2012 InsideNGO Annual Member Conference Program & Sessions
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Tentative Agenda - 7/20/12
This agenda is still under development and subject to change
- Security Management on a Shoe String Budget
- Outsourcing Realities: Opportunities and Challenges
- Locally Rooted, Globally Connected - Operating Models in Country
- Non-Profit Mergers and Acquisitions – A Growing Trend?
- Fraud Schemes: Deter, Detect, Prevent
- Safety and Security Management – Are Your Global Teams Ready for a Crisis?
- Board Engagement—Selecting and Implementing the Optimal Governance Model
- Lawsuits! NGOs Legal Liability to Employees
- More than a Wing and a Prayer: Global Travel & Deployment – Your Legal Risk Exposure and Solutions
- Keeping Your Organization Out of the Headlines: Lessons for Effective Emergency Response Planning
- Host Country Taxation of NGOs – The Pain Has Just Begun
- UK Bribery Act and Its Relevance to US NGOs
- From Good to Great - Transforming Your Country Office Operations
- Suspension and Debarment - A Ball of Confusion
- It Starts at the Top - Ethics as a Global Culture
- What You Need to Know: Building and Implementing a Global Compliance Program
- Resilience as a Strategic Objective
- Risk Management - Best Practices - Lessons from the Crowd
“Good topics and well versed, articulate and knowledgeable presenters.”
Finance, Grants & Contracts
- USAID Forward: The Push to Locally Fund - Challenges and Implications
- The Nuts and Bolts of Advocacy
- FASB Update
- Form 990 Schedule F Update
- Managing and Monitoring Subawards in the USG Environment
- "The Dirty Dozen" - Common Audit Vulnerabilities Affecting Your USG Funding - A Preventive Discussion
- Effective Resolution of Audit Findings
- Data Driven Decision Making to Improve Outcomes
- Country Office Compliance Assessment
- How Mobile Banking is Changing the Game for NGOs
- Financial, Investment and Governance Metrics for Endowed Operating Charities
- DFID: Knowledge Exchange
- Supply Chain Management: Concepts, Components and Best Practices
- Creating a Successful Gifts in Kind - GIK - Program
- USAID Implementation and Procurement Reform Update with Lisa Gomer
- Meet the USAID Overhead, Special Costs, and Closeout Branch Folks
- FFATA: How Are We Doing?
- Audited to Death
- Congratulations You’ve Just Won an Award - Now What?
- Giving Grants to Local Government in the US Federal Award Environment
- Disclosure Dilemmas: How to Handle Donor Requests for Internal Information
- OMB Grant Reform Update
- Cost Pricing and CAS Compliance: Moving from Cooperative Agreements to Contracts
- 10 Ways to Curb Cash Payments in the Field
- Management’s Role in Governance: the Audit, Finance and Investment Committees
- Developing Organizational Effectiveness Indicators - A Case Study
- Source/Nationality: 22CFR228 Six Months In
- Banking Strategies: Choosing a Bank and Managing Global Accounts
- QuickBooks for a Quick Month End Close: Using a Custom Extract Utility
- Terrorist Vetting – Who Does What
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- The Recruiting Maze: The War for Top Talent
- Speed Dating to Super Employee Engagement
- HR Metrics for NGOs: Measuring What Matters
- Allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: Better Management of Complaints
- Everything You Wanted to Know about LinkedIn for Sourcing
- Developing Global Talent from Day One: Onboarding to Performance Management
- Volunteer and Internship Programs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- Equality & Inclusion In NGOs: Exploring Role of HR
- Building an HR Budget
- Staff Care Support in Challenging Times: Making it Simple
- Strategic Talent Management - Principles and Practices
- FSN Salary Scales – The Mystery Unraveled
- Salary Trends in Local National Compensation
- Global Mobility in the 21st Century – Is It Time to Blow Up Traditional Expat Practices?
- Anticipating the Future: Succession Planning that Builds Tomorrow's NGO Leaders Today
- Terminations: Graceful Endings
- Stress Free Performance Appraisals
- Managing Conflict: Turing Adversity into Action
- Getting Your HR Certification - Nuts, Bolts and Gems
- Volunteer and Intern Program Roundtable
- HR & NGOs - Creating the Value Proposition
- Recruiting Issues: Diversity, Sourcing and Emergency Recruitment
- Employee Training and Development Programs
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- BYOD (Bring Your Own Device): What are others doing and what policies will help you manage this growing trend?
- Disaster Planning/Business Continuity: Checklists and Policies that Can Help You
- IT Governance: Making Technology Work forYyour Organization
- IT as Business and Program Partner
- “Hot” Tech Topics (Speed Session Discussing VoIP, The Cloud, Open Source Software and more).
- IT Audits: Key Questions IT Auditors Ask and 8 Things You Can Do to Make Your IT Audit More Productive
- Toward Building a New Intranet: InsideNGO Member Case Study
- The Changing Nature of IT
- Using Enterprise Applications in Remote Regions: Two Case Studies
- IT Roundtable: Finding Answers to the Problems You Face
- 20 Steps to Selecting an Enterprise Resource Program
- Personal / Professional Productivity Tools and Apps
Professional & Organizational Development
- Is Your Organization a High Performing Nonprofit?
