Monday, May 16th
Leadership Case Study: Navigating Complexity to Tackle Climate Change (and Other Challenges)
12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Climate change is a complex, multisectoral problem that requires multisectoral solutions.
In this session, join leaders from RTI International to discuss how they navigated building a new way of working across teams to better provide integrated solutions to climate change. Uncover how effective leaders work to collaborate across teams, break down silos, and engage staff across the organization to do their best work.
Learn more about how professionals at all levels can grow in their careers and help their organizations succeed by thriving as convenors, collaborators, and influencers, while tackling international development challenges.
Robyn Camp, Associate Director, Energy and Climate
Krystle Corpuz, Project Manager, Natural Resource Management Specialist
Nicole Barnes, Senior Vice President, Sustainable Growth & Resilience
Thursday, May 19th
How Can U.S.-Founded Organizations Act on Their Commitments to Inclusion?
Leading Organizations Plenary
10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Join speakers for a conversation on how to improve collaboration within and across organizations so that organizations can carry out their commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion with accountability, with a particular focus on practices and culture at home offices.
Speakers will share practical tools, methods, and communities that are involved in creating the systems, structures, and culture, and how what we do in the home office affects broader connections to our project work and the international development industry.
Participants and speakers will contemplate questions, such as “How are you demonstrating your commitments and making them reality?”
Jenn Williamson, ACDI/VOCA, VP, Gender & Social Inclusion
Paul Weisenfeld, Executive Vice President, International Development
Quanita Pokolo-Hassell, ACDI/VOCA, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Lisa Simeon, Abt Associates, Chief Operations Officer
Deborah Kennedy, FHI 360, Chief Operating Officer