Leaders to Gather in Texas for 8th Annual Retreat Sept. 12-14

(PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Leaders to Gather for Annual Retreat in Texas Sept. 12-14

Leaders from the nonprofit and corporate worlds will gather for The Harwood Summit Sept. 12-14 in San Antonio to share ideas and find new ways to approach their work.

The 8th annual, invitation-only event is hosted by Rich Harwood, founder and president of the Washington, D.C.-area Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, a national nonprofit organization that teaches and coaches people and organizations to solve pressing problems and change how communities work together.

This year, the retreat will take place at San Antonio's La Cantera Hill Country Resort. Harwood began the Summit to provide top thinkers and innovators with an informal setting to interact, gain insights from their peers and speak openly about challenges they face in their work and lives.

"People who are at the top of their fields rarely have the time or space to take a step back and get feedback from others on critical issues without feeling they have to put up a protective façade,"' said Harwood, who has more than 25 years of experience in community change and leadership. "Unlike a typical conference, there's no jockeying for position, performing or competing."

The Summit is held in a different location each year. Instead of official presentations, participants engage in open, structured conversations, small-group sessions and personal reflections.

Last year, attendees included the head of the American Library Association, a United Way COO, an American Red Cross executive and other influential professionals from the worlds of public broadcasting, government and philanthropic groups such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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