TWO DAYS OF POWERFUL TALKS
A collaborative effort between the Leadership Board of the PDX Executive Forums and Portland State University’s Center for Executive & Professional Education, The PDX Executive Forums Leadership Academy is a two day intensive curriculum designed to accelerate the professional development of high-potential individuals who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Enroll your top emerging leaders in the Academy to invest in talented employees and the future of your company’s strategy. Enrollment includes two days of instruction by management professors from Portland State University and executives from Portland's leading brands.
The Academy is a classroom cohort program and a limited number of registrations are available. Attendees will learn alongside each other in an unique, one of its kind curriculum. All instruction materials and lunches included. Hosted reception at the end of day one.
Executive Vice President, People & Culture
Tillamook County Creamery Association
Head of Employee Experience
LEADING SUSTAINABLE CULTURE CHANGE
David E. Hall, Phd
Portland State University
Seed Pattern LLC
The only constant is change. Are we driving that change in an intentional way, or are we reactionary and pinballing from one challenge to another? In this session we take a whole systems view of organizational culture and the leverage points for leading sustainable change. Rather than aiming for an end-state, the focus is on creating the conditions for a culture of continuous improvement. This session aims to empower participants to better understand their own leadership tendencies and how they can positively affect cultural change in their workplaces.
THE CASE FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION WORK HAS BEEN BUILT...
The Growth Model
Through 18 years of data gathering and research, we have found that the success of businesses is tied to five key elements:
Relentless Focus on Team
These key elements make up “The Growth Formula”. In this session, we will focus on how key elements of The Growth Formula can be leveraged by you to realize the vision you have for your customers, your teams, and your organization.
THINKING BEYOND YOUR ROLE TO BECOME A BETTER LEADER
Joelle Maher is a current advisor & investor to start up apparel brands. Joelle's previous roles include Global EVP & President for Levi Strauss, COO for Gymboree, President & Chief Customer Officer for Sears, and CEO of Portland based apparel brand Hanna Andersson.
TEAM EXCELLENCE LEADERSHIP LAB
Julie Cline Fernandez
Organizational Effectiveness Practice Leader
Building on Day 1's introduction to Slalom's Growth Formula, we'll put learnings into practice, focusing on an essential element of an organization's success – its people. Together we'll focus on two core dimensions of The Growth Formula: Highly Aligned Leadership and Relentless Focus on Teams. Julie Cline, Slalom’s Organizational Effectiveness Practice Leader, and the Slalom team will lead this interactive session, which will help you learn more about what differentiates exceptional leaders and teams, and (receive, learn, practice with) tools to apply The Growth Formula within your organization.
STAFFING FOR GROWTH: TIPS FOR OPTIMAL HIRING DECISIONS
Recent Chief Marketing Officer
Corporate Partnership Manager
Portland State University
The PDX Executive Forums Leadership Academy is a first of its kind talent accelerator for the Portland leadership community. Invest in professional development, build relationships and collaborate with other emerging leaders in the two day program hosted at Portland State University’s Center for Executive & Professional Education.
With a focus on strategy & leadership, the curriculum delivers courses by industry executives with research backed instruction by Portland State University’s leading graduate business professors, providing the skills and tools that are needed to excel in current and future leadership positions.