Sept. 29 – 30, 2021 Hybrid All-City Summit

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Hybrid (In-Person & Virtual) All-City Summit of  Sustainability Leadership Forum

Sept. 29 – Sept. 30, 2021

Theme: Collaborative Action

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    Free registration for SLF members and prospective members
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    Registration deadline Sept. 16, 2021

Wednesday, September 29

  • 1pm – 1:10pm EST     Welcome from All-City Summit Chairwoman, Annie Bevan, Global Head of Sustainability, Superior Essex
  • 1:10- 1:15pm               Attentiveness Exercise
  • 1:15pm to 2pm           Keynote Speaker – Tim Conway, VP Sustainability of Shaw Industries, Moving from What to Why
                                              Much has been said about the importance of purpose and storytelling in fostering collaborative action. Keynote speaker Tim Conway of Shaw
                                              Industries will provide an inspiring opening to our day’s discussions. Showcasing Shaw’s sustainability journey, we’ll experience what can happen
                                              when we move from What to Why.
  • 2pm – 2:10pm             Break
  • 2:10 – 2:15                    Attentiveness Exercise
  • 2:15pm – 2:45pm      Aligning Around Shared Intent: Establishing Powerful Goals

                                              A clear and powerful shared intent is key to the success of any collaboration. In this session, Russ Gaskin of CoCreative will explore how to align
                                             diverse stakeholders around a shared goal, what keeps them at the table despite their differences, how to generate energy and momentum to fuel the
                                             work, and establish the focus for everyone to stay on track amidst competing priorities and political forces.

  • 2:45pm – 3:15pm      Break

  • 3:15pm – 4:45pm      Hybrid (In-Person and Virtual) Roundtable on Aligning Around Shared Intent –  At Each City Forum (Check with your Summit City
                                              Captain for Details)

  • 5:00pm                        Happy Hour at Each City Forum City  (Check with your Summit City Captain for Details)                          

Thursday, September 30

  • 1pm – 1:10pm EST      Day 2 Welcome
  • 1:10 1:15pm                   Attentiveness Exercise
  • 1:15pm – 2:00pm       Keynote Speakers  – Tom Lyon, Faculty Director of the Erb Institute at University of Michigan and Elizabeth Doty, Director of
                                             the Erb Institute’s Corporate Political Responsibility Taskforce (CPRT), Collective Action at the Policy Level  – Key Actors –
                                             New Possibilities

                                               Many sustainability advocates believe that trade associations are the key to addressing climate change and other related human health,
                                               environmental, and social impacts. Though they recognize that trade associations must respect member priorities and cannot drive an agenda, they
                                               believe trade associations are also uniquely positioned to share insights with their members about how systemic risks will likely impact core
                                               business operations.

  • 2pm – 2:10pm             Break

  •  2:10 – 2:15pm             Attentiveness Exercise

  • 2:15pm – 2:45pm       The 4 Agendas in Collaborative Innovation

                                               This session, with Heather Equinoss of CoCreative, will build on the previous session and introduce the other three “agendas” of collaborative
                                               innovation, a process model for multi-sector, multi-stakeholder collaboration, that build momentum, accountability, and meaningful change:
                                                   Connecting: How to build trusting connections across the many boundaries between people 
                                                   Aligning: How to align around a clear and deeply shared intent for your work together 
                                                   Learning: How to understand the larger system and the human experience within it 
                                                   Making: How to build and test tangible solutions and bring them to scale

    2:45pm – 3:15pm      Break

    3:15pm – 4:45pm      Virtual Roundtable on 4 Agendas   – Comprised of members from cross-section of Forum cities.