MISSION DRIVEN 2017

 
 

Register now for Mission Driven, the 2017 Human Capital Summit. Come together with fellow social-sector champions who believe in a better future for our community. #MD17

 

September 27, 2017 | Austin, TX

 

LEADING THROUGH CHANGE

 
 

Mission Driven

The premier human capital summit in Central Texas, Mission Driven will focus on leading, attracting and retaining talent in the social sector. It’s for professionals like you who are ready to grow as resilient, focused, mission-driven leaders. You’ll come away with practical tools and fresh ideas to achieve your mission.

This one-day convening will present leading theories and practices from local and national experts, and opportunities to develop partnerships that lead to greater community impact and lasting social change. You’ll come away with meaningful connections and new inspiration to power your mission-driven work. Join the social revolution taking place in Austin and be part of a community of change makers.

At the 2017 Human Capital Summit, you’ll:

  • Attend thought-provoking keynotes from experts on leading through change
  • Learn through interactive break-out sessions on leadership development, change management, communication, employee engagement, cultural competency, talent management and more
  • Network with other Central Texas mission-driven leaders and change agents
  • Develop turnkey solutions to tackle the urgent reality of our community’s needs

REGISTER TODAY!

 
 
MEMBER
$245Late Registration: $295 (starting 9/8/17)
NON-MEMBER
$295Late Registration: $345 (starting 9/8/17)
SPONSOR
$2000+A variety of sponsor opportunities are available!

2017 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 
 

Keynote speakers at Mission Driven will inspire attendees to turn theory into practice and motivate them to develop fresh approaches to their work as they lead through uncertainty and change.

 
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Rosetta Thurman

Rosetta Thurman

Co-Author, How to Become a Nonprofit Rock StarFounder & CEO, HappyBlackWoman.com

 

Rosetta Thurman is a nationally recognized author, speaker, mentor and coach dedicated to helping women become the leaders of their own lives. She is the co-author of How to Become a Nonprofit Rock Star: 50 Ways to Accelerate Your Career and CEO of Happy Black Woman, a global training company that empowers women through leadership, personal development and entrepreneurship. From 2008-2012, Rosetta led the Future Executive Directors Fellowship, the first program of its focus and intensity designed to help emerging nonprofit leaders prepare to become executive directors. Drawing on 15 years of experience in fundraising and leadership development, Rosetta has spoken at countless nonprofit conferences around the country, such as the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Americans for the Arts, Council on Foundations, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy.

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Jonathan Becker

Jonathan Becker

Partner, Great Place to Work®

 

Jonathan is a Partner at Great Place to Work®, where he excels at helping leaders turn insights from data into actionable steps that foster positive organizational changes. With deep experience in coaching and facilitating, he enjoys partnering with leaders to design and implement strategic plans that result in a thriving, goal-achieving, trust-based workplace. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Yale University in New Haven, CT. He also has a M.B.A. from the University of California in Berkeley, CA, where he was honored as one of the Five Most Outstanding Students in his graduating class, and served in the student government leading volunteering and community involvement. In addition to his degrees, Jonathan is a Certified Facilitator for the Immunity to Change method, which helps individuals, teams, and organizations make significant changes.

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Rebecca McInroy

Rebecca McInroy

Executive Producer and Editor, Two Guys on Your Head

 

Rebecca McInroy is an award-winning host, show creator, and executive producer, who produces a wide range of content for KUT, KUTX and KUT.ORG. She is the executive producer and editor of the national weekly radio program and podcast Two Guys on Your Head hosted by professors Art Markman and Bob Duke, about human behavior and the brain. Rebecca strives to produce content that bridges the gap between the general public and higher education. She is also the executive producer and host of the live discussion program, Views and Brews, and co-hosts the fortnightly food politics podcast The Secret Ingredient.

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Robert A. Duke

Robert A. Duke

Co-Host, Two Guys on Your Head

 

Robert A. Duke, PhD, is the Marlene and Morton Meyerson Centennial Professor and Head of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is a University of Texas System Distinguished Teaching Professor, Elizabeth Shatto Massey Distinguished Fellow in Teacher Education, and Director of the Center for Music Learning. He is also a clinical professor in the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas and director of the Psychology of Learning program at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles.

