FRIDAY | JANUARY 10, 2020 | 7:30-9:30 pm
Warner is well known among humanitarian practitioners across the globe. Few have inspired, instructed, and instigated as much on how to alleviate suffering in scalable practical ways. Warner contends that to change the world, we must not merely think differently, we must do different things.
Home of Ed and Kristen Iversen
3582 Oak Rim Way Salt Lake City, UT 84109
Please don’t arrive more than 20 minutes early. Thank you.
If there is no parking to be found near the home you can also park in the “park & ride” lot on the NW corner of 3900 South and Wasatch Blvd. Oak Rim Way is just east of the intersection on the north side.
You’re invited to bring some finger food to share.
Warner will help us explore how Latter-day Saints and others are laboring to reduce human suffering as individual members above and beyond official church programs. He will share the huge global impacts he has witnessed by humble people who see societal needs and take personal action with their families, neighbors, co-workers, and beyond.
We will also discuss the principles and actions that make addressing the needs we see more successful as well as have the opportunity for sharing ideas and experiences among group members.
ABOUT WARNER WOODWORTH
For decades Warner has called others—especially of his own faith tradition—to live as Jesus taught and minister to those in need.
Warner Woodworth, is author of ten books, over 100 articles, 200 conference speeches at Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, UVA, Oxford, etc.. He has been a consultant to numerous corporations and governments worldwide, informal advisor to government leaders, business executives, and NGO managers on temporal problems globally.
Warner is the founder of 41 NGOs including Mentors International (7 countries), Ouelessebougou Alliance (Mali), Unitus (16 nations), Sustain Haiti, and HELP International (11 countries), among other nonprofits. In 2017 alone the NGOs and MFIs he helped launch from his campus courses during past decades grew to over 7.3 million clients (mostly impoverished Third World women and their children), raised some $29 million, while training over 340,000 microentrepreneurs that year. He has trained over 4,000 college-age social entrepreneurs from 29 universities to do humanitarian internships around the globe during the last decade.
While Professor of Organizational Leadership & Strategy at the Marriott School, Warner launched the Center for Economic Self-Reliance at BYU, organized microenterprise annual conferences for 9 years, and designed new courses and campus programs on social enterprise, microcredit, Third World development, social entrepreneurship, etc.
He is founding editor of Journal of Microfinance and mentor to many of the hundred-plus NGOs started by innovators worldwide.
Recipient of 2 dozen awards, Warner and his programs have been recognized by Fast Company Magazine, the Aspen Institute, Oxford University, Pres. Bill Clinton’s Global Initiative, Karl G. Maeser Award; Co-author of PBS website & documentary: “Small Fortunes,” plus numerous other films.
In his own words he describes himself as “a social innovator. Around the globe, people call me a disruptor, change agent, and sometimes renegade.
I have always sought a life of authenticity, not superficiality or passivity. I seek to challenge society, not to conform. I work for transformation and social change, not business-as-usual.
My life is one of collaborating with others to develop a sense of community, of high ethics, of deep relevance. I labor to build capacity among the global poor, the marginalized, those who suffer. My objective is greater democracy in the world, not top-down control by elites. My long-term dream is for a better world of peace and social justice, a place where everyone has a voice and where all can not only survive, but thrive. The paradigm of my work is that of empowering the world’s have-nots so they may enjoy more sustainable lives.”
EXPLORE BEFORE WE MEET:
- Podcast: Your Mark On The World
- Daily KOS: In Solidarity with Caravan Refugees at the Border: Trump vs. My Witness
- YouTube: Wesleyan University talks to Warner Woodworth
- YouTube: H.E.L.P. Honduras
- Meridian: Laboring in the Trenches with the Poor of Haiti: Practicing the Church’s New Fourth-Fold Mission