Turning Action into Results

The 2014 Michigan Works! Annual Conference will be held at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, October 12-14.

Michigan’s signature workforce development conference offers dynamic keynote presentations, a wide array of professional development opportunities and plenty of time for networking.


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Sponsor: Michigan Works! Region 7B 


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Keynote Speakers 

"Speaking it Forward"
What happens when we take the scars of our past and choose to see them as beauty marks? Kinetic Affect, Opening Session Keynote, will present two stories to tell of the universal human struggle and how it makes us stronger.



"Why it Takes the Heart & the Fist"
As the Lunch Session Keynote, Eric Greitens teaches lessons on humility, vision, courage, hope, and friendship. Through engaging stories, and a fresh look at today’s challenges, he inspires attendees to become stronger, more courageous individuals.



"Change the Game"
Tim Gard, Closing Session Keynote, is a leading authority in stress reduction through humor. Learn to shift your perception and create a new reality. When stress and dysfunction need reduction, it's time to "Change the Game!"



Featured Speakers:

Senator Debbie Stabenow
Byron Zuidema, U.S. Department of Labor
Christine Quinn, Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan
Amy Cell, Michigan Economic Development Corporation