Keystone Health Conference to focus on personal health and wellness

The Keystone Health Promotion Conference, hosted by Penn State Harrisburg, will explore all areas of health and personal wellness for health promotion professionals, and will feature three nationally renowned keynote speakers, including Ben Glenn, “The Chalkguy.” The conference will be held at the college, June 17 to 19.

During the three-day conference, participants will learn practical skills in areas ranging from chronic disease to nutrition that are easily incorporated into work and classroom programs. The conference’s interactive workshops, guest speakers, and physical activities will help participants advance their wellness programs.

Keynote presentations include:

  • “Leadership Is for Everyone!” –  Ben Glenn, The Chalkguy, is the president of Chalkguy Media International, a company dedicated to sharing a positive, life-changing message of hope with groups all over the world. Glenn will share his unique take on leadership, and education through art, music and storytelling.
  • “Having the Courage to Be a Leader” – Irene Cucina is a professor of health and physical education at the Plymouth State University. She is the past president of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), soon to be SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators). Using personal stories, Cucina will share ways in which participants can become more effective in promoting better health tomorrow.
  • “The Colors of Leadership” –  Sally Nazelrod is well known and highly regarded for her "True Colors" leadership development workshops. Her presentation will provide participants with the opportunity to complete a survey, which will identify strength and character traits as they relate to self-examination and the understanding of others. 

Visit the Keystone Health Conference webpage for conference details and online registration.

Offered in conjunction with the conference, HLHED 596.201: Enhancing Health Promotion in Your Organization, is a three-credit graduate course at Penn State Harrisburg that further synthesizes the content into practical application.