Join Us

Enrich your council by attending the Council Leadership Summit virtually for a day and a half of engaging, learning and networking. Council leaders will participate in sessions and discussions around council diversity, membership growth and council administration. This is your opportunity to gather the tools and resources that will help you lead your council to success while collaborating with others doing similar work around the country. 


The Council Leadership Summit will take place virtually, June 14-15, 2022, in the Eastern time zone. 

Who Should Attend

CGP encourages all board members to attend the Council Leadership Summit. Council presidents and incoming presidents will benefit greatly. Councils of all sizes and structures should take advantage of this learning opportunity.  Council administrators would also benefit from attending. 


2022 Schedule 

Times listed are in Eastern Time.

Day 1 - Tuesday, June 14

11:00 a.m.

Welcome & Opening Session - Council Success


"Accelerate Engagement: Engage Members in a Rapidly Changing Environment"
Amanda Kaiser, Member Engagement Specialist
Amanda will share her research on engagement barriers, demonstrate event engagement tactics you can use now and help us build a member engagement handbook for our councils. 

1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

2:00 p.m.

CGP Annual Business Meeting
CGP presentation, minutes approval, 2023 board election

3:15 pm


3:30 p.m.

Innovation Session: Council Programs
Danny Schenker, President, Planned Giving Roundtable of Northern Nevada
Simon Williams, Past President, Planned Giving Roundtable of Northern Nevada
Maya Weil, Vice President of Programs, National Capital Gift Planning Council

4:30 p.m.

Council Leader Orientation


Day 2 - Wednesday, June 15

10:30 a.m.

Open Networking
Time for participants to engage with other council leaders

11:00 a.m.

The National Standards for Gift Planning Success
NSGPS Task Force


Innovation Session: Council Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programs
Raynal Moore, Past President, Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council
Ramona Ramadar, DEIB Chair, Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York
Michael Pohlmann, Vice President, Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York

1:00 p.m. 

Takeaway Session and Closing
Facilitated interactive session on takeaways and next steps

CGP has supported my council by introducing us to an invaluable network of council leadership peers who readily shared ideas for success stories and suggestions for best practices. I left the 2016 Council Summit with so many ideas for adding value to our membership.