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Art Markman

Art Markman

Co-Host, Two Guys on Your Head

 

Art Markman is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin and Founding Director of the Program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations. He has written more than 150 scholarly papers on topics including reasoning, decision making, and motivation. He brings insights from cognitive science to a broader audience through his blogs at Psychology Today, FastCompany, and Inc, as well as his radio show/podcast Two Guys on Your Head.

CONFERENCE AGENDA

 
 

September 27, 2017 | 7:30 AM – 5 PM
#MD17

 

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

 

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Keynotes

Step Into Your Power: How To Lead With Purpose and Authenticity in Times of Change
Rosetta Thurman, Co-Author, How to Become a Nonprofit Rock Star, Founder & CEO, HappyBlackWoman.com
The current economic, social and political landscape brings unprecedented challenges for the social sector. But times of change also offer opportunities to reflect and grow as a leader. Clarity around what you value, what you want to achieve, and ultimately, who you want to become will help you find more meaning in your work, and help others do the same.

Who do you need to become to lead authentically and thrive in times of change? Rosetta’s powerful keynote walks you through a 4-step process that guides you in rediscovering your purpose and transforming the way you work, lead and live your life. She’ll challenge you to think about how you pick yourself up when you get knocked down and how to navigate uncertainty without losing sight of what matters most to you.

Because of this keynote, you’ll:

    • Explore the 6 human needs and understand how they affect your leadership
    • Identify your core values and determine which ones are most important to you
    • Understand the importance of developing a Personal Mission Statement, one of the most effective tools available for getting clarity on your vision as a leader
    • Be inspired to lead with a greater sense of purpose and authenticity

Your People Are Your Mission
Jonathan Becker, Great Place to Work®, Partner
Today’s leaders know that organizational success – fulfilling your mission – starts with a laser-focus on your #1 asset: your employees and volunteers. Your workplace culture can be a pivotal strategic advantage in attracting and retaining top talent…or your culture can be the reason people leave your organization and create a drag on progress.
In this opening keynote, Jonathan will explore the current state of the workplace experience in the social sector, what it takes to be an effective leader today, and how to create a workplace that values and empowers everyone, no matter their role or background.

Because of this keynote, you’ll:

  • Learn where to start in improving your organizational culture
  • Challenge some widely-held beliefs about people in the non-profit sector
  • Get motivated to take your mission-driven leadership to the next level and make your organization a great place to work

 

9:30 - 9:45 AM

Break

 

9:45 - 10:45 AM

Morning Sessions

Breakout Session - Change Management Track: Change without Chaos: Guiding Staff through Tumultuous Times
Dr. Tom Sechrest, Director, Master of Science in Leadership and Change Program, St. Edward’s University
Some employees thrive in times of change, while others are fearful. Fears often trigger anxiety, resistance and a range of unproductive behaviors. Managers need to understand the change process, so they can lead their teams through uncertain and often confusing times.

Research shows that most change efforts fail to achieve their desired results. In this session, you’ll:

      • Explore the most common pitfalls organizations encounter as they navigate through a major transformation
      • Learn the specific skills leaders need to effectively lead change efforts
      • Develop ways to turn conflict into collaboration and resistance into acceptance

Breakout Session - Culture and Core Values Track: Let's Be Real: Building a Culturally Competent Team
DeWayne Street, Diversity Consultant, Midway Diversity Solutions & Vice President of Workforce Advancement, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
We are living in one of the most complex diversity environments in the history of our country. Led by DeWayne Street, a practicing diversity consultant since 2000, this session is designed to create a judgment-free space to surface the unspoken. The reality is that we all have bias. How can you identify and examine your biases to consider how they impact your interactions with others, your decision-making and the way you show up as a leader?

