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Taking Charge of Change

Paul Shoemaker

Warwick’s, in partnership with San Diego Social Venture Partners, presents
Paul Shoemaker
in conversation with Jennifer Park

Taking Charge of Change

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 6:00pm PDT

On Thursday, April 15th at 6:00pm PDT Warwick's will host Paul Shoemaker as he discusses his book, Taking Charge of Change: How Rebuilders Solve Hard Problems, in conversation with Jennifer Park. Paul Shoemaker is the Founding President of Social Venture Partners International - a global network of thousands of social innovators, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and business and community leaders that support social change agents in over 40 cities and 8 countries. Over the last 5 years, he has consulted major institutions like the Ballmer Group, UW Medicine, and The Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center on strategy, leadership, and business models. With insights from over 17 years at this unique vantage point, as well as a decade prior at Microsoft and Nestlé, he is a global thought leader and consultant on activating social change agents and increasing impact.

The model to meet the unprecedented challenges unique to the decade ahead and make a remarkable impact on people's lives - led by the success stories of 38 change leaders whose paths of action give you the blueprint.

To meet the radically different challenges of inequity, division, and scarcity of resources that will only increase over the next ten years, the most successful and valuable leaders are those with the traits to be rebuilders.

Thought leader Paul Shoemaker profiles 38 rock star rebuilders so you have a model to follow, including Peter Drucker Award winner Rosanne Haggerty, whose goal is to end chronic homelessness; Trish Millines, who has changed lives for kids of color in high tech; and David Risher, whose cross-sector approach is helping solve global illiteracy.

Page by page, the common elements rebuilders utilize to make a remarkable impact on some or our most complex problems are highlighted as you:

Learn the 5 vital traits change leaders use to solve big problems.
Gain new perspective from relevant research, data, leadership lessons, and 3 case studies that illuminate the path ahead.
Meet the leaders setting the standard for social change impact, all shared in Shoemaker's signature storytelling style.

Taking Charge of Change is written for anyone seeking to be the driver of real change and an integral part of rebuilding the structures and foundations of American communities and companies throughout the decade ahead.

Jennifer Park is the VP and Managing Director of Opportunity Accelerator. She previously served as the Director of Certification and Community for What Works Cities. Before joining RFA, she was the Coordinator for the Work on Purpose program at Echoing Green, a nonprofit with the mission to unleash next generation talent to solve the world’s biggest problems. In this role, she supported the design and execution of multiple process-based projects to improve the program’s goal to transform the way people make their biggest life and work decisions that are both right for them and good for the world. She also helped to develop and launch the first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary pro-social conference, Purpose360, that hosted 80 leaders and experts in the emerging purpose field. Prior to joining Echoing Green, Jennifer inhabited the world of political and advocacy campaigning, working with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Organizing for America and the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Jennifer attended the University of Southern California and Villanova University.

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ISBN: 9781400221691
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Published: HarperCollins Leadership - March 16th, 2021