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All breakout sessions are peer reviewed for quality and Policy Governance(R) consistency

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Thursday, June 18
 

10:00am EDT

Welcome and Orientation
Speakers
avatar for Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field is the Senior Partner of The Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting Group located in London, Ontario, Canada. Meridian Edge provides consulting services to Boards and Senior Leadership Teams. Karen consults regularly with Boards of Directors to address... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2020 10:00am - 10:15am EDT
Welcome and Keynote Room

10:15am EDT

Pre-Conference Course: Governance Excellence in Education
This session will deliver all the tools necessary to make an impact on your board and help refocus school board members on the core mission of improving student outcomes. Guided by the idea that student outcomes don't change until adult behaviors change

Speakers
avatar for Hartger Wassink, GSP

Hartger Wassink, GSP

Dr. Hartger Wassink is an organizational psychologist with experience in academic research as well as consultancy. His particular interests lie in 'professional dialogue', distributed leadership in schools, and the role of values in management and board (Policy Governance). Hartger... Read More →
avatar for Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field is the Senior Partner of The Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting Group located in London, Ontario, Canada. Meridian Edge provides consulting services to Boards and Senior Leadership Teams. Karen consults regularly with Boards of Directors to address... Read More →
avatar for AJ Crabill

AJ Crabill

AJ Crabill is the national school board governance leader at the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS), an organization comprising the 80 largest urban school systems across the USA. Prior to his work at CGCS, he served as a Deputy Commissioner of Education at the Texas Education... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2020 10:15am - 3:00pm EDT
Workshop Room 1

10:15am EDT

Pre-Conference Course: Introduction to Policy Governance
A full day workshop, that offers you the opportunity to learn about the Policy Governance® model. Through presentations, interactive small group exercises and shared experiences deepen your understanding of the practices that enable a board to effectively use this system of governance and appreciate how Policy Governance can positively affect the way your board operates and overall organizational effectiveness.

Speakers
avatar for Carl LaBarbera

Carl LaBarbera

Carl is the Founder and President of the Kingdomworks SDG Foundation, serving non-profit organizations by “maximizing capacity to complete their mission”.A Govern Fellow and Governance Systems Professional, experienced in the area of Board Governance and Organizational Development... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2020 10:15am - 3:00pm EDT
Workshop Room 2

1:00pm EDT

Break
Thursday June 18, 2020 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
  Breaks
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3:15pm EDT

GSP Inaugural Event: Special Forum for Fellows and Governance Systems Professionals (GSP): Panel Discussion on Challenging Issues
This invitation only session will include a panel discussion on questions submitted prior to the conference.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Stier

Linda Stier

Linda brings innovative thought to governance, owner accountability and transformational learning.  She was principle in her own consulting practice for boards of directors and management, enabling governing leadership that causes organizations to be accountable and successful in... Read More →
avatar for Rose Mercier, GSP

Rose Mercier, GSP

Rose Mercier is a senior consultant with The Governance Coach. She received advanced training at the 2009 Policy Governance® Academy™. She was a member the Board of Directors of Govern for Impact (formerly the International Policy Governance Association) for six years, serving... Read More →
avatar for Tom Keyse,  GSP

Tom Keyse, GSP

Tom Keyse, JD, GSP, joined Charney Associates as a governance Consulting Associate in September 2018. Tom brings extensive experience with successful nonprofit, faith-based, arts and trade and membership organizations, primarily as a board of directors member and chairperson with... Read More →
avatar for Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field is the Senior Partner of The Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting Group located in London, Ontario, Canada. Meridian Edge provides consulting services to Boards and Senior Leadership Teams. Karen consults regularly with Boards of Directors to address... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Wilkie

Kathy Wilkie

Kathy Wilkie is the Registrar & Chief Executive Officer of the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario. She has more than four decades of medical laboratory technology and health services management experience in the public, private and health profession regulatory... Read More →


Thursday June 18, 2020 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
GSP Event-Main Room
 
Friday, June 19
 

10:00am EDT

Welcome and Orientation
Speakers
avatar for Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field is the Senior Partner of The Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting Group located in London, Ontario, Canada. Meridian Edge provides consulting services to Boards and Senior Leadership Teams. Karen consults regularly with Boards of Directors to address... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2020 10:00am - 10:15am EDT
Welcome and Keynote Room

10:15am EDT

Opening Keynote Address: The Power of Purpose- Starting with Why?
Speakers
avatar for Matt Dunsmoor From Simon Sinek, Inc.

Matt Dunsmoor From Simon Sinek, Inc.

