaping the company culture and deriving organizational success.

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


May 15, 2018

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

Come early to network!

Buffet begins at 11:20


... J Light Lunch ...

J Bar House Salad - fresh greens with tomatoes, olives, pepperoncini, onion with balsamic vinaigrette

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad
Caprese Salad - plum tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and sweet basil
Grilled Chicken Breast with fresh plum tomato basil sauce; Grilled White Fish

Seasonal Fresh Vegetables; Brown Rice Pilaf

Sliced Fresh Seasonal Fruits and Berries with Nonfat Strawberry Yogurt Dip


$15 for GRHRA members | $30 for GUESTS

(GRHRA members - RSVP prior to end of day May 9  to avoid paying a $5.00 late fee)
The J Bar, Davenport, IA


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Thank you to our May sponsor!









Karen Rieck joined FBL Financial Group in 2012 and currently holds the role of Vice President of Human Resources. 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 has 25+ years 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, Senior Human Resources Business Partner (S-HRBP) from Human Capital Institute, and Associate in General Insurance (AINS). She is an active volunteer in various industry groups, where she has held a number of leadership roles. 



Tuesday, 05/15/18 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm | iCal


The J Bar
4215 Elmore Avenue
Davenport, IA 52807 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Emilie Williamson
Ann Jackson
  RK Dixon
Kelli Ruggeberg
Andrea Ryckeghem
  American Bank and Trust
Guest of Andrea Ryckeghem
  American Bank and Trust
Kellie Kerns
Leonna Ellis
Alison Fleming
  City of Moline
Kathy Sidlinger
Mary Jones
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Jeff Karll
  St. Ambrose University
Vandana Gohain
Stacey Cary
Lisa Arnold
Margaret Hoskins
Paula Kirkwood
Jesse Robinson
  RK Dixon
Matthew De Bisschop
Tracey Kmetz
Tami Just
Talia Gholson
  Wyffels Hybrids
Lauri Graham, PHR
Tally Curry
  Benefit Staff
Julie Klaus
Erin Waters
  MidAmerican Energy Company
Mary Essman
  IMEG Corporation
Laurel Strasshofer
Amanda VanWatermeulen
Cheryl McClusky
Kelly Faley
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Kelly Green
  Midland Information Resources
Teresa Richhart
Erin Wallace
  Modern Woodmen
Natalie Nieman
  Modern Woodmen of America
Patricia Kenyon
Tiffany Lunsford
  S.J. Smith Company, Inc
Kim Matteson
Melissa Pajunen
Natalie Baysinger
  Tri-City Electric Co.
Valentina Nuci
  Tri-City Electric Co.
Nicole Leyendecker
  Tri-City Electric Co.
Cheryl Riley-Hayles
Miranda Marshall
  QCR Holdings, Inc
Matt Rednour
  Ware Group
Jill Rich
  The Compass Group
Dr. Jill Bjerke
  Home Transition Solutions Group, LLC
Joanna Miller
Joy Schmidt
  Modern Woodmen of America
Amy Goodwin
  Scott County Family YMCA
Joelle McDermott
  Iowa Voc Rehab
Eileen Smith
Janine Happ
Victoria Forsberg
  BITCO Insurance
Erin Hankins
  Robert Half
Paige Eggers
Leah Miller
  City of Moline
Jennifer Palar
Michael Taylor
  Robert Half
Sara Ryan
  McLaughlin Body Company
Bobbi Jo Cox
Sherri Zaehringer
  Shaw Electric, Inc.
Lori Bassow
  Sterilite Corporation
Richard Murphy
  Sterilite Corporation
Tiffany Haedt
Emily Westermeyer
  The Arc of the Quad Cities Area
Todd Sebben
... a total of 66 guests.
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