NICC Hosting “Unlock The Power of Multiple Generations” Business Summit on May 23
March 16, 2017
DUBUQUE—Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Business and Community Solutions will host the second annual Business Summit on Tuesday, May 23, at the Hotel Julien in Dubuque.
The summit, which is themed “Unlock the Power of Multiple Generations,” offers strategies to work in a time of unprecedented generational change: four generations in the workforce and five generations in the marketplace. Strategies that work for one generation can be complete turn-offs for others. This divide is a costly challenge or breakthrough opportunity, depending entirely how you and your leaders respond.
From 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., the Business Summit gives you the access to the experience and perspective of hundreds of business professionals, national speakers and local leaders facing the same challenges you face and gives you the tools, strategies, and best practices to compete successfully in today's rapidly changing business environment.
Keynote speaker Jason Dorsey is an author and co-founder/chief strategy officer for The Center of Generational Kinetics, which leads research on generational issues, challenges and trends for organizations around the world. Dorsey’s keynote address is “Crossing the Generational Divide.” Dorsey has appeared on 60 Minutes, 20/20 and The Today Show, among many others, and his message teaches audiences effective strategies to facilitate an effective, multi-generational workforce.
The day’s second keynote is Kristin Dietzel, vice president of workforce solutions at Greater Dubuque Development Corporation (GDDC). Dietzel’s address is “Unlocking the Power of Generations.” In her role at GDDC, Dietzel leads initiatives and works closely with local human resource representatives and higher education institutions to enhance the HR Action program, AccessDubuqeJobs.com, training programs and newcomer services for the greater Dubuque area.
During the morning, summit participants will also enjoy a Leadership Exchange Panel, “Do You Have the Key,” featuring four local leaders in business and higher education:
- Natalie Hoffmann, a partner at Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C., and president of HK Payroll Services, Inc. (HKP)
- Wendy Mihm-Herold, Ph.D., vice president of Business and Community Solutions,
Northeast Iowa Community College
- David North, president and chief executive officer, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
- Wendy Runde, vice president and general manager, Diamond Jo Casino
The afternoon sessions include two tracks for attendees. Track one includes; “Five Generations in the Marketplace: What Does That Mean to You” and “Unlocking the Buying Power of Millennials”; track two features “Are You Picking Up What I Am Putting Down” and “Building Effective Teams: Tools for the Team Leader.”
Friday, March 31, is the deadline for obtaining the early-bird registration discount and Tuesday, May 15, is the final registration deadline for the Business Summit through NICC Business and Community Solutions. To register, visit www.nicc.edu/businesssummit or for more information, contact Bailey Kloft, business program manager, at (563) 557-8271, ext. 140, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors of the event include Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS), Radio Dubuque, TH Media, Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., Kunkel & Associates, Inc. and partner, Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C .