Luther is the creator of Asset Mapping, the inperson method for positive group collaboration that has gone “viral” and spread to over 2.5 million users across the
US, Canada, and places overseas.
Author of three best-selling books on community engagement and voluntary group dynamics, Luther's experience ranges from rural to urban, from health and social services to community economic development, from leadership development to the management of organizational coalitions, and from faith-based work to philanthropy.
Luther has a BA from Harvard and an MBA from the University of Chicago. A rural resident himself, Luther is one of the pioneers of the Positive Rural Development movement.
Other sessions this year cover:
• the link between viable, resilient communities and volunteerism
• the upside for local government agencies that engage citizens
• essential skills for new leaders and staff in volunteer programs
• the challenges of an aging volunteer force
• re-thinking volunteer engagement in an age of scarce cash
• special issues like ethics, conflict management, evaluation, risk management, finances ... and more!
• Full Fee: $90