FAR Leadership Conference :
Leadership & Knowledge: Building for the Future
Session 1 Events
9:15 - 10:15 AM
|Self-funding Health Insurance - Strategies to Control Costs and Promote Employee Engagement
Moderated by Paul Phelan & Tara Pellett; Panelists: Debbie Hayes, Ana Molina, Evan Laude
Room: Congressional C
Historically, the self-funding conversation for an employee benefits plan was limited to the large companies. Healthcare costs taking a bigger piece out of the bottom line, and CFO’s need to understand their options. In this session a panel of experts from different perspectives on the self-funding decision - a CFO, Underwriter and Third Party Administrator, plus 2 brokers - will let you know what should be considered before the decision, how it changes the way you manage a plan and what some of the highs and lows of the financial impact can be.
|When No News is Good News - Best Governance Practices to Keep Your Nonprofit from Making Headlines
Presented by Sarah McConnell and Amisha Patel
Room: Meeting Room 16
Attend this session to hear key strategies and tactics designed to keep your organization out of the news. Sarah McConnell and Amisha Patel will share tools and tips to help board members provide oversight, and to guide you through an ever-changing landscape of expectations and communications. Expect to hear about creating more effective financial messaging, effective risk management and better engagement with management and the board.
|The 7 Habits of Highly Ineffective Finance and Investment Committees
Presented by Rob Olcott and Trey Olcott, III
Room: Meeting Room 5
No one argues the importance of well-managed reserves, endowments and foundation assets. And few would argue the important role volunteer leaders play in the oversight of these funds. Research has identified characteristics of group structure, size and decision-making which lead to both effective and, yes, ineffective committees—and decisions. Drawing upon this research and real-life examples, this interactive session will provide practical, ready-to-use suggestions to help your committees (investment related and others as well) function more effectively. We’ll have fun, exploring what can (and often does) go wrong, in order to learn what can be done for things to go “right.”