NYLA 2014 Keynote Speaker: Rich Harwood

Thursday, November 6
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

NYLA is pleased to present our 2014 Annual Conference & Trade Show Keynote Speaker, Rich Harwood. Rich is the founder and president of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, a national nonprofit organization based in Bethesda, Maryland. The institute teaches and coaches people and organizations to solve pressing community challenges, improve their own effectiveness, and do their work in a way that makes communities stronger.

Rich's transformational work has spread to thousands of communities nationally and worldwide through the application of concrete methods he created and honed over the past 25 years. These proven practices are based on hands-on work with individuals, organizations and communities in their quest to create change. Rich's talks, coaching techniques and practical guides have provided the hope and inspiration for individuals and groups to improve their public and private lives.

A visionary with the ability to help people identify obstacles and tap their aspirations, Rich has inspired hundreds of audiences as he shares his philosophy of what it takes to be relevant and connected in today's world. Rich is also a prolific author who has written extensively on the most vital issues of our time and has appeared on national media such as MSNBC, NPR, CNN's Inside Politics and many others.