2021 Govern for Impact Virtual Conference
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Virtual Conference Schedule*

 

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Special Governance Systems Professional Fellow (GSP) only session 

 

Thursday, June 17, 2021  

10:00 am - 3:45 pm: Pre-Conference Course: 

    • Introduction to Policy Governance
      Presenter TBD 

10:00 am - 3:45 pm: Pre-Conference Advanced Course:

    • Translating the Board's Big Ends Into Real-World Impact
      Presented by Brad Saron and Karen Fryday-Field. 

4:15 pm - 6:00 pm: Conference Opening: 

    • Track 2 - CRITICAL CONVERSATION - PANEL DISCUSSION ON DEMONSTRATED IMPACT
      Moderator: Tom Keyse  
      Panel: Dick Biery, Karen Fryday-Field, Kathy Wiener, Ruben Nelson.Karen Fryday-Field,

      Govern CEO and Key Leaders will discuss work being conducted in Demonstrated Impact. This discussion will introduce the Conference Theme: Values to Impact Through Transformational Governance. This discussion will also provide a preview of concepts to be explored.  

 

Friday, June 18, 2021

10:00 am - 10:15 am: Welcome to the Conference

10:15 am - 11:45 am: Track 1: 

    • OWNERSHIP
      Identifying and Linking to Owners: Where do your values come from?
    • Presented by Rose Mercier

10:15 am - 11:45 am: Track 2:

    • CRITICAL CONVERSATION - FUTURE FOCUS
      A conversation with Karen Fryday-Field, Ruben Nelson, Ted Humphrey

11:45 am - 12:15 pm: Engage with Govern:

    • Govern's Strategic Agenda, Awards Ceremony, and Resource Development

 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm: Networking Break

12:45 pm - 1:35 pm: Track 1:

    • ENDS
      Translating Values to Purpose: Where is the end game?
      Presented by Hartger Wassink

12:45 pm - 1:35 pm: Track 2:

    • ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND GOVERNANCE (ESG) - VALUES
      How does ESG relate to the future world of the organization? How does ESG affect Ends? As the investor class worries about stakeholders in addition to shareholders, does ESG represent an opportunity to link with the owners. The board acts on behalf of the owners, but what if the owners want the board to consider stakeholder issues? Presented by Colin Mayer

1:35 pm - 2:05 pm: Networking Break 

2:05 pm - 2:55 pm: Track 1:

    • EXECUTIVE LIMITATIONS 
      Presented by Richard Stringham

2:05 pm - 2:55 pm: Track 2: 

    • ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL, AND GOVERNANCE (ESG) 
    • ESG and Policy Governance during the pandemic crisis. How ESG is delegated to management. Reviewing the contemporary literature, one observes how ESG has a Risk Management component. 

2:55 pm - 3:25 pm: Networking Break

3:25 pm - 4:40 pm: Virtual Reception

 

Saturday, June 19, 2021 

10:00 am - 10:15 am: Welcome / Connecting with Govern

10:15 am - 11:05 am: Track 1: 

    • POLICY GOVERNANCE INTRODUCTION OVERVIEW
      Presented by Carl LaBarbera.

10:15 am - 11:45 am: Track 2:

    • CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS - BOARD COMPOSITION
      Moderator: Fiona Burgess
      Panel: A.J. Crabill, Marlene LeBer, and others
    • Diversity vs. Collegiality; Investors want diverse boards, diverse leadership teams. How does a board move from the aspiration of a diverse board to the accomplishment of a diverse board? 

11:45 am - 12:15 pm: Track 1: 

    • BOARD - CEO RELATIONSHIP
      Empowering the CEO: Who is Accountable for What? Presented by Bill Charney and Tom Keyse

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm: Networking Break

12:45 pm - 1:35 pm: Demonstrated Impact 

1:35 pm - 2:05 pm: Networking Break

2:05 pm - 2:55 pm: Track 1: 

    • MONITORING
      Interpreting Impact: How is Success Measured?
      Presented by Jannice Moore 

2:05 pm - 2:55 pm: Track 2: 

    • VALUES TO IMPACT, MONITORING & MEASUREMENT
      Presented by Huilan Krenn and Kien Lee 
      Monitoring is not just "accounting", it is accountability. Monitoring is how a board knows if the organization is achieving its ends. (It's not about process and trying, it is about achieving results.) Monitoring is also how a board knows that its delegation to the CEO is prudent and appropriate. 

2:55 pm - 3:00 pm: Conference Wrap-up

 

Schedule subject to change. All times are EST.

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