Friday, November 15
8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Boulevard C (2nd Floor)
What Is (or Should Be) Keeping Nonprofit Board Members Awake at Night?
#MeToo — financial mismanagement — cyber security — all critical, high profile issues that require awareness and strategic prioritization, particularly by nonprofit board members and leaders who must maintain rigorous vigilance about risks that can derail success and potentially damage their organizations. Engage in this dialogue about important risks that impact the sector today, and key insights that can help nonprofit board members and leaders manage these risks effectively. Presented by Kellogg School Center for Nonprofit Management
Eliminating Gang Violence, Rehabilitating Communities
Pastor Corey Brooks has experienced being in the midst of gun crime by warring gangs on Chicago’s South Side. The Founder and Executive Director of Project H.O.O.D. knows about the violence plaguing the Woodlawn and Englewood communities. He’s brokered peace deals, gained gang members’ trust, been at scenes of shootings, worked with those impacted, and is striving to transform the community. Hear his firsthand experiences and insights about mitigating gang violence in communities.
Optimizing Your Board Engagement
Join Jim Gibbons, social entrepreneur, founder of Forward Impact Enterprises, and former CEO of Goodwill Industries International and National Industries for the Blind, to explore the question, “How do we optimize board member engagement”? Delve into board practices to better understand board performance, organizational practices to ensure optimal board member contribution, and methodologies to ensure great board member feedback and engagement. This will be a provocative session to assist 8-10 CEOs and board members in gleaning new insights to take board performance to new heights during demanding times. Presented by Forward Impact Enterprises
A Closer Look at How We Empower and Re-power the City
Hundreds of cities have committed to investing in cleaner energy sources for more stable economies and healthier communities. The Ready for 100 Chicago Collective is working to ensure that Chicago’s energy transition embodies the principles of inclusivity, environmental justice, and community-leadership. What traditional and innovative paths might the City consider to solicit input from residents across the city while also valuing equity in this process? What relationship between community, labor, government, investors, and private actors will yield concrete improvement for communities? Presented by Ready for 100 Chicago Collective
Hide and Seek: Micro-experiments on the Hidden Drivers of Human Behavior
Presented by ideas42
The Pendulum Swing Between Empowerment and Victim: Can We Free Ourselves?
Participants will explore when they feel like a failure or a victim at work. They will be asked how this feeling impacts their work and what actions they generally take to appease this feeling. We will have a short discussion about how the yogic teachings view victim identity and several mindfulness tools for freeing ourselves. The group will discuss how these practices are viable in the workplace and what they believe are the best tools for freeing ourselves from these negative habits of the mind. Presented by Kashi Atlanta
The Role of Place in the Future of Work
Cities and communities play a big role in whether its residents will be ready for the Future of Work. Educational systems, public workforce programs, the landscape of nonprofit organizations and employers committed to the community, and even infrastructure elements (e.g., public transportation, affordable housing) must all be working together to ensure residents can adapt to how jobs are changing. Monitor Institute by Deloitte will facilitate a discussion about the critical elements for supporting workers at the city-level and bright spots we can learn from. Sponsored by Monitor Institute by Deloitte