Legal Update & Workforce Readiness Panel
Join us for a half-day meeting to get up to speed on all legal updates as well as hear from our Workforce Readiness Panel, comprised of representatives from iJag, Junior Achievement & The Career Network. This event will be a great opportunity to not only get refreshed on legal matters but it will also serve as a great avenue to learn about and understand the importance of workforce readiness.
Our speakers will be:
- Allison Wright of Pappas O’Connor, Attorneys at Law
- Jeff Wright of Pappas O’Connor, Attorneys at Law
- Carly Voltz from iJag
- Dougal Nelson from Junior Achievement
Paula Arends, Workforce Innovation Director for Eastern Iowa Community Colleges and IowaWORKS, will be speaking about Sector Boards.
***This program has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit through SHRM and HRCI***
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
7:30 AM to Noon (doors open at 7:15 AM)
(Breakfast will be available at arrival and box lunches will be available prior to departure)
Rhythm City Casino, Davenport, IA
We would like to thank our November event sponsors!
Carly Voltz: Relationships and education have been the two most important life changing factors in her life. These steeped in values of equity and humility have led Carly throughout her career path. Carly earned both her Masters in Social Work and Bachelors in Sociology from the University of Iowa. Carly brings high levels of enthusiasm and joy to her work at iJAG in connecting our students with caring employers who are willing to stretch limits and support a program that works!
Paula Arends: Paula is the Workforce Innovation Director for Eastern Iowa Community Colleges and IowaWORKS. She oversees several workforce programs including Title I, PACE, GAP, and Intermediary Network (State of Iowa programs), and coordinates apprenticeships for the Eastern Iowa Community College District.
Dougal Nelson: Dougal Nelson has extensive experience in management, sales, and business development in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Dougal has been instrumental in leading change throughout his professional career. A polished presenter and communicator, he is widely known for building and cultivating relationships, and inspiring the cooperation and confidence of others. Prior to joining the senior management team at Junior Achievement of the Heartland in November 2016, he held senior leadership roles at Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, and Isabel Bloom, LLC. In April of 2018, Dougal was named the President and CEO of Junior Achievement. He is a Quad City native and Western Illinois University Alum where he was named the Outstanding Senior of the College of Business and Technology while enrolled. Nelson and his wife, Pam, reside in Moline.
Allison Wright: Principal of Pappas O’Connor, P.C. Ms. Wright’s practice focuses on all aspects of management labor and employment law and civil litigation with an emphasis on education law. Ms. Wright manages various labor and employment issues, including defending clients from the administrative level through trial, defending clients in arbitrations, drafting and negotiating collective bargaining agreements and leading clients through union efforts and elections. Additionally, her practice focuses heavily on employment law, whereby she advises clients during the initial preventative stages of trainings, drafting handbooks and counseling on management-related issues all the way through resolution of litigation. She litigates employment disputes in federal and state courts and has also successfully represented public and private employers in grievances, at arbitration and before the National Labor Relations Board and Illinois Labor Relations Board. Ms. Wright has an extensive litigation practice and regularly defends employers at both the state and federal level.
Jeffrey Wright is also a principal with Pappas O’Connor, P.C. Mr. Wright advises employers and managers on all aspects of labor and employment law. He participates in the representation of clients in state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. He regularly manages caseloads dealing with wrongful discharge claims arising under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, and FLSA. Mr. Wright also performs an important role in the drafting and revision processes related to employment contracts, policies, procedures, and handbooks. One of the major elements of his practice is litigation and he regularly defends clients in both state and federal court. Mr. Wright’s practice encompasses the entire range of labor and employment matters. He excels at collective bargaining and grievance/arbitration preparation and strategy. He has successfully negotiated labor contracts on behalf of clients as well as represented clients in both the public and private sectors in various stages of the grievance process and grievance arbitrations. He has successfully argued and defended cases before the National Labor Relations Board, Illinois Labor Relations Board and various state and federal courts.
Tuesday, 11/13/18 at 7:15am - 12:00pm | iCal
Rhythm City Casino
7077 Elmore Avenue
Davenport, IA 52807 USA
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Look Who's Coming:
Management Resource Group, LTD.
Two Rivers YMCA
S.J. Smith Company
Pappas O'Connor, P.C.
Cobham Mission System
Holmes Murphy & Associates
Group O, Inc.
Putnam Museum & Science Center
Mississippi Bend AEA
Mississippi Bend AEA
The Arc of the Quad Cities Area
Management Resource Group, Ltd.
MidAmerican Energy Company
Honkamp Krueger, CPA/HKP
Scott County Family YMCA
University of Iowa