Simon Sinek, Inc.
Everything Matt does is designed to catalyze growth in others. He’s obsessed with  exploring the future of work and what’s possible when organizations sit on the  foundation of a strong, values based culture. He imagines a world where the need for  work-life balance is a thing... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Welcome and Keynote Room
  Keynote Address
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11:15am EDT

Govern For Impact Awards Presentation
Speakers
avatar for Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field is the Senior Partner of The Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting Group located in London, Ontario, Canada. Meridian Edge provides consulting services to Boards and Senior Leadership Teams. Karen consults regularly with Boards of Directors to address... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2020 11:15am - 11:30am EDT
Welcome and Keynote Room

11:30am EDT

Break On Your Own
Friday June 19, 2020 11:30am - 11:45am EDT

11:45am EDT

Setting Direction: Creating Ends with Impact
A hands-on workshop about the unique job of crafting powerful Ends focused on the impact to be created and recognizing the various challenges in writing these policies. Participants should bring a copy of their organization’s Ends to the session.

Speakers
avatar for Rose Mercier, GSP

Rose Mercier, GSP

Rose Mercier is a senior consultant with The Governance Coach. She received advanced training at the 2009 Policy Governance® Academy™. She was a member the Board of Directors of Govern for Impact (formerly the International Policy Governance Association) for six years, serving... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2020 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Workshop Room 1

11:45am EDT

Board Governance Lifecycle
A short presentation on experiences from consulting practices, on what crucial steps in Policy Governance implementation are. Followed by small group discussions, focused on Policy Governance principles, where participants share their ideas and experiences.


Speakers
avatar for Hartger Wassink, GSP

Hartger Wassink, GSP

Dr. Hartger Wassink is an organizational psychologist with experience in academic research as well as consultancy. His particular interests lie in 'professional dialogue', distributed leadership in schools, and the role of values in management and board (Policy Governance). Hartger... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2020 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Workshop Room 2

11:45am EDT

Governing Risk Under Policy Governance in a High Risk World
Organizations seem to be faced increasingly with a wide variety of potentially fatal risks – some “naturally” occurring or within the system (e.g., inadequate financial management), but many due to wrongdoing that can creep into the culture. This workshop will scan the range of risks against the protective policy range offered within Policy Governance, especially in light recent meltdowns, both in terms of prevention, response, and monitoring.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Biery

Richard Biery

Dr. Biery, earned two science degrees, and an MD from the University of Minnesota, followed by a master’s degree from MU in public health, trained as an international epidemiologist at Walter Reed, served in Vietnam, and completed training in health management in Kansas City. He... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2020 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Workshop Room 3

1:00pm EDT

Break On Your Own
Friday June 19, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
  Breaks
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1:45pm EDT

Engaging Owners to Grow Impact
This module will cover the principles (30%) and application (70%) of effective ownership engagement, itself a requisite of owner-accountable governance. The module will present owner engagement as the perpetual work of the board, but also present specific techniques that help ensure owner perspectives are reflected in the Ends policies.  

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Inskeep, GSP

Joseph Inskeep, GSP

Joseph Inskeep is also a consultant with the Governance Coach. He was personally trained in the theory and application of Policy Governance by John and Miriam Carver at the 2007 Policy Governance® Academy. He is in the sixth year of serving on the Board of Directors of Govern for... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2020 1:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
Workshop Room 1

1:45pm EDT

Focus on Purpose: Applying the Power of Ends
This workshop helps attendees gain a greater conceptual and practical grasp of the practicality and utility of Ends as a tool for Board leadership. Contrasting with traditional planning approaches that focus on operational activity (the “how’s”), we will explore, using actual Ends policies from a variety of organizations, how focusing on purpose (“the why’s”) elevates accountability for results.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Keyse,  GSP

Tom Keyse, GSP

Tom Keyse, JD, GSP, joined Charney Associates as a governance Consulting Associate in September 2018. Tom brings extensive experience with successful nonprofit, faith-based, arts and trade and membership organizations, primarily as a board of directors member and chairperson with... Read More →
avatar for Bill Charney

Bill Charney

Bill Charney is widely recognized as one of North America’s foremost authorities on board leadership and governance.  As a trusted advisor to more than 350 governing boards since 1997, one of Bill Charney’s great strengths is the breadth of his own experience.  He has an MBA... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2020 1:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
Workshop Room 2

1:45pm EDT

Board of Directors Leadership Under Times of Crisis
Speakers
avatar for Gwen Dubois-Wing

Gwen Dubois-Wing

Gwen DuBois-Wing is a leadership and governance strategist and consultant. Gwen has a passion to assist leaders and boards to maximize their effectiveness. In her work with CEOs, boards, leadership teams, and individuals, she brings a perspective as a CEO who worked with complex health... Read More →
avatar for Richard Stringham, GSP

