My Conference: Executive Directors, Group 2

Constituency Liaison: Polly Kahn
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Wednesday, June 16th

Meeting 1                   


Pension Issues: Meeting with Group 1 Executive Directors
Ethan Kra, chief actuarial, Mercer

Meeting 2


Leading Like a Natural: A Framework for Exploring and Improving Leadership in a Nonprofit Setting
William Ryan, principal, Ryan Consulting Group (faculty Kennedy School, Harvard University, and co-author with Richard Chait and Barbara Taylor of “Governance as Leadership: The New Work of the Non-profit Board”)

Thursday, June 17th

Meeting 3


Planning in an Uncertain World

Fred Miller, president, The Chatham Group
(Please note: Mr. Miller will also be teaching on OLA seminar June 15-16: “Imagining a New Way Forward”)

Meeting 4


What Makes a Healthy Orchestra?
Russell Willis Taylor, president and CEO, National Arts Strategies; former CEO, English National Opera

(Please note: Russell Willis Taylor is the keynote speaker for the June 17 Plenary)

Friday, June 18th

Meeting 5       


Open Space Discussion
What have we learned? What issues have emerged over the course of Conference that we want to talk about?
Frank Byrne, executive director, Kansas City Symphony