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Downloadable presentations:
Andrew Blair, Director & Nandu Patel, Head of Charities - Rothschild & Co
Kate Collins,
Chief Executive, Teenage Cancer Trust
Ed Gairdner
, Chief Operating Officer, The Good Exchange
Henry Stewart,
Founder and Chief Happiness Officer, Happy
Kristiana Wrixon,
Head of Policy, ACEVO

08:30 – 09:00: Registration and Refreshments

09:00 – 09:05: Chair's welcome
Srabani Sen OBE, Chair, 38 Degrees and The Winch

09:05 – 09:30: Keynote address: The future of charity regulation 
David Holdsworth, Deputy CEO, Charity Commission
Following a raft of safeguarding scandals and a decline in public trust, the Charity Commission has redefined its purpose – to ensure charities can thrive and inspire trust so that people can improve lives and strengthen society. In the first keynote of the day, Holdsworth will introduce the regulator’s new strategic objectives and explain how it can better work with charities to improve the culture of the sector.

09:30 – 10:00: Transformational leadership: why it still matters in 2019  
AmickyCarol Akiwumi, Founder and CEO, Money4Youth
In this inspirational session, leadership expert Carol Akiwumi will share why she believes the sector needs more transformational leaders; brave souls who are willing to stop talking and to start creating a brighter future and better society. Delegates will also find out the key traits that make transformational leadership work, how to acquire them and put them to practice even when the going gets tough.

10:00 – 10:30: The grant giver/fundraiser relationship: can technology make a difference?
Ed Gairdner, Chief Operating Officer, The Good Exchange
Based on recent research and user case studies, Ed will discuss what grant givers and fundraisers really think about the effectiveness of the grant making/application/fundraising processes and present some ideas on what charity leaders can do through technology to get the most from their fundraising activities.

10:30 – 10:50: Coffee Break

10:50 – 11:20: Charity investment – how to stay ahead
Andrew Blair, Director, Rothschild & Co
Nandu Patel, Head of Charities, Rothschild & Co
From the successes and failures of Warren Buffet and Bill Gross, there are plenty of lessons charities can learn from some of the world’s best known investors. This session will explore what actions charities and their investment managers can take to ensure they showcase leadership in investment, and what role good governance and sustainability can play in the attempts to stay ahead.

11:20 – 12:00: Panel: Saving our planet: How to maximise your charity’s impact on reducing climate change
Moderator: Jen Hooke, CEO, Thirty Percy
Catherine Howarth, CEO, ShareAction
David Osfield, CFA, Fund Manager, EdenTree
In this extremely topical session, a panel of climate and investment experts will discuss the huge challenges posed by global warming and explore how charities can use their investment duties, coupled with their public-facing platforms, as an opportunity to push climate change further up the agenda and create lasting change for the generations ahead.

12:00 – 12:30: Boards of the future: the importance of culture
Pesh Framjee, Global Head of Not-for-Profit and Partner, Crowe
Governance issues have moved centre stage and the boards of the future are having to ensure that they have the right policies and procedures in place but policies and procedures without the right culture and behaviour are a false comfort. Too often there is a mistaken belief that the right culture permeates through the organisation. What do boards need to do to ensure that the right culture is in place?

12:30 – 13:30: Luncheon

13:30 – 14:00: Leading with values: creating a safe organisational culture 
Kristiana Wrixon, Head of Policy, ACEVO
Culture is collective but it is modelled, and disproportionately influenced, by the behaviour of those in the most senior roles of an organisation. Kristiana will talk about the importance of value-led leadership, the challenges and structural barriers to achieving a safe organisational culture, and ACEVO’s ambition to eliminate bullying in the charity workplace.

14:00 – 14:40: Panel: What does it really mean to be a digital leader?
Moderator: Sam Sparrow, Head of Digital Practice, CAST (Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology)
Nathan Baranowski, Managing Director, OJO Solutions
Jonny Elliot, Solution Engineer, Salesforce
Simon Gillespie,
Chief Executive, British Heart Foundation
Zoe Amar, Founder and Director, Zoe Amar Digital
At a time when technology is rapidly changing the way the charity sector operates, this panel of digital experts will seek to explore the need for digital leaders to drive organisational and sector-wide innovation. The panel will look at some of the key technological ‘disrupters’ and explore what role digital leaders can play in driving change.

14:40 – 15:10: How to use social media as a leadership tool  
Kate Collins, Chief Executive, Teenage Cancer Trust
Social media platforms can feel overwhelming for the digital novice, but they can also be an excellent way to lead your charity. In this session, Kate Collins, the winner of this year's Social Media CEO of the Year Award, will talk through some of her top tips for using your personal social media accounts as a way of engaging with staff, communities and beneficiaries – and being a better leader for it.

15:10 – 15:30: Coffee Break

15:30 – 16:00: Governance failures: what are the common warning signs?
Louise Thomson, Head of Policy (Not-for-Profit), ICSA: The Governance Institute
Craig Beeston, Policy Officer (Not-for-Profit), ICSA: The Governance Institute
In this session, charity governance experts Thomson and Beeston will provide a preview of their forthcoming research into the common governance warning signs in different types of organisations across all sectors of the economy and various countries. Bringing light to old and more recent governance scandals, the presentation will provide insight and practical guidance for charities to identify and avert governance crises.

16:00 – 16:30: Keynote address: How to make your organisation a great place to work
Henry Stewart, Founder and Chief Happiness Officer, Happy
In this lively session, Henry Stewart, author of The Happy Manifesto, aims to inspire charity leaders looking to create a happier, healthier and more productive organisation to work in. Stewart will highlight the results that can come from happier employees, and talk delegates through the framework required to make this happen. This final keynote of the day is one not to miss.

16:30 – 16:35: Chair's closing remarks
Srabani Sen OBE, Chair, 38 Degrees and The Winch

16:35 Onwards Drinks Reception and Networking