Tuesday, August 27
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I'll Push You
Justin Skeesuck & Patrick Gray
Join Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray as they share their story. What began as an impossible journey between two friends, evolved into one of the most powerful representations of what humanity is capable of accomplishing when they come together. Hear what Justin and Patrick learned as they accomplished what many said couldn’t be done.
Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray have been blessed with a unique friendship that spans over 42 years. Despite the many challenges of a progressive neuromuscular disease robbing Justin of the use of his arms and legs, the two seek to live life without reservation. Their friendship has taken them on many adventures together; most notably their 500-mile wheelchair journey across the vast terrain of northern Spain.
When Justin got the idea to take on the ancient pilgrimage known as the Camino de Santiago, he knew there was no way he could take the journey alone. So he asked his best friend his thoughts on the epic adventure. Patrick’s response to Justin was simply, “I’ll push you!”
Thursday, August 29
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
If Not Now, When? Making the Most of Your Life, Your Relationships, and Your Work
Ron Culberson, MSW
What do you want to achieve in your life? While fame and fortune might have benefits, most of us want to be remembered by our positive character traits and the impact our life and work had on others. The best time to work on those qualities is now.
This hilarious and insightful presentation will show participants how to make their lives, their work, and their relationships less stressful, more fulfilling, and more fun. This keynote explores skills in the workplace culture to increase productivity and staff satisfaction. This creates more effective and fulfilling outcomes for those we serve.
With a master’s degree in social work, Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP, CPAE spent the first part of his career working in a large hospice organization as a clinical social worker, middle manager, and senior leader. As a speaker, humorist, and author of four books including, Do it Well. Make it Fun. The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between, Ron’s mission is to change the workplace culture so that organizations are more productive and staff are more content. He was the 2012-2013 president of the National Speakers Association and is a recognized expert on the benefits of humor and laughter.