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Save the Date for the HR Collaborative’s Biennial Conference, April 17-18

Mark your calendar for the HR Collaborative for Local Government’s Biennial Conference, happening April 17-18, 2024, at the Bismarck Hotel (Bismarck, N.D.)! This conference is designed to support local government employees who perform human resource-related functions within your entity, including HR professionals, supervisors, and those interested in employee management and growth. All local government employees are welcome to attend.

This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker Jackie Stebbins, lawyer, mother, wife, and autoimmune encephalitis survivor, who will kick it off with a powerful message about resilience.

Led by subject-matter experts, the conference’s breakout sessions will discuss emerging and trending human resource management topics, including mental health, attracting workforce, employee retention, AI and more! This conference will also include our popular Building Your HR System series to help you refresh your knowledge on public processes and human resource management topics.

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Further conference details, including registration and cost, will be shared on this web page. Conference registration will open Feb. 1.

If you have any questions regarding our upcoming conference, please reach out the HR Collaborative at

We look forward to seeing you April 17-18, 2024, in Bismarck!

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NDIRF’s Olson Appointed to NDLTAP Advisory Board

Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Insurance Reserve Fund (NDIRF) is proud to announce Member Services Director Corey Olson has been appointed to the North Dakota Local Technical Assistance Program’s (NDLTAP) Advisory Board.

According to NDLTAP, the advisory board “provides guidance and input for program development and delivery” (SOURCE). The 13-member board is comprised of representatives from North Dakota cities, counties, townships, and tribal nations, as well as state and federal department transportation representatives. Olson serves as the board’s NDIRF Representative.

Olson has nearly 17 years of insurance industry experience, and he has served as the NDIRF Director of Member Services since April 2018. As Director of Member Services, Olson is responsible for implementing educational services and training opportunities to help NDIRF members enhance their risk management policies, procedures, and programs. Olson holds a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.

Photo: NDIRF Director of Member Services Corey Olson. 

NDIRF’s Verke Receives NDTOA Excellence Award

NDIRF’s Verke Receives Outstanding Safety Instructor Award

NDIRF Hires Volk as Claims Adjuster

NDIRF to Continue to Administer North Dakota State Fire and Tornado Fund

Johnson, Larson Reelected to NDIRF Board of Directors

NDIRF’s Kistler Earns Associate in Underwriting (AU) Designation

NDIRF Sponsors Scholarships for 2023 CPSI Course