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September 19, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Reunion Weekend 2020 Bookclub! Postponed - New Date TBD Join ALF Oregon Senior Fellows Sara Guest and Tony DeFalco (both Class XXXIII) for a thought-provoking and wide-ranging discussion of land use, climate justice and the
September 19, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
What Now, What Then: THE COVID-19 Pandemic and Inequities Revealed 11:30AM - 1PM, via Zoom The COVID-19 pandemic is adeptly revealing the disproportionate inequities People of Color face in Oregon communities and beyond. Join Senior
September 19, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Houselessness in Oregon: Why It's Increasing and Where To Go From Here Saturday, September 19th 1:30PM – 3PM, via Zoom Join Beth Burns (Class XXXV, Executive Director & Co-Founder of p:ear, Portland) and Jacob Fox (Class
September 19, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bringing REUNION to you—virtually! On Saturday, September 19, we’ll hold a livestream program in place of our annual in-person REUNION. This is our opportunity to bring together our statewide network virtually to continue
September 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Fellows Program

ALF Program Goals

The American Leadership Forum of Oregon's key program goals include:

  • Strengthening the skills and commitment of leaders in developing collaborative approaches to identifying and dealing with complex and broad-based issues.
  • Building relationships among diverse leaders that can lead to more effective solutions to state and local community challenges by providing them with unique opportunities to work together in ways that can truly make a difference.
  • Inspiring leaders to a lifetime of active public engagement, acting as ongoing catalysts for addressing a range of issues that affect our state and its communities.

The American Leadership Forum of Oregon seeks to develop both a sense of personal responsibility for leadership and change in the state, while creating a network of leaders with established bonds of trust and mutual support. The ALF program consists of three parts: an annual Fellows program for a class of approximately 15-20 community, government and business leaders; a commitment to service to provide the opportunity to work together and create outcomes as a team; and an ongoing program to build and mobilize a network of Senior Fellows (those that have completed the Fellows program) from all classes.

The Fellows Program

The annual Fellows program consists of three elements:

  1. The Community Building Week Experience, a five-day team-building program to help Fellows move beyond self-imposed limits and practice group problem-solving in the challenging environment of the wilderness. This highly experiential program provides a powerful foundation of trust and respect for working together as a mutually supportive community.
  2. Statewide Local Focus, a monthly convening of cohort members in cities and communities statewide, designed to build skills and awareness in collaborative and adaptive leadership, conflict management, community-building, understanding diversity, systems thinking, and the personal dimensions of leadership.
  3. A Commitment to Service, to provide the opportunity to work together and create outcomes as a team.

Graduates of the American Leadership Forum are called Senior Fellows, and use the skills and connections gained from their ALF experience to further impact their state and community. Senior Fellows events expand opportunities to continue to connect and work together on community issues, and include statewide forums, regional lunches, workshops, dinner events, and other activities. The resulting expanding network is a vital resource for both the various communities served by the American Leadership Forum of Oregon and for the Senior Fellows themselves.

There are currently approximately 700 Senior Fellows who have graduated from the Oregon chapter.

ALF Oregon Nomination Process

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Address: 221 NW Second Avenue, Suite 306 • Portland • Oregon • 97209 • Tel: (503) 636-2288 | Email: info@alfo.org

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