2010 Conference - Program Schedule
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Tuesday - October 19, 2010
(Pre-Conference)

Advanced sign-up through the conference registration system is required for all pre-conference events (noted with an *).

10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Public Policy Action Institute*
Join nonprofit leaders, communications specialists, and policy advocates at the pre-conference Institute where participants will develop winning strategies and techniques to strengthen the voice of nonprofits and foundations in shaping public policies on critical issues facing our community. See full schedule.



2:00 - 7:00 p.m.


NGen: Moving Nonprofit Leaders from Next to Now*
Join emerging leaders in the nonprofit and philanthropic community under the age of 40 in these targeted pre-conference workshop sessions and networking opportunities. See full schedule.



7:00 - 9:00
p.m.
Sponsored by:
The Coca-Cola Company

An Evening with Patrick Corvington*
Enjoy a great evening with the under-40 crowd at this special pre-conference dinner, hosted by NGen. Connect with other nonprofit leaders and hear from keynote speaker, Patrick Corvington, CEO of the Corporation of National and Community Service, who is a recognized expert on nonprofit sector leadership and capacity issues, new and emerging philanthropy, and volunteerism. Prior to joining the Corporation, he served at the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a senior associate and co-authored publications such as “Ready to Lead: Next Generation Leaders Speak Out” and “Next Shift: Beyond the Nonprofit Leadership Crisis.” Join Mr. Corvington in a discussion about leadership development, next generation leadership, capacity building, social innovation and more.

Ticket price: $75

NGen can attend for Free! One dinner ticket is included with each NGen pre-conference registration.


Wednesday, October 20

8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Public Policy Action Institute* continues.


9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

NGen programming* continues.


10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Newcomers Conference Orientation
Join an orientation to the "meeting ground" provided by the IS Staff and get a head start on the issues on the agenda over the next few days.

Faciliator:
Bernard Milano, president, KMPG Foundation
Richard Williams, president and CEO, American Indian College Fund


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

IS New Member Orientation
Learn more about Independent Sector and how to get involved. This orientation is both for new members and those considering joining.

Faciliator:
Steven Murphy, executive director, Sertoma
Michael Piraino, CEO, National CASA



2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Opening Plenary:  American Democracy at a Crossroads

The conference kicks off with an examination of democracy in our country today and the dramatic challenges produced by ideological, societal, and political forces. Our panel will share their perspectives on how we can overcome the gridlock that paralyzes our Congress and state capitols and what the nonprofit sector’s role might be in generating progress.

Presented by Americans for the Arts

Presenter:
Anna Deavere Smith, actress and professor, New York University

Panelists:
Gara LaMarche, president and CEO, Atlantic Philanthropies
Norman Ornstein, resident scholar, American Enterprise Institute


Moderator:
Rey Ramsey, president and CEO, TechNet



4:00 - 5:30 p.m. -- Breakout Sessions

Tough Measures: Defining High Performance
Format: DebateXChange  
What criteria define a high-performing organization? What threshold of evidence shows that what we're doing is working and that we should continue or change? Join a debate over how measurement and evaluation advances -- or perhaps impedes -- the capacity and impact of our organizations and the sector.

Speakers:
Daniel J. Cardinali,president, Communities in Schools
William A. Schambra,
director, Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, Hudson Institute
Sonal Shah
, director, White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation

Moderator:
Alberto Ibargüen, president and CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation


Insider Info: Tips for Accessing Capital   
Format: Pecha Kucha
The economic crisis has underscored the challenges nonprofits face when they lack ongoing access to capital: to meet ongoing obligations and expand as needs grow. It has become more important than ever to consider new and creative ways of financing the work of the charitable sector. Presenters will offer five models of how organizations can find and maintain access to capital, including the use of innovative strategies for leveraging resources or finding new sources.

