“Sustainable Solutions to Homelessness” with Denise Bissonnette
At Saffron Strand’s Second Annual Conference, May 16-17, 2011 in Richmond, CA, acclaimed author and job development consultant Denise Bissonnette challenged us to stretch our thinking, question our assumptions, and turn our traditional way of looking at ourselves and the world on its head.
Denise gave the opening keynote address in a two-day program which featured more than 20 international, national, and local Bay Area, Contra Costa, and Richmond-based authorities sharing their expertise and experience as plenary speakers, panel discussion members, and workshop leaders.
In her inspiring style, Denise wove poetry, parables, and real-life stories into a rich and memorable keynote experience.
Drawing on her reservoir of work assisting individuals from “marginalized populations” to find their productive place in the work world, Denise presented practical tips for applying “possibility thinking” to our work with those who are homeless, to our understanding of leadership and “initiative-taking,” and to building more inclusive communities that are true to the dream of diversity.
In the spirit of practicing what we preach, Denise also challenged us to examine our own passions and purposes as we attempt to bring our best to the world each day.
For more about Denise, click here.
For more about Saffron Strand’s 2011 Conference, including the documentary video, click here.