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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Cascade Christian High School
The Commons Room
855 Chevy Way
Medford, OR 97504
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$25 NAO Members**
$50 Nonmembers

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Event Details

David Sawyer, Partner, Converge for Impact, President, Context, Inc,
Nick Viele, Partner, Converge for Impact, Advisor, Facilitator, & Partner, c3strategy

This session will demonstrate, through a series of experiential exercises, how to make complex collaboration work, both within organizations and across sectors. The session will begin with an overview of the Network Leader Roadmap that includes key strategies and design components necessary for effective collaboration. The session will then lead participants through an interactive simulation demonstrating how to establish a strong foundation of trust upon which collaborative efforts can live up to their potential and drive sustained impact on complex social issues.

Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to establish meaningful trust across diverse groups, even despite intense personal disagreements and professional differences—and it doesn’t have to take years. Individuals and organizations begin to develop trust most effectively by communicating authentically to resolve the issues that need to be addressed as they arise, in real time, as the collaboration takes shape.

Research and experience shows us the single most important factor that determines the long-term success of networks and collaborative efforts of all kinds is not strategy, structure, systems, or technology, but rather the quality and strength of the relationships that develop between its members.

About the Presenters

David Sawyer cultivates high intelligence in human systems. He is a strategy guy for a better world, specializing in networks, design, and systems thinking. He is active across all sectors and has played key roles in a variety of fields: education reform, national service, social entrepreneurship, women & girls, venture philanthropy, and environmental preservation.

Nick Viele is a partner at Converge for Impact ( and also the founder of c3strategy ( Nick designs and facilitates conversations that move things forward. Partnering with mission-driven organizations, he engages with staff teams, boards of directors and project stakeholders to address a variety of challenges and opportunities. Nick says that process is his content and he lives by the rule that 'your mission is his client'.

November 16th, 2016 1:30 PM   through   4:30 PM
Cascade Christian High School
The Commons Room
855 Chevy Way
Medford, OR 97504
Price $ 50.00
Event Particulars
City Medford
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Business Development
Leadership Development
Operations & Planning
Program & Impact Evaluation
Presenter David Sawyer & Nick Viele
Event Region Southern Oregon
Programmatic Approach

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