2018 CEO Academy Agenda

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.     Welcome Reception

Monday, January 29, 2018

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.     Breakfast Served 

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.     Opening Devotion 
Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Marshfield Church, Massachusetts

9:15 - 9:45 a.m.     Welcome and Round-Robin Introductions 
Alesia Frerichs, Lutheran Services in America

9:45 - 10:30 a.m.     Thriving in the New Normal
Keynote Speaker: Melissa Bradley, Professor of Practice, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

In an age of constant disruption leaders must adopt innovative business models and practices to achieve competitive advantage. This session explores how pragmatic leaders leverage human, intellectual, social and financial capital to achieve improved outcomes and sustainability. Through interactive exercises and group discussion, this session will lead participants through an examination of their own practices and opportunities.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.     Break

10:45 a.m. - Noon     Thriving in the New Normal (continued)
Keynote Speaker: Melissa Bradley, Georgetown University

Noon - 12:45 p.m.    Networking Lunch

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.     New Market Realities
Moderator: Melissa Bradley, Georgetown University
Speakers: James Hereford, Fairview Health Services; Larry McReynolds, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone

CEOs will explore investing in new partnerships, revamping business models and the role of technology in strengthening organizational capabilities.

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.     Interactive Personal Leadership Exercise: Speed Networking
Speaker: Dr. Luanne Fisher, Liberty Lutheran

During this interactive networking exercise participants will develop leadership approaches that build resiliency.

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.     Break

2:45 - 3:45 p.m.     Partnering and Scaling for Impact as a Network
Moderator: Charlotte Haberaecker, Lutheran Services in America
Speakers: Jodi Harpstead, LSS-Minnesota; Marian Baldini, KenCrest; Mark Stutrud, LSS-Illinois

Learn how Lutheran Services in America members are coming together to broaden their social ministry footprint and create strategic solutions for viability and scaling.

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.     Facilitated Discussion
Speaker: Melissa Bradley, Georgetown University

Attendees will participate in a wrap-up discussion highlighting effective ways that CEOs lead in complex environments. 

4:15 - 4:30 p.m.     Devotion
Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Marshfield Church, Massachusetts 

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.     Group Dinner 
Opportunity to network, introduce new CEOs and celebrate member milestones.  

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.     Breakfast Served 

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.     Devotion
Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Marshfield Church, Massachusetts 

8:45 - 10:15 a.m.     Everyday Leadership: Strategic Business Acumen
Keynote Speaker: Melissa Bradley, Georgetown University

This interactive discussion and exercise focuses on managing risks, identifying opportunities, making the right types of investments and shaping a compelling value proposition. 

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.     Break

10:30 a.m. - Noon     Leveraging Capital and Partnerships in the New Marketplace
Keynote Speaker: Antony Bugg-Levine, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Building on the morning presentation, this session will highlight how visionary leaders secure capital, invest in fruitful outcomes and maintain strategic partnerships to move their organizations forward.  

Noon - 12:45 p.m.     Networking Lunch

12:45-1:45 p.m.     Taking Action: CEOs in the Driver’s Seat 
Speakers: Colleen Frankenfeld, LSMNJ; Mark Pile, Diakon; Adriene Iverson, Elder Care Alliance

Hear from CEOs who successfully repositioned their organizations and created new strategies that led to innovation and a stronger financial outlook.

1:45-2:00 p.m.     Break

2:00-3:15 p.m.     Responding to Donor Demand: Diversifying Your Fundraising Strategies
Keynote Speaker: Michelle Janssen, Dean for College Advancement, Wabash College

The fundraising landscape is constantly changing. Discover how other leaders are adjusting their development strategies to keep up with donor needs and interests. In this discussion participants delve into trends, expectations, growth opportunities and the role of the CEO in leading development staff and board members to greater fundraising success.

3:15-4:15p.m.     Entrepreneurial Fundraising
Speakers: Angela Bovill, Ascentria; Brenda Swartz, Concordia Place; Linda Timmons, Mosaic

From congregational relationship development to corporate partnerships, learn how CEOs are crafting creative fundraising strategies to diversify revenue streams.  

4:15-4:30 p.m.     Devotion 
Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Marshfield Church, Massachusetts

4:30-5:30 p.m.     One-to-One Walks 
New and experienced CEOs are matched together for a short outing to discuss issues, share ideas and foster relationships. 

4:30-6:30 p.m.     Senior Services Working Group Meeting
If you are not currently involved with this group and would like to learn more please contact Alesia Frerichs at afrerichs@lutheranservices.org.

7:15 p.m.     Optional Networking Dinner
Location: Southern Fresh, 122 3rd Avenue North, Safety Harbor
Please join us for an optional networking dinner (participants cover their own meal costs) with your fellow CEOs. We will meet in the hotel lobby at 7:00 p.m. to walk together to Southern Fresh, a charming local bistro featuring contemporary Southern cuisine. The restaurant is an easy five minute walk from the hotel.

Free Evening on Your Own
Enjoy the amenities of the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, or take a short walk to the picturesque town of Safety Harbor.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

7:45 - 8:45 a.m.     Breakfast Served
If you were asked to meet with a new or experienced CEO as part of the One-to-One Walks and were unable to previously meet please plan to meet during breakfast.

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.     Devotion
Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Marshfield Church, Massachusetts 

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.     Building a Strategic Board with Champions and Connectors
Keynote Speaker: Dan Cardinali, President and CEO, Independent Sector

Having engaged board members who are champions and connectors—and who can align their support with the broader organizational strategy—is critical. In this session participants will discover new ways that CEOs can inspire boards to provide more strategic support to the organization.

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.     Break

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.     The Board-CEO Role in Guiding Strategy
Speakers: Eric Gurley, Immanuel Communities; Damyn Kelly, LSS-NY; Kevin McFeely, Tacoma Lutheran

Join us in this highly engaging session to discuss how CEOs can lead their boards to achieve impact.   

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.     Lunch and Open Forum
A discussion of participant-driven topics as the CEO Academy draws to a close. 

1:15 - 1:30 p.m.     Closing and Benediction
Charlotte Haberaecker, Lutheran Services in America
Pastor Mark Huber, Sanctuary Marshfield Church, Massachusetts