Explore what it takes to create culturally competent managers and teams. Learn the practical action steps you can take to build cultural sensitivity and competence throughout your entire organization. Join this conversation where DeWayne will share strategies to move beyond biases and stereotyping to empower others and build authentic, lasting relationships.

Deep Dive Session Part I - Talent Management Track: Retain and Attract the Best: Creating a Talent Philosophy
Lora Cover, Principal, Talent Advising, Bellwether Education Partners
Jen Meer, Associate Partner, Strategic Advising and Talent Services, Bellwether Education Partners
Your people bring your mission to life. But has your organization defined a talent philosophy? Do your employees know what to expect when it comes to advancing at your organization? A talent philosophy articulates where you want to go and what you want to be known for when it comes to your employees. It communicates an organization’s core beliefs about your people and talent-related priorities, as well as the investments and trade-offs an organization is willing to make to live out these beliefs.

Learn how to integrate your talent management with your organization’s strategy, cultural beliefs, and mindset, and why doing so will give you an important competitive advantage in attracting and retaining the right team.

During this session, you’ll learn to:

      • Define talent philosophy and why it matters
      • Make talent-related decisions that move the organization one step closer to realizing its strategic plan
      • Create your own talent philosophy to attract and retain the best

Deep Dive Session Part I - Leadership Track: ED Exchange: A Curated Conversation for Nonprofit Executives
Teresa Granillo, Executive Director, Con Mi MADRE
Julia Cuba Lewis, Executive Director, GENaustin
Paul Scott, CEO, AIDS Services of Austin
Join a group of fellow CEOs and Executive Directors for a dynamic executive roundtable. In this highly interactive, intimate session, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your CEO/ED peers and explore organizational challenges unique to top-level management.

Come prepared to discuss your most pressing concerns related to leading through change and growth. You’ll also have the opportunity to share peer support and resources.

The CEOs/EDs who attend this roundtable will walk away from this session:

      • More connected to your peers who are leading Central Texas nonprofits
      • Equipped with fresh ideas and resources
      • More aware of the shared opportunities and challenges facing Central Texas nonprofits and their leaders
      • Energized in your own leadership and in moving forward with your team

 

10:45 - 11 AM

Break

 

11 AM - 12 PM

Morning Sessions

Breakout Session - Talent Management Track: Radical Self-Care: 3 Ways to Avoid Burnout and Become a More Resilient Nonprofit Leader!
Rosetta Thurman, Co-Author, How to Become a Nonprofit Rock Star, Founder & CEO, HappyBlackWoman.com
How can nonprofit leaders thrive during change and uncertainty? In times when nonprofits are being asked to do more with less, it’s important to increase your capacity to lead effectively in service of your mission. This workshop will show you how to tap into specific self-care and resilience strategies to strengthen your leadership and face organizational challenges with confidence and grace.

Because of this workshop, you’ll:

      • Discover why it’s so hard for nonprofit leaders to prioritize work life balance.
      • Conduct an honest self-assessment that aligns your vision for your life and career
      • Develop an inspiring self-care plan that increases focus on the most important tasks on your to-do list
      • Identify a strong support network to navigate personal and professional challenges
      • Explore strategies to simultaneously decrease stress, focus on your mission and enjoy your life

Breakout Session - Leadership Track: Leadership from the Ground Up
Kellee Coleman, Social Justice & Equity Consultant, Embody Transformation
Carlos Duarte, Texas State Director, Mi Familia Vota
Carmen Llanes Pulido, Executive Director, GO! Austin/¡VAMOS! Austin
“The problems we have now in communities and societies are going to be resolved only when we are brought together by a common sense that each of us is a visionary…Instead of looking for a great leader, we are in an era where each of us needs to find the great leader in ourselves.”
– Werner Erhard, American critical thinker, author of transformational models and applications

As mission-driven leaders we are called to listen to the people we serve and put their needs front and center in our work. But is servant leadership enough? How can we intentionally grow and develop as social change leaders? And how can we build leadership in the people we serve?

