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Rogue Valley Nonprofit Network

Leading Through Change

Inn at the Commons 200 N Riverside Avenue

About this event

Shawn DeCarlo, Associate Consultant
Dialogues In Action, LLC

Networking at 8:00
Presentation at 8:30

Change pushes us. Change challenges us. Change prompts us to grow.

Whether it’s responding to change, navigating through change, instigating change, or sustaining change, we who lead people and organizations filled with people need the skill to lead effectively in and through change in order to promote growth, development, and impact. It’s an imperative of leadership.

Change, however, is slippery to deal with. How can we help people grow through change and not just cope with change? How can we promote deep and durable change instead of superficial and fleeting change? How can we make sure the right kind of change takes hold in the right parts of people and the human systems organizing people to pursue a mission of social impact?

This session will help you see how.

At the center of this session is a model of human and human system change that will help you:

  • See the human dimensions of change
  • Diagnose the elements of people and organizations in need of transformation
  • Intervene in the core features of human systems
  • Design effective change initiatives
  • Engage people in areas of their potential and intervene in areas of their recalcitrance
  • Embed change within people and human systems

This session will not only provide a model for human and organizational development, but will prepare us for taking practical steps to lead change. These key ideas have been tested and used in national nonprofits, international NGOs, school districts, and city management teams. We will reflect on examples from each. And together, we will explore the possibility of leading people to lasting and meaningful change.

About the Presenter

For over a decade Shawn DeCarlo worked at Oregon Food Bank as a leader in the development of effective agency partnerships and innovative measurements to show movement in the fight against hunger. He helped numerous organizations grow and excel in service delivery, develop strong and responsive boards, and brand and message their mission within the larger community. Shawn has expertise in coaching and developing staff, program innovation, program management and evaluation, risk management, fundraising and community development, volunteer development, qualitative assessment and strategic planning.

Prior to Oregon Food Bank, Shawn worked as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia where he developed a province-wide English education program and retrained Mongolian teachers in English language methodologies. He spent two years in Spain doing contract teaching work as well as freelance research for high tech and entrepreneurial start-ups. He then moved to Oregon where he led a statewide capacity development project for food banks in Oregon as an AmeriCorps*VISTA leader.

About the Network

Through a unique collaborative arrangement, the Rogue Valley Nonprofit Network (RVNN) on behalf of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon (NAO) presents this comprehensive training series designed to provide timely information and resources on nonprofit management and fund development practices.

Who Should Attend?

Rogue Valley Nonprofit Network is for executive directors and fund development staff, but all nonprofit leaders will gain a deeper understanding or proven practices, tools, and resources for effective management and development.

Become a Season Pass Holder

We encourage organizations and individuals to attend the entire eight session series by purchasing a season pass. Season pass holders receive:

  • Six trainings in Medford
  • Two trainings in Grants Pass

The RVNN Advisory Committee has partnered with local sponsors to offer subsidized season passes for 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable benefit organizations in Jackson and Josephine Counties.

For the low price of $97, charitable benefit organizations in these counties can purchase a season pass and receive:

  • Six trainings in Medford
  • Two trainings in Grants Pass
  • An introductory one-year membership to NAO
  • As a membership of NAO, organizations will receive additional member benefits including discounts on other state-wide NAO trainings.


$97 Charitable Benefit organizations (501c3) in Jackson and Josephine Counties
$160 Affiliate NAO Members
$260 Nonmembers

Purchase a season pass today!

Individual sessions are not available for this network.

Learn about the RVNN Scholarship Fund.