Headline Speaker Announcement:
CEO, Leadership Inside Out
Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up
We will be opening this year’s RiTC6 by asking you to look beyond recovery as a tool for fixing addiction on an individual scale….. and into a world where recovery is a much wider and sustainable community solution to addiction.
From former drug dealer to Obama’s advisor on community solutions, Paul Schmitz is passionate about leadership and its role on the frontline solving community problems. This isn’t leadership as we know it: ‘top of the food chain’, position of power stuff, but leadership as an action that many can take. Paul will bring his world-view (and signature bow tie!) to our opening keynote that promises to inspire but challenge us on our role as developers of leadership as a pro-social concept.
Paul Schmitz is CEO of Leading Inside Out, a nonprofit and philanthropic advisory firm, Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum, and an Innovation Fellow at Georgetown University’s Beeck Center for Social Innovation and Impact. Paul is the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up. Paul previously served as CEO of the national leadership development organization Public Allies, was a social innovation advisor to the White House, and has been named three separate years to The Nonprofit Times list of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in America.