Leading Through Change Conference

The nonprofit sector is undergoing significant changes in funding sources, organizational goals and measures of success, not to mention an uncertain economic and political landscape. TNOYS’ first annual leadership conference will give nonprofit leaders the opportunity to focus on developing the skills needed to navigate these challenging times. 

Led by DFPS Commissioner Henry “Hank” Whitman, experts from the nonprofit and corporate sectors will discuss topics including leading through change, creating a motivated work environment, utilizing coalitions for impact, involving your board in change management and building your own support network. Hear informative keynote presentations and participate in interactive sessions divided into three tracks: Nonprofit Development, Operational Management, and Leadership Development.

 Event Details
  • Location: St. David’s Episcopal Church,301 E 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701
  • Date: August 23 – 24, 2018
  • Cost:  TNOYS Members: $199; Non-members: $249. Receive a $50 discount if you register by July 15! 
Conference Agenda

Thursday, August 23

  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. Networking Reception
  • 5:30-6:00 p.m. Welcome & Opening Keynote

Friday, August 24

  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. Breakfast & Opening Keynote: Leading and Motivating Staff Through Change
  • 10:15-11:30 a.m. Workshop #1 (choose one)
    • Creating Cross-Sector Collaboration and Impact
    • The Unique Challenges of Leading a Mid-sized Agency
    • Who Do You Vent To? Self-Care for Direct Services
  • 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch with Keynote
  • 1:15-2:30 p.m. Workshop #2 (choose one)
    • The New Realities of Giving
    • My Employee Did What? Identifying and Mitigating Employee Risk
    • Social Entrepreneurship/New Models for Board Involvement
  • 2:45-4:00 p.m. Workshop #3 (choose one)
    • Building Inclusion and Diversity in Service Providers
    • Crisis Planning and Management
    • Capacity Building
  • 4:15-5:00 p.m. Closing Keynote
Featured Speakers
Henry “Hank” Whitman, Commissioner, Texas Department of Family & Protective Services

When he was named head of of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services in 2016, Hank Whitman used his 22 years of law enforcement experience and past position as head of the Texas Rangers to provide new direction, clear goals and high accountability to ensure that Texas children remain safe, the agency’s core mission. Together with his team, Whitman has worked to overhaul the operations of Child Protective Services, rebuilding structures that had been failing and improving systems those that are working.

John Adcock, Senior Vice President, People, RetailMeNot

As Senior Vice President, People, at RetailMeNot, John Adcock leads the full spectrum of human resource functions including the global workforce strategy, culture and engagement, talent acquisition and development, compensation and benefits, and training and development. John has nearly 20 years of human resources experience and most recently served as the vice president of human resources at HomeAway, supporting the full organization in hiring, development and growth of its worldwide talent. 

Janie Cook, Organizational Development Consultant

Janie Cook, a consultant specializing in organizational development, has over 25 years of expertise in non-profit executive leadership. Ms. Cook is the former President/Executive Director of Boys Town Texas, where she worked diligently to prevent and respond to the horrors of child abuse and neglect, serving over 8,000 children and their families during her tenure. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Youth & Teen Services at BCFS Health & Human Services, where she had an exceptional program expansion history of 1200%.

Conference Partners

Thank you to those who are supporting the conference, including:

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring the conference? It’s a great way to promote your brand and services to nonprofit leaders and give back to the community. Check out our sponsorship packet to learn more about pricing and benefits, and click here to submit your sponsorship online.