Workforce Summit

Join us at the 2018 Workforce Summit and develop your Business and Talent Solutions! 

Workforce Summit Postersummit Details: 

Theme: Together We Can Achieve More!
Date: April 12, 2018 
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM 
Location: Bridge View Center, Ottumwa, IA 
Cost: $35.00
Keynote Speaker: Terry Rich, CEO of the Iowa Lottery


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Note: Please use the quantity field to register multiple attendees from the same company. For example if you are registering three people from your company in addition to yourself, enter 4 in the quantity field. 

Summit Agenda:

8:30 - 9:00 AM Registration & Check-In
9:00 - 10:00 AM Opening remarks, Future Ready Iowa, Legislative Updates
10:10 - 11:00 AM Breakout Sessions
  Session 1: Hire Who you Want, Train for what you Need

Greer Sisson, State Director Office of Apprenticeship
  Session 2: Utilize your Toolbox

Jason Kemp, HBI; Mark Douglas, Job Corps; Denise Schippers, IWD
  Session 3: Beyond a paycheck

Innovative Benefits Panel
11:10 - 12:00 PM Breakout Sessions
  Session 1: Training Your Talent: State Incentives for Job Growth

Ashley Moyer, Executive Director, Continuing Education & Workforce Solutions and Rachel Bailey, IEDA
  Session 2: Different Abilities, Not Disabilities

Michelle Krefft
  Session 3: What's My Responsibility?

Gayla Harrison, Employment Law and Emily Chafa, Unemployment
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 PM Keynote Speaker: Terry Rich
2:00 - 2:50 PM Breakout Sessions
  Session 1: The Next Generation

Youth Engagement Panel
  Session 2: Better Together: Partnerships that Work

Rich Kennedy, Sector Partnership Facilitator
  Session 3: Workforce Realities: A Discussion of Regional Demographics

Dave Swenson, ISU Extension
3:00 - 4:00 PM Collaborative Networking, sponsored by the Ottumwa Legacy Foundation


Keynote Speaker: Terry Rich

Terry Rich headshotTerry Rich is the President and CEO of the Iowa Lottery and author of the book “Dare to Dream, Dare to Act”. Prior to that, he was CEO of the Blank Park Zoo; President and CEO of Rich Heritage Inc., a national marketing and television production company which produced shows for HBO, ESPN and Comcast, among others; and Vice President of Marketing for Heritage Communications Inc.

As an entrepreneur, Terry developed Rich Heritage Inc., along with four other companies including radio station KBBM, US Digital Video, Newsletter Ease, and the World Championship Socker League, LLC.

He has appeared on national television in many roles, including ABC, NBC, CBS, 20/20, CNN, Bob and Tom Radio Show; as movie host on Starz!; and as a panel guest on the "Tonight Show."

Terry is the past President of the North American Lottery Association which is responsible for raising over 70 billion dollars for state’s good causes and also serves on the board of Powerball. Under his leadership, the Iowa Lottery recently cracked one of the world’s largest lottery fraud.

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Contact Us:

If you have any questions or concerns about the 2018 Workforce Summit, just reach out to one of the contacts listed below.

Ashley Moyer headshotAshley Moyer, Executive Director, Continuing Education & Workforce Solutions
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 683-5227 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5227


Jennifer Erdmann headshotJennifer Erdmann, Operations Manager, IowaWORKS
Indian Hills Community College, IowaWORKS

North Campus, 14383 College Ave. Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

Phone: (641) 684-5401, ext. 40042