In her speeches Dr. Morse promotes “smart” thinking about community issues. She brings a message that is upbeat and builds from the successful strategies for community change outlined in her latest book, Smart Communities: How Citizens and Local Leaders Can Build a Brighter Future, and her forthcoming work America’s Thriving Communities: What Makes the Difference? Every year thousands of citizens, elected officials, and civic leaders in urban and rural areas are inspired by her message that communities become successful by working together, building on existing assets, and thinking strategically about the future.
Dr. Morse has spoken across the world to audiences as diverse as the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, the League of Women Voters, Community Leadership Association, America’s Promise, the National Association of Extension Professionals, the Jessie Ball Dupont Fund, and Volunteer West Virginia.
Dr. Morse has a broad range of expertise in speaking about topics like community development theory and practice, transformational leadership, civic entrepreneurship, global ethics, civic engagement and higher education, and strategic positioning.
Parties interested in contacting Dr. Morse for speaking engagements should write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (434) 981-7845. Please note that Dr. Morse’s honorarium is based, in part, on availability and location of the speaking venue.