Modern Governance Summit – Community Agenda

September 17-18, 2020 - Virtual Conference

Thursday, September 17

9:00am - 10:00am ET

Product Showcase Open



10:00am - 10:30am ET

Day 1 Opening Keynote

Join us as Diligent CEO, Brian Stafford, kicks off the Modern Governance Summit, discussing the Diligent vision and what it means to Lead the Moment.

Brian Stafford, President & CEO, Diligent Corporation



10:45am - 11:15am ET

Maintaining a Sense of Community and Building Trust in Time of Crisis

Strategy & Governance

ADiscover how easy it is to transition to virtual board meetings and adapt to the new realities of remote work using Community. This session will feature a Community customer who was able to successfully transition from paper to virtual board packets and discuss the advantages. A Community expert will provide a brief demo of creating a packet and sharing/publishing to stakeholders.

Meghan Broddy, Implementation Specialist, Diligent

Kathryn Mayfield, BOE Clerk, Wamego USD 320


11:30am - 12:00pm ET

What's New in Community: Come Join the Neighborhood! Part 1 of 2

Security & Collaboration

This session will review the new feature updates to the Community by Diligent platform and the plans for the future.

Dennis Rohlfing, Implementation Specialist, BoardDocs

Scott Neufeld, Director of Product Management, Diligent


12:15pm - 1:00pm ET

What You (and Your Board) Need to Know about the Future of ESG

Keynote Session

At the beginning of 2020, it seemed that climate change and climate action would dominate board agendas for the rest of the year. Then the pandemic hit, quickly followed by a global social movement against systemic racism and injustice. Boards are now challenged to adopt an "ESG-mindset" on everything from the health and safety of employees and customers, to aligning strategy to environmental sustainability, to ensuring their governance practices keep pace with social movements. What does all of this mean for those of us who support the work of boards? Our closing panel of Day 1 features experts on ESG topics who will provide their perspectives on where we are headed and what governance professionals and their boards should know for the future.

Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO and Executive Director, Competent Boards

Doug Chia, President, Soundboard Governance LLC

Pamela Passman, former President & CEO of CREATe, Vice Chair, The Ethisphere Institute and former Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft Corporation


1:00pm - 2:00pm ET

Networking Roundtables + Product Showcase Open


Friday, September 18

9:00am - 10:00am ET

Product Showcase Open



10:00am - 10:30am ET

Day 2 Opening Keynote



10:45am - 11:15am ET

What’s New in Community: Come Join the Neighborhood! Part 2 of 2

Security & Collaboration

This session will review the new feature updates to the Community by Diligent platform and the plans for the future.

Dennis Rohlfing, Implementation Specialist, BoardDocs

Scott Neufeld, Director of Product Management, Diligent


11:30am - 12:00pm ET

Promoting Community Engagement Through Accessibility Best Practices

Strategy & Governance

Hear from experts on how to engage all members of the public to play an active role in the community by using accessibility best practices.

Bebe Kew, Implementation Specialist, iCompass

Lori McWilliams, Village Clerk, Village of Tequesta


12:15pm – 1:00pm

Closing Keynote



1:00pm - 2:00pm ET

Networking Roundtables + Product Showcase Open