August 25, 2022 11:00 AM
IPELRA's 43rd Annual Training Conference
IPELRA's 43rd Annual Training Conference, slated for Oct. 23-26 and set against picturesque backdrop of Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa in Galena, Illinois, is sure to be another must-attend event for public employer labor relations professionals.
We are pleased to present IPELRA’s 43rd Annual Training Conference
A NEW HORIZON …
If you ask Google to define horizon, the first two definitions presented define it
as: “the line at which the earth’s surface and the sky appear to meet” and “the
limit of a person’s mental perception, experience, or interest.” Metaphorically
speaking, the horizon is viewed as a symbol for the meeting of the known and
unknown, endless possibilities, and often used as a synonym for perspective or
For this year’s conference, IPELRA chose the theme A New Horizon to
symbolize the meeting of old and new as we continue to adapt to all things
changing all the time. When in the thick of difficult times, it can become far too
easy to be entrenched in the negative: anger, fear, resentment, frustration, and
anxiety. As leaders, our staff and the community look to us to set (or redirect) the
course towards a brighter future.
We hope you can join us in Galena to engage in premier training programs,
network with colleagues, and find renewed interest in meeting the opportunities
and challenges ahead. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback on last
year’s program pace, so IPELRA is once again creating a training environment
that also provides you some time to reflect. The landscape of Eagle Ridge
certainly provides the right backdrop for a reset.
IPELRA’s foundation is built on four pillars: Premier Training; Membership
Resources; Interactive Networking; and Legislative Insight. Our Annual
Conference embraces all four of these pillars. We hope that you will take
advantage of all the wonderful and cost-effective training available at the
Conference, as well as the opportunities to network, laugh, share, and truly learn
from one another. It promises to be a great event. You don’t want to miss it!