Join this thought-provoking conversation with leaders who work to build grassroots leadership in Central Texas. Learn about the power and promise of developing leadership from the ground up, rather than from the top down. Be challenged to think holistically about leadership within your organization and our community.

Deep Dive Session Part II - Talent Management Track: Retain and Attract the Best: Creating a Talent Philosophy
Lora Cover, Principal, Talent Advising, Bellwether Education Partners
Jen Meer, Associate Partner, Strategic Advising and Talent Services, Bellwether Education Partners
Your people bring your mission to life. But has your organization defined a talent philosophy? Do your employees know what to expect when it comes to advancing at your organization? A talent philosophy articulates where you want to go and what you want to be known for when it comes to your employees. It communicates an organization’s core beliefs about your people and talent-related priorities, as well as the investments and trade-offs an organization is willing to make to live out these beliefs.

Learn how to integrate your talent management with your organization’s strategy, cultural beliefs, and mindset, and why doing so will give you an important competitive advantage in attracting and retaining the right team.

During this session, you’ll learn to:

      • Define talent philosophy and why it matters
      • Make talent-related decisions that move the organization one step closer to realizing its strategic plan
      • Create your own talent philosophy to attract and retain the best

Deep Dive Session Part II - Leadership Track: ED Exchange: A Curated Conversation for Nonprofit Executives
Teresa Granillo, Executive Director, Con Mi MADRE
Julia Cuba Lewis, Executive Director, GENaustin
Paul Scott, CEO, AIDS Services of Austin
Join a group of fellow CEOs and Executive Directors for a dynamic executive roundtable. In this highly interactive, intimate session, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your CEO/ED peers and explore organizational challenges unique to top-level management.

Come prepared to discuss your most pressing concerns related to leading through change and growth. You’ll also have the opportunity to share peer support and resources.

The CEOs/EDs who attend this roundtable will walk away from this session:

      • More connected to your peers who are leading Central Texas nonprofits
      • Equipped with fresh ideas and resources
      • More aware of the shared opportunities and challenges facing Central Texas nonprofits and their leaders
      • Energized in your own leadership and in moving forward with your team

 

12 - 12:15 PM

Break

 

12:15 - 1:30 PM

Luncheon Keynote Address

Navigating Complexity: Understanding the Psychology of Change
Dr. Robert Duke, Co-Host, Two Guys on Your Head
Dr. Art Markman, Co-Host, Two Guys on Your Head
Rebecca McInroy, Executive Producer and Editor, Two Guys on Your Head
 

1:30 - 1:45 PM

Break

 

1:45 - 2:45 PM

Afternoon Sessions

Breakout Session - Leadership Track: The Nonprofit Leader of Tomorrow
David Springer Ph.D., LCSW, Director, RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service

What does our sector need from tomorrow’s nonprofit leaders? While our future challenges may be unknown, we will likely need social sector leaders who can navigate complex systems and innovate to engage increasingly diverse communities. This session rests on the assumption that we all have the capacity to lead, and is grounded in the connection between happiness and effective leadership. Accordingly, we will examine the importance of and strategies for enhancing our network of close relationships, discovering meaning in our work, and nurturing a positive attitude and gratitude. This strength-based and servant model of leadership holds the promise of transforming people, nonprofits, and communities.

Breakout Session - Talent Management Track: No Excuses: Meeting Employee Needs in Times of Uncertainty
Francisco Gònima, Owner & Principal, Francisco Gónima Executive Coaching & Strategy
Commitment in the workplace is a two-way street. Leaders in these unpredictable times often comment on how challenging it can be to hold onto high value talent these days. At the same time, we can apply near-constant pressure on staff to produce at the expense of professional development, coaching and mentoring. We can’t have it both ways. To cultivate loyalty to the mission in our best talent, managers must prioritize people development cultures where staff truly feel our commitment to them in kind.

This session will focus on:

  • Demographic data on shifting expectations in the workforce around mentoring and professional development
  • Person First Leadership as a discipline for meeting employees where they are to tap into their gifts, passions and goals to drive performance
  • Situational Leadership as a reliable framework for assessing staff developmental readiness and the management style they need at each stage
  • Peer-to-peer exchange on creating the nourishing conditions employees need

Deep Dive Session Part I - Change Management Track: The Paradox of Change: How to Lead Change by Enhancing Stability
Dr. Linda Ford, Strategic Advisor to Change Makers, Executive Coach
Are you suffering from change fatigue? Does it seem like as soon as one change is implemented, the next is underway?

In this deep dive session, you’ll:

      • Explore why change means more than just upsetting the status quo
      • Learn how change and stability support each other
      • Work through a practical change management case generated by the group
      • Develop new tools to leverage change and stability in service of your higher goals

If you’re struggling with leading through change, don’t miss this opportunity to get practical tools and insights that will help your organization thrive during an ever-evolving environment. You’ll leave this session with:

      • New ways to understand and talk about change
      • Tools to manage transformation and reduce collateral damage
      • Templates for leading conversations about change

Deep Dive Session Part I - Culture and Core Values Track: The Power of Core Values: Unlocking the Potential of your Workplace Culture
Katie Popp, Senior Consultant, Learning & Leadership, Mission Capital
Your workplace culture is the way people relate to one another and get work done in your organization. Organizational Core Values serve as the guiding principles for that behavior within your culture. When well defined and well executed, Core Values showcase what’s best about your organization’s culture, provide a framework for decision making, and lead to unity across your organization by bringing people together to drive your mission forward.

Many social sector organizations lack clearly defined organizational Core Values, and many others have them on a piece of paper buried deep within a filing cabinet. In this session, you will learn strategies for unlocking the potential of your culture through defined and lived Core Values.

You can expect to leave this session knowing how to:

      • Define organizational Core Values and their importance
      • Use Core Values to inspire, motivate, and unify your staff
      • Develop, reinvigorate, and live Core Values in your organization.

 

2:45 - 3:15 PM

Break and Meet & Greet/Book Signing with Keynote Speaker and Author, Rosetta Thurman

 

3:15 - 4:30 PM

Afternoon Sessions

Breakout Session - Culture and Core Values Track: Strengthening Workplace Trust
Jonathan Becker, Great Place to Work®, Partner
All truly great workplaces have one element in common: high-trust cultures. There is a clear and undeniable link between the workplace experience and organizational success.

Organizations that have established a foundation of trust in their workplace cultures are more likely to:

  • Attract and retain top talent
  • Have strong financial performance
  • Weather organizational change

Jonathan will share The Great Place to Work® Trust Model©, which assesses the employee experience of workplaces around the globe. The Trust Model© consists of these five dimensions: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

You will leave this session with:

  • A definition of workplace trust
  • An understanding of the benefits of developing trust in your workplace
  • Strategies for increasing levels of trust within your organization

Breakout Session - Talent Management Track: Unlocking the Power of Equity as a Shared Value
Brion Oaks, City of Austin Chief Equity Officer
Creating and sustaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace (and community) is not for the faint of heart, but effective leaders know this is essential for mission-driven performance. Each of us has a role to play in creating supportive, more equitable structures and systems within our organizations and the social sector as a whole. In this pivotal session, Brion Oaks will share ways you can facilitate dialogue and organizational practices that support the development of equity as a shared value.

As the Chief Equity Officer for the City of Austin and a 15-year, tenured nonprofit leader, Brion will provide insight into his work with city leadership and the community to create an equity framework for the City of Austin and its impact on the social sector. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of how you can maximize the power and possibility of equity as a shared value in your organization.

Deep Dive Session Part II - Change Management Track: The Paradox of Change: How to Lead Change by Enhancing Stability
Dr. Linda Ford, Strategic Advisor to Change Makers, Executive Coach
Are you suffering from change fatigue? Does it seem like as soon as one change is implemented, the next is underway?

