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Thursday, May 30 2019
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Networking at 8:30 a.m., Workshop promptly starting at 9:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

Moving Icebergs: Leading People to Lasting Change

Steve Patty, Principal Consultant, Dialogues in Action 

For many leaders there is so much to do and so much pulling on our attention all the time. At some time or another, most of us feel overwhelmed by the needs around us.

  • How do you know what to focus on?
  • How do you decide what to give your attention to?
  • How can you tell what kinds of strategies will have the most impact? 
  • How can you and those around you stay connected to the meaning of your nonprofit mission?

Strategic leadership takes ability to gather, energize, and mobilize people with focused intention. This half day work-shop for nonprofit leaders will help you answer these fundamental leadership questions. In this session, we will use a model called the Dialogue Boxes to create and clarify a sense of aim, method, and motive for your nonprofit team. This session will give you a way to focus on what is important and communicate your unique value to your community. 

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Program Management & Effectiveness

Every learning opportunity NAO offers is aligned with one of nine areas of our Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence that NAO believes are critical to every nonprofit’s effectiveness and success. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for a thriving, effective and successful nonprofit; therefore, DE&I is embedded across all nine areas.

This event focuses on Program Management & Effectiveness. For additional resources in this category, visit: Program Management & Effectiveness.

About the Presenter

Steve Patty, Principal Consultant, Dialogues in Action


Steve Patty has over 20 years of experience working in the field of evaluation. He holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and has been trained at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is the former Associate Director of Doctoral Programs in business at the International University of Monaco, where he continues to teach doctoral courses in research design. Dr. Patty has trained over 400 nonprofit managers in evaluation design and has consulted with organizations and foundations throughout North America on program evaluation, including the YMCA of the USA, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Community-School Partnerships, and Lilly Endowment Inc., among others. He is a published author and frequent conference speaker.


$15 NAO Member
$30 Nonmember

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May 30th, 2019 8:30 AM   through   12:00 PM
Coos History Museum
Sprague Room
1210 N Front St
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 30.00
Event Particulars
City Coos Bay
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region South Coast
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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