Thursday, January 8, 2015: Pre-Symposium Workshops

(Separate Registration Required)

Pre-Symposium workshops are designed for board and staff teams.  Workshops are limited to 25 people unless otherwise noted.

12:00 - 5:00pm

The Kaleidoscope of Governance Tour has reached maximum capacity.

4:00 - 7:00pm

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Friday, January 9, 2015: Common Sense Governance

8:00am Registration, breakfast and networking

8:30am Welcome
Janine Mason and Tony Hsu, co-chairs, Nonprofit Institute Advisory Board

8:50am Presentation of 2015 Kaleidoscope Award for Exceptional Governance and panel discussion
Dr. Mary McDonald, chair, Kaleidoscope Award Committee

10:00am Orientation to the Symposium
Liz Shear, director, USD Governance Symposium

10:10am Break

10:25am - 12:00pm Workshops
B=beginners, I=intermediate, A=advanced. Unlabeled workshops are suitable for all.

12:10 – 1:00pm Lunch

1:10 - 2:00pm Keynote Conversation between Two Exceptional Kaleidoscope Leaders 

Marjory Kaplan, CEO, San Diego Jewish Community Foundation and Dr. Paula Cordeiro, Dean, USD School of Leadership and Educational Sciences will explore leadership lessons garnered from their individual life's work.  Marjory will share the secrets of how to build a high functioning board, what accomplishments result from making the effort, how the extraordinary SDJCF developed and what it takes to maintain it.  Paula will discuss what it takes to grow a responsible, connected and excellent institution that stays on the cutting edge of thought.  Together, they will explore how this work relates to and strengthens our community and the world.

2:00 - 3:30pm Workshops
B=beginners, I=intermediate, A=advanced. Unlabeled workshops are suitable for all.

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Saturday, January 10, 2015: Commons Sense 

8:00am Registration, breakfast and networking

8:30am Welcome
Pat Libby, professor of practice and director, Nonprofit Institute

8:45am Keynote Address  

“Uncommon Sense on Boards: Turning Conventional Wisdom on its Head” Jan Masaoka, CEO, California Association of Nonprofits

9:30am Break

9:45 - 10:45am Mini-Lectures

10:45am Break

11:00am - 12:30pm Workshops
B=beginners, I=intermediate, A=advanced. Unlabeled workshops are suitable for all.

12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch

Keynote: Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation:  Thinking about your future and how to get there
Pedro Villegas, director of community relations, SDG&E

Innovation is a process that brings together various novel ideas in a way that they have an impact on society.

San Diego Gas and Electric has a unique vantage point, supporting 600 nonprofit partners across our region.  Pedro Villegas, SDG&E's Director of Community Relations, will explore the challenge of innovation and its relationship to philanthropy, because the vision that got your nonprofit here, may not get your nonprofit where it wants to go.

1:30 - 3:00pm Plenary Session 
Saving the Opera - Lessons Learned From a Board Perspective moderated by Linda Spuck, San Diego Opera board member and vice president and personal trust administrator at The Private Bank San Diego, Union Bank

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