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Conference Keynote Speaker 

Our 2014 conference featured an internationally renowned Keynote, Poet, Author, Lecturer, David Whyte.  His life as a poet has created a readership and listenership in three normally mutually exclusive areas: the literate world of readings that most poets inhabit, the psychological and theological worlds of philosophical enquiry and the world of vocation, work and organizational leadership. An Associate Fellow at Templeton College and Said Business School at the University of Oxford, he is one of the few poets to take his perspectives on creativity into the field of organizational development, where he works with many European, American and international companies. In spring of 2008 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Neumann College, Pennsylvania. In organizational settings, using poetry and thoughtful commentary, he illustrates how we can foster qualities of courage and engagement; qualities needed if we are to respond to today’s call for increased creativity and adaptability in the workplace. He brings a unique and important contribution to our understanding of the nature of individual and organizational change particularly through his unique perspectives on Conversational Leadership.  Our 2014 theme will be derived from this David Whyte quote:

“We shape our self

to fit this world

and by the world

are shaped again.” 


2014 H&HS Conference 

The 2014 St. Louis County Health & Human Service Conference was a huge success setting record attendance of more than 2,600 attendees.  Click here to watch WDIO clip.  Thank you to all who participated, exhibited, co-sponsored, presented a workshop/institute, or 'worked' the conference in other ways.  It would not be possible without all of you and the H&HSC committee is most appreciative of all your efforts. 

If you need a reminder of a presentation you may have attended, click here to view the booklet.

SAVE THE DATE: October 15-16, 2015, for the 33rd Annual St. Louis County Health & Human Service Conference at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC).