Tentative conference schedule subject to change. All times are for the eastern time zone.
All breakout sessions are peer reviewed for quality and Policy Governance(R) consistency

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TRACK 2 - Innovation in Advanced PG Practices [clear filter]
Friday, June 19

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.

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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

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.

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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 →
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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

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.

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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 →
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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
Saturday, June 20

11:45am EDT

Presenting the Research: Demonstrated Impact of Policy Governance
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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 →
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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 →
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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

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.”

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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