Presenters:

Sara Brenner, vice president and director of client services, Community Wealth Ventures, Inc.
Paul Carttar, director, Social Innovation Fund, Corporation for National and Community Service

Garvester Kelley, vice president, Mid-Atlantic Region, Nonprofit Finance Fund
Alexander Rossides, president, Growth Philanthropy Network
Lori Stevens, chief development officer, Citizen Schools

Moderator:
Mariam C. Noland, president, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Setting the Nonprofit Community's Policy Priorities for the Next Congress   
Format: IdeaZLab
The past two years have been marked by historic legislative and policy decisions by Congress and the administration that have had tremendous impact on the work of foundations and nonprofits. As we look ahead to 2011, anticipating the arrival of a new Congress and third year of the Obama presidency, what issues will help to shape the political landscape, and where should the nonprofit community focus its advocacy efforts in the weeks and months to come? Hear perspectives on key policy issues - expanding advocacy rights for nonprofits and foundations, advancing immigration reform, health care reform implementation, increasing access to credit and capital, the federal budget, increasing broadband access, and the Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act - and help shape the policy priorities and collective action for our community going forward.

Discussion Leaders:

Kyle Caldwell
, president and CEO, Michigan Nonprofit Association 
Clyde Edwards, national director of community impact, One Economy Corporation
Jatrice Martel Gaiter, executive vice president of external affairs, Volunteers of America
Grace Mastalli, COO and general counsel, National Coalition on Health Care 
Jon Pratt, executive director, Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Jay Spector, president and CEO, JEVS
 
Sandra L. Vargas, president and CEO, The Minneapolis Foundation

Moderator:
Candy S. Hill, senior vice president, Social Policy and Government Affairs, Catholic Charities USA

Game Changing Strategies for Achieving Success   
Format: Cafe
Can you name a funding strategy that changed the way you think about philanthropy? What opportunities do new forms of philanthropy offer and what implications do they hold for the future of your organization? Join a discussion about whether game changing funding strategies can help make your organization more sustainable and successful.

Discussion Leaders:
Carla Dartis, senior vice president and managing director, Tides Center
Fred Dedrick, executive director, National Fund for Workforce Solutions
Diana Bucco, president, The Forbes Funds
Michael Smith, vice president of social innovation, The Case Foundation


Moderator:

Steve Gunderson, president and CEO, Council on Foundations

Couples Therapy: Elements of Great Foundation/Grantee Relationships
Format: CEO Session
Foundations often critique nonprofits for not being focused enough on assessing and improving their impact. Nonprofits complain that funders aren’t clear about their own goals and strategies – and make time-consuming requests for data and information that distract them from mission. This session will tap into the research of the Center for Effective Philanthropy to explore how leaders of foundations and nonprofits can generate more meaningful impact. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from exemplary foundation and grantee leaders and to share what works – and what doesn’t – in these relationships.

Speakers:
James Koshiba, executive director, Kanu Hawaii
Kelvin Taketa, president and CEO, Hawai'i Community Foundation

Moderator:
Phil Buchanan, president, The Center for Effective Philanthropy 

The CEO Track is generously sponsored by Accenture

Romancing and Retaining Cross-Sector Talent
Format: CEO Session
Nonprofit CEOs are being approached more and more by job seekers with experience from other sectors. These potential employees can expand an organization’s reservoir of talent, but they often lack soft and hard skills important to success in the sector. How can executives find a good match when bringing in sector switchers?

Speakers:

Rod McCowan, managing partner, New Profit, Inc.
Pratichi Shah
, president and CEO, Flourish Talent Management Solutions
James L. Weinberg
, founder and CEO, Commongood Careers

Moderator:
Janet Murguía, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza

The CEO Track is generously sponsored by Accenture

Diversity Workshop
Format: Workshop
Moving beyond awareness and "celebrations" of diversity, this hands-on session will examine barriers to building and maintaining inclusive, productive and successful teams. From frontline employees to C Suite executives, every member of the workforce has a role to play in the talent management equation. Come award from this session with strategies on how to improve and overcome bias in recruiting efforts; candidate efforts; candidate vetting; on-boarding experiences; retention and rewards.  

Facilitator:
Renee Branch, director, diversity and inclusive practices, Council on Foundations

   



7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:
The Coca-Cola Company
Host Reception at the World of Coca-Cola
Independent Sector invites you to reconnect with colleagues and meet new ones as you explore the World of Coca-Cola, the only place where you can explore the complete story -- past, present, and future -- of the world's best-known brand!




   
Thursday - October 21, 2010
7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Business Meeting/Conversation with Sector Leader
Following the IS Annual Business Meeting, hear from the leader of one of the nation's most influential media outlets, NPR.

