Global Washington Conference
Thursday Dec 6th, 2012
Port Facilities/Cruise Terminal Bell Harbor Conference Center Seattle, WA
Redefining Development: From Silos to Collective Impact
|7:30-8:15am||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|10:00-11:15am||Plenary Panel: Redefining Development
|11:15am-12:30pm||Breakout Session: Identifying Collective Impact GoalsSession A: Opportunities to divide into groups by functions of our work:
Session B: Opportunities to divide into groups by issue areas of our work:
Session C: Opportunities to divide into groups by regions of our work:
|12:30-1:30pm||Lunch and Award Presentation
Welcome & Presentation of Award: Mike McGinn, Mayor, City of Seattle
Global Hero Award: Therese Caouette
Moderator: Will Poole, Board Member, Global Washington
|2:00-3:15pm||Concurrent Panels: Session A: Evidence of Impact
Increasingly, donors and social impact investors are interested in funding programs with demonstrated impact. Demonstrating impact and adapting programs accordingly, however, can be a challenge: What counts as evidence? What can be done when impact is hard to establish, as when the value is intangible or long-term? When is a randomized controlled trial appropriate? When is it not? What are other options? How can costly large-scale evaluations be funded? What do you do when the evidence is ambiguous? In this session, these and other questions will be addressed by a multi-sectoral panel of speakers representing donor, academic, non-profit, and other communities.
|2:00-3:15pm||Session B: From Education to Empowerment: Transformational Strategies for Engaging Youth
At a time when the global youth population is the highest in history (1.4 billion under 30), millions of young people in the developing world regard education as a lifeboat that will carry them to economic safety. And yet formal education alone is not enough. Without a sense of personal agency, access to decision making and leadership, and opportunities to develop employable skills, newly educated youth can end up feeling disenfranchised and powerless to act. In this session, a cross section of thought leaders from education, nonprofit, and corporate sectors will share new strategies for connecting education with the most urgent needs of emerging economies, and for motivating and empowering youth to be entrepreneurs and agents of positive change.
|2:00-3:15pm||Session C: Engaging Diasporas
Washington is a cosmopolitan state with a large population of immigrants and expatriates from all over the world. Many of them are active in supporting development efforts back home. What have they learned through their work? Do they experience accusations of “brain drain”? What can diasporas communities do most to benefit their home countries? How can development organizations collaborate with these communities? Residents of Washington who are involved in development activities in their countries of origin will discuss these and other questions.
Session D: Beyond CSR: How Corporations Are Making Good Business Out of Innovative Development Solutions
Social entrepreneurship connotes a certain type of organization – start-up, scrappy, and resource-starved. However, some of the most effective business-led development is coming from large corporations who see new markets in tackling the old problems of poverty. Through a form of “social intrapreneurship,”several Washington businesses have developed new products, services, and processes that have had a significant impact on communities stretching from Rwanda to Mozambique to Costa Rica to India. This panel would showcase a trio of individuals leading social innovation from inside their company, reflecting on how their transformative initiatives came to be embraced by corporate management, offering recommendations to other companies hoping to foster the same potentially transformative and providing insights on how to partner with these initiatives.
|3:45-5:00pm||Small Concurrent Sessions: “The Doctor Is In”
In these interactive, shorter sessions (two 35-minute sessions) attendees will gather in smaller groups to meet with experts and discuss questions related to their expertise and experience working in the nonprofit sector and/or global development. “The Doctor Is In” sessions do not include formal presentations. Rather, they focus entirely on exploring topics related to the presenter’s expertise. Most sessions will focus on topics related to how nonprofits and global development organizations function (i.e. social media, fundraising, etc), however some will focus on the experience of seasoned nonprofit leaders and unique situations they have encountered while working in the field. Many small workshops of varying size will allow for a variety of different activities in a more intimate format. Experts will provide targeted advice and mentoring on specific issues and in some cases, moderators will facilitate group activities towards targeted goals. Global WA member organizations will have an opportunity to propose sessions in advance of the conference. Conference participants will be asked to sign up for one session at registration, so that the organizers can assign an appropriately sized space for the session.
|5:00-6:00pm||Keynote: Call to Action & Closing
|6:00pm||Reception & Marketplace|