Eric Rowles

Eric is a nationally recognized trainer, speaker, and consultant whom has worked with over 150,000 non-profit professionals, and policy makers within the past 15 years. His presentations are legendary – by combining the energy and innovation of a master trainer, while at the same time reaching each of us through his stories, research, and on-the-ground strategies. One part transformational speaker, one part DJ, and two parts community organizer/DEI activist and parent of 2 daughters, Eric runs a customized consulting and facilitation practice that, through a network of over 20 dynamic and diversely talented trainers, works with for profit and non-profit organizations to achieve progressive and dynamic change. Eric’s previous experience includes his work as Senior Director of Training with the Youth Leadership Institute (CA), Director of Leadership Development at Rutgers University (NJ), Director of International Youth Summer Abroad programs (CA), Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator with Riverside County Friday Night Live (CA), and ran a traveling theater company that toured for over 10 years. Additionally, Eric has been a volunteer trainer for the National Conference on Community and Justice Anytown Program, New Jersey College Leadership Diversity Conference, Teaching Tolerance Curriculum Instruction, has been a faculty member at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte as well as Rutgers University (NJ), and has over a decade of innovative and cutting edge classroom instruction and facilitation experience. Eric holds a double Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of California (Riverside) – one in Ethnic & Cultural Studies, and a second in Sociology/Psychology/Anthropology/Philosophy. In addition, he also holds a Masters of Science degree from Central Connecticut State University in Educational Leadership & Design.

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