Discover the Road Map for Your Servant Leadership Journey

Ever found yourself at a crossroad? It’s the place where roads intersect or the point where a vital decision must be made. Many people face that crossroad in their leadership. What road do I take? Is it the one that may bring financial success at the expense of others, the one that’s easy but unfulfilling, or the road less traveled that builds up people and propels them to achieve things they never thought possible? We call that road servant leadership.

We’ll explore servant leadership together when the Servant Leadership Institute presents our annual conference Shift Into Drive: Navigating Servant Leadership on Feb. 19th and 20th 2018.  Additionally you’re invited to an optional networking event on Feb. 18th PM.

Leadership can be a bumpy road. Sometimes we find ourselves moving in reverse, stuck in park or idling in neutral. But no matter where you may be on your travels, this conference will get you moving to create your own roadmap to implement servant leadership in your organization and life.

We can promise you’ll hear from experienced leaders focused on inspiring and equipping you to fuel your leadership with road-tested practices. You can expect plenty of interaction as we involve you in the process of navigating a new way to lead. We invite you to shift your leadership into drive and make servant leadership a reality.  


Featured Speakers

Servant leaders meet people where they are.
— Art Barter
Servant leaders draw people closer.
— Vicki Clark


7 Years of World-Class Thought Leaders and Workshop Presenters

For the past seven years, the Servant Leadership Institute has presented servant leadership conferences to bring you world-class thought leaders and workshop presenters who are focused on telling the story of servant leadership.

Past speakers include John Maxwell, Stephen M.R. Covey, Cheryl Bachelder, Gary Ridge, Liz Wiseman, Ken Blanchard, and our own Art Barter. In 2015, history was made at the conference when Blanchard, Maxwell, and Covey appeared on stage together for the first time. With that kind of track record, you know that 2018 will be fresh, challenging, and straight from the heart.


Take a look at our Conference highlights from our 2017 San Diego Conference. Major thanks to all of our speakersand attendees.


Earn SHRM and HRCI Credits at SLC18 San Diego!       

Servant Leadership Institute is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC'S) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

This program is pending (General) HR Recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.        

For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification website at


Thank you to our generous 2018 sponsors




Inspired SLI Attendees

This is my first experience with servant leadership. I am inspired! This was the right combination of theory, real-world practical cases and inspiration!
— Conference Attendee
No one should miss this conference. What a wonderful place to renew in the spirit of what all servant leaders want to be. Thanks so much SLI!
— Diane Kucala