Educational Seminars


Wednesday, August 22

9:00 am – 10:15 am

Creeping Encroachment on Home Rule- Meeting Room 302-304

Iowa is a Home Rule state which means that local governments have local authority and control over decision making. Recent measures taken by the Iowa legislature have been encroaching on local control, but during this presentation you will learn that this isn’t just an Iowa problem. County association executives will discuss the issue and where local governments can go from here.

This seminar will feature graphic recording!

Panelists: Matt Chase, NACo, Mark O’Connell, Wisconsin Counties Association, Bill Peterson, ISAC

Driving Performance Through Employee Engagement – Meeting Room 307-309

This session will focus on:

Speaker:  Robert Lavigna, Director, Institute for Public Sector Employee Engagement
10:30 am – 11:45 am

Prevent! Detect! Respond! (Off-site) 

An in depth look at the OCIO Information Security Division’s security operation center and cybersecurity strategy.

Speaker: Jesse Martinez, Cybersecurity Services Coordinator, State of Iowa

Employee Engagement – A Deeper Dive – Meeting Room 307-309

In this follow-up session, attendees will have the opportunity to explore employee engagement in more detail. In this hands-on workshop, participants will discuss barriers to engagement, how to analyze engagement survey data, and the role of leadership in driving higher levels of engagement. Attendees will also have the opportunity to assess their own level of engagement, and do individual action planning.

Speaker:  Robert Lavigna, Director, Institute for Public Sector Employee Engagement