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Attend the Arrowhead HR Assoc. Conference (AHRC), May 22nd

16 Apr 2019 9:30 PM | Deleted user

You are invited to attend the 14th Annual Arrowhead Human Resources Association (AHRA) All Day Conference:

A Whole New World…for HR, Managers & Supervisors

Mesabi Range College in Virginia, MN

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

AHRA is excited to have two nationally recognized keynote speakers, Ellie Krug and Kate Bishoff. They will each be doing a keynote presentation and a breakout session in the afternoon “Transgender 101” and Employment Law Update.” Justin Terch of Terch & Associates Consulting will also be presenting “Generations in the Workplace.” 

See attached brochure for more details: 2019 Brochure.pdf.

Register Here 

Note: NHRA members will receive the AHRA member rate.

Also, if your organization is interested in being a Vendor to reach 75+ organizations, you can also register online at the link below or contact Mary Ciriacy at mary.ciriacy@outlook.com.


Ellie Krug,  “Gray Area Thinking”

Have you walked away from unconscious bias trainings thinking, “Thanks but what can I really do about bias?” If so, Gray Area Thinking™ offers a new way of addressing the ways that humans label, sort and group other humans and otherwise engage in tribalism—the preference for others who look or act like us. Most importantly, Gray Area Thinking™ teaches a toolset (awareness, risk-taking, compassion) that’s easy to grasp and easy to use. 

In 2009, while an Iowa civil trial attorney with 100+ trials, Ellen (Ellie) Krug (pronounced “Kroog”), transitioned from male to female. She later became one of the few attorneys nationally to try jury cases in separate genders. From 2011 to 2016, she served as the executive director of Call for Justice, LLC, a Minneapolis legal nonprofit that was conferred an American Bar Association award for innovatively increasing legal access.  The author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change (2013), Ellie has presented on diversity and inclusion to governmental entities, court systems, Fortune 100 companies, law firms, nonprofits, and colleges/universities on nearly 800 occasions. A hopeless idealist, Ellie has presented her human inclusivity training, “Gray Area Thinking®” across North America.  In 2016, Advocate Magazine named Ellie one of “25 Legal Advocates Fighting for Trans Rights.” She is a monthly columnist for Lavender Magazine and pens a widely-circulated monthly e-newsletter, The Ripple, that reaches 6000 people. Ellie views herself as an “Inclusionist” and founded an inclusion-oriented consulting and training company, Human Inspiration Works, LLC, in late 2016.  Ellis is also a weekly radio host; her show, “Ellie 2.0 Radio,” on AM950 in the Twin Cities highlights idealism and how each of us can play a role in fostering positive change in the world. Ellie’s remaining life mission is to work for a more inclusive society for all humans, regardless of how many are considered “Other.”http://humaninspirationworks.com/



Kate Bishoff, “#MeToo Two Years Later”

Harassment has dominated the news and social media for the last year, fanning fears that all the money we have invested in harassment training has been for naught. So what should we do? This session covers the various movements and the potential for backlash. 

Kate Bischoff is an overly enthusiastic, sarcastic, and opinionated management-side employment attorney and SHRM-SCP-certified HR pro.  She works closely with management, HR folk, and technology companies to improve organizations and make it easier to recruit and retain talent through having easy-to-understand policies, easy-to-use technology, and easy-to-explain compliance initiatives. Kate has been recognized by The New York Times, CNN.com, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, National Public Radio, and other journalistic sources as a leading authority on harassment, technology in the workplace, and employment law. https://thrivelawconsulting.com/

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