Improving. Growing. Acting.

Society aches for inspired, impactful leaders willing to tackle the most pressing issues of the day, challenging society for improved action in community settings. That's what Heartland Values & Leadership Series is all about. Our vision is to see more and more leaders in business, schools, and organizations of our cities promoting common values and collective action.

“Every person in this world is born extraordinary, yet most die tragically ordinary.”

- Erwin McManus, founder of Mosaic -


Drowning in Addiction

Substance Abuse Awareness & Prevention

Opioid overdose deaths have steadily increased in Missouri. This has a devastating impact on our families, communities and health care system. Awareness and prevention may help save someone from an overdose.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Rachel Winograd

Former BMX Champion Tony Hoffman


Modern Day Slavery

A Look at Human Trafficking

Every year, millions of men, women, children are trafficked worldwide - including right here in the United States. Recognizing key indicators of human trafficking is the first step in identifying victims and can help save a life.

Keynote Speakers:

Mrs. United States Lauren Ziegler

Missouri State Representative Nate Tate

Franklin County Sheriff Steve Pelton