Get on an alternate path of possibility and hope.

The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation provides you with the orientation, practices and tools to make choices and work with others to create change.

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Impact & Results


For Individuals

We've formally trained more than 2,000 public innovators in the Turning Outward approach, while thousands more are using our ideas, frameworks and tools on their own. 


For Organizations

The Turning Outward approach has spread globally and through some of the world’s largest nonprofit networks, including AARP, the American Library Association, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Goodwill Industries International and United Way Worldwide.


For Communities

Public innovators that adopt our approach are transforming the way business gets done in communities. We've helped scores of communities bridge divides and find common ground on complex and sometimes divisive issues.


Rich Harwood
Founder & President

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Upcoming Events

10th Annual Harwood Summit
March 11-13, 2016
Charleston, South Carolina