Counterpart International CEO to Deliver Keynote

Hear From Joan Parker, Leader in Collaboration, at Symposium 2019

All people have the right and the ability to determine their own destinies. That’s the founding belief of Counterpart International and the driving force behind their leadership in local capacity development. For 53 years, long before it was popular, they have worked against the dominant development framework of externally driven solutions and worked with communities – their counterparts – to drive local decision-making.

We are pleased to announce that on February 22nd at Posner Center Symposium 2019 the President and CEO of Counterpart International, Joan Parker, will deliver our keynote address. She will share how Counterpart International trains emerging leaders, strengthens local organizations, and builds networks using truly collaborative partnerships. And we’ll learn how these approaches have led to lasting change in some of the world’s toughest environments.


Among her many credentials, Dr. Parker is an expert in civil society, regional economics, livelihoods, and organizational development. In her current role she has overseen the creation of Counterpart International’s Social Sector Accelerator, which helps foundations and other social change organizations to take innovative leaps in mindset, action, and partnerships.

Don’t miss your opportunity to hear from this global thought leader and deepen your understanding of high-impact collaborations at Symposium 2019. Purchase your ticket today.


The Posner Center Symposium 2019 is a gathering of leaders who are committed to improving global development through collaboration. Learn more about Symposium 2019 here