Agenda Overview


Programming at the summit will include:

  • Impact cluster labs – Fellows working on similar issues – e.g. financial inclusion, responsible supply chains, new business models, energy -  will gather to learn and collaborate.
  • Skill workshops  E.g. storytelling, creating a movement within a company/industry, leadership etc.
  • Peer coaching opportunities – Fellows will able to submit individual challenges – that we will help them script – and we will put together small teams of coaches. 
  • Reflection and rejuvenation – (Aside from recreation time and poetry, possible session topics could include:   sustainable families, personal brands, immunity to change, typical Aspen seminar dialogues.)
  • Stories from Fellows  Lots of them!  
  • Story capture – The summit will include various approaches for  capturing stories on video to be shared widely. 
  • Food will be a theme throughout.  We’ll be eating it, of course, but we will also hear about the work that many Fellows are doing to address huge challenges in this industry – food scarcity, food waste, sustainable farming and more. 

SUMMIT AGENDA (as of September 24, 2015) *subject to change*

Fellows-only Pre-sessions

Thursday, Oct. 1 (Fellows only)

2:00 pm              “Future Back” Workshop with Josh Suskewicz, Partner, Innosight. 

                           Workshop will be held at Microsoft – 11 Times Square (42nd & 8th Ave.)

                           Innosight, the innovation strategy firm founded by Clayton Christensen, specializes                            in helping clients find and deliver new growth platforms.  One of the key tenets of                               their work is that breakthrough innovation is grounded in insight into the world of                                   tomorrow, not planning for the world of today.  Josh will introduce a methodology –                               Future Back Strategy – for developing future-oriented strategies, and we will practice                            applying it to individual projects and our impact clusters. 

4:15 pm               Bus to Glen Cove Mansion.  Glen Cove, New York

6:15 – 7:00 pm    Cocktail Reception

7 – 8:00 pm    Dinner

8:00  9:30 pm     Return to the campfire. Fellows meet with their own classes to catch up.

Friday, October 2 – morning  (Fellows only)

6:45 am              Yoga 

7:30 – 8:30 am       Breakfast buffet

8:45 – 9:15 am   Reflection – Dave Sluyter, facilitating.

9:15 – 9:45 am       Building the First Movers Community: Examples to inspire action

9:45 – 10:35 am     “Speed Updating” across classes.
                              Facilitator: Laura Clise, Plum Creek. Fellow since 2012.

10:30 – 11:00 am    Networking Break

11:00 – Noon          Reflections on Aristotle's timeless question: What is the Good Life? 
                              Small group discussions to be facilitated by:
                              Hailey Brewer, IDEO. Fellow since 2013.
                              Angie Frank, Nike. Fellow since 2012.
                              Nathan Waterhouse, OI Engine IDEO. Fellow since 2011.

Noon – 1:45 pm     Lunch 

          Panel:  Developing the Business Leaders We Need for Today and Tomorrow 
We’ll feature Fellows who have developed path-breaking leadership development programs at their companies. We will explore how these programs contribute to a company’s capacity to value/encourage social intrapreneurship.  
Nicola Acutt, VM Ware. Fellow since 2012.
John Renehan, GE. Fellow since 2011.
Moderator: Dave Gallon, Toyota, Fellow since 2013.

2:00 – 3:30 pm     Multiple options: (choose one)

     1. Peer coaching session.  Using traditional crafts to create luxury alpaca products. 
         Presenter: Magda Kot, my alpaca Ltd. Fellow since 2009. 

        Peer coaching sessions are small (5-6 participants in each session plus the presenter.) They are         designed to help individual Fellows tackle specific challenges. We’ll use the Young Presidents’             Organization structure for the sessions. Peer coaching sessions provide an opportunity for the            presenter to get thoughtful advice and for the coaches to learn a particular format for effective            coaching.

     2. Aspen BSP’s winter 2016 West Coast meeting.  Participate in a planning session to design a             west coast meeting for Leaders Forum members, First Movers and invited guests.  This meeting          will focus on the following question: What human resource/talent development practices are most          effective for supporting a company’s sustainability/social innovation strategy? 

      3. Leading and Innovating through Powerful Questions.
          Shari Cohen, First Movers Design Team, facilitating.
         Whether you are getting others on board for an idea they initially oppose or you want to open                 yourself to learning from others to improve your own thinking, open ended questions and holding          another’s agenda are essential skills for an innovator. 
        4. Workshop: An Integrated Approach to Water Stewardship in Emerging                                       Mega Cities.
            Manoj Fenelon, PepsiCo. Fellow since 2013, facilitating

          This workshop will look across impact clusters and consider whether there is a project that                  Fellows could work on collectively. Fellows will be invited to share how their work does – or                  could – contribute to greater stewardship of water. Many dimensions of stewardship will be                  considered.

