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Five Weekly Sessions via Zoom

Thursdays - January 19, 26, and February 2, 9, and 16
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (PT)

Event Description

Start the Year Right! – Supporting Team and Individual Well-Being in Purpose-Driven Organizations

Cohort Facilitator
Anna Young, Principal, Anna Young Consulting

This five-session learning cohort is an invitation to start 2023 by revisioning and recalibrating organizational well-being at the individual and team levels. As leaders, how can we share best practices and learn together while creating a safe space to talk about what is and is not going well?  

We will spend our time together mapping the current level of stress and burnout in our organizations and diagnosing the underlying causes; differentiating between "gravity problems" (that are part of the context and can’t be solved) and actual problems so we can focus our energy on what will make a difference; understanding the relationship between equity and well-being to make sure organizational policies benefit all; naming and defining success; and learning about how individual well-being impacts team dynamics and vice versa. 

You will walk away with tools, resources, and frameworks for conversations that you can take back to your own organization. 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • Spend time exploring their own wellness needs and their "inner saboteurs" that get in the way of meeting them.
  • Understand how negative and positive emotions are contagious, therefore making well-being a "team sport."
  • Map the obstacles to creating well-being within their teams and take steps to dismantle them. 
  • Look at light-touch ways to talk about well-being and assess the health of their teams. 
  • Develop strategies for creating or strengthening a culture of well-being within their organizations.
  • Share best practices between organizations.

In between sessions, participants will have the opportunity to apply and reflect on how these tools are applicable in their day-to-day roles. 


Session 1

Jan. 19  

Kick Off and Introductions (Self Well-Being): 

  • Introductions. Establish a safe and confidential space.
  • Collectively map the different pain points leaders in the group currently face to ensure that we address the topics during the sessions.
  • Putting our own oxygen masks on first. Self-reflection and stock-taking of one’s own well-being
  • Understanding intent vs. impact - where do our best laid intentions slip up? Assessment of inner saboteurs. 

Session 2

Jan. 26

Self and Others

  • Understanding the brain-science of how well-being and positive emotional states are contagious. 
  • The role of the leader in promoting well-being. 
  • Organizational Mapping: where are the key successes and pain points - and who do these affect?

Session 3

Feb. 2

Supporting Your Staff

  • Strategies for developing well-being.
  • Creating a shared vision. 
  • Challenges that we face.
  • Peer coaching and accountability.
  • Tools for co-creating commitments to well being.
  • Sharing organizational success stories.

Session 4

Feb. 9

Equity and Wellness

  • How do we make sure that we are not privileging certain groups?
  • What do we do when we can’t meet the needs and demands of teams and individuals? 
  • How do we cater to the different functions within an organization (e.g. programs, operations, and fundraising)? 

Session 5

Feb. 16

Creating Change and Developing a Plan: 

  • Building the case for change.
  • Trial and error - iterate and experiment.
  • How do we define and measure success? 
  • Close and next steps. 

Additional Guidelines

  • Participants make a commitment to all sessions so we can collectively work together and build a network of support. 
  • Participants make a commitment to being open to using tools between sessions to enrich the conversation and discussion.
  • Conversations will be held as confidential to allow for depth and breadth of exploration.
  • This learning cohort is targeted towards leaders who are committed to effective communication.
  • This learning cohort is intended to support Oregon-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits statewide. 
  • Limit is 15 individuals with no more than two (2) representatives from one organization.

About the Cohort Facilitator

Anna Young, Principal, Anna Young Consulting

Anna Young is an accomplished executive and leadership coach and facilitator. Her work includes individual coaching, team development and group facilitation with purpose-driven, purpose-seeking leaders and groups. She creates the space for leaders to explore key opportunities and dilemmas and develop capacity to be more effective in their work, while drawing on their own strengths. 

She has decades of experience facilitating teams in strategic planning, team building, discovery workshops and in organizing and leading team events that unlock new insights and build new connections and relationships. She has worked all over the world, is committed to  and is skilled in allowing teams and individuals to tap into their own knowledge and wisdom and then reflecting truths that allow problems and opportunities to be seen from a new angle. 

Originally from the UK, Anna has lived, worked and learned within many communities around the world including the Balkans, Indonesia, South and Central Asia. For the past two decades she has found her home in Portland in the Pacific Northwest of the United States where she lives with her two children, husband and rabbit. 

She has the Associate Coaching Certification from the International Coaching Federation and is certified through New Ventures West. She holds a Master’s Degree from Oxford University in the UK and a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate from Leeds University. 


Thank You Funders and Sponsors

Thank you to the following Funders and Sponsors who are supporting NAO’s online events and communications. 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, The Collins Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, Gordon Elwood Foundation, The Johnson Charitable Trust and The Roundhouse Foundation
Partner Sponsors: Columbia Bank, Nonstop Wellness, Kaiser Permanente and Nike
Friend Sponsors: Miller Nash, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors and CFO Selections
Supporter Sponsor: Nonprofit Professionals Now


$125 for NAO Members
$175 for Nonmembers

The NAO member discount will be applied after you select "Register Now" below. You must be logged in to your member account to receive the discount. 

You will receive a registration confirmation e-mail. 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



January 19th, 2023 11:00 AM to February 16th, 2023 12:15 PM
Online Event
Price $175.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development, Mental Health
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