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File photo: 2016 SEAM conference.

File photo: 2016 SEAM conference.

St. Scholastica will host a two-day conference focusing on an emerging management style that helps organizations maximize efficiency by putting their employees first.

The fifth-annual U.S. Socio-Economic Approach to Management (SEAM) Conference takes place on Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19 on the St. Scholastica campus.

Developed in the 1970s in Lyon, France, SEAM calculates the human resource-related hidden costs to an organization, from high turnover to low morale. The goal of SEAM is to fully develop the human potential in an organization. Widely recognized in Europe, it is still in its early stages in the U.S. St. Scholastica is one of just a handful of colleges that offers courses about the SEAM management approach.

The conference will include presentations from SEAM founder Henri Savall and other experts, including John Conbere and Alla Heorhiadi. Faculty members from St. Scholastica will discuss SEAM theory, and in particular, the School of Business and Technology's own experience undergoing a SEAM intervention. Sessions will take place in Burns Wellness Commons room 249.

The conference is being presented by the SEAM Institute in collaboration with St. Scholastica and Institut de socio-economié des enterprises et des organizations (ISEOR), Lyon, France.

Registration is $130 per person and includes lunch both days and conference materials. For more information or to register, visit