Speaker:
Vivian Schiller, president and CEO, NPR

Interviewer:
Roberto Suro, professor, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California


9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Disaster 201: Applying New Ideas
Format: Pecha Kucha
When disaster strikes, the nonprofit community is at the forefront of a response, working hand-in-hand with business and government. What can we learn from this model of collaboration that goes beyond disaster response? How can those of us not “in the disaster business” use the planning, technology, collaborations, and other techniques developed in this field to make our organizations better and our partnerships stronger?

Presenters:

Antonio Boyd, vice president of North American programs, HOPE Worldwide
Kim Burgo, vice president of disaster operations, Catholic Charities USA
Peggy Dyer, chief marketing officer, American Red Cross
Eduardo Martinez, director of philanthropy and community relations, The UPS Foundation
C. Charles Stokes, president and CEO, CDC Foundation

Moderator:
Ann Silverberg Williamson, president and CEO, Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Does Form Matter? The Impact of New Organizational Types
Format:
DebateXChange
L3Cs. B corporations. Social enterprises. The proliferation of socially-conscious businesses continues to expand the pool of organizations trying to increase social good, which raises questions about how these new forms influence nonprofits and foundations. Take part in a provocative discussion to examine the interplay between nonprofits and businesses, including new approaches for investing in our communities.

Presenters:

Heerad Sabeti, convening trustee, Fourth Sector Network

Speakers:
Melissa L. Bradley, incoming CEO, Tides Network
James P. Firman, president and CEO, The National Council on Aging
Ronald B. Richard, president and CEO, The Cleveland Foundation

Moderator:
Lucy Bernholz, founder and president, Blueprint Research and Design, Inc.

Corporate Philanthropy Diaries
Format: IdeaZLab
Corporations are shifting their approach to philanthropy, increasingly making grants designed to create impact for both the communities they serve and their business. Learn how nonprofits and corporate grantmakers have optimized their partnerships to meet mission and the bottom line.

Discussion Leaders:

Ann W. Cramer, director of corporate community relations, IBM Corporation
Mark Crozet, senior vice president of development, Habitat for Humanity International
Colleen Devery, assistant vice president, strategic initiative and administration, National Academy Foundation
Julie M. Gehrki
, director, Wal-Mart Foundation
Milton J. Little, Jr., president, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta
Bernard Milano, president, KPMG Foundation
Radha Muthiah
, vice president of development, CARE International
Patricia Pflum, executive director, Communities In Schools of Atlanta
Kristy Teskey, senior vice president and national philanthropy manager, Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Frederick D. Wacker, director and COO, The Home Depot Foundation

Moderator:
Richard A. Brown, vice president of philanthropy, American Express Company

Promoting Participation: Creative Civic Engagement  
Format: Cafe
People who connect and identify with their community are more civically engaged, and more authentic voices speaking out produces more thoughtful outcomes. The benefits of greater participation are clear, but the path to this goal can be hard to navigate. Join a conversation that will explore innovative ways to increase Americans’ involvement in improving lives and strengthening their communities.

Discussion Leaders:

Carolyne Abdullah, director of community assistance, Everyday Democracy
Liz Lerman, founding artistic director, Liz Lerman Dance Exchange
Elizabeth M. Darling, president and CEO, OneStar Foundation
David B. Smith, executive director, National Conference on Citizenship

Moderator:
Charlotte Lewellen-Williams, director, Center on Community Philanthropy, Clinton School of Public Service

Tax Incentives - Who Really Benefits?   
Format: DebateXChange
Traditionally, tax incentives for charitable giving have been viewed as an important tool to encourage individuals to give back to their communities, but how much are these gifts a reflection of the donor’s priorities and not the real needs of the most vulnerable in our society? Some state and federal lawmakers have raised proposals to limit tax deductions for charitable giving for the wealthiest taxpayers, while other opinion leaders are raising questions about whether it’s time to direct more dollars into government coffers where elected officials, rather than private donors, can decide where the money is needed most. Come participate in this lively discussion about the true benefactors of charitable incentives and the effectiveness of this tax policy in promoting the common good.

Speakers:
Henry Berman, acting CEO, Association of Small Foundations
Sister Georgette Lehmuth, president and CEO, National Catholic Development Conference
Rob Reich, Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University

Moderator:
Carleen Rhodes
, chief executive officer, The Saint Paul Foundation and Minnesota Community Foundation

Smart Design For Social Impact
Format:
CEO Summit
When the environment is changing as fast as it is today, nonprofits and foundations committed to impact must constantly innovate. However, it can be difficult to break free of organizational norms, maintain empathy for all stakeholders, and create a productive strategy. In this session, join two experts from a global design and innovation consulting firm to explore how you can use creative strategies -- such as enabling experimentation and telling more powerful stories about your achievements -- to lead your organization to produce social change.

