Being Accountable to our Communities: What are we Promising and How are we Working Together?

Date: Tuesday, June 30 2020 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Speakers: Rich Harwood & Lisa Attygalle

How we show up for our communities at this time will set the tone for how communities will work together moving forward. So how do we find a balance between a utopian vision to energize the community versus practical hope, and what might that look like today? How do we build and sustain momentum? How do we show accountability to our communities, and what is the difference between personal and shared responsibility?

Join Lisa Attygalle for a discussion with Rich Harwood—President and Founder of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation—to explore how community leaders can step forward to be accountable to their communities as they navigate a shared path forward.

Rich Harwood’s newest book Stepping Forward provides a new and inspiring blueprint for communities to rediscover what we share in common and actively build upon it. Rich brings a unique perspective that is urgently needed today as communities teeter between a sense of togetherness and permeating divides that risk tearing societies apart.


Register for the live discussion below. By registering, you will also receive a full recording of the call, a copy of the slides, and a collection of links and resources. 



Rich Harwood HeadshotRich Harwood

After working on more than 20 political campaigns and two highly respected non-profits, Rich Harwood set out to create something entirely different. He founded what is now known as The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation in 1988, when he was just 27 years old. Soon after, he wrote the ground-breaking report Citizen and Politics: A View from Main Street, the first national study to uncover that Americans did not feel apathetic about politics, but instead held a deep sense of anger and disconnection.

Over the past 30 years, Rich has innovated and developed a new philosophy and practice of how communities can solve shared problems, create a culture of shared responsibility and deepen people’s civic faith. The Harwood practice of Turning Outward has spread to all 50 U.S. States and is being used in 40 countries.

Rich has invested his career in revitalizing the nation’s hardest-hit communities, transforming the world’s largest organizations and reconnecting institutions like newsrooms and schools to society. In Newtown, CT, after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Rich led the process for the community to collectively decide the fate of the school building.

Today, Rich is spreading a vision for what it takes to create communities, lives, and an America that reflects the best in us and the best of us. In his newest book Stepping Forward - an Amazon bestseller - Rich provides a new and inspiring footprint to rediscover what we share in common and build upon it.


LisaAttygalle-137609-editedLisa Attygalle

In her role at Tamarack, Lisa works with cities and organizations to help them meaningfully engage their communities. Over the last six years her work has focused on creating authentic engagement strategies and training staff teams, teaching and writing about innovative engagement methodologies, designing and facilitating workshops with a focus on raising the voice of the context expert, integrated communications planning, and the use of technology and creativity for engagement. Lisa advocates for simplicity in infrastructure, frameworks and design and loves applying the principles of marketing, advertising, loyalty, and user experience to community initiatives.

Lisa comes to this work from the private sector where she worked at one of Canada's leading communications firms with clients in agribusiness, healthcare, financial services and technology. Hailing from Australia, Lisa also worked on major water infrastructure projects as the liaison between municipal government, engineering and the community.

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