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PNODN June 2015 Monthly Meeting: Leadership-The Rise of the Purpose Economy

  • 15 Jun 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Mercer Island Community and Event Center
  • 17


  • Anyone who is not a current PNODN member
  • PNODN Member who has pre-registered

Registration is closed


Leadership - The Rise of the Purpose Economy with Aaron Hurst 


The agrarian economy lasted 8,000 years. The industrial economy dominated for 150 years. The information economy emerged 60 years ago. Where is the next dominant driver of our economy? Where is our economy going in this ever-changing world?

Leading social entrepreneur Aaron Hurst predicts that purpose will supplant information as the core driver of our economy and that this new focus will force us to reexamine how we lead, manage, and market our organizations. 
Aaron will lead a thought-provoking and interactive session focused on trends and drivers of the Purpose Economy, and relevant future implications for organizations, HR/L&D/OD professionals, and other leaders. Aaron will discuss economic trends brought on by the 'sharing economy,' the millennial generation, and breakthroughs in technology that are changing company structure and the function of HR. 
Aaron will also discuss the importance of "calling"-oriented employees. Professionals who are focused on purpose and see their work as a calling have greater personal well-being and as a result are more productive and committed to their organizations. He will introduce how Imperative is using the latest research on purpose in the workplace to transform organizations and shape the future of work for the purpose generation. This informative program will be relevant for a wide range of industries, organizations, professions and levels


About the Presenter:


Aaron Hurst is a globally recognized entrepreneur who works to create communities that are empowered to realize their potential. He is the CEO of Imperative, a technology platform that enables people to discover, connect and act on what gives them purpose in their work. Aaron is a close advisor to many global brands and frequent speaker and writer on the development of the Purpose Economy.

Widely known for his thought leadership, he is the author of The Purpose Economy (2014) and a regular advisor and thought partner for many global brands. He has written for or been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV, Fast Company and many more publications.


He is the founder and an active advisor to the Taproot Foundation where he was the catalyst and lead architect of the $15 billion pro bono service market. He was the creative force behind the conception of the national Billion + Change campaign. 


Aaron is a member of the Nonprofit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50, and has been recognized as a top social entrepreneur by Fast Company, Ashoka, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Manhattan Institute and the CommonWealth Club. In 2009, he received the highest honor bestowed on an alumnus of the University of Michigan. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities.

An entrepreneur since 16, Aaron began his career as a social innovator at the University of Michigan, where he designed and led an educational program for local correctional facilities, subsequently becoming the first student to receive the Michigan Campus Compact Award.


Born in Aspen, Colo., Aaron has lived in Bisbee, Boulder, Brooklyn, Halifax, Ann Arbor, Prague, Chicago, and San Francisco. He currently resides in Seattle with his wife Kara Hurst, their two children and dog.




$15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

$20 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered

$20 Walk in rate for members

$25 Walk in rate for non members

$10 for students pre-registered or walk in




6:00 - 6:30 pm  We gather – Arrival, Registration & Opening (Refreshments served)

6:30 – 8:00 pm Topic Presented

8:00 – 8:30 pm We wrap up, evaluation, & closing announcements

Please be aware that our meetings could be recorded or photographed.

Online registration closes the Friday prior to the meeting. PNODN welcomes and encourages walk ins at the door where the walk in rates will be:


$20 Walk in rate for members

$25 Walk in rate for non members

$10 for students pre-registered or walk in


Consider joining PNODN - members can save up to $10 per meeting - that's up to a $90 savings for the year.

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