Leadership During Turbulent Times (Webcast Panel Discussion)




Tuesday, July 28, 2020 (12:00 PM - 1:15 PM CST)

**A recording of the session will be available for GRHRA members and guests to watch at a later date/time for SHRM credit**



Dr. Naomi DeWinter, President of Muscatine Community College and Vice-Chancellor for Student Development; Brian Kelly, President of Clinton Community College; Ellen Bluth, Vice Chancellor of Economic & Workforce Development




***This program has been approved for 1.15 hours of continuing education credit through SHRM***


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About the Webcast:

During these turbulent times, true leadership is imperative in order to navigate and continue to lead your workforce. Your workforce is looking for management to lead the way. Is your leadership team prepared?


In this webcast panel discussion, Naomi DeWinter, President of Muscatine Community College; Brian Kelly, President of Clinton Community College and Ellen Bluth, Vice Chancellor of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges will discuss the top leadership topics that our GRHRA membership voted for in our most recent survey.


Topics will include:

  • Honest Conversation With Your Workforce
    • (We will discuss tips for best practices during crisis situations, such as Covid-19)
  • Educating the Next Generation of Leaders
    • (We will share how to prepare our young, regional population to enter and succeed in the workforce)
  • Managing Remote Teams
    • (We will provide guidance on how to engage, manage and lead remote teams during crisis and day-to-day business) 


As we will have a Q&A session at the end of the event, we will collect questions during registration and will also welcome questions the day of to be asked in the chat feature of the webcast.


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About the Presenters:

Naomi DeWinter has served as the President of Muscatine Community College since August of 2015. Prior to moving to Iowa, she was the Vice President of Student Affairs at a community college in Michigan. She has spent her career focused on community college students and community-based solutions. She values partnering with others, including businesses, non-profits, governmental agencies, schools and other organizations. Naomi is a member of the Rotary Club, Treasurer of LULAC 371, a Board member of the Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Muscatine Center for Social Action, Crossroads and the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine. Naomi earned her doctorate degree in Community College Leadership from Ferris State University and continues to be engaged in the program by teaching and serving on the national advisory board. Naomi and her husband, Steve, have three active daughters, two Great Danes and one cat. 

Brian Kelly is the President of Clinton Community College in Clinton, Iowa, part of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. Brian formally served as the Vice President for Planning, Institutional Effectiveness, and External Affairs and the Vice President of College Services at Lane Community College located in Eugene, Oregon. Brian managed the day-to-day operations of the Institute of Sustainable Practices and was part of a team that authored Lane Community College’s Climate Action Plan. He has served as part of the Technical Advisory Committee for the City of Eugene’s Sustainable Business Initiative and was active in Lane County Food Distribution plan as part of the Oregon Solutions initiative. He was invited to be on Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s Campus Safety Work Group providing recommendations to legislators on school safety. Brian was selected into the inaugural class of the Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence, a rigorous, ten-month executive leadership program for aspiring community college presidents led by the Aspen Institute and Stanford Educational Leadership Initiative. Most recently Brian was chosen to be on a national commission for Small and Rural Colleges convened by the American Association of Community Colleges.

Ellen Bluth serves as the Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Economic Development at the Eastern Iowa Community College District.  In this capacity she also leads and oversees continuing education, economic development and resource development activities, as well as the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center (ATEEC).   Ellen holds a B.S. in biology from Iowa State University, an M.B.A. from St. Ambrose University and a Ph.D. in higher education administration from the University of Iowa.  She is an ACE Fellow and also holds a certificate in Fundraising Management from the Indian University Lilly School of Philanthropy.







12:00PM - 1:15PM Tue 28 Jul 2020 ( Timezone: Central )



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Rhonda Harksen
  Stanley Consultants
Jennifer Bohler
  Group O, Inc.
Tracy Schwind
Leonna Ellis
Mary Jones
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Teresa Hutchinson
Stacey Cary
Allison Riepe
Laura Flanagan
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Lena Holland
Shelly Chapman
Theresa Felger
Joy Schmidt
  Modern Woodmen
Jennifer Palar
Matthew De Bisschop
  Ascentra Credit Union
Charla Schafer
  Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine
Jennifer Feeney
Cheryl Riley-Hayles
  Eastern Iowa Community Colleges
Meg Pfoutz
  H.C. Duke & Son LLC
Teresa Richhart
Kelly Green
Alicia Simms
Kimberly Datisman
Amanda Pickett
Paula Kirkwood
Natalie Nieman
Jean Ruefer
Lindsay Adolphs
Erin Hankins
  Robert Half
Joanna Davis
sarah wallace
Elizabeth McCredden
Lori Bassow
  Sterilite Corporation
Matt Clarke
Tally Neofotist
Carmen Schram
Brandon Maeglin
Gene Karzin
  Geneseo Police Department
Drue Curry
Vandana Gohain
Jennifer Stahle
  Mercer Management/HR Consulting
Timiri Dethmann
McKara Thiede
Heather Stocking
  Shaw Electric
... a total of 48 guests.
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