In this deep dive session, you’ll:

      • Explore why change means more than just upsetting the status quo
      • Learn how change and stability support each other
      • Work through a practical change management case generated by the group
      • Develop new tools to leverage change and stability in service of your higher goals

If you’re struggling with leading through change, don’t miss this opportunity to get practical tools and insights that will help your organization thrive during an ever-evolving environment. You’ll leave this session with:

      • New ways to understand and talk about change
      • Tools to manage transformation and reduce collateral damage
      • Templates for leading conversations about change

Deep Dive Session Part II - Culture and Core Values Track: The Power of Core Values: Unlocking the Potential of your Workplace Culture
Katie Popp, Senior Consultant, Learning & Leadership, Mission Capital
Your workplace culture is the way people relate to one another and get work done in your organization. Organizational Core Values serve as the guiding principles for that behavior within your culture. When well defined and well executed, Core Values showcase what’s best about your organization’s culture, provide a framework for decision making, and lead to unity across your organization by bringing people together to drive your mission forward.

Many social sector organizations lack clearly defined organizational Core Values, and many others have them on a piece of paper buried deep within a filing cabinet. In this session, you will learn strategies for unlocking the potential of your culture through defined and lived Core Values.

You can expect to leave this session knowing how to:

      • Define organizational Core Values and their importance
      • Use Core Values to inspire, motivate, and unify your staff
      • Develop, reinvigorate, and live Core Values in your organization.

 

4:30 - 5 PM

Closing Session and Exclusive Conference Networking

 

5 - 7 PM

Networking and Mission Capital Award Reception

 

Celebrating People Powering Good

 

Now announcing 2017 award finalists!

New to the conference! Mission-driven organizations and people are at the heart of solving complex community problems. The Mission Capital Awards: Celebrating People Powering Good shine a light on local heroes and the transformational work happening right in our backyard. Conference attendees are invited to an evening reception featuring the Mission Capital Awards.

Formerly the “Nonprofit Excellence Awards,” past winners include Karen LaShelle of Creative Action, Earl Maxwell of St. David’s Foundation, Communities In Schools of Central Texas, Sustainable Food Center and Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin.

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HOSTED AT THE NORRIS CENTERS - AUSTIN

 

The Norris Conference Centers- Austin is conveniently located in Central NW Austin, at the corner of Anderson Lane and Burnet Road at the Northcross Center.

Norris Conference Centers – Austin
2525 West Anderson Lane, Suite 365
Austin, TX 78757

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FROM PAST CONFERENCE ATTENDEES

 
97%

Gained new knowledge
or perspective

96%

Were challenged to think
differently about social change

98%

Are likely to attend a future
Mission Capital conference

ADVANCING OUR FIELD

 

Mission Driven presents cutting-edge, expert content that inspires you to take action, increase effectiveness and maximize your community impact. Engage with influential social sector leaders in the fields of nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

  • This conference has taken the Austin community by storm, provided hundreds of people with new ideas and tools, and inspired a whole new level of social entrepreneurship

    Lisa FielderCo-Founder & CEO, College Forward, 2015 Conference Attendee
  • Congratulations to Mission Capital on a wonderful conference – what an impactful two days! Thank you for creating this terrific
    learning and networking opportunity.

    Robyn HouseholderGoodwill Central Texas, 2016 Conference Attendee
  • The quality of the speakers, the ideas and the attendees were all just fantastic.

    Janet MitchellPrincipal, M Group Agency, 2015 Conference Attendee

  • What a wonderful conference. I only wish it could be quarterly!

    Khotan Shahbazi-HarmonDirector of Communications & Community Accountability, E3 Alliance, 2016 Conference Attendee
  • Loved the conference! Powerful to have so many nonprofits and social enterprise together with inspiring speakers.

    John TroyFounder of WorkMonger, 2015 Conference Attendee

  • The conference was fabulous! I learned a lot, connected with people, and got energized about our mission.

    Mandy DeMayoHousingWorks Austin, 2016 Conference Attendee
  • Mission Capital gets my award for best conference of the year. Thank you for a meaningful and thought-provoking 48 hours. Until next year.

    Austin BuchanExecutive Director, College Forward, 2015 Conference Attendee

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