3:30 – 4:00 pm      Networking Break 

SUMMIT AGENDA (as of September 24, 2015) *subject to change*

Sessions Open to All Participants 

Friday, October 2 – afternoon (open to all participants)

4:00 – 5:00 pm    Opening session for all Fellows and guests
                          Welcome: Nancy McGaw, Aspen BSP.

First Mover Stories from 3 Continents. Three Fellows will share insights from their First Mover Projects. A Fellow from a fourth Continent will facilitate the conversation. Each Fellow will give an overview of what has been accomplished to date and highlight one critical challenge that lies ahead.   
  • Renata Frolova, Maersk Group. Denmark.  Fellow since 2013.
  • Carlos Abogabir, GeCo. Chile. Fellow since 2013.  
  • TJ DiCaprio, Microsoft; Fellow since 2015.
  • Moderator: Rahul Raj, ecobee. Canada. Fellow since 2011.
5:00 – 5:30 pm     Icebreaker: #MyFirstMove
                           Trisha King, Aspen BSP, facilitating.

5:30 – 6:45 pm     Stepping up to Go Beyond Individual Company Impact 
  • Antoni Ballabriga, BBVA. Recently elected President of DIRSE, the Spanish association of CSR professionals. Fellow since 2010.
  • John Buckley, BNY Mellon. Working with the UN and other companies to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals. Fellow since 2011.
  • Hamlin Metzger, Best Buy. Member of the board of directors the board of the Electronic Industry Citizens Coalition and leading the task force on conflict minerals. Fellow since 2010.
  • Karin Reiter, Zurich Insurance. Working with the EU and U.S. policy makers on setting benchmarks for assessing community resilience.
  • Moderator: Nick Ellis, Hirabl.  Fellow since 2014.
6:30 – 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception

7:30 – 9:00 pm Dinner 
       After dinner: Karaoke in the pub!

Saturday, October 3 (open to all participants)

6:45 am            Yoga

7:30 – 8:30 am    Breakfast buffet

8:45 – 10:45 am   Impact cluster workshops.   

          In these workshops, participants will share insights based on their own work and look for                      opportunities to collaborate and develop ways to communicate thought leadership to the public.             Each workshop will be facilitated by First Mover Fellows. 

          Select one of the following:  We’ll take a short break at 90 minutes in case you want to visit              one of the other clusters.

 Impact Cluster Facilitators 
Community Development: How can we create and nurture resilient and sustainable communities?  
Nikki Foster,  Northwest Area Foundation.  Fellow since 2011
Josh Henretig, Microsoft. Fellow since 2012. [
Energy Use/ Renewable Energy/ Infrastructure: What are breakthrough business strategies and products that will produce greater energy efficiency in the next 10 years and how do we move to more scalable energy solutions?   
David Bennett, Bennett Consulting. Fellow since 2014.
Rahul Raj, ecobee. Fellow since 2011. 
Financial Inclusion:  What products and services are needed to better serve under-banked populations and decrease the gap between rich and poor? 
Felipe Botero, Microinsurance Centre. Fellow since 2009. 
John Thompson, Center for Financial Services Innovation. Fellow since 2011.
Leadership Development /Employee Engagement: How are we preparing the next generation of business leaders who will have the capacity to align business activities with the long-term health of society?  
John Renehan, GE. Fellow since 2011.
Matt Sonefeldt, LinkedIn. Fellow since 2013.*
New Business Models/ Technology for Social Impacts:  What business models are emerging that fundamentally change how  companies achieve financial success and social and environmental progress? 
Anupam Bhargava, Dolphin WaterCare. Fellow since 2010. 
Dave Gallon, Toyota. Fellow since 2013.
Organizational Culture:  How do we ignite and sustain organizational culture change?
Jenifer Bice, Walmart. Fellow since 2012.*
Drummond Lawson, Arcytex. Fellow since 2009.
Therese Lee, Google. Fellow since 2013.*
Supply Chain:  How can companies optimize their supply chains to maintain profitability and the highest standards of human rights and environmental impact? 
Marika McCauley-Sine, Mars. Fellow since 2010.
Hamlin Metzger, Best Buy. Fellow since 2010.
*Serving as co-lead for the cluster but will not be at the Summit.

10:45 – 11:15 am  Networking Break

11:15 – 12:30 pm  Plenary session: Reflection (poetry!), headlines from cluster workshops and further processing of ideas generated there.

12:30 – 2:00 pm    Lunch

Transformational Leadership: Rethinking the conventional leadership models. Friedrich Kuhn, Partner Egon Zehnder. 

Moderator: Anupam Bhargava, Dolphin WaterCare. Fellow since 2010.

