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Leadership [clear filter]
Tuesday, September 23

1:30pm PDT

CEO/EVP Session
This is an invitation only meeting for state think tank CEOs and EVPs. 

Tuesday September 23, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Governor\'s Square 10
Wednesday, September 24

9:45am PDT

Decisions and Actions of Influential Ideas
(CEOs and Board Members Only)
Part II of Whitney Johnson’s plenary presentation with emphasis on the key decisions leaders make and lead actions that can move your organization’s ideas up on the idea innovation S-Curve.


Whitney Johnson

Author of Dare, Dream, Do
Whitney Johnson, highly ranked institutional investor; founding partner of Rose Park Advisors; senior advisor to the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards; regular Harvard Business Review author and lecturer; author of Dare, Dream, Do.

Wednesday September 24, 2014 9:45am - 11:00am PDT
Governors Square 12

11:15am PDT

Silencing Opposing Views: Attacks on Free Speech and Private Charitable Giving
Over the past several years, an all-out war has been waged on our First Amendment rights. Part of this alarming trend includes attacks on the time-honored legal protection of private, charitable giving.  


Dee Allsop

Heart + Mind Strategies

Rod Lowman

The Lowman Group, LLC

Matt Nese

Director of External Relations, Center for Competitive Politics
As the Director of External Relations at the Center for Competitive Politics, I work to promote and defend citizens’ First Amendment political rights of speech, assembly, and petition. On behalf of CCP, I oppose so-called reformers’ efforts to limit campaign contributions, institute... Read More →

Michael Sullivan

Texans for Fiscal Responsibility

John Tillman

Illinois Policy Institute

Wednesday September 24, 2014 11:15am - 12:30pm PDT
Governors Square 12

2:30pm PDT

Transitions: Growing Yourself- Growing Your Organization
Moving from idea to plan to organization to a sustained, robust, high impact enterprise is loaded with unexpected challenges. This session will help you identify those challenges at key stages in the development of an enterprise. You will also learn the crucial skills and four habits you need to successfully navigate those transitions and avoid becoming a rock in the river on the way to your mission.


De Hicks

Stuart Consulting Group, Inc.

Wednesday September 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm PDT
Governors Square 12
Thursday, September 25

9:00am PDT

The Dream Team: How to Get One and What to Do With It Once You Have One
 It’s not a one pony show any more. Your enterprise is growing. You’ve worked long and hard and now you can afford to hire another person (or more). Or, you are finally able to stretch with your team to achieve a higher challenge by adding a key player. This session will help you learn how to choose the right people, create a new team, focus efforts and work with a Dream Team. You will learn the four things that need to be in place before you can have a highly effective team, the three disciplines of working with Dream Teams and the two things you can do right now to make your current team significantly more effective. Whether you are the leader of a team of a dozen or the second person to join the project, this session will help you build and work with the right team.


De Hicks

Stuart Consulting Group, Inc.

Thursday September 25, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Governors Square 12

2:00pm PDT

What a Great Board Can Mean to an Organization
This session is for board members only


Jeff Cain

American Philanthropic

Thursday September 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Governors Square 11