The 2015 Human Services Summit:


Emergent Leadership: Turning Ideas into Outcomes

When & Where

October 23-25, 2015

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

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About the Summit

Today’s human services environment is a turbulent one, comprised as ever of numerous and complex challenges. It also remains an environment ripe for path-breaking innovation and transformation.

Yet as leaders embrace the potential of emerging human services innovations, they come face-to-face with established institutions, business models, systems, and ways of measuring value that raise formidable barriers to adopting new methods.

To help human services officials work through these challenges and set a strategy, the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, Leadership for a Networked World and Accenture, in collaboration with the American Public Human Services Association are convening senior-most leaders for The 2015 Human Services Summit: Emergent Leadership - Turning Ideas into Outcomes. This sixth annual Summit, to be held October 23 – 25, 2015 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., will provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn from and network with the world’s foremost human services practitioners, Harvard faculty and researchers and select industry experts.

The Summit will feature practitioner case studies, ideation sessions and topical workshops designed to help participants lead their human services organizations up the Human Services Value Curve. Summit participants will gain membership to a community of peers and experts, and leave the Summit prepared and poised to capture emerging capacity, but also deliver new levels of outcomes and impact for society, communities, families and individuals.

The Executive Leadership Group

Uma Ahluwalia
Director
Montgomery County (MD) Department of Health and Human Services
Roderick Bremby
Commissioner
Connecticut Department of Social Services
Marc Cherna
Director
Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Carolyn Colvin
Commissioner (Acting)
U.S. Social Security Administration
Susan Dreyfus
President & CEO
Alliance for Strong Families and Communities
Kelly Harder
Director
Dakota County Community Services
Raquel Hatter
Commissioner
Department of Human Services, Tennessee
Kim Hood
Executive Director
Utah Department of Administrative Services
Lynn Johnson
Executive Director
Jefferson County Department of Human Services
Nick Macchione
Director
Health and Human Services Agency, San Diego County, California
Tracy Wareing Evans
Executive Director
APHSA

Videos from This Summit

In Collaboration with

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 323,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful organizations, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high- performance businesses and governments. The 2015 Human Services Summit is developed in collaboration with Accenture. Find more information on Accenture’s human service thought leadership at www.accenture.com/publicservice.

Hosted by

The Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH) convened the 2015 Human Services Summit as a component of the Innovation Fellows program and the Public Sector Award. TECH, part of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is both a real and virtual space for students, faculty, alumni, and industry leaders to learn together, collaborate and innovate. TECH enables this holistic exploration by sponsoring and supporting opportunities for the innovation community to gather and exchange knowledge via courses, study groups, mentorship relationships, innovation programs and special events. For more information on TECH visit www.tech.seas.harvard.edu.

Hosted by

Leadership for a Networked World’s applied research, student innovation challenge, and on-campus summit programs are an initiative of Dr. Antonio M. Oftelie, Innovation Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH), part of the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. TECH is a hub for students, faculty, alumni, and government and industry leaders to learn together, collaborate, and innovate. LNW accelerates these efforts by connecting leaders across sectors and developing cutting-edge thought leadership on innovation and organizational transformation.

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