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Keynote Speaker - Monday, October 24

PAR was proud to welcome Paul Schmitz as the 2016 PAR Solutions Conference Lead. Inspire. Act. Keynote Speaker for Monday, October 24.

Paul Schmitz is the CEO of Leading Inside Out, which advances strategies that develop authentic, inclusive, and collaborative leadership; engages community members as partners in solving community problems; and helps diverse leaders and groups achieve greater impact together. Paul also serves as Senior Advisor to The Collective Impact Forum, a partnership of FSG and The Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions, and as the first 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. The book is based on lessons learned from 21 years leading an innovative leadership development program that helped more than 5,000 diverse young adults across the country turn their passion to make a difference into careers as leaders working for community and social change.

Paul co-chaired a Presidential Campaign’s Civic Engagement Policy Group, was a member of a Presidential Transition Team, and was appointed to The White House Council for Community Solutions. He is also the former co-chair of Voices for National Service, which led advocacy for AmeriCorps and other national service programs. 

Paul has been recognized by The Rockefeller Foundation as a Next Generation Leadership Fellow and by the Nonprofit Times three separate years as one of the 50 Most Influential Nonprofit Leaders in America

We look forward to welcoming Paul to this year's Solutions Conference!