This year’s symposium will focus on Community Collaboration and Keynote Speaker Rich Harwood. Rich Harwood is Founder and President of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, a nonpartisan, independent nonprofit that teaches, coaches and inspires people and organizations to solve pressing problems and change how communities work together. Under his leadership, the Institute’s tools and approaches for deepening impact and change have spread to thousands of communities in the U.S. and nearly 40 countries, and through partnerships with some of the world’s largest nonprofits including United Way Worldwide, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the American Library Association and AARP.
Rich has devoted his life to transforming communities and changing our public discourse by teaching and coaching people and organizations across the country to solve pressing problems and change how communities work together. Beginning his career as a political operative on local, national and presidential campaigns, he soon recognized the need for leaders and organizations to operate differently to make our communities stronger. At age 27, he founded The Harwood Institute to respond to the growing sense that people had retreated from the public square and that organizations and leaders were no longer connected to the communities they served.
Rich’s work has included helping communities work through issues related to the environment, healthcare, improving public education and healing from disasters. He has authored a number of books and articles on the state of politics and public life and has spoken extensively on these subjects over the course of his career.
• Lunch is included in your registration fee.
• Should you have any special dietary needs you will need to email Chip Cotman at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 7, 2017 and we will try to accommodate your needs.
We would like to thank the following for funding this program:
Indiana Supreme Court: Court Improvement Grant
La Porte County United Way
La Porte County Prosecuting Attorney