Five Weekly Sessions via Zoom

Tuesdays - March 28 and April 4, 11, 18, and 25
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Leading Together: Building Value-Driven and Impactful Leadership Teams

Cohort Facilitator
Chris Wallace Caldwell, MA, President, Catalysis LLC

In this interactive cohort led by leadership coach Chris Wallace Caldwell of Catalysis LLC, we explore what keeps our leadership teams (board or employee-led) from making the impact we envision. We will start by examining some assumptions, barriers, and power issues that leadership teams often face. We will explore navigating these dilemmas through intentional support and team development. Cohort participants will gain leadership team tools and practices, and the sessions will be adapted to address particular issues each is facing as we help each other move closer to the world we want to create.

Additional Guidelines

  • This learning cohort is intended to support Oregon-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits statewide.

  • Participants commit to attending all sessions to work together and build a support network collectively.

  • Conversations will be confidential to allow for depth and breadth of exploration.

  • The limit is 15 individuals per cohort with no more than two (2) representatives from one organization.


Session 1


Uncovering leadership team assumptions, barriers, and power dynamics

Session 2


Building a vision of what a successful leadership team looks like

Session 3


Creating team relational and operational agreements

Session 4


Putting values into practice

Session 5


Intentional leadership and team commitments

About the Cohort Facilitator

Chris Wallace Caldwell, MA, President, Catalysis LLC

Chris (she/they) has an extensive background in non-profit leadership, strategic planning, group facilitation, program development, and corporate social responsibility. She brings a particular skill in grasping the common elements of group work and the ability to synthesize a unified vision and focused path forward. Bringing calm, compassion, and honesty to her work, she helps individuals and teams meet their most urgent challenges.
Since founding Catalysis in 2011, Chris has worked throughout Oregon, the U.S., and internationally. Chris provides customized support to organizational leaders, management teams, non-profit boards, and foundations. She brings a background and a commitment to mission-driven leadership. Chris is focused on building equity as a practice with study in equitable facilitation, intersectionality, and anti-racism work. Chris is a certified Equity-Centered Coach with the Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching. She is a past commissioner on the Portland Human Rights Commission and currently serves as a volunteer facilitator for Portland’s chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice.

Catalysis LLC is a certified women-owned emerging small business (OMWESB) based in Portland, Oregon.


Thank You Funders

Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, and M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust


$125 for NAO Members
$175 for Nonmembers

You must be logged in to your NAO account to receive the member discount. 

You will receive a registration confirmation email. A link to access each weekly virtual cohort session will be sent to registered participants by the Cohort Leader prior to each session.

If you have questions or trouble registering, contact


March 28th, 2023 9:00 AM to April 25th, 2023 10:15 AM
Online Event
Price $175.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Principles & Practices