Learning & Leading Together
Walton Family Foundation Conference
Learning & Leading Together: The Next Five Years is a conference hosted by the Walton Family Foundation in February 2021, bringing together changemakers and thought leaders to generate ideas, inspire collaboration and advance solutions for durable, community-driven change.
Executive Director Caryl M. Stern delivers the opening keynote at Learning & Leading Together: The Next Five Years
2020 was a year like no other. Before we can plan for the future, we must understand the present. Raj Chetty, Lonnie G. Bunch III, Jennifer Morris and David Brooks offer perspectives on the state of our nation as it relates to the most important topics of today.
2020 marked the anniversary of two historically seismic and unprecedented disasters that forever changed the city of New Orleans - Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill.
February 18, 2021Northwest Arkansas has earned a deserved reputation as one of the best places to live in the country. But not everyone can benefit from all Northwest Arkansas has to offer. A commitment to ensuring growth, and the opportunities it offers, is inclusive, will help the region through a recovery period and build a vibrant economy.
February 18, 2021How are environmental reporters thinking about this moment, when there is so much at stake but also so much potential? What do they predict will be this year’s biggest headlines? Our panel of reporters answers all of this and more.
Sanford Johnson, Mississippi Executive Director of Teach Plus, delivers a keynote address at Learning & Leading Together: The Next Five Years.
June 7, 2021Collaboration isn't always easy, but it's always worth it. At the Walton Family Foundation, we are committed to developing innovative approaches and building new partnerships that bring people, resources and ideas together.
Pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson unveils new research findings, and Millennials and Gen Zers talk about their plans to make the change they want to see.
Lasting progress and meaningful change require solutions that are community-developed and community-championed. Author Arthur Brooks will offer ideas for how to work together across lines of difference. Conversations with two leaders will discuss how they led community-driven change.
February 18, 2021The next five years will be guided by immense determination and optimism about what’s possible. Speakers will shine a spotlight on the issues and perspectives that will be confronted and elevated - racial equity, economic mobility, innovation, collaboration - over the next five years and beyond.
February 18, 2021Strong coalitions can empower social change across all sectors through shared purpose and resources. Community leaders share their unique experiences working with coalitions that leverage existing assets and public momentum to drive solutions and build cohesive communities.
February 24, 2021We’re in one of the most consequential moments in history but one that also allows us to break from the past and innovate for the future. What does this mean for the conservation movement, and what lessons apply to other challenges?
February 19, 2021The most innovative approaches require new partnerships that bring people, resources and ideas together - across government, communities and the private sector. Panelists share what it will take to build coalitions and networks of collaborators over the next five years.
February 18, 2021Talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not. Groundbreaking research from Echoing Green and Bridgespan Group reveals race remains a defining factor when looking at which organizations get funded and how much they receive.
February 22, 2021Executive Director Caryl M. Stern delivers closing remarks at Learning & Leading Together: The Next Five Years
February 5, 2021With an enduring commitment to continual improvement, we are given a fresh opportunity to learn from our grantees in the field and multiply our collective impact through bold and collaborative work.
May 14, 2021
To solve today’s biggest challenges, look to young advocates on a mission to change the world
April 27, 2021
Harvard’s Raj Chetty on the country’s growing economic inequity and how to overcome it
April 23, 2021
Six leaders in education confront the issues and opportunities facing America’s students
April 15, 2021
New five-year strategy supports equitable access to opportunity for all residents
Support for young firms, increased access to capital and vibrant research universities are critical to economic growth for communities
April 9, 2021
At the Navajo Water Project, Emma Robbins builds trust – and partnerships – with communities to deliver running water to families in need
April 7, 2021
Three visionary leaders are advancing innovative solutions to achieve education equity for all
Climate change threatens our water resources and the communities they support. Here’s why I am impatiently optimistic we can create a better future
March 26, 2021
By working together, governments, businesses and nonprofits can create more jobs and stronger growth
March 25, 2021
Four global leaders describe a course to find opportunity amid difficult times
February 8, 2021The foundation will support innovation, new ideas and — above all — community-led change
February 8, 2021Community-driven change, diversity, equity and inclusion & collaborative and inclusive partnerships will be elevated priorities across the foundation’s work