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August 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
A VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY for ALF Oregon SENIOR FELLOWS We need community. We thrive on it. Let's connect. As our Social Distancing continues, let's Check In, ALF Style. ALF Oregon is offering a chance to get connected through a regularly
August 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
September 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
A VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY for ALF Oregon SENIOR FELLOWS We need community. We thrive on it. Let's connect. As our Social Distancing continues, let's Check In, ALF Style. ALF Oregon is offering a chance to get connected through a regularly
September 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
September 19, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Reunion Weekend 2020 Bookclub! SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2020 AT 9:30 AM – 11 AM Join ALF Oregon Senior Fellows Sara Guest and Tony DeFalco (both Class XXXIII) for a thought-provoking and wide-ranging discussion of land use,

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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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