Children, Youth & Family Conference Speakers

Raj Chawla

Raj Chawla, Principal of The OCL Group, has over 20 years of experience in leadership development and organizational and executive coaching, with a primary focus on helping leaders contribute to the wellbeing of people. Chawla helps leaders achieve greater system-wide outcomes and affect deeper system reforms. Chawla has guided many organizations seeking to transform their culture from a program- or grant-based framework to a results framework where stakeholders share a common population level result as a focus of their work. Chawla makes building a “culture of accountability” integral to his work with leaders and stresses expanding leadership capacity at all levels to develop leaders who can advance the work and spread its impact. He is skillfully able to address the complexities of racial, class and cultural disparities to root out the underlying causes of many program and policy failures. Chawla is a master facilitator, equipped to use and teach Results Based Facilitation skills, which enable teams to move from talk to action while holding results in the center.

Marion Hodges Biglan

Marion is a coach, collaborator and community builder who is passionate about helping mission-driven leaders and organizations amplify their impact. Marion coaches leaders and consults with social-impact organizations through her business, MHBiglan Consulting, LLC, and launched the Philadelphia cohort of Tide Risers, a year-long personal and professional growth experience for women leaders, where she serves as the facilitator. Marion brings to her practice over two decades of experience in education and human capital, starting as a 5th grade teacher through Teach For America, then launching Teach For America’s Chicago region as the founding executive director. She is passionate about continuing her journey to learn and foster racial justice in her community and all areas of her life. Marion serves on the boards of Cheltenham School District’s United Parents Group and the Friends of Bache-Martin School, and advises MBA students through the Fox School of Business MBA Advising Program at Temple University.

David Morey

David Morey, founder and chairman of DMG Global and vice chairman of Core Strategy Group, is one of America’s leading strategic consultants. He is the award-winning author of “The Underdog Advantage,” “The Leadership Campaign” and “Creating Business Magic,” and for many years served as adjunct professor of international affairs at Columbia University and at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the years, Mr. Morey has worked with some of the world’s top business leaders, and advised five Nobel Peace Prize winners and 18 winning global presidential campaigns. His corporate clients include GE, Verizon, Pepsi, Mars, KPMG, McDonald’s, Microsoft, News Corp., Nike, P&G, Disney, Visa, The Coca-Cola Company, LinkedIn, TPG, American Express, NBC, Samsung, Deloitte, and many others.

Antonio Oftelie

Dr. Antonio Oftelie is Executive Director of Leadership for a Networked World and the Public Sector Innovation Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard within the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dr. Oftelie conducts research, teaches, and advises on how law, policy, and technology can be aligned to create exceptional environments for innovation. At Harvard, Dr. Oftelie administers the Harvard Public Sector Innovation Award program, leads the development of multiple summits and executive sessions, and since 2004, has developed and taught in more than sixty Harvard executive education programs. Antonio has created practitioner-recognized frameworks and maturity models for organizational innovation and value creation including the “Shared Services Horizons of Value,” the “Uptake and Edge Innovation Matrix,” and the “Human Services Value Curve.”