TARRA Essentials: A New Approach to People—Overcoming HR Challenges While Growing Your Business

Price: Members: $24.50 Non-Members: $49.00People are the essential elements that make your organization successful, but business owners are often overwhelmed by “HR” and people-related challenges or simply don’t even know where to begin. Human Resources experts, Whitney and Caley Van Cleave of Iridium Consulting, are digging deep into the critical HR needs for every growing business with an interactive workshop covering:Risk – compliance, financial, tax, legalHiring – 1099 vs. W2, job description, postings, interviewingOnboarding – needed documentation, systems/technologies, training, equipmentEmployee Relations – communication, schedules, environment, cultureConnections – insurance, marketing, productsYou will leave with your unique personal action plan including valuable insights into concepts, techniques, and tools that can help along the way.Light Switch Moments:- How to approach HR from a people-first perspective- Understand your HR ecosystem weaknesses so you know where to focus efforts- Answers to your most poignant and critical HR questionsAbout Caley Van Cleave, Co-Founder + Managing PartnerWhether navigating new growth strategies or landing top talent, she has worked hands-on with business leaders finding valuable solutions for most of her career. Prior to co-founding Iridium Consulting Company, Caley served as the Vice President in two previous award-winning consulting and search firms. In both companies, she supported clients in identifying new approaches to their businesses and teams. In addition, Caley has successfully coached professionals across all levels of an organization to effectively advance their careers.She serves as a speaker and workshop administrator on human capital strategies, career development skills, soft skill development, the energy industry, and other key topics for private organizations, associations, and educational institutions. Areas of Expertise:- Strategic Business Advisement- Organizational Development - Recruiting, Hiring, & Retention- Benefits, Worker's Compensation, & InsuranceAbout Whitney Van Cleave,  Co-Founder + Managing PartnerWhitney has worked with organizational leaders across industries to identify new techniques to improve business processes, manage human capital resources, and revamp marketing & sales strategies. Before establishing Iridium Consulting Company, Whitney led technical recruiting initiatives, human capital strategies, and marketing projects for clients at two previous award-winning firms. In addition, she has held multiple leadership roles in marketing and communications, which allows her to implement new technologies and strategies to serve our client’s dynamic needs.Whitney has served on the board of the Denver chapter of Young Professionals in Energy (YPE), a national organization devoted to facilitating the advancement of young professionals in the energy industry. She also served as the Director of Marketing for the Colorado chapter of the Women's Energy Network (WEN), an international organization of 6,800+ women professionals who work across the energy value chain. Areas of Expertise:- Strategic Operational Advisement- Systems Sourcing and Advisement- Human Capital Strategy Development- HR Advisement for Business OwnersAbout Preslie Deusenbery, HR ConsultantPreslie has human resources experience across multiple industries. Her main focuses have been in streamlining processes and tools to create efficiencies and clear understanding for all levels of the organization while driving business results. With this, she has been a relied-on coach for leaders in various people best practices. As a change agent, Preslie has leaned into DEI strategies to help companies become stronger through their most important asset, the employees, while upholding mission, vision, and values core to the business. With a keen eye for detail, Preslie has led many successful state and national audits across multiple states and jurisdictions. Taking a people-approach to her work and communication, Preslie deeply cares for those she is serving and knows the importance of internal and external stakeholders and how to cultivate relationships for mutual gain. This experience has allowed Preslie to be successful with tough conversations and internal investigations to ensure a productive return to operations as well as improving the company reputation. Preslie is a member and mentor through the Delta Mu Delta honor society and is a volunteer for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.  Areas of Expertise:- Employee Engagement & Retention- HR Strategy- Culture Development & Initiatives- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Initiatives- Compliance & InvestigationsDiscount Code for TARRA Members can be found under "Perks"

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Price: Members: $24.50 

Non-Members: $49.00


People are the essential elements that make your organization successful, but business owners are often overwhelmed by “HR” and people-related challenges or simply don’t even know where to begin. 

Human Resources experts, Whitney and Caley Van Cleave of Iridium Consulting, are digging deep into the critical HR needs for every growing business with an interactive workshop covering:

Risk – compliance, financial, tax, legal

Hiring – 1099 vs. W2, job description, postings, interviewing

Onboarding – needed documentation, systems/technologies, training, equipment

Employee Relations – communication, schedules, environment, culture

Connections – insurance, marketing, products

You will leave with your unique personal action plan including valuable insights into concepts, techniques, and tools that can help along the way.

Light Switch Moments:

- How to approach HR from a people-first perspective

- Understand your HR ecosystem weaknesses so you know where to focus efforts

- Answers to your most poignant and critical HR questions

About Caley Van Cleave, Co-Founder + Managing Partner

Whether navigating new growth strategies or landing top talent, she has worked hands-on with business leaders finding valuable solutions for most of her career. Prior to co-founding Iridium Consulting Company, Caley served as the Vice President in two previous award-winning consulting and search firms. In both companies, she supported clients in identifying new approaches to their businesses and teams. In addition, Caley has successfully coached professionals across all levels of an organization to effectively advance their careers.

She serves as a speaker and workshop administrator on human capital strategies, career development skills, soft skill development, the energy industry, and other key topics for private organizations, associations, and educational institutions. 

Areas of Expertise:

- Strategic Business Advisement

- Organizational Development 

- Recruiting, Hiring, & Retention

- Benefits, Worker's Compensation, & Insurance

About Whitney Van Cleave,  Co-Founder + Managing Partner

Whitney has worked with organizational leaders across industries to identify new techniques to improve business processes, manage human capital resources, and revamp marketing & sales strategies. Before establishing Iridium Consulting Company, Whitney led technical recruiting initiatives, human capital strategies, and marketing projects for clients at two previous award-winning firms. In addition, she has held multiple leadership roles in marketing and communications, which allows her to implement new technologies and strategies to serve our client’s dynamic needs.

Whitney has served on the board of the Denver chapter of Young Professionals in Energy (YPE), a national organization devoted to facilitating the advancement of young professionals in the energy industry. She also served as the Director of Marketing for the Colorado chapter of the Women's Energy Network (WEN), an international organization of 6,800+ women professionals who work across the energy value chain. 

Areas of Expertise:

- Strategic Operational Advisement

- Systems Sourcing and Advisement

- Human Capital Strategy Development

- HR Advisement for Business Owners


About Preslie Deusenbery, HR Consultant

Preslie has human resources experience across multiple industries. Her main focuses have been in streamlining processes and tools to create efficiencies and clear understanding for all levels of the organization while driving business results. With this, she has been a relied-on coach for leaders in various people best practices. As a change agent, Preslie has leaned into DEI strategies to help companies become stronger through their most important asset, the employees, while upholding mission, vision, and values core to the business. With a keen eye for detail, Preslie has led many successful state and national audits across multiple states and jurisdictions. Taking a people-approach to her work and communication, Preslie deeply cares for those she is serving and knows the importance of internal and external stakeholders and how to cultivate relationships for mutual gain. This experience has allowed Preslie to be successful with tough conversations and internal investigations to ensure a productive return to operations as well as improving the company reputation. 

Preslie is a member and mentor through the Delta Mu Delta honor society and is a volunteer for the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.  

Areas of Expertise:

- Employee Engagement & Retention

- HR Strategy

- Culture Development & Initiatives

- Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Initiatives

- Compliance & Investigations


Discount Code for TARRA Members can be found under "Perks"

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