Speakers:

Jeff Chapin, mechanical engineer and project lead, IDEO
Strick Walker, client strategy lead, IDEO

Moderator:
Ellen Alberding, president, The Joyce Foundation

The CEO Track is generously sponsored by Accenture



  
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:
The Coca-Cola Company
Luncheon Plenary
Emcee:
Ingrid Saunders Jones, senior vice president, global community connections, The Coca-Cola Company   

Speaker:

U.S. Congressman John Lewis   

*****

Join Diana Aviv as she outlines her vision of the future of our sector.

Speaker:
Diana Aviv, president and CEO, Independent Sector

Panelists:
Irene Hirano, president, U.S.- Japan Council
Shirley Sagawa, co-founder of sagawa/jospin consulting and visiting fellow, Center for American Progress

Moderator:
John Seffrin, CEO, American Cancer Society



1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Making Hay on a Cloudy Day   
Format: Pecha Kucha
This session continues the discussion from last year’s conference about how organizations can advance their goals even in a difficult economy. Learn from panelists and peers what organizations have done in areas such as contingency planning, budgeting, competing with for-profits, technology adoption, and structural reorganization, including mergers.

Presenters:

Ivye L. Allen, president, Foundation for the Mid South
Kirk Kramer, partner, The Bridgespan Group
Kathleen Kurre, chief executive officer, Techbridge

Jonathan T.M. Reckford, president and CEO, Habitat for Humanity International
André Stephens, executive director, St Francis County Community Development Corporation

Moderator:
Alicia Philipp, president, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Partnering with Government: Opportunities and Realities   
Format: DebateXChange
While nonprofits and government have called for greater collaboration between the two sectors, challenges, both old and new, continue to present significant obstacles. What are the current opportunities and realities that define this enduring and critical partnership? Is the nonprofit community justified in questioning and re-examining government contracting procedures or are the reimbursement delays and inequities merely the result of government constraints within a fragile economy? Hear from a leading nonprofit voice and a local government executive who will speak to these competing perspectives to offer potential solutions that will enable both partners to better serve our communities.

Speakers:
Otis Johnson, Mayor, City of Savannah, GA
Laurel O'Sullivan, vice president of public policy, Donors Forum

Moderator:
Ralph Everett, president and CEO, Joint Center for Economic and Political Studies

Sharing Knowledge, Sharing Success   
Format: Café
The ability to share knowledge across organizations can be a valuable resource and foundations often encourage grantees to collaborate as a means of achieving greater impact. Although incentives exist to share information, sharing knowledge can still be difficult. Through small group discussions, this session will provide an opportunity to explore the key questions and establish a web of dialogue to help implement more knowledge sharing between organizations within and across sectors.

Discussion Leaders:

Gabriela Fitz, co-director, IssueLab
Lawrence T. McGill, senior vice president of research, The Foundation Center
Jennifer Ford Reedy, vice president of strategy and knowledge management, The Saint Paul Foundation
Eric Rodriguez, vice president of the office of research, advocacy and legislation, National Council of La Raza


Moderator:
Kelvin H. Taketa, president and CEO, Hawai'i Community Foundation


Tell a Powerful Story 

Format: IdeaZLab 
Making a difference is at the heart of our sector’s work—yet we often fall short of communicating those achievements clearly. Drawing on the experience of a range of nonprofits and foundations, including your own, this session will demonstrate how organizations can use the web, social media, infographics, video, and other techniques to tell the right story to each audience.

Discussion Leaders:

Marc Fest, vice president of communications, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Janella Lynn Franklin, consultant, Communities in Schools, Inc.
Toni Vaughn Heineman, executive director, A Home Within
James Koshiba, executive director, Kanu Hawaii

David J. Morse,
vice president for communications, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Kate Ruddon, vice president of communications, CDC Foundation
Dana Vickers Shelley, director of strategic communications, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Jon Spelman, Jon Spelman Master Storyteller

Moderator:
Ruth Wooden, president, Public Agenda

Conversation with Diana Aviv and Friends: The Forces Disrupting the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector
Format: CEO Session
Join IS President and CEO Diana Aviv and colleagues Lucy Bernholz and Rob Reich for a wide-ranging discussion about the current and future environment facing our sector, including disruptive forces such as new organizational forms, shifts in technology, and public policy developments. How can the sector shape -- and not just react to -- this complex, changing environment?

