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2018 PNW SAF Leadership Conference

2018 PNW SAF Forestry Leadership Conference


February 23 - 24, 2018

At Black Lake Camp

6521 Fairview Rd SW, Olympia, WA  98512

The goals of the 2018 Leadership Conference are to educate SAF members on leadership by examining types, styles, and examples of leadership, and to provide skills for career and personal success. Both SAF members and non-SAF member are encouraged to attend.

Topics that will be addressed:

  • How SAF membership and involvement integrates into successful leadership
  • Negotiating:  Reaching agreement
  • Communication:  Reaching people effectively
  • Effective use of social media:  How to get your message to connect with target audience
  • Leadership, Career Advancement and SAF
  • Foresters’ Fund: What it is, application process, and strategy for success
  • Marketing:  Product, Placement, Price, Promotion and Innovation/Disruption; what is the job SAF is hired for?
  • Intertribal Timber Council background, interaction with SAF, and Anchor Forests
  • Diversity in an organization: Why is it important? What does it mean? Discussion about SAF’s diversity statement

Draft Schedule – Subject to Change

Thursday, Feb. 22: Travel/Social at Matchless Brewing

Friday, Feb. 23: Program from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (3 meals)

Saturday, Feb. 24: Program and executive committee meetings from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (2 meals)

Lodging Options:

  • Black Lake Camp, 6521 Fairview Rd SW, Olympia, WA  98512, www.blbcolympia.com/, Accommodations at Black Lake Camp are rustic (bring your own sleeping bag and/or bedding) with shared cabins. We encourage overnight accommodations at Black Lake to avoid meeting room charges. To make a reservation, select either Option A or B of the Lodging and Meal section of the registration form*.
  • La Quinta Inn, 4600 Capitol Blvd SE, Tumwater, WA 98501, 360-352-5433, For those wishing plusher accommodations, a group rate of $115/night plus tax (double occupancy) is available at the La Quinta Inn, about a 15-minute drive to Black Lake Camp. Make your reservation directly with La Quinta and mention SAF Leadership Conference to receive the group rate.

*2018 PNW SAF Forestry Leadership Conference Registraiton Form will be available soon.

Registration Fees:

The professional conference registration fee is $110/person and the student registration fee is $50/student (add $25 after February 12). Two lodging and meal options are available: Option A is $115/person and includes lodging for Thursday and Friday nights at Black Lake Camp and five meals; Option B is $86/person and includes lodging on Friday night at Black Lake Camp and three meals. If you do not need lodging at Black Lake Camp, please indicate this on the registration form* and select any meals you would like to purchase ($10/meal).

*2018 PNW SAF Forestry Leadership Conference Registraiton Form will be available soon.

Photo Request

A leadership conference directory is being created; please email a photo of yourself to Melinda Olson at melinda@forestry.org.

SAF CFE Hours: SAF CFE Credits will be available onsite.

Updates will be made on forestry.org as they become available.