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Wednesday, September 24
 

9:45am

Creating and Keeping Your A-Team (Part 1)
Part 1 of 2; we highly recommend you attend both as the sessions are deeply tied together. In a market where good people are hard to find—and sometimes harder to keep—strong leaders recognize the importance of developing a powerful employee culture. When you understand and leverage both the skills and energies of your employees, your ability to retain them increases dramatically. This highly interactive session will equip you with practical knowledge and tools to motivate and retain staff, creating a more integrated employee team that inherently drives better organizational results.

Speakers
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Leanne VanBeek

Left Lane Consulting, LLC


Wednesday September 24, 2014 9:45am - 11:00am
Governors Square 10

11:15am

Creating and Keeping Your A-Team (Part 2)
Part 2 of 2; we highly recommend you attend both as the sessions are deeply tied together. In a market where good people are hard to find—and sometimes harder to keep—strong leaders recognize the importance of developing a powerful employee culture. When you understand and leverage both the skills and energies of your employees, your ability to retain them increases dramatically. This highly interactive session will equip you with practical knowledge and tools to motivate and retain staff, creating a more integrated employee team that inherently drives better organizational results.

Speakers
LV

Leanne VanBeek

Left Lane Consulting, LLC


Wednesday September 24, 2014 11:15am - 12:30pm
Governors Square 10

2:30pm

Marrying Development and Accounting: Project and Meet Your Fundraising Goals through Accurate Budgeting
There can be friction between development and accounting staff, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Discover how to project future revenue accurately, use financial information in donor presentations, and work effectively as a team to live happily ever after.

Speakers
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Ann Fitzgerald

A.C. Fitzgerald and Associates


Wednesday September 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Plaza Ballroom A

2:30pm

The Art of Interviewing
One of the most challenging tasks of the hiring manager is to select the right candidate. When the resumes are piled up, how do you know who to select? When you’re sitting in an interview session, how can you be sure that you’re seeing the “real” candidate and making the best hire? Find answers to all your questions with our panel of experts. This is your chance to see high quality interviews in action.  

Speakers
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Claire Kittle

Talent Market
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Donnie Quitugua

Executive Vice President & COO, SCGI & RCMI
Director of Operations, SCGI
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Leanne VanBeek

Left Lane Consulting, LLC


Wednesday September 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Governors Square 10
 
Thursday, September 25
 

9:00am

501c3 Boundaries: Where's the Line?
Where is the boundary for lawful 501c3 activity? Execute your strategies with confidence that you are complying with the law and will not have your tax status revoked. An attorney, accountant and think tank legislative outreach practitioner will share how you can protect your organization and still communicate effectively.

Speakers
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Dave Bond

Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
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Alan Dye

Webster, Chamberlain & Bean
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Charles Mitchell

Commonwealth Foundation
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Matt Paprocki

Illinois Policy Institute


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

10:30am

Project Management 301- Managing a Project in Choppy Water
Did your project get off to an exciting start only to struggle once you jumped into the meat of the work? Learn from a seasoned professional how to manage a project from its start to a successful conclusion. Hear from a state think tank leader how they handled extraordinary obstacles and opportunities—all the ups and downs. 

Speakers
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Brad Gruber

State Policy Network
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Dawn Meling

Director of Marketing & Outreach, Commonwealth Foundation


Thursday September 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
Governors Square 10

2:00pm

Navigating Overwhelming Digital Strategy Options
As digital strategies evolve and technology platforms proliferate, there’s increased pressure on your organization to make the correct choice for your online communication efforts. In this session, we'll analyze the cultural, business and strategic reasons you should consider in these decisions. This topic will cover web sites products like WordPress & custom solutions. We’ll also tackle online fundraising tools, database solutions and email marketing options. Whether you’re in leadership, marketing or operations, we’ll discuss how to seamlessly integrate these solutions to maximize your policy impact and internal efficiency. 

Speakers
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Mike Toguchi

eResources


Thursday September 25, 2014 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Governors Square 10
 
Friday, September 26
 

9:30am

Building a Winning Culture
One of the most powerful forces in an organization is the culture. With the right culture you can offer someone their dream job and change the world. With the wrong though you can fall into a spiral of frustration, staff demoralization, and even mission failure. Join our panel of experts in a lively discussion about building organizational culture. Learn what makes a great culture, how to change a culture, and how to maintain a successful culture. Ask your tough questions to those who have been there and know what it takes for an organization to thrive.

Moderators
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Jennifer Butler

State Policy Network

Speakers
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Kristina Rasmussen

Illinois Policy Institute
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Mike Reitz

Mackinac Center for Public Policy


Friday September 26, 2014 9:30am - 11:00am
Governors Square 10