2023 IALA Spring Conference

“Keeping Assisted Living — Assisted Living”

April 18, 2023, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Sheraton West Des Moines

Target Audience: Nurses, Directors, Administrators, Activity Directors, Managers, Universal Workers and/or CNAs.

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Keynote Speaker:
Cara Silletto with Magnet Culture

Cara Silletto, MBA, CSP, workforce thought leader works with organizations of all sizes to reduce unnecessary employee turnover by bridging generational gaps and making managers more effective in their roles. As an early Millennial herself, she knows first-hand what it is like to have a heightened sense of entitlement, very little employee loyalty, and a dependency upon her smartphone. However, unlike many Millennials, Cara has figured out exactly how these attributes were cultivated during her formative years, and she now shares that story with leaders across the country, including teams at Toyota, UPS, Cintas, and Humana.

Cara learned early in her career, from her Baby Boomer and GenX mentors, what “professionalism” meant to them, and absorbed critical information about management expectations during her first decade in the business world.

She then went on to earn her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the top-ranked University of Louisville Entrepreneurship program, and then lived overseas teaching German executives about business practices in the U.S. In 2012, Cara started her consulting firm Magnet Culture, a Crescendo Strategies company.   

Cara began her career at a senior care association where she learned about the complex regulatory and reimbursement environment post-acute operators face daily. Today, she works with these organizations to reduce unnecessary employee turnover by bridging generational gaps and making managers more effective in their roles. Workforce Magazine in Chicago named Cara a “Game Changer” for her innovative approach to solving generational issues in the workplace and Recruiter.com listed her in their “Top 10 Company Culture Experts to Watch,” list. She is also the author of the book, Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer. Today, she’s a highly-sought-after national speaker conducting 50 to 100 engagements annually, and in 2020, she earned her Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association.

Catie Campbell

has been with the Department of Inspections and Appeals since 2009.  Catie began her employment with the Department as a surveyor for the Special Services Bureau.  In 2014 Catie moved to the Program Coordinator position for Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID) and assumed the role of Program Coordinator for Adult Services Bureau in July 2016, as well.  Catie has served as the Bureau Chief of the Adult/Special Services since December 2021. Catie has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Coe College in Cedar Rapids.  Prior to joining DIA, Catie worked in the human services field with an ICF/IID facility.

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