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10th Annual Lakes Health Conference “It’s a Jungle Out There” to Feature Matt Jones & LaDonna Gatlin

April 1, 2014

Area health professionals will have the opportunity to gain new perspectives on topics such as Workplace Boundaries, Teen Suicide, The Past, Present and Future of Nursing, as well as a look at how “healing” can often be more meaningful to patients and clients than “curing.” 

Matt Jones, a three-time cancer survivor and global marathon runner, is committed to inspiring audiences and delivering strategies to help organizations and individuals thrive in the midst of adversity. LaDonna Gatlin will inspire attendees to “live their values from the inside out.” Laced with humor and heartfelt personal stories, this keynote delivers seven key principles that can guide individuals through anything life throws at them. 

“Life is becoming more complicated and stressful in spite of our time-saving devices and technological advancements,” said Rosie Coleman, one of the organizers of the event. “It truly can be a “Jungle Out There” where we find ourselves ill-prepared to face many things in our personal as well as professional lives. This year’s health conference will focus on many challenges and how to deal with them.” 

The conference will once again be held at Arrowwood Resort in Okoboji, Iowa and will begin at noon on June 5, and conclude on Friday, June 6. 

As in the past, the event is co-sponsored by Iowa Lakes Community College and Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon.

More information on the topics planned for the conference can be found on either of the college’s  websites or by calling Rosemary Coleman, Iowa Lakes Community College Programmer 800-242-5108 ext. 5227, ( or Marilyn Stille, Northwest Iowa Community College, Continuing Education Coordinator, 800-352-4907 ext. 143,

LaDonna Gatlin and Matt Jones
LaDonna Gatlin and Matt Jones
For More Information:

Rosemary Coleman or Marilyn Stille at numbers or emails listed above

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