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Audience in Lecture








Delivery Associates


Nick Rodriguez is the CEO at Delivery Associates, an organization whose mission is to improve the effectiveness and accountability of government worldwide. In this role, he partners with governments - and the nonprofits and philanthropies that support them - to define and deliver better results through better implementation across sectors, including education, workforce, economic mobility, climate, and health. He is also a co-author, with Sir Michael Barber, of “Deliverology 101,” a field guide for education leaders that is the basis of DA's approach to implementation, and its successor, “Deliverology in Practice." Prior to his work at Delivery Associates, he was a co-founder and K-12 director at the Education Delivery Institute (EDI), a nonprofit that focused on helping education leaders to improve the implementation of their reforms. In this role, Nick was responsible for growing and maintaining a network of school, district, state, and nonprofit/philanthropic leaders who are changing the way they work to serve students through better practices in planning, performance management, and organizational change. Prior to joining EDI, Nick was an engagement manager with McKinsey & Company’s education practice, where he advised education leaders on policy and implementation at the district, state, and national level in the U.S. and abroad. He began his career in education over a decade ago when he served as the student member of the California State Board of Education and as a youth advocate and trainer with the California Association of Student Councils. Nick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Stanford University, a Master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Oxford University, where he was a British Marshall Scholar.

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