Michelle Rich


Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 12:15 PM CDT

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Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center 
5000 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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The Association of Iowa Workforce Partners (AIWP) Annual Conference, now in its 16th year, is the primary professional development opportunity for workforce professionals, WIOA core partners, and state and regional workforce development board members in Iowa.

April 18 - 20, 2018
Ramada Tropics Resort & Conference Center
Des Moines, Iowa



Dr. Richard Deming, Mercy Medical Center and Above + Beyond Cancer

As medical director of Mercy Cancer Center in Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. Deming is known in the community for the compassionate care he provides cancer patients and their families. Dr. Deming is also the founder of Above + Beyond Cancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to elevating the lives of those touched by cancer.  Dr. Deming has led cancer survivors on inspirational mind-body-spirit pilgrimages to Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Machu Picchu.  He is inspired by the courage and compassion of his patients and their families. His greatest ambition is to encourage others to pursue lives of meaning, purpose, passion, and compassion.


Workshop descriptions and speaker biographies (as available) are available at:

Cost: $150

Registration Deadline: April 11, 2018

Please Note

  • A separate registration, with a unique email address, is required for each participant.
  • No substitutions for registrations will be allowed.
  • If you are sending a check to pay for multiple participants, please indicate ALL registrants being paid for, including yourself. If paying with an institutional (non-personal) check for your single registration, include your name in the memo field.
  • To request an invoice if paying by check, please email Kasi at and include the name(s) of registrant(s) you will be paying for.
  • Payment is due by April 11, 2018.


Guest rooms at the state rate are blocked at the Ramada. Please call 515-278-0271 to make your reservations. If rooms are no longer available at the Ramada, please check availability at the following nearby hotels that take the state rate:

Quality Inn & Suites - 4995 Merle Hay Rd - 515-278-2382
Super 8 - 5900 Sutton Place - 515-270-1037
Econo Lodge - 4755 Merle Hay Rd - 515-278-8858


Cancellations and refunds for conference registration will be made only if requested in writing to No refunds will be made after April 11, 2018. A $25 administrative fee will be retained for cancellations.


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