YNPNdc 2012 Annual Conference Sessions
Opening Plenary Session: Leading Social Innovation in an Evolving Sector
Darius Graham, Co-founder, DC Social Innovation Project, Emily Yu, Senior Director, Marketing and Partnerships, Case Foundation, and Melissa Carrier, Executive Director of the Center for Social Value Creation, University of Maryland Smith School of Business
This panel will feature an in-depth discussion with social entrepreneurs from the field who will address innovation and social change, and how these play an integral role in our sector.
Closing Keynote Address
Speaker: Maya Enista,
Chief Executive Officer, Mobilize.org
Decide, then Do it: Strategies to Make Choices, Take Action and Achieve your Goals
Speakers: Allison Kapner, Associate Director of Employer Relations at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and Mary Somers, Admissions officer at Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
Based on the groundbreaking work of Heidi Grant Halvorsen, PhD, author of: Succeed: How We can Reach our Goals, we will identify nine things that successful people do differently and apply them to your experience. After this session, you’ll have a clearer idea of what’s most important to you and strategies to achieve meaningful, rewarding goals.
Forget the Resume: Job Searching in a Digital Era
Speakers: Ashley Hoffman, Director, Marketing and Communications, Brazen Careerist, Inc. and Whitney May Parker, VP User Experience, Brazen Careerist, Inc.
Resumes are a thing of the past. This session will discuss how recruiters are leveraging social media (Linkedin, Twitter, online career fairs) to find you! Our speaker’s three simple resume techniques will help you stand out in a huge candidate pool and to land the right job.
Making Music of Dollars and Cents: Budgeting from a Different Perspective
Speaker: Christian Curtin, Controller, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The session will focus on developing budgets that can be viewed as an interactive user-based platform that supports an organization’s financial and managerial success.
Creating a Winning Career Plan
Speaker: Alison Elissa Horner, Professional Coach
This interactive session will give you the opportunity and tools to envision your bigger picture career goals, and offer techniques for how to actually follow through and bring your career vision to life.
Before you ask – You have to plan!
Speaker: Patricia Pasqual, Director, Washington DC Office, Foundation Center
Fundraising requires planning and research. In this session you will learn how to begin the fundraising planning process, develop a case statement, set realistic fundraising goals and prepare a fundraising plan and timetable.
Telling Your Organization’s Story
Speakers: Jennifer A. Elwood, Executive Director of Consumer Marketing, The American Red Cross and Amy Saidman, Director, SpeakeasyDC
Put a Ring on It; Get Engaged in Board Service
Pheobe Bicknell, Volunteer Fairfax
This session will demonstrate how board service can help develop an individual’s leadership skills and will also explore the characteristics of an effective board/board member.