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Thursday, November 3, 2022
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Check-in and networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

Guided by Our Values: Value-Driven Leadership and Intentional Workplace Culture

Chris Wallace Caldwell, MA, President, Catalysis LLC

As nonprofit leaders we often talk about being value-driven. And we often (but not always) have a set of organizational values. But how do we use and lean into our values to help us make decisions, work through dilemmas, and create the workplace culture we truly want? What would it look like if we set out to create a workplace culture that helps us all feel a sense of belonging and bring our best work? This is becoming even more critical as our workspaces respond to changes brought on by the pandemic, reckonings with systemic racism and social inequities, and shifts in how we approach work life balance.

This workshop is for leaders who want to operationalize what it means to be “value-driven” and who are ready to create an intentional approach to workplace culture. Whether or not you already have a set of well-used values or are starting from scratch, we will explore how we can put our values into practical action. Using our values, we will dive into the ways workplace culture is created, what aspects may be conscious or unconscious, and how we can be more intentional in creating the workplace culture that aligns with the change we want to see in the world.

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

About the Presenter

Chris Wallace Caldwell, MA, President, Catalysis LLC

Chris has an extensive background in nonprofit leadership, strategic planning, group facilitation, program development, and corporate social responsibility. She offers 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 and Catalysis provide customized support to organizational leaders, management teams, nonprofit boards, and foundations. With years of experience in informal science education and communication, Catalysis specializes in meeting the needs of science, health, environment, and research institutions. Her team’s broad experience allows them to understand a breadth of organizational visions and styles.

Chris is focused on building equity as a practice with study in equitable facilitation, intersectionality, and anti-racism work. Chris is in the founding cohort for the Institute for Equity-Centered Coaching and Leadership. 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 Sponsors

Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank

More sponsors coming soon!


$40 NAO Members
$60 Nonmembers

This event is Member Pass eligible. 
NLN 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.

November 3rd, 2022 from  8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Ecotrust - 2nd Floor
Billy Frank Jr Conference Center
721 NW 9th Ave #200
Portland, OR 97209
Event Fee(s)
Price $60.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding