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Keynote: From Conflict to Conversation

How can leaders tackle complex and sensitive community issues in ways that make people feel heard, respected, and empowered? This session explores pragmatic approaches for city and town leaders to conduct collaborative and courageous conversations.

Matt Lehrman

Matt Lehrman is co-founder of Social Prosperity Partners, an Arizona-based firm that works nationally to help leaders and people in their communities achieve consensus around important decisions.

Join Matt Monday at 9 a.m.!

Wednesday Keynote: Navigating Missouri's Workforce

This discussion will feature an overview of current labor market information, workforce development policy priorities, and labor market trends. Dr. Leathers will also provide a summary of the resources available to communities across Missouri from the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development.

Mardy L. Leathers

Dr. Mardy L. Leathers was appointed to serve as the Director of the Missouri Office of Workforce Development in October 2017. In his capacity, Leathers serves as Executive Director to Missouri's State Workforce Development Board, Director of Apprenticeship Missouri, and oversees Missouri's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Programs.

Join Dr. Leathers on Wednesday at 8 a.m.!


Scholarships are available to municipalities that have not attended in four or more years. Click HERE for the scholarship form.

The scholarship includes:

  • Full registration
  • Sleeping room for three nights (check-in Sept. 11 and check-out Sept. 14)

Deadline is August 1, 2022. You will be notified within a week of the deadline if you are a recipient. 

Margaritaville Lake Resort - Lake of the Ozarks

Don your shades, kick up your feet, and grab your favorite drink. Tucked away on the banks of the Lake of the Ozarks in Osage Beach, Margaritaville Lake Resort Lake of the Ozarks, previously known as Tan-Tar-A Resort,  is a refuge for endlessly fun living. Inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of singer, songwriter and author Jimmy Buffett, our resort invites you to live it up on the lake. Tee off on our championship golf courses, or set out on a lake cruise with a pontoon boat rental at the resort's full-service marina. Flavors and cocktails play together to form a meal you won't soon forget at one of our 7 restaurants and bars. Find your moment of zen at Driftwood Spa and Salon. Spend the day cooling off at Jolly Mon Indoor Water Park, or explore local trails on horseback. Waterfront surroundings, lakeside adventures, and relaxing vibes set on 420 scenic acres. There's no better paradise than right here.