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Nomination Process

Who should be nominated to the American Leadership Forum of Oregon?

Fellows are chosen based on their demonstrated leadership ability and potential, professional stature, influence in the state, integrity, commitment, creativity, and initiative. To the extent possible, each class of 20 - 25 Fellows reflects the many diverse elements in the state.

Click here for ALF Selection Criteria

Who can nominate?

All Senior Fellows can nominate potential fellows.

What is the time commitment required to participate?  

Each class commences with a full day orientation session in July, followed by a week long community building program in August and scheduled monthly seminars from, one Friday per month, September through May. Some sessions will require travel on Thursdays.

How much does the program cost?

The total tuition is $10,000.  Travel to monthly session sites, as well as accommodations while there, are also the responsibility of each participant. If tuition is a potential barrier for you, please contact Lisa Watson, Executive Director, at (503) 636-2288

When will ALF issue invitations for the upcoming class?

Nominees will be notified by mid-april regarding the status of their application.

What important dates do I need to know?

The next classes being in the Summer of 2020. 

  • Nominations deadline: January 8th, 2020
  • Applications deadline: January 15th, 2020
  • All candidates will be notified by April 15th


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