Discussants:
Diana Aviv, president and CEO, Independent Sector
Lucy Bernholz, founder and president, Blueprint Research and Design, Inc.
Rob Reich, Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society, Stanford University

Moderator:
Stephen Heintz, president, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The CEO Track is generously sponsored by Accenture

Working With Your Board to Assess and Manage Risk
Format: CEO Session
Rapidly changing economic and social conditions have increased the importance of involving an organization’s board in preparing for the future, particularly in managing risks. Hear CEOs and their board chairs describe how they’ve engaged board members in planning the organization's future.

Speaker:
Mark Carey
, partner, Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte LLP
Paula Van Ness, chief operating officer, Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Moderator:

Rev. Larry Snyder, president, Catholic Charities USA

The CEO Track is generously sponsored by Accenture

   


3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

CONNECTIONS
A special time period during which conference attendees can propose a discussion topic, attend a conversation convened by others, attend a special workshop, or reserve a table for a personal meeting.

See the detailed CONNECTIONS schedule.

CONNECTIONS includes these three high-impact workshops:
Structure Lab
(*Additional Fee Required)
Format: Workshop
Structure Lab is an interactive experience in which participants explore how corporate structures and hybrid forms can enable or hinder their efforts.  Founded by Criterion Ventures, Structure Lab is grounded in a perspective that legal structures exist to manage relationships.  The system of Structure Lab enables you to navigate new and old organizational forms.  Participants gain new tools and perspectives, which enable better choices about financing, governance, growth, market interaction and exits.

Speaker:
Jackie VanderBrug, Managing Director, Criterion Ventures

Better Presentations, Stronger Leadership*
(*Additional Fee Required)
Format: Workshop
Great leaders use many tools to motivate and inspire change, one of the most important of which is effective communication. Join Bill Hoogterp, celebrated speaking coach to top executives around the world, for an interactive, entertaining training session aimed to strengthen your communication and presentation skills. Learn how the brain processes information and how to engage and “listen to” an audience in ways that dramatically improve presentations and meetings. Participants will practice various concrete techniques in pairs, teams, and individually, with feedback through video recordings and group evaluation. Normally offered at a much higher cost in the private sector, this training session is being offered as an exclusive opportunity for attendees at the IS Annual Conference.

Speaker: 

Bill Hoogterp, expert presentation and media trainer

Networked Nonprofits: Nonprofits in an Age of Social Media*
(*Additional Fee Required)

Format: Workshop
Most everyone has dipped their toe into the social media waters over the past few years, taking a peek at Facebook and Twitter to see what the buzz is all about. We have discovered that using social media tools isn't very difficult, however using them effectively, particularly for social change, is challenging. Beth Kanter will lead an interactive workshop on the key principles for effective social media strategy that turns traditional organizations into far-reaching and effective Networked Nonprofits.

Speaker: 

Beth Kanter, author, speaker and social media trainer


  
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wine & Cheese Reception
Connect with colleagues at this must-attend networking event, which will provide hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to make new connections.


      
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Gardner Leadership Dinner
The John W. Gardner Leadership Award is presented each year to an individual who, like John Gardner, has advanced the common good by building, mobilizing, and unifying institutions or causes. The evening also includes the American Express NGen Leadership Award presentation, honoring an outstanding nonprofit leader under the age of 40. Attended by nonprofit leaders from nearly 500 organizations, the dinner is a highlight of the conference.


   
Friday - October 22, 2010

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

2011 and Beyond – Get Ready   
Format: IdeaZLab
The landscape that nonprofits and foundations must cross in pursuit of their missions is changing faster than ever. How can we create organizations that adapt to change, both now and in the future? Explore possible responses to developments in the economy, shifting demographics, globalization, technology, and more.

