GRHRA News - October 22, 2018

News at a Glance

  • Do you have 30 seconds to spare? If so, we could use your input in our Workforce Readiness survey! Findings from this survey will be presented at our half-day GRHRA meeting in November. Take the survey now!
  • Express Employment is offering a free leadership event on Wednesday, October 24. See below for additional details and information on how to register.
  • In need of an intern in 2019? Emily Verhoef may be just the person! See below for internship details as well as Emily's credentials.
  • We're less than a month away from our Half-Day Legal Update & Workforce Readiness event. Sign-up now to save your spot!

Free Leadership Event Opportunity

Wednesday, October 24 (8:55AM - 11:45AM)

Paige Eggers, a GRHRA member, works for Express Employment and wanted to extend the below invitation to all GRHRA members and guests. What a great opportunity! Thanks, Paige!

Express Employment is hosting the 2018 Refresh Leadership Simulcast, a nationwide leadership event featuring Secretary of State Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), former President of Adidas North America, Mark King, and author, speaker, Paralympian Josh Sundquist. 


This event will be held at the Quad Cities Chamber - Davenport Office: 331 W. 3rd Street, Davenport, IA.  This event brings leadership development to the next level.  We would love for you to join us! 


Visit  for detailed information about the exciting speakers and how to register.  This event has also been approved for 2.25 HR credit hours!

Spotlight Internship Opportunity

Meet Emily Verhoef

My name is Emily Verhoef. I am currently a student at Purdue University Global obtaining my Graduate Certificate in Industrial Organizational Psychology. I am at the stage of my education where I begin looking for a practicum/field placement. This program is designed to integrate academic knowledge with practical experience, and prepares me for future training in professional psychology.

This program requires that I obtain:

  • 150 hours throughout a 10-week period.

  • Gain firsthand experience in a real organization with Industrial Organizational needs.

  • Apply classroom knowledge.

  • Interact with current management professionals.

I would be starting the field placement in January 2019. The goal is to work alongside a manager within a human resource department. I would be assisting with any daily tasks, projects that are already ongoing, support with workforce development, and workforce morale. The field placement can be unpaid with the understanding that I receive course credit for time spent in the work environment. I would also have to be evaluated at the end of the field placement on the following criteria:

  • Personal attributes

  • Professional development

  • Demonstration of competencies

I look forward to discussing the program further with you in more detail. I am available by phone or email, listed below. Thank you for your time and consideration.



Emily Verhoef


To view Emily's resume and contact details, click here.


Upcoming Meetings & Important Dates


November Events


Half-Day Legal Update & Workforce Readiness Panel

Tuesday,workforce-readiness-panel-1 November 13, 2018 (7:15AM - 12:00PM)

Tickets Available Now! Join us for a half-day meeting on all legal updates as well as hear from our Workforce Readiness Panel representatives who will discuss iJag, Sector Boards, Junior Achievement & The Career Network.



December Events


Wednesday, December dubuque-on-the-move5, 2018 (7:00AM - 12:00PM)

Half Day Employer Wellness Forum, Northeast Iowa Community College, Dubuque, IA - Speakers: Troy Vincent, Founder and CEO, Navigate Wellbeing Solutions, and Tom Woodward, President & CEO, Woodward Communications. Registration now openHRCI and SHRM credits available. For questions and further information about this event, contact Barb Barton.


Job Board Opportunities

Human Resource Professional, posted 10/19/2018

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