Human Services Conference 2017

6th Annual Human Services Conference

Cultivating RESILIENCE with Clients and Communities

Friday, April 7, 2017, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wojcik Conference Center, Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, Illinois 60067

Human Service Conference 2017Join practitioners, educators, students and leaders for professional development on current human services issues, relevant resources, and best practices for serving our changing communities. At this inter-disciplinary conference, you will find dynamic sessions led by recognized leaders in the field, round-table discussions, panels, visual displays of healing and resilience, and a resource and university fair.

Our theme, Resilience, will involve sessions on clinical issues across the lifespan, under-served groups, social justice issues, and community organization with respect to cultivating resilience with clients and communities. Serving our diverse communities involves adaptation and resilience as professionals, organizations, and communities. As practitioners and organizational leaders, we utilize new resources, expand our competencies and engage in inter-disciplinary partnerships. In order to cultivate resilience in our clients, we engage with multiple systems, intercultural factors, social justice advocacy, and community development issues.

This annual conference is valuable for practitioners, educators, faith and organizational leaders, and students in human services, social work, criminal justice, education, health care, and related fields.

Download Last Year's (2016) Program at a Glance (PDF)


Register online here. Call 847.925.6616 if you have questions.

Public/Professionals: $79; Students: $39

Resource Fair Participants: $25;  University Fair Participants: $99

The registration fee for all participants includes a light breakfast, admittance to all sessions, the Resource and University Fairs, lunch, and verification of participation. Harper students may request a Continuing Education transcript which will reflect that they have attended the conference. All attendees will receive a Verification Letter that they have attended this conference. Third party billing is available.


Check In: 8 - 8:25 a.m.
Presentations: 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.

NEW this year: The Resource Fair fee includes full conference participation. The University Fair fee has been reduced and includes full conference participation.

CEUs for LCSW, LCPC, Psychologists, Nurses, Educators (CPDUs) provided FREE by Amita Healthcare.

CEUs for ICDVP are provided by WINGS at the door for a $10 fee paid by check to WINGS.  

Contact Valerie Walker,, with any CEU or Conference Program questions.

The Harper College Human Services Conference is jointly coordinated by the Harper College Human Services Program, the Human Services Club, and the Harper College Continuing Education Division.