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 in the global world by working together, building on existing assets, and thinking and investing strategically.
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 on topics ranging from new models of community leadership to the civic engagement of higher education to strategies for communities to be competitive in the global world.
Organizations, foundations, or communities interested in learning more about Dr. Morse's availability and fee schedule 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.