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Tuesday, April 4, 2023
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Curious, Critical, and Actionable Conversations: Elevating our Leadership in the New Normal 

Katie McCleary, Professor of Leadership, Pacific University

As nonprofit leaders, the quality of your conversations and the depth of your relationships matter. It's likely that you—and your team—spend your workday with people who do not share your background, values, theory of change, and/or perspective. Rarely can you, or your team, accomplish your mission alone. All of us need meaningful relationships with diverse stakeholders in our communities because that is where impact, growth, and "everyday leadership" makes a true difference. In this talk, you’ll learn how to show up better in this post-pandemic world to engage, empower, and equip people by elevating your approach to conversations.

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About the Presenter

Katie McCleary is passionate about humans, curiosity, leadership, consciousness, and how to help communities thrive. She is a speaker, storyteller, professor of leadership, and coauthor of Bridge the Gap: Breakthrough Communication Tools to Transform Work Relationships from Challenging to Collaborative, which Inc. Magazine named 1 of 3 business books to read last year. 

A little over 10 years ago, Katie founded 916 Ink, a literacy nonprofit that has transformed over 5,500 vulnerable children and teens into confident authors who know the power of their voice and story. Their work has been featured in more than 200 anthologies. She was awarded the prestigious "Heart of a Hero” Award from Sacramento’s PBS channel. Mashable named her as a “Real Miss Americas” for her projects in low-income communities. She has facilitated writing circles with more than 10,000 people, teaching diverse audiences the art and neuroscience of story and personal mythologies to fuel meaningful change, gain narrative distance and insight, and improve their relationships with others and the self. She founded a creative writing program in Folsom Prison,  publishing more than 75 men's stories s in 2 anthologies. McCleary is currently faculty at Pacific University for the Masters of Nonprofit Leadership. She is also the host of NPR CapRadio’s leadership podcast, “The Drive,” in partnership with The American Leadership Forum. Her work has been featured by Inc., Forbes, PBS, Shondaland, New York Post, Apple News, Huffington Post, Hip Mama, and soon to be on the Ted platform. 

Katie lives in Fair Oaks, California, on a hobby farm with her kids, partner, and a menagerie of feathered and furry creatures. Learn more about her by doing the Google.



$30 NAO Members and Nonmembers

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April 4th, 2023 from  7:30 AM to  8:45 AM
Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites
2525 Ashland St
Ashland, OR 97520
Regular Price $30.00
Event Particulars
City Ashland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Southern Oregon
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Convening, Principles & Practices