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Thursday, October 22, 2020
12:00 p.m – 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Event Description

How to Lead through Turbulent Times: Six leadership practices for facing adaptive challenges

Steve Patty, Ph.D., Founder, Dialogues In Action

The uncertainty and stress of these days put a strain on even the most effective leaders. How do you stay personally buoyant? How do you focus on the things that matter most? How do you use the turbulence productively for yourself, your team, and your beneficiaries? Utilizing the principles of Adaptive Leadership, we will explore and apply six essential skills for leading through times of uncertainty: Identify the growing edge, Regulate the temperature, Get on the balcony, Provide a holding environment, Give the work back, and Absorb the heat. Practicing these skills will help you develop your team and maximize your impact through these challenging days. 

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*Space is limited to 500 participants. Please note that a recording of this webinar will be made available on NAO's webinar page for later viewing.

About the Presenters and Facilitator

Steve Patty, Ph.D., Founder, Dialogues In Action

Steve Patty, Ph.D. is the founder of Dialogues In Action.  He has been helping leaders and organizations develop programs, evaluate impact, and design strategy for 20 years, working on the strategy of organizations such as Oregon Food Bank, Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington, and Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board. 

Steve has consulted in leadership development and impact evaluation for national organizations such as the YMCA of the USA and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, international organizations like MEND Central and Josiah Venture, and regional organizations like the nonprofit sector Labor Management Partnership of British Columbia.

He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and has been trained at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  His expertise lies in design of education and training, strategy and program development, and impact evaluation and measurement.  He is a published author and frequent public speaker. 


Thank You Funders and Supporters

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online COVID-19 events and communications during these challenging times. Their support is vital in helping NAO to bring much-needed resources and information to Oregon’s nonprofits – thank you.

Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, The Collins Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, and Gordon Elwood Foundation
Friend Plus Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank, First Interstate Bank, Comcast, Heritage Bank, and Nike
Friend Plus Sponsors: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections and The Standard
Friend Sponsor: Portland General Electric and Impact Benefits & Retirement



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October 22nd, 2020 12:00 PM   through   1:00 PM
Online Event
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Advocacy and Public Policy, Development & Fundraising, Financial Management, Fundraiser or Festival, Operations & Planning, Public Meeting or Info Session
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Thought Leadership, Voice

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