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Upcoming Events

April 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Non-Profit Leaders "Virtual Check In" The demands and pressure on non-profit leaders is unique in a time of crisis. Let's talk about it, listen to one another and offer support to our fellow Senior Fellows who also lead non-profits in
April 21, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Please join staff and board members for this monthly happy hour event at Hobo's Restaurant & Lounge. This is a great chance to catch up with Senior Fellows you know and meet some you may not. This casual event will be in the upstairs
May 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Please join staff and board members for this monthly happy hour event at Hobo's Restaurant & Lounge. This is a great chance to catch up with Senior Fellows you know and meet some you may not. This casual event will be in the upstairs
June 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Please join staff and board members for this monthly happy hour event at Hobo's Restaurant & Lounge. This is a great chance to catch up with Senior Fellows you know and meet some you may not. This casual event will be in the upstairs
June 25, 2020
Class 37 & 38 Fellows Cohort Welcome Night Thursday, June 25th 2020 5 to 7:30 PM Portland, Oregon This event is a fantastic opportunity for Senior Fellows to help welcome in the next two new Fellows Cohorts, Class 37 & 38. Come

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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

American Leadership Forum - Oregon
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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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