2019 PNW Leadership Conference – February 1 & 2, 2019
Pacific Northwest Forestry Leadership: Building Common Ground!
Forestry, natural resource managers and students from the Northwest are invited to participate in the 2019 Leadership Conference on February 1-2, at the McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. Participants will gain insights from the conference with the theme “Building Common Ground.”
Register online by clicking here.
Download the one-page program and registration form here.
Day 1 – Friday, February 1
9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking (Coffee and pastries provided)
9:15 Introductions and opening remarks—Meghan Tuttle, OSAF State Chair
9:30 Keynote Address “Building Each Other Up in Leadership”—Jessica Homyack, Weyerhaeuser Company
10:15 Next Generation Leadership Panel: Hearing from emerging natural resource leaders
11:00 Collaborative Strategies: Breakout Session on building teams and leadership capabilities
Noon Lunch (provided)
1:00 p.m. Leadership Lessons from the SAF President—John McNulty, SAF President
1:30 Developing Leaders: Local Leadership Breakout Session
2:30 Networking Break
Case Studies: Natural Resources Leadership in Action
3:00 Deputy Chief Forester, Nancy Hirsch, Oregon Department of Forestry
3:30 Washington State Forester, George Geissler, Washington State DNR
4:00 Willamette Forest Supervisor, Tracy Beck, U.S. Forest Service
4:30-5:30 Leadership Icebreaker—Edgefield Scavenger Hunt led by students
6:00 Dinner (provided)
Day 2 – Saturday, February 2
8:30 a.m. Coffee and Pastries (breakfast on own)
Skills for Forestry Leaders
- Top 5 communication skills required for any leadership role
- Breakout Session: How to have difficult conversations—Sara Duncan (OFIC)
Advocacy in SAF
- Advocating for forestry through SAF
- Policy Panel—Mark Buckbee and Ed Shepard OSAF Policy Co-Chairs, John Bailey, SAF National Policy Committee/OSU, and Seth Barnes OSAF Capitol Chapter Chair/OFIC
- Essential strategies for effective mentoring
- Mentoring across generational differences
11:30 Closing Comments: Leadership Action Items for 2019 and 2019 SAF calendar
Noon Lunch (provided) and closing icebreaker
1:00 Concurrent State Executive Committee Meetings
McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdate, OR 97060, is a unique facility featuring 114 overnight rooms. Some rooms are equipped with private baths; the majority are European style lodging with bathrooms located in the hall. Group rates are discounted, but prices vary greatly based on room selection. Call 503-669-8610 by Nov. 30 and mention the Group name “OSAF-Leadership Conference” to receive the group rate for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2019. Their online registration does not recognize group rates.
Best Western Plus-Cascades Inn and Suites, 23525 NE Halsey St., Troutdale, Ore., located .7 miles from McMenamins. Call 503-491-9700 for rates and availability. Includes complimentary breakfast.
The registration fee for professional members is $160/person and $50/person for students. A late fee of $25 will be charged after January 24. Click here to register.
SAF CFE HOURS
Participants are eligible for 8 Category 2 SAF CFE Credit Hours.
Program: Meghan Tuttle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration: Melinda Olson, 503-224-8046, email@example.com