Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Tracks: Panel Follow Up Sector Leader Track * Agency Leader Track ** PerformWell Room
11:00am – 12:00pm Registration & Facilitated Networking Opportunities
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch & Keynote: Why You Should Care About Performance Management
John Bridgeland
, Civic Enterprises
Melody Barnes, former Director, White House Domestic Policy Council
1:15pm – 2:45pm Panel: Is Government Driving Performance?
Moderator: Daniel Stid, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, former Partner, Bridgespan
Panelists: Jennifer Brooks, HHS, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation; Harry Hatry, Urban Institute, NAPA; John Kamensky, IBM Center for Business of Government; Tracy Wareing, American Public Human Services Association; Kathy Stack, Office of Management and Budget
2:45pm – 3:00pm 15 Minute Break
3:00pm – 4:30pm Panel Followup to Is Government Driving Performance? Introduction: The Fundamentals of Performance Management
Presenter: David Hunter, author of Working Hard—and Working Well
Innovation: Making Accountability Useful, Andrew Wolk, Root Cause; Teresa Derrick-Mills, The Urban Institute Collaboration: Social Innovation Fund – youthCONNECT Project Network Partners and VPP, Kristin Moore, Child Trends; Ayo Atterberry, VPP; Kristy M. Arnold, Year Up – National Capital Region; Tony Fujs, Latin American Youth Center (LAYC); David Murphey, ChildTrends Organizational Change: Skills session – Getting Buy-In, Isaac Castillo, DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative, Inc. Government Accountability: Getting Ready for an Evidence-Based Policy Environment – What Organizations Can Do Now, Jeff Bradach, Bridgespan Group and Gordon Berlin of MDRC PerformWell Room: Putting Performance Management into Practice with Experts from the Urban Institute, ChildTrends and Social Solutions
4:30pm – 5:30pm After the Leap Showcase – Informing Practice, Leading the Field: 20 of America’s High-Performing Public, Private, and Nonprofit Providers Present Their Stories—and Outcomes Reports—in a Showcase Format
5:30pm – 7:30pm Leap of Reason Networking Reception
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tracks: Sector Leader Track * Agency Leader Track ** PerformWell Room
8:00am – 8:30am Networking Breakfast
8:30am – 9:15am Morning Keynote: A More Effective Path for Grantmaking, Nancy Roob, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
9:15am – 10:45am Panel: Do Funders Get It?
Moderator: Phil Buchanan, Center for Effective Philanthropy
Panelists: Carol Thompson Cole, Venture Philanthropy Partners; Denise Zeman, St. Luke’s Foundation; Fay Twersky, Hewlett Foundation; Phil Buchanan, Center for Effective Philanthropy
10:45am – 11:00am 15 Minute Break
11:00am – 12:20pm Capacity-Building: Performance Management is Impossible without Organizational Capacity: Who Will Fund this Stuff?,
Carol Thompson Cole
, Venture Philanthropy Partners;
Phil Buchanan, Center for Effective Philanthropy
Foundation Accountability: A Theory of Change for Funders,
David Hunter, author of Working Hard—and Working Well; Eden Werring, Tauck Family Foundation
Organizational Leadership: What Kind of Leadership Does it Take to be a High-Performing Organization,
Sam Cobbs, First Place for Youth; Sherilyn Adams, Larkin Street Youth Services
Organizational Change: Implementing Performance Management Systems,
Dominique Bernardo, Congreso de Latinos Unidos; Juan de Angulo, Congreso de Latinos Unidos
Innovation: Funder Investment Strategies to Strengthen Nonprofit Performance Management Capacity,
Victoria Vrana, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Lissette Rodriguez, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation; Moderated by Mary Winkler, Urban Institute
Collaboration: Nonprofit
Case Study – Working with External Evaluators
Sean Segal
, Urban Alliance; Brett Theodos, Urban Institute; Dan Tsin, Urban Alliance
PerformWell Room: Putting Performance Management into Practice with Experts from the Urban Institute, ChildTrends and Social Solutions
12:20pm – 12:30pm 10 Minute Break
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch & Keynote: Leading a High-Performing Organization by Daniel Cardinali, Communities in Schools
1:30pm – 2:45pm Panel: What Does High Performance Look Like In Action?
Moderator: Lowell Weiss, Cascade Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.
Panelists: Mindy Tarlow, CEO of Center for Employment Opportunities; Sam Cobbs, CEO of First Place for Youth; Cynthia Figueroa, CEO of Congreso de Latinos Unidos; Bill McCarthy, CEO of Catholic Charities of Baltimore; Thomas Jenkins, President and CEO, Nurse-Family Partnership
2:45pm – 3:00pm 15 Minute Break
3:00pm – 4:00pm Closing: How to Build a Movement
Mario Morino, Leap of Reason author and editor

* The Sector Leader Track is designed to educate and embolden Executive Directors and members of leading foundations about performance management as a concept and what elements are critical towards becoming a high-performing organization in order to help build a stronger sector.

** The Agency Leader Track is designed to assist senior staff in public, private, and nonprofit organizations to implement performance management efforts, protocols and environments within their own organizations. Sessions include “how-to” guidance from individuals and organizations that have themselves successfully created and sustained performance management practices and cultures.