- Leading, Motivating and Communicating with Difficult People: The Theory
- Leading, Motivating and Communicating with Difficult People: The Applications
- Unlock the Mysteries of Mentoring
- How to Motivate, Engage and Inspire - When Change is Constant
- Build Your Own Employee Development Program on a Shoestring Budget
- Appreciative Inquiry and Strength-Based Leadership
- Taking Training Online – It’s Not Just About the Technology
- Maintaining High Team Performance (Part 1 & 2)
- In on a Secret: A Middle Manager’s Insight on Leadership Effectiveness
- Planning for Impact: How to Focus on What Really Matters
- Delegating for Managerial and Organizational Success
- Introducing Meaningful Employee Recognition Programs
- Project Management: The Art of Being an Effective Project Manager
- Project Management: The Science of Being an Effective Project Manager
- Training of Trainers: Top 5 Brain Friendly Training Ideas
- Success Strategies for Emerging Leaders
- 12 Essential Career Development Tips
- Facilitation Skills: Tips, Tools and Tricks
- Learning Platforms for NGOs Large, Medium, and Small: Moving Beyond One Size Fits All
- Tim Sanders Unplugged
- Full session descriptions
- New Member Orientation
- Quick Consult – Technical Assistance with Bob Lloyd
- Lunch & Learn: Young Professionals – Getting the Most out of Networking
- Lunch and Learn - InsideNGO: Association Health Insurance Plan for International Assignees: Expats, TCNs, Key Local Staff
- Lunch and Learn - Taking a 20 Minute Vacation
- Lunch and Learn - A New Security Resource for All NGOs- INSSA
- Lunch and Learn - The Platinum Rule of Communication…learn it in 2 minutes or less!
- Full session descriptions
Opening Keynote Speaker – Tim Sanders
We are very pleased to announce that Tim Sanders will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2012 Annual Member Conference. As we celebrate 35 years of member generosity, Mr. Sanders’ insightful perspectives on how generous communities serve as a differentiator and a source of resilience for both organizations and professionals could not be more relevant.
Distinguished author of four books including the global best seller Love Is The Killer App
, Tim’s second book, The Likeability Factor
was featured in major media from USA Today
to The New York Times
. His latest book, Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence
is an Inc. Magazine
Former Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo! during a period when the Internet industry was going through significant change and pressure from the stock market, Tim was charged with responding at break-neck speed to complex critical situations. From this experience, he learned that leadership is a personal decision, not just the function of a title. A strategic consultant to leading brands, associations and government agencies, Tim is the innovative CEO of Los Angeles tech start-up Net Minds
and founder of research firm Deeper Media Incorporated.
Unleashing the Power of Generosity
Tim Sanders will challenge us to rethink the concept of generosity, and how it's a critical tool for our success personally and as NGOs.
He'll recast what it means to be generous, why it's important to be consistent about it and where we can improve as leaders. Drawing from his best seller Love Is the Killer App,
Tim will address how to grow our own limited resources (financial and personal) by sharing our intangibles: Knowledge, Network and Compassion. In today's tough take-and-give environment, these are invaluable tools. Other key highlights of Tim’s keynote will include:
- Sharing – especially in the context of the new paradigm where we strive to do more with less
- Mentoring – the active role an individual takes and a community enables to share our knowledge and support our teams at each level
- Networking – how networking is the ‘software’ in the community’s ‘hardware’: the ‘code’ that makes everything work
- Being compassionate and embodying true empathy – enabling the insight to take the correct actions, within our teams, organization and communities
Tim will help us to examine both Generosity and Virtue, qualities that together as one are the embodiment of our community of NGOs and the core to our continued success.
Annual Conference registrants will receive a copy of Love Is the Killer App as part of their registration fee.
Closing Keynote Speaker - Michael Wesch
Closing our 35th Anniversary Annual Member Conference is Michael Wesch, PhD, a global thought leader working at the intersection of anthropology and technology. Dr. Wesch addresses the need for wonder, curiosity, communication, empathy and creativity to solve complex problems in an environment of rapidly increasing information. Dubbed “the Explainer” by Wired Magazine, Dr. Wesch is currently working on a book about complex problems (or "wicked" problems as they are sometimes called) and how to transform them so they become tangible, and therefore solvable. Given that so many international operations teams at NGOs are working to address complex "wicked" problems in diverse cultural situations, Dr. Wesch’s message is especially timely.
An Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and Digital Ethnography at Kansas State University, his videos on culture, technology, education, and information have been viewed over 20 million times in over 20 languages. Dr. Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including being named an Emerging Explorer by National Geographic and the 2008 CASE/Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities.
The Age of Wonder in the Age of Whatever
New media and technology present us with an overwhelming bounty of tools for connection, creativity, collaboration, and knowledge creation - a true "Age of Whatever" where anything seems possible. But any enthusiasm about these remarkable possibilities is immediately tempered by that other "Age of Whatever" - an age in which people feel increasingly disconnected, disempowered, tuned out, and alienated.
The complexity of the problems we face grows. In today's world, it is not enough to simply master information and become "knowledgeable." Nor is it enough to attain the skills to learn, to become "knowledge-able." Knowledge and skills are necessary, but not sufficient. What is needed more than ever is to have the courage and capacity to truly wonder, to question our taken for granted assumptions, break down old models, and be as willing to unlearn as we are to learn. Only then can we harness and leverage the bounty of possibility all around us and rediscover the "end" or purpose of wonder, and stave off the historical end of wonder. It is with this spirit of wonder that ordinary people solve extraordinary problems and inspire us all.