Selected talks, articles, essays by David Sawyer
I’ve had the privilege to share thoughts with wonderful audiences in many fields.



     Visionary Leadership in Complex Times – Mountain Promise, Brushy Fork Institute

     Handbook for Major Leadership Transitions – Practical, detailed guide for consultants, founders, leaders

Social and Civic Entrepreneurship

     Making Good Ideas Great Innovations – Social entrepreneurship competition

     Denali Fellows Graduation Speech – Denali Initiative for Social Entrepreneurs

     Urban Innovation – Civic engagement in America, for the Kauffman Foundation

Philanthropy and the Social Sector

     Change and Churn in the Social Sector – For Foundation

     Oregon Foundations Drive Change in the Social Sector – For Social Venture Partners

National Service

     Pulling America Together – Op ed on Summit for America’s Future

     Spirituality and Service – Who Cares Magazine

     The Quivering Heart – Who Cares Magazine

     The Good Work – COOL East Convening

     A Path with Heart – Humboldt State University

Service Learning and Civic Education

     Civic Education and Service Learning – Oregon Campus Compact

     The Essentials of Preparation – Campus Compact

     Developing Student Leaders for Appalachia Students for Appalachia

Higher Education

     Higher Ground for Higher Education – National Society for Experiential Education

     A New Kind of American College – Concept paper with John Wallace

     Divided No More – Campus Compact’s Invisible College

     Stories – Campus Compact’s Invisible College

Berea College

     Why it Matters – National Symposium on Work and Learning

     Right Livelihood – Dilemmas of Joining Work and Service – The Fourth of July Career and Resource Guide

     The Other Curriculum – Opening convocation for entering students

     Bodhisattva in Berea – Reflections on John Stephenson and the Tibetans

     Sand Mandala Ceremony – In honor of John Stephenson


     Martin Luther King Day – For the city of Berea, Kentucky

     Steering the Beast – Reflections on purpose and capitalism

     Committing to the Path – From the book The Spiritual Activist

     Why I Do This Work – Reflections for Garrison Institute

     David Sawyer Profile – Portland Business Journal

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