Early in March, HOPE Agency put on a conference for all employees to attend free of charge. Asking employees to give up a Friday night and Saturday morning seemed payment enough! In preparation, we look at feedback given throughout the year as to what topics and areas of focus our employees would like additional training and support. Then the search for outside speakers and experts to come and share on the various topics begins. A few of the topics covered this year were oral health care, taking care of oneself, the changing tide in supported employment and a personality assessment. The event was attended by over 70% of all employees and the energy generated at the event was and is contagious. And, the ripple effects are still being felt. Here is yet another example of the dedication of HOPE employees. A HUGE thanks to all that helped make the event a success as well as to all those who attended!