Discussion Leaders:
Elizabeth T. Boris, director, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, National Center for Charitable Statistics, Urban Institute

Kara Carlisle
, program director in civic and philanthropic engagement, W. K. Kellogg Foundation
Margaret Coady, director, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
Susan Gordon, director of nonprofit relations, Causes on Facebook
Heather Gowdy, senior associate, La Piana Consulting
Mayur Patel, director of strategic assessment and impact and assistant to Alberto Ibargüen, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Douglas Rutzen, president, International Center For Not-For-Profit Law
Lester M. Salamon, director and professor, Center for Civil Society Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Facilitator:
Stephen Bennett, president and CEO, United Cerebral Palsy

When Partnerships Elevate Performance
Format: Pecha Kucha
Skillful collaboration can extend resources and make organizations more effective and sustainable—but realizing those benefits can be difficult. This session will feature different types of collaborations within and across sectors to examine how collaborations formed and were implemented to maximize impact.

Discussion Leaders:

Mari Kuraishi, president, GlobalGiving Foundation
Scott Miller, chief executive officer, Move the Mountain Leadership Center
Steve Weir
, global program development and support, Habitat for Humanity International
Valarie D. Wilson, executive director, AtlantaBeltLine Partnership
Tony Woods, director of the Service Nation coalition, Be the Change, Inc.

Facilitator:
Roger Nozaki, associate dean and director, center for public service, Brown University

Using Feedback to Navigate the Right Course   
Format: Café 
Impact does not happen all at once. Applying what you're learning as you go is essential to accomplishing your goals. How can nonprofits and foundations identify what feedback they need? What does it take to evaluate and adjust core strategies so they produce success? Join a conversation about what you and your peers have learned about being an organization producing real impact in a constantly changing environment.

Discussion Leaders:

Laura Callanan, philanthropy practice expert, McKinsey & Company
Lakshmi Karan, director of global strategy, Riders for Health
David McKinney, vice president of programs, Public Allies, Inc.
Ruth Rechis, director of evaluation and research, Lance Armstrong Foundation

Moderator:
Jacob Harold, program officer, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Leading in Difficult Times
Format: CEO Session
Difficult situations, including a struggling economy, make effective leadership especially important. Downsizing, mergers, attacks on core beliefs or key leaders, and other dramatic changes can create challenges for even the most high-performing organization. This session will consider key elements of managing turbulent times and complex situations, including establishing a strong infrastructure in advance of crises, approaching problems creatively, taking decisive action quickly, and orchestrating mutually beneficial collaborations with other leaders.

Speakers:
Nolen V. Bivens, Brigadier General (ret.), U.S. Army
Edward P. Henry, president and CEO, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Moderator:
Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO, Americans for the Arts

The CEO Track is generously sponsored by Accenture

Moving In, Moving Out, Moving On
Format: CEO Session
The retirement of chief executives create far-reaching ripples. The leaders worry about getting themselves ready financially and for new professional opportunities, but they also want to ensure their organization’s future success. Doing so requires preparing their staff and removing blockages in the leadership pipeline across the sector. Join a discussion about how to meet these complicated goals.

Speakers:

Jo Ann Jenkins, president, AARP Foundation
Frances Kunreuther, director, Building Movement Project, Demos: A Network for Ideas and Action
Ralph Smith, executive vice president, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Moderator:
Wendy Puriefoy, president, Public Education Network

The CEO Track is generously sponsored by Accenture


Talent Management Strategies

Format: Workshop
A motivated, productive staff is critical to all organizations. While balancing multiple priorities and navigating constant change, how can leaders engage employees to ensure organizational goals are met and that employees are consistently invested in mission and success? In this session you will learn how to create a practical, comprehensive talent management approach, incorporating inexpensive sustainable techniques. You will develop a customized strategy for your organization that will ensure continuous employee engagement and productive performance management. We will also share best practices and address specific challenges to further ensure the sector continues to attract and engage the best and brightest of our nation’s workforce.

Speaker: 

Pratichi Shah, president and CEO, Flourish Talent Management Solutions 
   


11:00 a.m. - 12:45
p.m.

Sponsored by:
The Coca-Cola Company
Closing Plenary: Building a Sustainable World
Hear from an inter-generational panel  reflect on creating a more sustainable world and how leaders from every generation can work together to meet the challenges we face.

Keynote Speaker:
Stephen Heintz, president, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Speakers:

Kelly Caffarelli, president, The Home Depot Foundation
Gerry Salole
, chief executive, European Foundation Center
Paul Schmitz, president and CEO, Public Allies
Trish Tchume, director of civic engagement, DEMOS

Moderator:
Johnnetta Cole, director, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution

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