41st Annual St. Louis County Health & Human Services Conference

Training Overview

The St. Louis County Health and Human Services Conference is celebrating 41 years! Their theme for 2023 is Courageous Connections: Leading with Curiosity & Compassion. This conference will feature Mónica Guzmán and Anne Bonney as keynote speakers and offer a variety of workshops:

  • Brain Injury Basics
  • A Father’s Place: The Importance of Male Involvement in Early Childhood Development
  • Finding Humor in Social Work
  • Media and Pop Culture: How Our Culture Impacts Perceptions of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
  • healing our Wounds: A While Family Approach to Fostering Resilience
  • Detox your Life – Escaping the Negativity Trap!
  • Unmasking the Mass Incarceration System
  • person Centered Employee Management and Retention
  • From Cell to Street: What Offenders Need When They Return to the Community
  • And so much more!

About Keynote Speakers

Mónica Guzmán is a bridge builder, journalist, and author who lives for great conversations sparked by curious questions. Her new book, “I Never Thought of it That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times” was featured on the Glenn Beck Podcast and named a New York Times recommended read. She’s Senior Fellow for Public Practice at Braver Angels, the nation’s largest cross-partisan grassroots organization working to depolarize America; founder and CEO of Reclaim Curiosity, an organization working to build a more curious world; and cofounder of the award-winning Seattle newsletter The Evergrey. She was a 2019 fellow at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, where she studied social and political division, and a 2016 fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, where she researched how journalists can rethink their roles to better meet the needs of a participatory public. She was named one of the 50 most influential women in Seattle, served twice as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes, and plays a barbarian named Shadrack in her besties’ Dungeons & Dragons campaign. A Mexican immigrant, Latina, and dual US/Mexico citizen, she lives in Seattle with her husband and two kids and is the proud liberal daughter of conservative parents.

Anne Bonney is a fun, energetic international keynote speaker and courage ignitor. She is an authority on Change Management, twotime author, host and creator of Dancing in the Discomfort Zone Podcast and an experienced virtual, in-person and hybrid workshop facilitator. After 20 years in highly successful corporate and nonprofit leadership positions, Anne, now uses her experience, education, and expertise to ignite YOUR ability to embrace the discomfort of change, courageous communication and emotional intelligence.

Register here!

Online registration ends Friday, September 30, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. 
No registration refunds after Friday September 15, 2022. 
Make your check payable
SLC Human Service Conference Fund
Mail checks to:
320 West 2nd Street
GSC 4 West, Attn: HHS Conference
Duluth, MN 55802-1495