HR Today and Beyond, April 20-21


The 6th Human Resource Conference for Local Government, HR Today and Beyond, has been rescheduled for April 20-21, 2022, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck.

The keynote speaker, Stacey Breuer, will kick off the conference on HR Today and Beyond! Stacey is the Chief People Officer for the state of North Dakota. She will reflect on lessons learned over the last two years and how more than ever, HR is an essential strategic partner throughout local government. This session will invite participants to understand the emerging challenges we face today. Stacey has high energy and a deep understanding of HR in our state.    

In addition to over 15 HR training sessions to choose from, the conference will have two additional plenary sessions. The first will focus on how to structure Human Resource Management. This session will be a panel discussion with an elected official, an executive leader, an HR professional and an organizational resource. The group will discuss the unique challenges from very small units of government to the largest. Specifically, there will be discussion on roles and responsibilities and complex boundary issues with time for questions and answers. The final plenary session is The Keeping it Legal presentation given by a panel including Troy Siebel, Brian Schmidt and Amy DeKok discussing emerging legal HR issues and changes in laws related to Human Resources. 

New this conference will be a three session track on HR Basics that will provide an overview of Human Resources in local governments or for those new in their positions and elected/appointed officials who want to see the full HR picture. Tanya Weiler, Dakota Dynamics, and Chuck Horter, NDACo, will lead this new track using the newly revised HR Reference Guide.  

To view the Tentative Agenda and register, please go to the HR Collaborative website at If you are also interested in receiving regular HR updates and training opportunities, be sure to click on the “Join Now” button on the HR Collaborative Home Page.