| Schedule |
4:00-4:45 PM: Block A Sessions1. Think Like a Recruit, Not a RecruiterErica Roth, PHR and Lead Recruiter at InterstatesThis session will help you form a perspective of sitting more in the candidate’s shoes and how they would find your company information and be attracted to your company.2. Information Security Beyond ComplianceKevin Robinson, Info Dog SecurityEvery business falls under certain mandatory compliance rules regarding information security. HIPAA, Red Flag, Medicare CMS, are just a few of the Federal Laws that need to be complied with but what about your customer lists, internal confidential memos, digital records on old computers and fax machines? Tonight we will focus on internal best practice methods to protect the confidentiality your business really needs.3. Diversity’s Impact on the WorkplaceBrittany Hamm, RN, BSN, Clinic Director at Promise Community Health CenterDiversity is a hot topic and buzz word, but does it really relate to businesses here in Northwest Iowa? This session offers a snapshot of what your community looks like, and how to incorporate diversity into your organization’s daily function.5:00-5:45 PM: Block B Sessions1. Human Resources, So what do you do?Matt Visser, Employee Assistance Program Associate, Connections INC. EAPThere is not a “one size fits all” model for HR and as a result, answering this question will most likely vary between organizations. In this session, we will review some fundamental HR responsibilities and how HR can impact the bottom line through Performance Management and Leadership Development.2. Fundamentals of LeanBrad Van Berkel, Pella CorporationMany opportunities exist to improve operations performance in manufacturing, service, education, healthcare, and financial services through the use of lean concepts that identify and eliminate waste. Lean is a proven approach that can improve any organization’s ability to serve its employees and customers while improving its own financial position. This session will introduce concepts of a lean culture and introductory continuous improvement tools.3. Creating a Culture of Service ExcellenceJohn Elzinga, Facilitation Design Manager at Pizza RanchIn this session John will demonstrate that you—the leader and manager—have the power to create a culture of your making. The key then is to be very intentional about the significant elements of developing and creating a culture. After this class you will be inspired to be an agent of change within your respected organizations, businesses, churches, clubs, and residence halls. Come learn how to create a culture that makes a difference.6:00-7:00 PM: Dinner & Keynote AddressDigital Homesteading: Building Your Community and Business Right Where You AreMr. Scott MeyerScott Meyer is the co-founder of 9 Clouds, an international digital education and marketing firm that generates leads online for clients and educates and assists businesses in connecting with customers using digital media, including social media. He is also a professor and published researcher in political philosophy, methodology, and peace studies courses.7:15-8:00 PM: Block C Sessions1. Why Benefits Matter: Simple, Smart Strategies to Enhance Your WorkplaceGretchen Zomermaand, ChFC, owner of Zeutenhorst Financial, Inc.Knowledge and education are two key components of work place benefits. In the workplace, benefits are vast and ever changing, employers and employees alike should practice being good consumers of these benefits, to maximize their benefit dollars.2. Do-it-yourself Digital Marketing: An Overview of Free Tools and Best PracticesA Panel hosted by Dordt College PR & MarketingThis session will feature a moderator and panel talking about how they’ve marketed their business online using social media, email, websites, and more. Come for practical tips on how to reach a broader audience, what to focus on to use your time most efficiently, and stories from the marketing trenches.3. What/Who is Sioux Center Land Development CorporationLauren Kaemingk, Treasurer SCLD and partner in Kooima & Kaemingk Commodities Inc.This session will give an update on SCLD, its roots, its accomplishments, and its goals including how you can be involved.
| Connecting community businesses, educators, and students |
Monday, April 13, 2015, at Dordt CollegeSessions open at 4 p.m. and last until 8. They will be held at various spaces in Dordt College's Campus Center. Registration includes dinner served during the keynote address.
| Registration & Costs |
All this for less than the price of airline baggage feesRegular Rate: $50Chamber Member Rate: $30College & High School Student Rate: $15Register Now