Exploring the Source of Credibility and Innovation with Los Angeles Leaders

photo 1This weekend, opinionists convened at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to explore the source of credibility and truly innovative thinking at our first Los Angeles 2-Day Weekend Intensive.

The weekend began by looking inward, at the potential power of our knowledge and experience in terms of its value to others. Experts in the room built a case for the ideas and causes they believe in, including the magic of the Dead Sea Scrolls, positive body image among classical music vocal performers, effective nonprofit management, and community organizing in Rwanda.

photo 3Sunday’s program brought together cherished OpEd Project alums from disparate backgrounds, fields, and geographies. Experts in the room included family physicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, and community activists. Together, we played games around timing and timeliness and explored strategies for making people believe your good ideas are worth investing in.

Following these high-impact trainings, we headed over to a nearby restaurant to sit by a fireplace and enjoy drinks, appetizers, and good conversation.

We look forward to seeingĀ the powerful ideas of these experts out in the world soon!

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