2012 NGen Schedule
The NGen: Moving Leaders from Next to Now program enhances the visibility, leadership presence and professional networks of emerging leaders under age 40. This pre-conference programming complements the main conference by strengthening the capacity of the sector's young leaders to contribute to addressing our society's most significant challenges now and over time.

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Saturday, November 10

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

NGen Kickoff
Room: Plaza A
Participants will begin the day with a provocative inquiry on what “game-changing” means and how to use the NGen conference to rethink and “up” your game.

Welcome and Opening Remarks:
Mikaela Seligman, vice president, nonprofit and philanthropic leadership and practice, Independent Sector

Emcee: Mike Goorhouse, chair, NGen Advisory Group and vice president, donor development, The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area 

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Leading from Center
Room: Plaza A
How do the relationships you develop at work propel your professional goals forward? What conceptions about yourself, or your coworkers, are impacting your ability to build impactful, authentic relationships? Each day, there are significant opportunities to lead from your personal center as well as from the center of your organization --- even as the ground is shifting underfoot. With a host of pressures, it is often difficult to discern them.  This interactive workshop will offer a laboratory in which you will learn to better use your strengths to work up and down your organization’s hierarchy, cultivate the informal authority to build trust, and mobilize a broader set of resources to get things done.

Facilitator: Jeffrey Lawrence, Cambridge Leadership Associates

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Luncheon Keynote and Conversation with a Sector Leader
Room: Grand Ballroom Salon A
Hear from a California policymaker and a sector leader who each know first-hand the importance of ensuring that our organizations and public offices are filled with the most effective leaders dedicated to improving the communities they serve. Hear their thoughts on leadership, policy, and the future of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector.

Emcee: Jan Masaoka, CEO, California Association of Nonprofits
Facilitator: Diana Aviv, president and CEO, Independent Sector
Featured Speakers: Larry Kramer, president, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor of California

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Participants are able to choose from two concurrent workshops offered:

Pioneers in Social Change  
Room: Plaza B
In a world and at a time when “best practices” may not be enough to solve intractable problems, pioneers set out to invent new solutions. This session will feature the “Pioneers in Justice”, five next-generation leaders of San Francisco-based civil rights organizations who infuse “social” into social justice organizations with networked ways of working and social media. The Bay Area, after all, is renowned as a cradle of innovation – both for technology and social movements. This interactive session will feature their stories and yours as they lead the group to fresh options for confronting the tough, unresolved problems we face.

Facilitator: Daniel J. Lee, executive director, Levi Strauss Foundation
Speakers: Arcelia Hurtado, deputy director, National Center for Lesbian Rights; Vincent Pan, executive director, Chinese for Affirmative Action; Kimberly Thomas Rapp, executive director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area; Hyeon-Ju Rho, executive director, Asian Law Caucus; Abdi Soltani, executive director, American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California

Working Across Generations
Room: Plaza A
Join NGen, YNPN and EPIP as we host a World Café exploring the question “How can we best cultivate and leverage a diverse, multi-generational workplace?” This session will offer key observations from peer thought leaders then prompt questions and give a forum to discuss new possibilities via small group discussions.

Facilitator: Emily Yu, senior director, marketing and partnerships, Case Foundation
Speakers: Katie Jones, manager, Independent Sector; Kate Seely, director of field operations, EPIP; Trish Tchume, national director, YNPN

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Participants are able to choose from two concurrent workshops offered:

Authentic Communication
Room: Plaza A
Making transformative impact all begins with a deeper understanding of yourself. In this hands-on workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn more about your personal strengths and talents. Participants will leave this session with tools for how to best put these skills to work. 

Facilitator: Marissa Tirona, project director, CompassPoint Nonprofit Services

Diverse Models to Achieve Impact
Room: Plaza B
What are the different ways organizations can achieve impact outside of the traditional nonprofit and foundation structures? Come hear how both individuals and organizations  are approaching social impact through a new lens and using different techniques to create ‘gamechanging‘ outcomes.

Facilitator: Joel Bashevkin, executive director, San Francisco Region, Taproot Foundation
Speakers: Amy Celep, president and CEO, Community Wealth Ventures; Dan McCabe, founder and CEO, Causetown; Laura Tighlman, Sustainable Harvest


6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Conversations of Consequence
Room: Grand Ballroom Salon A
Over dinner and drinks, participants will reflect on the day and their own leadership journey through a series of conversations intended to stimulate the head and energize the heart.

Emcee: MacArthur Antigua, director of alumni engagement, Public Allies

Sunday, November 11

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Breakfast with Champions
Room: Plaza A
Make valuable connections with established sector leaders, the 2012 NGen Fellows and other NGen participants.

Facilitator: Steve McCormick, president and CEO, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Connections at the Independent Sector Conference
Participants are able to choose from two concurrent sessions offered:

Conversation with the 2012 NGen Leadership Award Winner
Room: Union Square 17/18
What is the difference between collaboration and collective impact? And how can you as a leader, play a key role in doing business in a new way? Jeff Edmondson, managing director of Strive Network and the 2012 2012 American Express NGen Leadership Award recipient, will share his thoughts on these key questions and lead an interactive discussion to give you key take aways that apply to your work.

Facilitator: Willa Seldon, partner, The Bridgespan Group
Speaker: Jeff Edmondson, managing director, Strive Network

Leading Through Data
Room: Plaza B
Join the 2011 American Express NGen Fellows as they present the results of their project, "Leading Through Data".

Kevin Flynn, Commongood Careers
Amy Lazarus, Sustained Dialogue Campus Network
Dan McCabe, Causetown
Mayur Patel, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

12:00 p.m.
Independent Sector Main Conference Begins 
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