Christianson PLLP is partnering with ACE to host the Biofuels Financial Conference - Webinar Series beginning February 21st, 2019. We know how important it is for you, as biofuels professionals, to stay on the cutting edge of industry developments, so this year we’ve teamed up with ACE to ensure the best possible conference experience. As always, we’ve developed a top-notch agenda with the most relevant topics, with leading industry experts as speakers to keep you in-the-know.
This series will increase your knowledge of important topics affecting the bioeconomy and your place in it. You’ll get the opportunity to learn from others’ industry experience from the comfort of your own office. Sign up today to reserve your spot for any or all four sessions (the live webinars are provided at no-cost to you as a viewer). The content outline includes:
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February 21st at 10:30 am CST, we will have our first webinar of the series on The Strategic Workforce: Key reasons companies do (and don’t) make the shift away from an operational workforce
Below, you will find information about the speakers for each of the three parts of this session. Contact information will be provided at the end of the session and there will also be room at the end for Q&A.
Today’s market for talent is fierce and if you’re experiencing difficulty attracting and retaining talent, then this webinar session is for you. During this session you’ll hear different approaches to attracting top talent to your organization and how you can increase your odds of keeping them long term. You’ll hear from several experts about developing creative benefit packages to make your organization stand out from the rest as well as ways to engage and empower your employees to take an active role in the overall success of your business.
This session will be separated into three topics:
- Industry Trends in Alternative Compensation for Employee Attraction and Retention
- Designing a Comprehensive Benefits Package - How Do You Compare?
- Aligning Production Staff with Your Company’s Financial Performance
Speakers: The Strategic Workforce: Key reasons companies do (and don’t) make the shift away from an operational workforce
Kristie Haefner, Firm Administrator & Lead HR Consultant at Christianson PLLP: Moderator
Kristie is a results driven leader with 10+ years of experience in Human Resources. She’s motivated to continuously refine her skills to strengthen her leadership and business acumen. Kristie serves as an advocate for employees while keeping a focus on the overall mission and goals of the organization. Some of her specialties include: attracting and retaining talent, staff development, performance management, employee relations, and HR analytics. Her goal is to help businesses owners achieve their goals by assisting them with HR related tasks so they can focus on their passion…the reason they went into business in the first place!
Kristie graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management, acting President for the United Way of West Central Minnesota Board of Directors, and volunteers in many capacities throughout the community.
John Patock, Financial Advisor at Christianson Financial Advisors, LLC on "Industry Trends in Alternative Compensation for Employee Attraction and Retention"
John Patock is the Financial Consultant at Christianson Financial Advisors, LLC. He holds a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designation and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and Computer Science from Minnesota State University – Mankato. He provides innovative financial solutions to businesses including employee benefit plans, non-qualified deferred compensation plans and executive key-person insurance. He designs highly customized defined benefit plans to maximize employee attraction/retention of both rank-in-file employees and Executives.
Jennifer Quale, Lead Benefits Consultant at Christianson Insurance Agency, LLC on "Designing a Comprehensive Benefits Package - How Do You Compare?"
Jenny started her career with Aflac in 2004 as a licensed professional holding an accident/health and life license. In her current role of, District Sales Coordinator, she specializes in providing worksite benefit strategies to hundreds of clients in multiple states while managing a team of high performing sales associates. In addition, she carries a property and casualty license since 2007, which gives her the advantage to provide a total solutions based approach to her clients. Jenny prides herself on aligning a full portfolio of solutions to include Health Insurance, Dental, Life, Disability, to businesses and employees across all industries. Jenny is a business professional and industry thought leader. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Arkansas and joined the Christianson consulting team in August of 2015.
Cindy Griffin, Human Resource & Corporate Services Director at Midwest AgEnergy on "Aligning Production Staff with Your Company’s Financial Performance"
Cindy joined the Midwest AgEnergy team in January 2012 as the first human resource staff member in the company. Cindy develops the human resource strategy for the company which includes employee and executive compensation strategy, recruitment, workforce engagement, company policy, public relations, and IT services, including cyber security, infrastructure, equipment procurement and short and long term IT planning. She works closely with other staff members in employee engagement and retention, development and implementation of benefits and pay strategies and effective leadership of staff. She fosters relationships with the local colleges & universities, community chamber chapters, and local human resource associations to ensure a business presence in the communities and compliance and best practices with human resource law. She also is a member of the ND Governors’ Workforce Development Council and serves on the Executive Committee of this council representing rural North Dakota and value-added agriculture. Prior to her employment at the company, Cindy’s tenure includes working in the public and private sectors in a human resource capacity. Cindy graduated from North Dakota State University with a B.S. in Business Administration. She currently holds a PHR and SHRM-CP certification in her field.
Other Sessions in the 2019 Biofuels Financial Conference Webinar Series:
SESSION 1: February 21st, 2019 10:30am-12pm
The Strategic Workforce: Key reasons companies do (and don’t) make the shift away from an operational workforce
Click here to register for session 1
SESSION 2: May 16th, 2019 10:30am-12pm
Creating Action from Insight: How Benchmarking Data can Drive Decision Making and Empower your Company
SESSION 3: August 22nd , 2019 10:30am-12pm
Clarity in an Era of Uncertainty: Essential facts for understanding and complying with existing and emerging renewable fuels regulations
SESSION 4: November 21st, 2019 10:30am-12pm
How to implement a holistic approach to digital security in an era of vulnerability