The first On Board conference in Hong Kong will be held Monday, February 5, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui (K11, 18 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon).

See below for the agenda, as well as session details. Please note, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., attendees will choose one of three breakout sessions to attend.

Registration for the first On Board conference in Hong Kong will begin at 11 a.m.

Join us for a lunch buffet to kick off the On Board conference.

Join Shalini Mahtani, cofounder of the Zubin Foundation, for the keynote address at the first On Board conference in Hong Kong. The Zubin Foundation works to shed light on enduring barriers to fairness and opportunity in Hong Kong and designs solutions through policy recommendations and interventions. The foundation focuses on issues related to ethnic minority welfare and patient welfare.

Speaker: Shalini Mahtani, Founder of The Zubin Foundation, Hospital Advisor, and Community Business

Join professor Robert H. Gertner as he guides attendees through a case study on a nonprofit faced with a complex decision. Through this case, you will learn new ways to think about the board’s role in critical strategic decisions.

Speaker: Robert H. Gertner, John Edwardson Faculty Director of the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and Joel F. Gemunder Professor of Strategy and Finance, Chicago Booth

NGOs in Hong Kong and beyond often find that support they need from their boards of directors changes depending on where the organization is in its life cycle. Understanding the skills and experience your board requires, as well as the board structure that’s right for your organization, is vital to your NGO’s ability to effectively pursue its mission long-term.  This interactive session will help you analyze the unique needs of your board and develop a strategy to identify and cultivate potential new board members, while energizing and retaining your existing board.  

Speakers:  Alan Hilburg, President and CEO, HilburgMalan

NGOs face pressures from every direction: sourcing funds, finding talented staff, defining their mission, and embracing innovation. Working together, board members and full-time staff can help their organization navigate these activities, while keeping the mission of the organization top of mind. In this panel session, you will learn what leaders at high-performing organizations are doing right and their advice for avoiding common pitfalls.

Speakers: Edward Ho, ’95, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Asset Management, and Chairman of the Board, World Wide Fund for Nature Hong Kong
Agnes Tai, ’81, Director, Great Glory Investment Corporation
Diana David, Founder, Running Free

Once defined by efforts to increase the number of individuals from underrepresented groups in leadership positions, diversity programs have broadened to focus on inclusion. Diversity and inclusion efforts today endeavor to actively engage individuals from different backgrounds at all levels. The notion is simple: the best ideas emerge when an organization embraces individuals with different views and experiences. In the social sector, a board of directors that lacks diversity risks missing or mishandling issues of critical importance to the organization’s work and the people it serves.  This panel will discuss the benefits of diversity and inclusion practices and will equip attendees with tools to make these tenets central, lasting features of their organization’s board culture.

Speakers: Peter Williams, ’10, Business Treasury Head, Citi Institutional Clients Group, Asia Pacific
Fern Ngai, CEO, Community Business

More and more NGOs are looking beyond traditional metrics toward new ways of collecting and analyzing information about constituent participation and engagement. A cohesive analytics strategy can help an organization quantify its success for key stakeholders and funders. In this session, you will learn the basics of big data analytics and explore how to apply quantitative measurement techniques at your organization.

Speaker: Dr. Michael Chau, Associate Professor, School of Business, University of Hong Kong

On Board will close with a networking reception, allowing attendees to connect over snacks and beverages.