Presentation Details

The Second International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Humanizing Change: A Journey of Discovery

Dr. Travis L Sample.

Organizations cannot be transformed and effectively process accelerating change until and unless each of us commit ourselves to personal transformation and servant leadership; anchored in a deep belief in trustworthiness, unconditional trust, an appetite for accountability in all of life's choices and both personal and organizational alignment. The theme of my book, HUMANIZING CHANGE: A Journey of Discovery, (University Press of America, ISBN# 0-7618-2429-4) will both inspire and provoke you to create your own legacy, your own destiny, while discovering an inner strength, an ethical anchor that will guide you as you pursue and achieve greatness in your life. I am persuaded that the heart of most organizations problems are problems of the heart and I don't care how much you know, until I know how much you care. Discover your meaning and purpose in life, and you will choose to change the direction of your life. To summarize the theme of my presentation; life is change, but growth is optional. One must choose wisely.


Dr. Travis L Sample  (United States)
Prof. of Public Administration
Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business, Shenandoah University, Wincheter, Virginia, USA
Shenandoah University

I graduated from the University of Houston with degrees in psychology and sociology, with masters degrees in political science and public administration from Southern Illinois University and the University of Southern California (USC) and a doctorate from USC. My academic concentrations were in Organizational Behavior and Theory. I am a retired Air Force Colonel and since 1990 have been a full-time Professor of Public Administration at Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va., USA.

  • Meaning
  • Purpose
  • Love
  • Alignment
  • Life
  • Change

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)