Ignite HR Roundtable: Leadership Challenges

Hosted by St. Ambrose University

(Virtual Event)




Tuesday, June 29, 2021 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM







In the constantly evolving workforce landscape, the human resources team plays a critical role in influencing the direction and pace of organizational change. Join Dr. Jennifer Palar, St. Ambrose University Faculty, and Michelle Luebke, Founder Highlight HR Consulting, for a discussion on the challenges facing today's organizational leaders and how HR teams can position their organizations for success. This program will touch on topics such as managing a hybrid workforce, talent recruitment and retention, and tips for creating a strategic approach to investing in the development of your current workforce in order to maximize impact and success.


About the Presenters:

Dr. Jennifer Palar has 15+ years of experience in Human Resources and consulting at both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Her primary areas of consulting include strategic planning, workforce development, HR auditing, and labor relations. Dr. Palar also holds multiple designations including Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management. Jen is on a mission to change the way strategy and HR are taught, viewed, and valued.

Michelle Luebke is the founder of Highlight HR Consulting. She has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of HR, including HR process design and implementation, coaching at all levels of management, global HR management, and compliance. Prior to the consulting business, Michelle worked in a variety of HR roles at John Deere, most recently as the HR Operations Lead for the U.S. Agriculture and Turf Division. She is known for being a compassionate, collaborative, results-oriented leader with strong communication skills.





12:00PM - 1:00PM Tue 29 Jun 2021 ( Timezone: Central )

Virtual Event Instructions:

Look Who's Coming:

Megan Tarasi
Chelsea Powers
Darcy Ratermann
  BITCO Insurance Companies
Kristal Schriner
Liz McCredden
Michelle Harrell
Bobbi Jo Cox
  UP Management
Lea Ann Dies
  McCarthy-Bush Corporation
Leah Miller
  City of Moline, IL
Sarah Wallace
Amy Goodwin
  YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley
Laura Flanagan
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Amanda Pickett
Nicholas Hanna
Cheryl Riley
  Eastern Iowa Community College
Ann Jackson
Theresa Felger
Christopher Bayer
Rachel Gustafson
Lisa Charnitz
Rhonda Harksen
  Stanley Consultants Inc.
... a total of 23 guests.
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