Accountability Driven by Purpose: Before, During, and After Crisis



The 2020 Govern For Impact Virtual Conference includes an awesome range of learning experiences. There are two keynote general sessions and a variety of workshops across three tracks:

Track 1: Policy Governance Fundamentals Practices and Principles
Track 2: Innovations in Advanced Policy Governance Practice
Track 3: Governance Excellence

There is one workshop from each track in each of four time slots (twelve workshops total) that you can choose from. You don't have to stay in the same track throughout the conference. All registrants will have access to all keynote and workshop PowerPoints and handouts, even for sessions you don't attend. In addition, all registrants will have access to recordings of all keynotes and workshops.

Our virtual conference will be powered by QiqoChat which combines Zoom meetings, breakout rooms and Google docs to create an immersive and collaborative experience. You will be able to freely move around different rooms, create your own discussion spaces around topics you are most interested in and even just video chat with fellow attendees in ‘the hallway’ – just as you would at an in-person conference. Upon registering for the conference, you will be invited to set up a profile and explore our virtual conference space in advance.  

The conference is Friday, June 19th and Saturday, June 20th. There are also two preconference workshops you can choose from on Thursday, June 18th that you can add-on.


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Keynote Speaker

The Power of Purpose: Starting with 'Why'?

Matt Dunsmoor From Simon Sinek, Inc.

Everything Matt does is designed to catalyze growth in others. He’s obsessed with  exploring the future of work and what’s possible when organizations sit on the  foundation of a strong, values based culture. He imagines a world where the need for work-life balance is a thing of the past. A world in which workplaces are intent on creating powerful, supportive cultures so that people can focus on living a balanced life. He lives for “A-ha!” moments and loves celebrating the growth of others.    

As a millennial and former college athlete, Matt has an exceptional ability to relate concepts across his various life experiences, allowing him to connect with audiences across the board. His curiosity has lead him into a diverse array of roles, from marketing and sales, to product management and customer service, to helping companies implement organizational governance such as self-management and Holacracy.

In 2015, through the organization he worked for, Matt attended a Why Discovery Workshop. After experiencing the process and seeing the impact it had on he and his colleagues, he advocated strongly to bring it into their company culture, eventually becoming a workshop facilitator and trainer himself. Matt now travels across the country, combining Simon’s concepts with his own experience to help teams and individuals discover their Why, give them tools to uncover their true potential, and inspiring them to pursue more purposeful work. To learn more and see Matt in action visit: https://startwithwhy.com/igniter/mattdunsmoor

Registration (click the appropriate link below to register):

Individual Registration 

Organizational affiliates registering groups of 3 or more


Funding available for young professionals

Govern for Impact believes strongly in supporting the next generation of governance professionals. If you are 35 or under, you are invited to apply for the Govern for Impact Young Professionals Scholarship Fund to have your registration fee coveredTo apply, please complete this application form and send it to iygpcoordination@gmail.com by May 31, 2020.


Cancellation Policy: A $50 administrative fee will be applied for cancellations received prior to 21 days before the annual conference. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 21 days before the annual conference, however, you will receive a 50% credit towards attending next year's conference. Substitutions always accepted. 

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