Richard Stringham, GSP

For over 30 years, Richard Stringham has provided development services to a range of organizations such as co-operatives, professional regulatory organizations, non-profit groups, and commodity organizations. As a member of the management team for a non-profit educational organization... Read More →
avatar for Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field is the Senior Partner of The Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting Group located in London, Ontario, Canada. Meridian Edge provides consulting services to Boards and Senior Leadership Teams. Karen consults regularly with Boards of Directors to address... Read More →
avatar for Michael Castro

Michael Castro

As an IT leader with over two decades of experience building and leading information security, cyber risk andcompliance programs at the enterprise level, Michael is a veteran vanguard for protecting sensitive data.Michael’s multi‐faceted portfolio includes a rich mosaic of work... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2020 1:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
Workshop Room 3

3:00pm EDT

Break
Friday June 19, 2020 3:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
  Breaks
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3:15pm EDT

The CGO and CEO Roles and Relationships
Speakers
avatar for Susan Radwan

Susan Radwan

Susan Radwan, MEd, SMP, CAE, GSP has a rich history of experience in the fields of insurance, education, strategy development, non-profit associations.  She has been consulting in governance since 1996. Radwan attended the Policy Governance Academy in 1999. She brings passion... Read More →
avatar for Eric Craymer

Eric Craymer

Eric Craymer brings a unique blend of professional training and real world experience to the projects he is associated with. He has been a business owner, researcher, manager, and consultant. He has attended and taught multiple workshops on Policy Governance®, been on the IPGA board... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2020 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Workshop Room 1

3:15pm EDT

Case Study: Peeling Back the Curtain on Policy Governance Implementation
Stakeholder engagement (Board Member and Staff) is a crucial aspect of comprehensive and effective design and implementation of Policy Governance. Presenters will share the ups and downs of high-quality engagement and low-quality engagement and how these directly affected the implementation journey of a national professional association.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Goodyear

Leslie Goodyear

Leslie Goodyear, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert in evaluation and 2018 president of the American Evaluation Association (AEA). At Education Development Center (EDC), a global non-profit research and development organization, she leads evaluations of education and workforce... Read More →
avatar for Aimee White

Aimee White

Aimee White has been a practicing community-based evaluator for more than 15 years. She is President and Principal Evaluator for Custom Evaluation Services, Inc. (CES), an independent evaluation consulting firm. Ms. White specializes in Collaborative, Participatory, and Empowerment Evaluation practices, and is grounded in social science research methods. She has worked with all sizes of nonprofits and foundations throughout the yea... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2020 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Workshop Room 2

3:15pm EDT

Translating Lofty Ends to Real-World Impact: Effective CEO Ends Interpretation
Speakers
avatar for Kathy Wilkie

Kathy Wilkie

Kathy Wilkie is the Registrar & Chief Executive Officer of the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario. She has more than four decades of medical laboratory technology and health services management experience in the public, private and health profession regulatory... Read More →
avatar for Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field is the Senior Partner of The Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting Group located in London, Ontario, Canada. Meridian Edge provides consulting services to Boards and Senior Leadership Teams. Karen consults regularly with Boards of Directors to address... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2020 3:15pm - 4:30pm EDT
Workshop Room 3

4:45pm EDT

Govern for Impact Annual General Meeting
This is the annual business meeting for Govern For Impact. All members are requested to attend. To learn more about Govern For Impact non-members are welcome as observers. 

Speakers
avatar for Hartger Wassink, GSP

Hartger Wassink, GSP

Dr. Hartger Wassink is an organizational psychologist with experience in academic research as well as consultancy. His particular interests lie in 'professional dialogue', distributed leadership in schools, and the role of values in management and board (Policy Governance). Hartger... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2020 4:45pm - 5:45pm EDT
Welcome and Keynote Room
 
Saturday, June 20
 

10:00am EDT

Welcome and Orientation
Speakers
avatar for Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field is the Senior Partner of The Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting Group located in London, Ontario, Canada. Meridian Edge provides consulting services to Boards and Senior Leadership Teams. Karen consults regularly with Boards of Directors to address... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2020 10:00am - 10:15am EDT
Welcome and Keynote Room

10:15am EDT

Keynote Address: Demonstrated Impact of Policy Governance
Speakers
avatar for Richard Biery

Richard Biery

Dr. Biery, earned two science degrees, and an MD from the University of Minnesota, followed by a master’s degree from MU in public health, trained as an international epidemiologist at Walter Reed, served in Vietnam, and completed training in health management in Kansas City. He... Read More →
avatar for Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field is the Senior Partner of The Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting Group located in London, Ontario, Canada. Meridian Edge provides consulting services to Boards and Senior Leadership Teams. Karen consults regularly with Boards of Directors to address... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Wiener

Kathy Wiener

Kathy Wiener, MPA is a Senior Principal with Group i&i Consultancy in the US. Kathy is an organization developer working with not-for-profit organizations, governmental entities, educational institutions, and community collaboratives. She has designed and facilitated significant strategic... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2020 10:15am - 11:30am EDT
Welcome and Keynote Room
  Keynote Address
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11:30am EDT

