GRHRA's Ignite HR Conference 2022

(Hosted by GRHRA)



When: Tuesday, May 17, 2021 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM CST)
Happy Hour (4:30 - 6:00 PM)


Where: Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, Iowa




Inaugural Year Special

$159.99 $189.99
Student $49.99



Recertification Credits:

***This conference has been approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit through SHRM***

GRHRA is proud to be hosting our inaugural Ignite HR Conference on Tuesday, May 17th at Rhythm City Casino in Davenport, Iowa! We are confident that we can host a safe in-person conference; we will be paying close attention to safety guidelines over the coming months to ensure all attendees' safety.

Get ready to be captivated by a full day of learning, networking with our sponsors and exhibitors, and opportunities to connect with other HR professionals face-to-face! We look forward to welcoming you to this inaugural event!

(To view a full and complete agenda, click here.)

                                GRHRA’s Ignite HR Conference 2022 Agenda                

6:30 am-8:00 am


7:00 am-8:00 am

Breakfast/Exhibit Hall set up

8:00 am-8:30 am

Opening – GRHRA President - Lea Ann Dies

SHRM - Jenny Locanthi & Delight Deloney (video message)

Iowa SHRM State Council - Jolene Griffith - Past State Director

8:30 am-9:30 am

Morning Keynote - Claudia Schabel - "Where do we go from here?"

9:30 am-9:40 am

Break/Exhibit Hall

9:40 am-10:40 am

Session - Alera Group  - John Wissman & Tom Schuetz 

"Advanced Healthcare Strategies for a Proactive Employer"

10:40 am-10:50 am

Break/Exhibit Hall

10:50 am-11:50 am

  Session - MRA - Cherrie Spurlin & Ann Jackson

 "MRA's Top Talent Attraction & Retention Strategies for 2022"

11:50 am-12:50 pm

Lunch/Exhibit Hall

12:50 pm- 1:50 pm

  Legal Session: Part 1 - Mark Hudson  - "Employment Law Updates 2022"

1:50 pm-2:00 pm

Break/Exhibit Hall

2:00 pm-3:00 pm

  Legal Session: Part 2 - Mark Hudson  - "Employment Law Updates 2022"

3:00 pm-3:30 pm

  Break (light snack) /Exhibit  Hall

3:30 pm-4:30 pm

  Closing Keynote - Monique Akanbi - "Empathy Deficit: How HR Can Help Save the World"

4:30 pm-6:00 pm

Happy Hour Networking Reception/Exhibit Hall





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8:00AM - 6:00PM Tue 17 May 2022, Central timezone


Rhythm City Casino
7077 Elmore Avenue
Davenport, IA 52807

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Look Who's Coming:

Kathy Sidlinger
Amy Goodwin
  YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley
Misty Fues
  River Cities Engineering, Inc
Laura Soderstrom
  Ohnward Bancshares
Michelle Harrell
Leah Miller
  City of Moline, IL
Matt Rednour
Lea Ann Dies
  Russell Construction and Development
Mary Jones
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Stacey Cary
Liz McCredden
Margaret Davis
Christa Rytlewski
  Automation Service
Rhonda Harksen
  Stanley Consultants, Inc.
Amanda Emerick
  Wyffels Hybrids Inc
Shelly Chapman
  Vera French CMHC
Taylor Goebel
  Vera French CMHC
Maddy Schwerdtfeger
  Vera French CMHC
Tracy Schwind
Laura Flanagan
  Management Resource Group, Ltd.
Lena Holland
Hilary Spengler
Janice Dolan
Heidi Sands
  Hawkeye Electric
Amanda Frank
  Physicians' Clinic of Iowa
Nicholas Ford
  Top RANK
Anthony Arrington
  Top RANK
Alison Fleming
Tami Just
  Wyffels Hybrids
Steve Kilker
Kelly Carnes
Jennifer Bohler
Dawn Meier
Brandon Tidwell
  Mississippi Bend AEA
Andrea Ahmann
  Scott County
Cheryl Riley-Hayles
Michael Doyle
  CRST, The Transportation Solution, Inc.
Zachary Metzger
  Scott County
Teresa Crosier
Ann Jackson
Joshua Baez
  Goodwill of the Heartland
Lindsey Uttech
Taylor Kubly
Rachel Ricketts
  Material Control Systems, Inc.
Tasha Arhart
  Material Control Systems, Inc.
Morgan Dunn
Jennifer Palar
Amy Brekke
Eileen Smith
Tom Schuetz
  Alera Group
John Wissman
  Alera Group
Ken Asta
  Rock Valley Physical Therapy
Megan Tarasi
Alyssa Rice
Karen Eden
Tony Ketelaar
Kristal Schriner
  The Arc of the QC
Diana Meade
  The Arc of the QC
Tara Handlos
John McDarrah
John Bracke
Colton Storla
  North Risk Partners
Jessica Eaton
  North Risk Partners
Chris Bayer
  Assured Partners
Tally Neofotist
  Assured Partners
Brad Johnson
  Assured Partners
Katie Watson
Mike O'Brien
Mark Nolte
  Green State CU
Brenda Swanson
  MercyCare Business Health Solutions
Kristin Kuch
  MercyCare Business Health Solutions
Michelle Hyde
Cory Holloway
Rhiannon Nichols
  Group O
Amanda Laffoon
  Group O
Sarah Wallace
  Eye Surgeons Associates, P.C.
Melody Harris
  Group O
Morgan Germann
  Holmes Murphy & Associates
Paula Kirkwood-Swearingne
Leslie Solis
Jolene Griffith
Claudia Schabel
  Schabel Solutions
Mark Hudson
Monique Akanbi
Kirby Hughes
  Rock Valley Physical Therapy
Greenstate Credit Union
  Greenstate Credit Union
Camryn Wilson
  Allied Valve
Curtis Crosier
  Intuitive CFO
Janee Fowler
Brianda Giovanazzi
Coty Lekin
Karen Schrock
Laura Merz
  Koester Construction
Jason Zantjer
  Alera Group
Eleza Miller
  Plan2Thrive Financial
Kasey Diaz
  EMSD #37
Shelly Murphy
  EMSD #37
Julissa Vargas
  The Hon Company
... a total of 101 guests.
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