2:30 – 4:00 pm     Multiple options: (choose one)

        1. Workshop with Egon Zehnder.  Implications of new leadership model.  How First Movers can             demonstrate capacity in the 5 areas that define the new model.  
            Moderator: Anupam Bhargava, Dolphin WaterCare. Fellow since 2010.

        2. Sustaining the First Movers community.  What are the opportunities to build on the                        collective wisdom of the Fellows? How do we capture and leverage Fellows’ knowledge – and                produce revenues that will sustain the First Movers?    

        3. Peer coaching sessions.  Sharing the knowledge and power of crystals. 
            Presenter: Mayra Hernandez, Banorte. Fellow since 2012.
           Peer coaching sessions are small.  (5-6 participants in each session plus the presenter) They               are designed to help individual Fellows tackle specific challenges. We’ll use the Young                       Presidents’ Organization structure for the sessions.
           Peer coaching sessions provide an opportunity for the presenter to get thoughtful advice and for            the coaches to learn a particular format for effective coaching.

        4. Workshop: Leveraging market-based principles to enable more sustainable, resilient                    cities
Co-facilitated by:
            Josh Henretig, Microsoft. Fellow since 2012.
            Lee Ballin, Bloomberg LP. Fellow since 2013.

  City resilience is a broad term that refers to the ability to withstand economic, climate, political,   health and social challenges and shocks that have become part of our 21st century world. It      requires new kinds of partnerships, new technologies and new financial models to accelerate      the development of energy, transportation, water and buildings — systems that underpin a wide   range of critical city services. This workshop will explore these dependencies and will identify      replicable models that can contribute to more sustainable cities.  

4:00 – 5:30 pm    Open Space. We invite you to convene your own conversations or take advantage                               of the recreational options at Glen Cove. Feel like heading outdoors? Try a paired                               walk. Just invite another participant for a conversation and a walk around the                                       grounds.

5:30 – 6:30 pm    Innovation within the Food Industry:   Four Fellows working across the value                                   chain in the food industry will tell their First Mover project stories:

  • Using analytics help farmers increase crop output with less land, water and other inputs. A video overview from Joe Byrum, Senior R&D and Strategic Marketing Executive in Life Sciences at Syngenta. Fellow since 2012. 
  • Helping the dairy industry supply chain create systemic, sustainable value. Erin Fitzgerald, SVP of Innovation at Dairy Management Inc. Fellow since 2009.
  • Tackling food waste while feeding the food insecureMegan Burritt, Director of Wellness and Sustainability, at Raley’s. Fellow since 2014.
  • Developing sustainable organics recycling strategies. Eric Myers, Director of Organic Waste Recycling at WasteManagement. Fellow since 2013. 
  • Moderator: Diana Simmons, Clif Bar & Company. Fellow since 2011

6:30 – 7:30 pm    Cocktails   

7:30 – 9:00 pm    Dinner: Selected participants will share brief insights on the next horizons for the                               social intrapreneurship movement.  

                           After dinnerConversation and dancing  

Sunday, October 4 (open to all participants)

7:30 – 8:30 am    Breakfast buffet

8:45 – 9:30 am    Reflections  

9:30 – 10:30 am   Back to School:  Workshops with faculty experts

                           Multiple options (select one):

        1. The Power of a “Design Attitude” to Drive Social Innovation and Organizational Change             with Mariana Amatullo, PhD. 

  Drawing on the findings of her dissertation the Weatherhead of Management, Design Attitude       and Social Innovation: Empirical Studies of the Return on Design (2015), and on practitioner       insights from more than a decade of leading design for social innovation projects globally, Dr.     Amatullo will lead a dynamic discussion that will invite us to reflect on the promise of adapting   the key traits and capabilities of a “design attitude” to promote team learning, collaboration and   impact in our organizations and companies. 

        2. Empathy in Leading Change:  Strategies from Neuroscience
with Christopher Adkins,                    PhD, The College of William & Mary. 

            Empathy is one of the most powerful tools we have to lead change - and yet this skill is often                overlooked or underdeveloped.  Dr. Adkins will guide a discussion on empathy in your work,                and provide strategies from neuroscience to help you build trust and collaboration, spark                    innovation, overcome blind spots, and harness multiple perspectives.  

        3. Positive Leadership: The Game with Chris White, Managing Director, The Center for                        Positive Organizations, University of Michigan.

  This will be an energizing and practical session, connecting research-based strategies to the       challenges and opportunities on which you are working. The Positive Leadership card game         was designed at the Center for Positive Organizations to help  generate innovative solutions to   business problems through structured brainstorming. The game uses the underlying principles     of positive organizations to spark multiple strategies for leading positive change and                   development.

10:30 – 10:45 am  Break

10:45 – Noon     #MyNextMove:  Moving to the next stage of action and impact.        


Noon – 2:00 pm   (Optional  Lunch Offered)