Roger is the guy organizations call when they need to advance their influence.
He is an advocacy education and engagement expert who works with organizations to provide tangible, real life, actions to mold their supporters into active powerful advocacy champions.
Roger is a BIG MAN at 6'8", a BIG thinker, who has some BIG ideas for helping you advocate. He does this through powerfully inspiring keynotes and engaging training sessions that help audiences achieve a higher rate of advocacy success.
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Founder of Voices in Advocacy® and Partner, Revent Arizona LLC, Roger works with organizations to ensure that your advocates are educated, engaged and actively supporting your mission.
Roger is a highly acclaimed speaker and author of 7 Actions of Highly Effective Advocates.
Roger’s exuberant personality makes for engaging presentations.
Roger has been an advocate for citizen involvement since the age of 13 and elected to public office at 18. He served as a legislative staffer for the Pennsylvania Senate, and has worked on many local, regional and state campaigns as well as numerous Presidential campaigns.
His work spans a cross-section of local, regional, national and international organizations. Besides authoring his own book, he has authored an Advocacy Toolkit book for an international association. Through he company, Voices in Advocacy®, Roger built a grassroots advocacy platform called the AdvocacyHub™.
Smart Meetings Magazine did a cover story on Roger, entitled Passion & Purpose, Roger Rickard’s Call to Action. Successful Meetings Magazine named Roger one of the Six People Worth Watching in the Meetings Industry. Meetings Focus Magazine named him to their inaugural list of Meetings Trendsetters.
Roger is political science geek and a proud Nittany Lion from the Pennsylvania State University.
His education, experience and enthusiasm enlighten audiences on the influence of advocacy and how to turn sideline supporters into active advocates.
Even with his smooth banker's hair and pinstriped suit with pale blue shirt and matching pocket square, Roger Rickard reminds one of a taller, less rumpled Jack Black. His animated delivery clearly reflects his fervent belief in the importance of people conducting meetings and conferences in person. A self-described "political science geek" (who sends $5 to each and every presidential candidate on principal), Roger has the thorough knowledge and passionate eloquence of an advocate: and what's more, he says it's crucial that meeting professionals embrace the advocate role within their organizations.
Leslie DiLeo, NYPCMA
"Finally, a true professional that tells not what you want to hear, but only what you need to hear - the truth. Roger's intelligent viewpoints are considered shortcuts to your success. Hire Roger NOW and over the course of your career, you will save thousands of dollars in the book store business section."
Deborah Gardner, CMP,
President, DG INTERNATIONAL, LLC