Iowa is recognized as a leader in public education, yet we were just graded a C and ranked 19th in overall quality of education by Education Week. There’s many questions coming from affected stakeholders, including: What if Iowa doesn’t produce enough talented and highly educated future leaders my business will need to be successful?

Join us and our education experts, who will help bring clarity to the challenges facing Iowa, talk about possible solutions and offer ways businesses can help produce the top workforce in the nation.

Panelists:


Dave Wilkerson

Superintendent
Waukee Community School District


Mary Bontrager

Executive Vice President
Greater Des Moines Partnership

Mark Jacobs

Founder
Reaching Higher Iowa
Ryan Wise

Director
Iowa Department of Education


Questions:

What are the biggest challenges?

How does funding affect schools both now and into the future?

How does the reputation of our education system impact economic development?

How do we evaluate and measure the performance of our education system?


Wednesday, February 17
Hilton Garden Inn, Urbandale
7 AM Registration & Networking
7:30 - 9 AM Program 


Wednesday, June 1
Hilton Garden Inn, Urbandale
7 AM Registration & Networking
7:30 - 9 AM Program

TOPIC: Boomer Transition - As Boomers get set to retire in record numbers, learn how your business should be preparing for the loss of talent.
 
Wednesday, October 19
Hilton Garden Inn, Urbandale
7 AM Registration & Networking
7:30 - 9 AM Program

CEO Roundtable: Advice and insight on business community challenges from Des Moines’ top business minds.