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Tuesday, April 18, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Check-in and Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided.

Event Description

Giving and Receiving Feedback (and Other Brave Conversations) 

Terri Houde, M.S.; Corporate Trainer, Faculty; Linn-Benton Community College 

“Leaders not only have to model the giving of feedback, but also the receiving of feedback in a positive way.” -- David Hain 

Constructive feedback delivered by a trusted expert is one of the most powerful drivers of professional development. And yet, when faced with the opportunity (or responsibility) to give this kind of feedback, many of us find that our natural reaction is to avoid or delay having these difficult conversations. However, with so much at stake – our missions, team morale, and even our overall organizational health – these are the conversations that have the biggest impact. 

As a nonprofit leader, how can you approach these essential conversations so that they maximize learning and growth, strengthen relationships within your team, and increase energy and performance instead of draining both parties of their energy and enthusiasm? 

A brave conversation creates an effective and empathetic pathway for giving and receiving feedback. In this session, you will learn the following: 

  • What is a Brave Conversation? 
  • How to balance courage with psychological safety in the feedback loop 
  • Level One Conversation: Develop wise mind and challenge comfort zones 
  • Level Two Conversation: Project Check ( Keep | Stop | Start ) 
  • Level Three Conversation: Relationship Check ( Target | Strength | Stretch ) 

For accommodation requests, please contact us at Advanced notice of at least 10 days is appreciated.

About the Presenter

Terri Houde, M.S.; Corporate Trainer, Faculty; Linn-Benton Community College 

Terri Houde is an engaging speaker and skill facilitator with over 20 years of training and development experience. An engaging speaker and skilled facilitator, Terri motivates, rejuvenates, and educates her audiences.  Using a blend of humor, theory, and practical tools, Terri develops leaders and their teams in a unique and engaging manner that has been coined as “interactive” and “it simply WORKS!”


Thank You Sponsors

Partner Sponsor: Umpqua Bank

More sponsors coming soon!


$40 NAO Members
$60 Nonmembers

This event is Member Pass eligible.
LCNN Member Pass holders may register for events within this specific network. Your unique discount code may be used for ten registrations (per pass). Passes are shareable across your organization.

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Please note: NAO will follow the masking guidelines of the venue in which we are holding this session. To make sure you have the most accurate information, all registrants will be notified of the venue-specific policy in advance of the session.

April 18th, 2023 from  8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The Barrow - Mahonia Community Room
120 Shelton McMurphey Blvd. Ste. 230
Eugene, 97401
Event Fee(s)
Price $60.00
Event Particulars
City Eugene
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding
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