Break On Your Own
Saturday June 20, 2020 11:30am - 11:45am EDT

11:45am EDT

Duties of Directors: Servant Leaders Meeting Legal and Fiduciary Obligations in Policy Governance
This program will be a primer on the legal and fiduciary duties of directors, and how the Policy Governance (PG) framework enables board members to meet and exceed their legal obligations. We will explore (1) why duties matter, (2) what duties apply, (3) applicable standards, and (4) fulfilling duties through faithful exercise of PG principles and policies, and invite participants to share relevant questions, policies or experiences from their organizations or consulting practices.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Keyse,  GSP

Tom Keyse, GSP

Tom Keyse, JD, GSP, joined Charney Associates as a governance Consulting Associate in September 2018. Tom brings extensive experience with successful nonprofit, faith-based, arts and trade and membership organizations, primarily as a board of directors member and chairperson with... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2020 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Workshop Room 1

11:45am EDT

Presenting the Research: Demonstrated Impact of Policy Governance
Speakers
avatar for Richard Biery

Richard Biery

Dr. Biery, earned two science degrees, and an MD from the University of Minnesota, followed by a master’s degree from MU in public health, trained as an international epidemiologist at Walter Reed, served in Vietnam, and completed training in health management in Kansas City. He... Read More →
avatar for Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field is the Senior Partner of The Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting Group located in London, Ontario, Canada. Meridian Edge provides consulting services to Boards and Senior Leadership Teams. Karen consults regularly with Boards of Directors to address... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Wiener

Kathy Wiener

Kathy Wiener, MPA is a Senior Principal with Group i&i Consultancy in the US. Kathy is an organization developer working with not-for-profit organizations, governmental entities, educational institutions, and community collaboratives. She has designed and facilitated significant strategic... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2020 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Workshop Room 2

11:45am EDT

The Continuous Journey Toward Board Effectiveness: A School Board Journey
This session offers lessons learned over 17 years of experience-based and research-supported application of the policy governance model, enabling the board to keep its practices PG-aligned while avoiding the too-common after-launch tendency to “go through the motions” and let the CEO and staff take care of the “governance work” that the model demands of boards.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Maloney

Rick Maloney

Rick Maloney has published and presented on governance at state, national, and international conferences, and consulted since 2006 with boards that want to govern…byExploring what a board needs to be, to know, and to do, and whyRefining its ongoing use of the policy governance... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2020 11:45am - 1:00pm EDT
Workshop Room 3

1:00pm EDT

Break On Your Own
Saturday June 20, 2020 1:00pm - 1:15pm EDT

1:15pm EDT

Case Study: A School Board Journey Through Ownership Linkage
Facilitating the implementation of Policy Governance is a journey requiring a structured framework and consistent conversations reflecting the values of the ownership. Based on a school board experience, this session will discuss the importance of linkage meetings and engage participants in determining how best to implement these conversations within their organization.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Juech

Michael Juech

Dr. Michael Juech is a Partner of Dinamico Systems in the Greater Chicago Area, which provides executive coaching, board and leadership team consulting services, and a compensation system known as DinamiComp.  He has served in senior leadership roles within school districts and worked... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2020 1:15pm - 2:30pm EDT
Workshop Room 1

1:15pm EDT

Valuing the Impact You Are Achieving: A Critical Board Job
Many boards and CEO’s are aware of the principle of “What Worth” in an Ends policy, but struggle in the application. This session will strive to debunk some misconceptions and present six methods for measuring “what’s worth.”


Speakers
avatar for Richard Stringham, GSP

Richard Stringham, GSP

For over 30 years, Richard Stringham has provided development services to a range of organizations such as co-operatives, professional regulatory organizations, non-profit groups, and commodity organizations. As a member of the management team for a non-profit educational organization... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2020 1:15pm - 2:30pm EDT
Workshop Room 2

1:15pm EDT

Board Leader Character: Does Your Board Culture Eat Your Good Work For Lunch?



Speakers
avatar for Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field is the Senior Partner of The Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting Group located in London, Ontario, Canada. Meridian Edge provides consulting services to Boards and Senior Leadership Teams. Karen consults regularly with Boards of Directors to address... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2020 1:15pm - 2:30pm EDT
Workshop Room 3

2:30pm EDT

End of the Conference Wrap-up
Speakers
avatar for Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field, GSP

Karen Fryday-Field is the Senior Partner of The Meridian Edge Leadership and Governance Consulting Group located in London, Ontario, Canada. Meridian Edge provides consulting services to Boards and Senior Leadership Teams. Karen consults regularly with Boards of Directors to address... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2020 2:30pm - 2:45pm EDT
Welcome and Keynote Room