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    IMPACT BEYOND BOUNDARIES: ANNUAL CROSS-SECTOR CONFERENCE 2021
    August 26, 2021 9:00 am - August 27, 2021 12:00 pm

    “Impact Beyond Boundaries” marks the fifth Annual Cross-Sector Conference organized by LIN Center for Community Development to nurture cross-sector

    partnerships in Vietnam between organizations in the nonprofit sector, private and public sectors to collaborate and contribute to sustainable development in Vietnam. The Conference’s theme “Impact Beyond Boundaries” will focus on three key stages of the journey of a trust-based partnership:

    1. Vision

    2. Engagement

    3. Impact & Learning

    “Impact Beyond Boundaries” marks the fifth Annual Cross-Sector Conference organized by LIN Center for Community Development to nurture cross-sector

    partnerships in Vietnam between organizations in the nonprofit sector, private and public sectors to collaborate and contribute to sustainable development in Vietnam. The Conference’s theme “Impact Beyond Boundaries” will focus on three key stages of the journey of a trust-based partnership:

    1. Vision

    2. Engagement

    3. Impact & Learning

    This year, the conference will take place online over two half-day morning sessions:

    ● Day 1: 9:00 to 12:00, Thursday, 26th August 2021

    ● Day 2: 9:00 to 12:00, Friday, 27th August 2021

    Target Audience: We expect 150 – 200 representatives from nonprofits, corporations, philanthropists, local media and the government to join our virtual sessions. Registered virtual conference participants will have access to:

    ● Recorded keynote speeches addressing each aspect of trust-based partnership from vision to impact;

    ● Virtual skills workshops with interactive breakout rooms;

    ● Livestream nonprofit and corporate expert panel discussions; and

    ● Impact Networking Session (online) on the final day of the conference.

    Details of the virtual conference agenda are below.

    Virtual Conference Agenda

    DAY 1 – 26 August 2021

    OPENING REMARKS

    9:00 – 9:05 Opening remarks – Thao Lam, Executive Director, LIN Center for Community Development – [VN]

    9:05 – 9:10 Welcome remarks – John Ditty, Partner, Corporate Citizenship, KPMG Vietnam [EN]

    VISION: 9:10 – 10:30

    Partnership starts with inspiring leaders and purpose

    From the beginning of the journey to sustainable partnership and impact, it is essential that parties agree and commit to a common vision. In the first section of the conference, we will hear from inspiring leaders in nonprofit and corporate sectors. By providing a shared purpose, direction, and inspiration, these visionary leaders will share how they supported their teams to move beyond self-interest, set a constructive tone and mindset for partnership, and lay out clear goals ahead of cooperation.

    9:10 – 9:20

    Keynote – “Inspiring leaders drive partnership and impact” [EN]

    Speaker: Phạm Duy Hiếu, President of Startup Vietnam Foundation, Human Resource

    Committee Advisory for ABBank

    9:20 – 10:30

    Panel Discussion: Setting vision and mindset [VN]

    Speakers:

    ● Nguyen Phuong Linh, Executive Director, MSD Vietnam

    ● Phạm Duy Hiếu, President of Startup Vietnam Foundation, Human Resource Committee Advisory for ABBank

    ● Do Duy Vi, Program Manager, Blue Dragon Foundation

    Moderator: Thanh Nguyen, Chief Happiness Officer, Anphabe Vietnam

    ENGAGEMENT: 10:30 – 12:00

    Skills trainings to build trust-based partnerships

    Once a vision is in place, partners can start working on community engagement and take steps towards transformational results. In this section of the conference, we will hear a keynote from a seasoned diplomat and partnership broker, and invite participants to participate in one of three workshops on different aspects of project engagement. These workshops will be offered in parallel to support skills building towards successful engagement in cross-sector partnership.

    10:30 – 10:40 Engagement Keynote

    Speaker: Julianne Cowley, Australian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City [EN]

    10:40 – 12:00 Engagement skills workshops running in parallel

    {Participants will choose one of three options}

    Option 1: The Art of Collaboration – Managing expectations, roles and responsibilities [EN]

    Ahead of any engagement, how can partners articulate and manage expectations, negotiate roles and responsibilities, and facilitate changing motivations among stakeholders? In this workshop, two experienced communications and partnership practitioners will explain key steps in organizing collaborative teams. Specifically, workshop leaders will discuss how to identify common interests, define stakeholder contributions to the project, balance and align personality dynamics on a team, and draft an inclusive action plan.

    Speakers:

    ● Khuat Quang Hung, Head of Corporate Affairs, Nestlé Vietnam

    ● Denise Truong, Founder, TYDE Consulting

    Option 2: Utilizing networks as a positive force for change [VN]

    The journey of trust-based partnership depends on utilizing networks of friends, donors, partners who unite under the same purpose. In this workshop, our workshop facilitators will share how they map their social networks and identify new and engaging activities to strategically mobilize their contacts to support their projects year after year.

    Speakers:

    ● Nam Tran, Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives,, Fulbright University Vietnam

    ● Nguyen Thi Hong Nhung, CEO, Salt Cancer Initiative

    Workshop Facilitator:

    Perrine Rozec, CSR Project Officer, France-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    Option 3: Creative communications and public advocacy [VN]

    To address social inequality and misinformation, the strength of partnership may rely on working together behind a united message for a change in public knowledge, behavior or practice. In this workshop, we will explore some case studies of changemakers skilled in creative communication, understanding target audiences, and working with mass media and other communication tools for environmental and social impact.

    Speakers:

    ● Do Thai Vuong, Vice President, Sustainable Business and Communications, Unilever Vietnam

    ● Hoang Thi Minh Hong, Founder, CHANGE Vietnam

    ● Vu Xuan Thanh, GIVE.asia Vietnam

    DAY 2 – 27 August 2021

    IMPACT & LEARNING: 9:00 – 12:00

    In 2021, vulnerable communities faced extreme challenges due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and severe climate events (storms and drought). In the final section of the conference, we will hear from a keynote speaker and panel of experts who will share stories of partnership forged in crises. They will reflect on their work in the last year and how partners were able to contribute solutions, develop, and learn together to address crises in the short-term and look ahead to building partnerships for long-term resilience and disaster mitigation.

    9:00 – 9:10 Impact Keynote Speech: “Partnerships Made in Crises and Working for Long-Term Support”

    Speaker: Giang Pham (Jang Keu), Founder & Chairperson, Song Foundation

    9:10 – 10:30 Panel: Stories of Impact and Learning Together for Resilient Communities

    Speakers:

    ● Nguyen Tuan Khoi, Founder & CEO, Food Bank Vietnam

    ● Chinoros Benjachavakul, Vice President for HR, C.P Vietnam

    ● Le The Nhan, Founder, CODES Vietnam

    ● Huynh Tinh Hoai Nhan, PR Manager, HUM Vietnam

    Moderator: Lam Ngoc Thao, Executive Director, LIN Center for Community Development

    10:30 – 12:00 Impact Networking Event

    At this year’s networking event after the inspiring keynotes, panel discussions and workshops have finished, we invite participants to a festive networking event to look for potential cross-sector partners. We will organize a fun ice-breaker, and similar to last year, will make use of a matchmaking app to help parties interested in various causes connect.

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