Creative Solutions for the Global Good
Mar 25, 2022
Rushton Hurley
Creative Solutions for the Global Good

Rushton Hurley has worked all over the globe as a Japanese language teacher, school principal, school improvement consultant, and speaker on innovative learning and communication. He directs the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of creative educational and service videos at, and holds masters degrees in Education and East Asian Studies from Stanford University.

The author of three books, Rushton's fun and thoughtful talks and writing center on inspiration and creativity, technology and leadership, avenues for engaging learning, the power of digital media and tools for collaboration, and personal and professional perspectives in a technology-infused, ever-changing world.

Rushton has been a Rotarian since 2004, as a member of the San Antonio Downtown Club (the world's largest, at the time), the Rotary Club of Santa Clara, the Rotary eClub of the Southwest USA (one of the first online clubs in Rotary), and now the Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley, for which he was its charter president. He holds a special interest in how technology can serve the business of service, and looks forward to sharing with and learning from you.

About the topic

Shifting our thinking about how we work to improve Rotary and our communities does not require ditching what has made us strong, but rather embracing how technology can serve the business of service in order to bring those strengths to the community in new ways. As part of the Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley, I've enjoyed our ability to inspire members and guests through stories of what is now possible and will share some of these stories with you in this short talk, along with how our club is different. (Hint: it is not simply because we are an online club.) Hopefully, these ideas will foster discussions about how to celebrate your club's stories and strengths in new and fun ways.