Scaling Up Hope_Leadership Gathering 2023
2024 LEADERSHIP GATHERING

Join colleagues from across the Boys Hope Girls Hope Network to celebrate our work and success, get updates on the strategic plan, and be a part of the historic announcement of our organization’s new name!

Distinguished Speakers

Scholars and Team

Michael C. Bush

CEO
Great Place To Work

Spencer Hill

Brenda B. Asare

President & CEO
Alford Group

Gathering Details

DATES

Tuesday, March 12
to Friday, March 15

LOCATION

St. Louis, MO

WHO

Executive directors, board members, program leads, and development/marketing leads are encouraged to attend.

EXPENSES

Boys Hope Girls Hope Network Headquarters will cover on-the-ground expenses for three team members and one board member from each affiliate.

Scholars and Team
ACCOMMODATIONS

St. Louis Union Station Hotel
1820 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

Schedule

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

2 PM – 4 PM | Hope on the Hill

Accelerating Impact Community of Practice Implementation Meeting: For John Templeton Foundation sub-grantees only: Arizona, Colorado Guatemala, New York, and St. Louis 

Boys Hope Girls Hope Mission Effectiveness Team 

3 PM

Check in to hotel for gathering attendees.

St. Louis Union Station Hotel, 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103 | Front Desk

6 PM – 8 PM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Leadership Gathering Welcome Reception with Food, Cocktails and Entertainment

Kristin Ostby de Barillas, President & CEO, Boys Hope Girls Hope

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

8 AM – 9 AM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Breakfast & Forward Together Reflection

9 AM – 10 AM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Strategic Plan Progress Report & Name Change Announcement

Kristin Ostby de Barillas, President & CEO, Boys Hope Girls Hope

10 AM – 11:30 AM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Affiliate Launch Planning for the New Name

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Lunch

12:30 PM – 2 PM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Leveraging the Performance Management Tool to Drive Stronger Outcomes

2 PM – 3:30 PM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Program Model Spotlight: Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis

Cassandra Sissom Executive Director, Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis & Team

4 PM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel | Valet Entrance

Depart via bus for Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis

4:30 PM | Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis

Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis Site Visit

8027 Elinor Avenue Richmond Heights, MO 63117

6 PM | Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis

Depart via bus for Evening Activities

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Site TBD

Evening Activity: Fun, Games and Food

8:30 PM

Depart venue by bus for St. Louis Union Station

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

8 AM – 9 AM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Breakfast & Forward Together Reflection

9 AM – 11 AM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Great Place To Work

Michael Bush, CEO, Great Place to Work

11 AM – 12 PM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Advancement Track Session | Part 1

Brenda Asare, President & CEO, The Alford Group

11 AM – 12 PM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Program Track Session | Part 1

Brian Hipp and Mission Effectiveness Team

12 PM – 1 PM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Lunch

1 PM – 2 PM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Advancement Track Session | Part 2

Brenda Asare, President & CEO, The Alford Group

1 PM – 3 PM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Program Track Session | Part 2

Brian Hipp and Mission Effectiveness Team

2 PM – 3 PM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Affinity Group Sessions (held concurrently):


• Executive Directors

• Board Members

• Development/Marketing

3 PM – 4 PM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Alumni Panel Discussion

5:15 PM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Depart via bus for Fair Mercantile Building (Hope on the Hill and D’Amici Room)

6 PM – 9 PM | Hope on the Hill, Room 202

6th Annual Excellence Awards

Honoring Edward Jones as the Vatterott Award Winner, along with the Partner in Hope, Legacy of Hope, and Hero of Hope

9 PM | Fair Mercantile Building

Depart venue by bus for St. Louis Union Station

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

8 AM – 9 AM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Breakfast and Forward Together Reflection

9 AM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel | Valet Entrance

Depart Hotel by Bus

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Forest Park: 5595 Grand Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63112

Wrap Session & Walk to Hope Kick Off

Kristin Ostby and Bill Fronczak, VP/Advancement, Boys Hope Girls Hope

11:30 AM | Forest Park

Depart venue via bus for St. Louis Union Station

12:00 PM | St. Louis Union Station Hotel

Conference End; Departures

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