Welcome to Beyond Rubies 2017!
March 2-3, 2017, The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
Whether you’re a first-time participant or you’ve been coming for the past 35+ years – we invite you to join us to experience an unforgettable event guaranteed to inform, inspire and empower.
Beyond Rubies is a conference for women of all generations and backgrounds to learn practical ideas on how to succeed, while juggling increasingly complex and diverse life demands. You will be engaged in an exciting, fun and inspirational atmosphere, where women come together to network. This upbeat, two-day conference will have professional development and personal growth topics. Each day will feature a keynote presentation and attendees will have the opportunity to attend three breakout sessions of their choice.
The conference will set the tone for building better lives while enjoying the journey. The focus will be to provide information on a full range of issues – in the workplace, at home and in the community.
We encourage you to attend this year’s conference and participate in the wonderful opportunities Beyond Rubies 2017 has to offer. We look forward to seeing you in March!
Thursday, March 2
Us vs. Them (Generational Issues)
If you’ve listened to any other discussion about generational issues at work, then you’ve undoubtedly been told there are four distinct generations operating side-by-side in today’s working world. You’ve then been told the differences between those four generations, and then you’ve been told (although probably not in these exact words) that you need to just deal with all these different people, because they’re not going away and they’re not going to change how they operate. If that advice suits you, fantastic.
However, if you’ve ever been frustrated by how impossible it seems to employ four different strategies to manage four distinct generations, and if you’ve ever felt like you’re the only one who’s being asked to make any changes, then Us vs. Them is exactly what you need. Because it turns out there really aren’t four generations. In this hysterical keynote, you’ll learn a simpler way of looking at your own generational picture, and you’ll also learn how to understand, recognize, and resolve every generational issue facing today’s workforce. That’s no exaggeration; by the end of Us vs. Them, you and your colleagues will walk away with all of the knowledge you’ll need to address 100 percent of the generational issues you’ll face for the rest of your career. Other generational presentations focus on what people want, but Us vs. Them will tell you why everyone wants the different things they do. It’s an important distinction, and it will make implementing new solutions easier than you ever thought possible.
So get ready to laugh more and learn more than you ever thought possible. Because improving your generational issues doesn’t have to be boring.
Friday, March 3
Getting to the Heart of the Matter
Women are masters of multitasking, both mentally and physically. When a man says he is going to bed, he goes to bed. When a woman says she is going to bed, she folds some clothes, straightens up the kitchen, checks her email, and lays out everything for the next day on the way. This presentation will take a look at how a woman’s mind processes information. Participants will learn how their intellect and emotions work together to affect perception, expectations, and interpersonal communication. They will learn how emotional intelligence can affect us both mentally and physically and how adding humor to our daily lives gives us the tools to put our best foot forward in any situation.
The success of Beyond Rubies is directly related to the participation and support of our community. We are proud to recognize the following sponsors:
Collins Community Credit Union
Limelight By Alcone
True Wealth Stewardship
Usborne Books & More
Cedar Sounds Chorus of Sweet Adelines
Evergreen Estates I, II & III
Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic
Professional Women’s Network
The Crazy Man in the Pink Wig, LLC
United Way of East Central Iowa Volunteer Engagement
Upper Iowa University - Cedar Rapids Center
Alzheimer's Association, East Central Iowa Chapter
Chiropractic Clinic of Iowa, Dr. Chris Bowers
Garnett Place retirement Community and Memory Care
Michelle Havener State Farm Agency
Perfectly Posh with Shaleen Ague
Wholistic Wellness Clinic PC, Dr. Terri Cooper
Windmill Manor of Coralville
St. Luke's Auxiliary
Craig Adamson, True Wealth Stewardship
Brenda Barthelman, Compliance Principal/Branch Administrator, Hawkeye
Janet Beal, CFP, WinnerLynk Advisory Group
Sean Beard, Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
Laura Behrens, Principal, Red Pen Communications
Laura Carson, Customer Service Specialist, Kirkwood Community College
Dr. Terri Cooper, Wholistic Wellness Clinic
Ward Crawley, Special Agent, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation
LeeAnn Eddins, Principal and Creative Director, LA Eddins Design
Dr. Tanya English, CEO, Quantum Healing International
Mike Finley, CEO, The Crazy Man in the Pink Wig, LLC
Judy Fitzgibbons, Hy-Vee, Inc.
Penny Foy, Lifestyle Change Expert, Personal Lifestyle Change Expert
A. Denita Gadson, Ph.D. and CEO, iGus Marketing
Mel Gonnerman Jr, Director of Industrial and Organizational Services, The Peerman Group
Stephanie Gray, DNP, ARNP, Integrative health and Hormone Clinic
Christina Hernandez, Community Outreach Coordinator, House of Hope
Jen Kovach, Trainer, JLK Training and Consulting
Ana McClain, Owner and Business Manager, Lion Bridge Brewing Company
David Miessler-Kubanek, Owner and Consultant, DMK Creative, LLC
Jennifer Murphy, Integrative Life Coach, No Limits Life
Carlene Parker, Identity Theft
Holly Paulsen, RDN, LD, Unity Point, Jones Regional Medical Center
Maria Peth, Author, Spiritual Teacher, Social Psychologist, Maria's Angelic Enlightenment, LLC
Penny Plautz, Certified Eating Psychology Coach and Author, Wellpower
Karen Schumacher, President, Crescendo Leadership Development
Emily Smith, Regional Director, Sylvan Learning Center
Janet Swartz, Developer, Teacher and Facilitator of the Empowerment Process, Empowerment Process
Matt Waddell, Mattthehomeseller.com
Kathleen Watson, Stepping Into Big, LLC