Wednesday, October 13, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9:00 a.m.
The Art and Practice of Adaptive Leadership
Steve Patty, Ph.D., Founder, Dialogues In Action
The times we live in require leadership. One of the key characteristics of a leader is the ability to take a group of people to a place they would not have gone otherwise. This is much more than managing people. This is seeing the good potential in people and providing thoughtful, skillful, and courageous engagement that calls them forward and develops them in service to a virtuous cause. Adaptation, in an evolutionary sense, is about people developing new ways of facing the challenges and making the most of opportunities to thrive and help others thrive in a changing world. In this session, we will explore the principles of adaptive leadership and their application to the nonprofit sector.
Due to the increasing COVID-19 cases and rise of the Delta variant, this network session will be held virtually via Zoom.
About the Presenter
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.
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