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The Servant Leadership Conference 2019
Are You Able?

Special group rates available now


Inspire and equip leaders in your organization to find meaning and purpose in their work, foster an environment of trust and respect at all levels, and achieve success!

At SLI, we are dedicated to inspiring and equipping leaders through programs, workshops, conferences, podcasts, webinars, books and more. Founded in 2008, by renowned speaker and author, Art Barter, the Institute seeks to help both individuals and organizations put servant leadership (SL) into practice and find meaning and purpose in their work. Additionally, the Institute encourages the fostering of a workplace environment built on trust where all employees and stakeholders can feel fulfilled and succeed.


New Podcast

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Let’s Talk Servant Leadership with Kelly Cardenas and Ken Blanchard

For this episode, because our 2019 conference is right around the corner, we thought it would be interesting to have one of our featured speakers engage in a leadership conversation with another featured speaker. Kelly Cardenas is an Author, International Educator for John Paul Mitchell Systems, Business Coach, and Salon Owner. He sits in today with one of his personal heroes, Ken Blanchard, best selling author, Co-founder and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies and a great friend to the Institute. You will definitely want to take notes as you listen to these two talk shop about being a better leader. We hope you enjoy!

For information on how you can register for the 2019 Servant Leader Conference click here:



Training & Coaching

Learn how to implement SL. Equip your team for the leadership journey and receive hands-on learning facilitated by SLI trainers and coaches.

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Service before self is more than a philosophy. It's a daily practice of behaviors. Get inspired and equipped by our free webinars that help you develop a SL culture in your organization. Follow Us on to get notified of future Webinars! Subscribe to our page here.



Hear from leading business professionals as they discuss how implementation of this serve first leadership approach is key to changing the current business landscape today.



Are you able? It’s a simple question that holds a lot of weight. The implementation of SL is an incredible journey that takes commitment, courage, and perseverance.  We learned last year the importance of being fully committed. You can’t expect true change by having one foot in and one foot out. So, here’s our promise to you — if you are willing and able to join the movement, we’ll equip you to be a capable servant leader. Our location is the Westin Carlsbad Resort and Spa in beautiful Carlsbad, CA, just north of San Diego.


SLI Offerings


Equip Your Team With Tested Techniques

SL is a completely different way of operating your business. Make sure you are properly equipped with all the information and techniques you need to equip your organization from the inside out with training and workshops from the SLI.

Our Founder and CEO, Art Barter and the rest of our team, will provide you with hands-on training that is centered on helping your organization reach its goals.

We meet you where you are!



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Why Servant Leadership?

By adopting a “serve first” attitude and implementing proven principles and strategies thousands of people across the globe have enriched their personal and professional lives, built healthier and more profitable companies, and created happier, more engaged employees. Additionally, they have created a respectful, loyal workplace environment centered on teamwork with higher senses of morale and increased productivity. 

Ready To Start?

Discover how to become a truly exceptional leader and the many ways SLI can benefit your organization. Revolutionize your company and your team by give us a call today at 1 (855) 754-5323 or get in touch via email.



Books and Implementation Booklets

Browse an assortment of industry leading leadership books filled with theories and practical methods to bring a fresh leadership practice to your organization.