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Upcoming Events

April 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
White Leaders for Racial Justice If you are interested in engaging with racial justice, anti-racism, and allyship/ accomplice-ship work directly and categorize yourself as white, join us in these monthly conversations. 4th Tuesday
May 5, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
ALF Oregon Virtual Check Ins Next meeting: Wednesday May 5th, 12:30-1:30pm via Zoom We invite Fellows and Senior Fellows across classes and across Oregon for check-ins during this compounded and difficult time. Option to join by Zoom
May 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Conversations on Houselessness: Racial Disparities in the Unhoused Today Join Kitty Miller (Class XXXVIII and Home Forward Chief Administrative Officer) and Brandi Tuck (Class XXXVIII and Portland Homeless Family Solutions Executive
May 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
ALF Oregon LGBTQ+ Social Hour Now the First Fridays of Each Month, 12noon - 1pm via Zoom Join with other self-identified LGBTQ+ ALF Fellows and Senior Fellows as we look forward at how we are making an impact on the lives of LGBTQ+
May 11, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
ALF National Event: Lunch and Learn: Dialogue: It’s Not What You Think! Date: May 11, 2021 Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm via Zoom Join Susan Taylor, CEO of Generon International & Hidde van der Pol, a certified facilitator at the

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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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