2017 CEO Conference Presentations

What Really Matters to You?

September 17th – 21st, Vancouver, Canada.

Hosted by YMCA of Greater Vancouver our 2017 conference was co-ordinated to celebrate Canada’s 150th.



Theme One: Judgement and Decision Making: What do Leaders Do?

Day host Marísia Donatelli, General Secretary, YMCA Sao Paulo
Keynote Dale Griffin, UBC Sauder School of Business
My leadership story Medhat Mahdy, President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Toronto  Medhat_MY_STORY_201709
YMCA Insight Panel Dan Dummermuth, President and CEO, YMCA Middle Tennessee

Sandy Berlin Walker, President and CEO, YMCA of Silicon Valley

Jonathan Martin, CEO, YMCA Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Thinking differently Nick Parkinson, President and CEO, YMCA of Northern Alberta  FORT MCMURRAY WILDFIRE CASE STUDY

Wildfire Lessons Learned – What We Heard report

Theme Two: Is the YMCA a leader in social justice?

Day host Ross Kyrwood, Chief Executive, YMCA of Western Australia
Keynote Dr Paul Kershaw, Generation Squeeze
My leadership story Christian Kamara, General Secretary, YMCA of Sierra Leone
YMCA Insight Panel Carlos Sanvee, General Secretary, Africa Alliance of YMCAs

Helene Weir, Vice President Large YMCA Resources, YMCA USA

Deepak Londhe, General Secretary, YMCA India

Thinking differently Bob Gilbertson, President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Seattle  Bob Gilbertson slides for 2017 WUN Conference (for 9-19-17)

Theme Three: The Perils and Potential of YMCA Governance.

Day host Steve Ives, President and Chief Executive Officer, YMCA of Central Ohio
Keynote Michael Weil, Senior Adviser, YMCA of the USA Perils and potentials of YMCA Governance
My leadership story Marina Rokotomalala, General Secretary YMCA Madagascar
YMCA Insight Panel Gloria Hildago, General Secretary, YMCA Bogotá

Yoshihiro Seueko, President and CEO, Osaka YMCA

Dave Ball, Chief Executive, YMCA Thames Gateway

Thinking differently Peter Burns, Chief Executive, YMCA Victoria  170920 Think_Diff_PB_WUN

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Theme Four: The Changing Dynamics of a Federation

Day host Shannon Doran, president and CEO YMCA Calgary
Facilitator Patricia Pelton
My leadership story Alan Bray, CEO YMCA Brisbane
YMCA Insight Panel Peter Dinsdale, President and CEO YMCA Canada

Kevin Washington, President and CEO YMCA USA

Carlos Sanvee, General Secretary, Africa Alliance of YMCAs

Johan Eltvik, General Secretary, World Alliance of YMCAs

Our Big Learnings Janet Emmett, Sam Bradd

Drawings from Sam are here.