Ignite HR Roundtable: Creative Solutions for HR Challenges

Hosted by St. Ambrose University

(Virtual Event)




Wednesday, June 22, 2022 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM








creative-solutions-for-hr-challengesCreating strong organizational culture and employee buy-in is crucial to recruiting and retaining the very best teams in our talent-strained economy. HR leaders are being tasked now more than ever with thinking outside the box to help their organizations build innovative, highly-skilled teams, often with very limited resources.

During this roundtable event, Dr. Jen Palar, St. Ambrose University, will facilitate a panel discussion with Kristin Glass, President of Total Solutions, and Hana Strickler, Director of Finance & IT at Grace Technologies. Each panelist will share information on how their organizations have created new opportunities for their employees to thrive, including the barriers that they have faced and how they have led their teams to success.

Join us to learn more and ask questions about the creative tactics and policies they have implemented and the positive results that they have seen! 


About the Presenters:

Dr. Jennifer Palar has over fifteen 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.

Hana Strickler, Director of Finance & IT, Grace Technologies: 

Kristin Glass, President, Total Solutions: Kristin is a Quad-Cities native and St. Ambrose University graduate, a recipient of Leaders Under 40, and a graduate of the Institute for Organizational Management (IOM). Kristin serves as President of Total Solutions, an organization whose success is driven by the hardworking and passionate team that supports their clients every single day. Prior to joining Total Solutions, Kristin served as the Chief Strategy Officer at the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce. Kristin is active in the Quad CIties community and volunteers her time in service of multiple non-profit organizations.





12:00PM - 1:00PM Wed 22 Jun 2022, Central timezone

Virtual Event Instructions:

Look Who's Coming:

Megan Tarasi
  St. Ambrose University
Hana Strickler
  Grace Technologies
Lisa Arnold
Lea Ann Dies, SHRM-SCP, PHR, ACC
Michelle Harrell
Andrea Ryckeghem
Shelly Chapman
  Vera French CMHC
Amy Goodwin
  YMCA of the Iowa Mississippi Valley
Patti Kenyon
Rhonda Harksen
  Stanley Consultants, Inc.
Misty Fues
LeAnn Ferguson
  Genesis Health System
Lisa Gerhardt
Megan Chadwick
Elizabeth McCredden
Rachel Gustafson
  R.I.A. Federal Credit Union
Margaret Davis
Jennifer Williams
Christopher Bayer
Audrey Blair
Lauren Kress
Vandana Gohain
Tony Ketelaar
  St. Ambrose University
Amber Heppner
Jeffrey Zearley
Kirby Vyncke-Hughes
... a total of 28 guests.
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