Eric Reese

Associate Director, Training and Learning

Center for Government Excellence at Johns Hopkins University, US

Originally from Indiana, Eric has spent his career working and partnering with organizations around the world to improve public sector performance. Before coming to GovEx, Eric worked on public education initiatives as a Fulbright Grantee in South Korea and at the DC Public Education Fund in Washington, DC, where he managed grant programs to drive improved performance in the DC Public Schools. He played baseball in college and is always happy to discuss the nuances of baseball around the world (ask him how a Mexican former major leaguer in South Korea became his favorite baseball player).

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Civic Tech Impact: What doesn't work?

At every TICTeC we celebrate successes in the civic tech field. This workshop will provide space to explore the other side of civic tech success: barriers to long-term impact. Through interactive group work reflecting key themes from TICTeC 2019 like women in civic tech and funding/scaling impact, this session will focus on participants’ ideas of what is holding civic tech back from having more impact, potential solutions to help expand impact, and how civic tech practitioners and researchers can start to implement potential solutions. As a working session, this workshop will feature small group discussion, interactive feedback, and an active role for participants in shaping action moving forward.