Office Managers/Human Resources Peer Group Meeting
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9/13/2012 to 9/14/2012
When: 9/13/2012

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We invite you to attend the Fall Conference of the MTA Office Managers & Human Resource Peer groups, scheduled for September 13 and 14, 2012, at the Riverwood Inn & Conference Center near Otsego, Minnesota.  As we have learned, Office Managers and Human Resource Managers have many common work functions and responsibilities and we agree that a joint conference allows us to benefit from the knowledge and resources each group has to offer.  It’s not just for office managers and HR staff though…it’s not about your job title!  Anyone with similar work responsibilities is encouraged to attend.

We’ll start off with an Ice Breaker Wednesday evening so join us in the lounge for appetizers and beverages after you arrive.  Following breakfast  on Thursday morning, we’ll get an MTA update from MTA President & CEO Brent Christensen,  have an industry update from Olsen-Thielen staff member Tom Campbell, and Planning Committee Members Kris Radermacher and Karen Thompson will discuss employee surveys and giving employee feedback.  The afternoon session presented by our guest speaker, author Anna Maravelas, on reversing workplace mistrust, tension and disengagement is entitled "Self-Defeating Habits of Otherwise Brilliant People®.” Dinner is on our own, but arrangements will be made at D Michael B’s Resort Bar & Grill at nearby Albertville for anyone wishing to dine together.
Breakfast is served Friday morning as we prepare for Dave Wolf’s GM Perspective, a Lifeline review by Iris Carrasquillo, a session on recordkeeping and documentation by O&T HR Manager Larry Kugler, and our roundtable discussions on topics of interest to attendees.  The conference will wrap up by noon so everyone can head out for the weekend.

The deadline for the meeting registration is August 29.  Please note that our block of rooms will be held until September 1 at the Riverwood Inn.

We look forward to a good turnout and hope you will join us for an enjoyable conference.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact any planning committee member listed with the meeting information.

MTA Office Managers & Human Resource Peer Group Planning Committee
Debby Floerchinger, Crosslake
Lisa Groetsch, Albany Mutual
Kris Radermacher, Farmers Mutual
Karen Thompson, Park Region/Otter Tail Telcom
Jennifer Grewe, West Central
Sue Gunderson, Garden Valley
Lisa Heittola, CTC


MTA members – $125
Non-members – $175

Hotel Reservations

Make directly with Riverwood Inn at 763-441-6833.  The block of rooms, with rates at $70, will be held for us until September 1, 2012.  After this date, the room rates, will remain the same, but only if they have rooms available.  Check out their website at for additional information about their facility.


Interstate Telcom Consulting
Onvoy Voice Services
SourceOne Solutions

Registration cancellation policy: with written cancellation notice received one week prior to the event you will receive a refund, less a $10 processing fee. Cancellations the week of the event are non-refundable. No-shows will not receive a refund.

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