Conference for Global Transformation

2022 Keynote Speakers

Sixto Cancel

Radical Service: Transforming Some of the Hardest Problems Through the Radical Power of Listening

How a personal lived experience, a stand for the value of listening, engaging networks of kinsmen, and a tech-assisted approach are reshaping home life for foster kids.

Friday, May 20, 2022 – San Francisco – 1:30 PM-3:00 PM & Rebroadcast – 5:15 PM-6:45 PM

Sixto Cancel grew up in – and aged out of – the child welfare system. His personal, lived experience has powered a passion to transform the child welfare system so that every person has the conditions to heal, develop and thrive.

Cancel is the founder of Think of Us and has served as chief executive officer since its incorporation in 2017. He and the team at Think of Us are committed to total transformation of child welfare in the United States. Cancel believes that by centering on the lived experiences of people whose lives are touched by the system — foster youth, foster parents, caregivers, caseworkers, judges and funders — we can co-design solutions and shift the dynamics that hold problems in place.

Cancel was named a 2021 Children’s Bureau Champion Award winner, 2017 Forbes Top 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, and serves on the 2021 Forbes Under30 Lister Board. Recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change, as a Millennial Maker by Black Entertainment Television and as one of the Top 24 Changemakers in Government Under 24 in the country by the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council and Spark Action, he has played a key role in the work of extending foster care and permanency for older youth as a Young Fellow at the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. He is an Ashoka Fellow, Clinton Global Initiative University Alumnus and FastForward Alumnus.

Sanford Robbins

Retiring the Myth of the Lone Visionary

In a world in which we so desperately need vision, perhaps we are looking for it in the wrong places. Conventionally, we look for visionaries – those charismatic individuals with special gifts and qualities – to illuminate the path ahead of us. Perhaps the arts can provide an access to new possibilities for vision and visionaries.

Saturday, May 21, 2022 – San Francisco – 1:30 PM-3:00 PM & Rebroadcast – 10:00 PM-11:30 PM

A founding member of Landmark’s Board of Directors and senior member of its Research, Design and Development Team, Sandy Robbins works on design for virtually all of Landmark’s programs, with a primary accountability for Communication Programs. He is also a senior consultant for Landmark’s Vanto Group, focusing on long-term strategy, implementation, breakthrough projects, team building and executive development. He works with Vanto clients to redefine the competitive landscapes in their segments, spearhead major growth initiatives and expand companies into high-performing enterprises.

In addition, Robbins is producing artistic director of the Resident Ensemble Players, an award-winning professional theater located at University of Delaware, and he has directed at many of America’s most renowned theaters as well as the national theaters of many foreign countries.

In 2019 he received the John Houseman Award for his contributions to the American theater.

Jerrie Ueberle

Living a Vision Fulfilled, Or, If It Were Possible, What Would I Do?

Discover the power of going beyond personal and geographic boundaries to create a vision and fulfill on that vision. You will be left knowing that you have what is needed to fulfill your vision.

Sunday, May 22, 2022 – San Francisco – 8:30 AM-10:00 AM & Rebroadcast – 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM

Jerrie Ueberle is the founder and chief executive officer of the World Academy for the Future of Women, a university-level program to accelerate women’s leadership worldwide. World Academies under Ueberle’s leadership enroll students in year-long programs in China, Nepal and Bangladesh to discover their purpose and passion and address social issues aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Ueberle also founded Global Interactions, a Phoenix-based nonprofit corporation designed to increase communication among professionals in the United States and their international counterparts. Through conferences, seminars and study programs, participants engage in sharing best practices and technologies to identify common concerns and discover new methodologies for achieving results. In 2015, she received the Women’s International Network Global Leadership award, the Social Entrepreneur 2015 Award, and Global Community Service award from the World Network of Entrepreneurs Worldwide. In addition, the United Nations has granted Ueberle Global Interactions Special Consultative Status.

 

Closing Addresses

 

Sunday, May 22, 2022 – San Francisco – 1:30 PM-3:00 PM & Rebroadcast – 9:00 PM-10:30 PM

Heather Shapter: Nourishing Your Passion, Watching It Grow.  What Do You Declare?: 

Discover the power of going beyond personal and geographic boundaries to create a vision and fulfill on that vision. You will be left knowing that you have what is needed to fulfill your vision.

Heather Shapter is executive director of Crossroads International, which works with local partners in Sub-Saharan Africa to advance rights, reduce poverty and increase access to justice for one million women and girls. She has held leadership roles in some of the world’s most respected international non-governmental organizations, in the Caribbean, Africa, Russia, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. In the private sector, Shapter scaled employment and entrepreneurship programs through technology. Shapter lives in Toronto and says she has applied her Landmark distinctions at every turn in her career.

 

Glenn Greenidge: Building a Bridge of Relationships

Keeping your purpose consistent with your vision even when your vision is undistinguished to you.

Glenn Greenidge started his personal development in 1981, attending and volunteering in leadership positions at what is now Landmark. He co-founded People of African Descent Empowerment Group in 1990, with its initial mission of promoting leadership and training for people of African descent inside Landmark. Greenidge is executive director of Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District in Jamaica, New York, chair of Queens Community Board 12 Economic Development committee, and board secretary for Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center.  He has been a facilitator for the International Black Summit and is a Reiki master.

 

Brandon Erdos: The Journey of Belonging

What if belonging isn’t a destination, but a journey? What if belonging is a matter of declaration? What if belonging is the key to fulfilling your vision?

Brandon Erdos, M.D, is the director of outpatient psychiatry for The Renfrew Center, a national eating disorder treatment center. He also manages his own private practice. He has held faculty positions at Boston University and Harvard University. Outside of medicine, Erdos has been a drummer for 38 years; he has played worldwide and continues to contribute to recording projects. He is a leader for Landmark and there is not one area of his life that has not been touched by “seminar leader” and The Landmark Forum. He lives in Vermont with his wife, Sarasai Yutuc, and has two daughters.

 

State of the World

 

Angela Amado Ph.D. & Khush Cooper Ph.D.

Your Commitment for the World: Force, Suffering or Play?

In the game of your commitment, how are you playing? How are you measuring ”winning” and “losing?” Is the score significant or empty and meaningless?

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Saturday, May 21, 2022 – San Francisco – 8:30 AM-10:00 AM & Rebroadcast – 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

Angela Amado Ph.D. has led transformational programs for more than 30 years and has been a Wisdom Course Area program leader since 1994. Dr. Amado currently leads the Partnership Explorations course and heads training and recruitment for the Wisdom Course Area.

Dr. Amado has also worked in the field of disability for more than 30 years in various capacities, including national research, international consulting and government policy. She has authored key books on inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities into the community and conducted training across the United States, Canada, in several European countries and Australia.

Khush Cooper Ph.D. is committed to a world where governments, organizations and communities fully support excellence and diversity for children and families.

Following a successful career as a social worker and nonprofit executive, Dr. Cooper founded a thriving, entrepreneurial consulting practice that has been committed to changing the human services landscape by providing innovations that cause organizations and communities to thrive.

As an adjunct faculty member at UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, Dr. Cooper teaches macro practice, child welfare policy, and leadership, including the Being A Leader and the Effective Exercise of Leadership course. She has been engaged in transformational work for more than 17 years and lives in Los Angeles.