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.
VP, Chief IP Officer
To kick off the leadership Academy, Margo Fowler, VP & Chief IP Officer for Nike, Inc., will facilitate a session on breaking down the differences between management and leadership. Margo will use examples on how she guides her teams to take on the mantle of leadership, and how you can challenge the notion of a traditional leadership pipeline (individual contributor to managing teams to managing the enterprise) to create a culture of impactful leaders.
CREATING, COMMUNICATING & CULTIVATING YOUR EMPLOYER BRAND
Employer Branding & Candidate Advocacy
Learn how a strong employer brand translates into engaged employees, increased team member and customer retention, and higher earnings. This session will cover items such as recruitment marketing, digital and social branding, and how a thoughtful approach to candidate experience can enforce a brand.
Chief Financial Officer
When Linda Pearce became the Chief Financial Officer for Tillamook County Creamery, she inherited one of the most storied & recognizable brands in the Pacific Northwest. Linda joined a leadership team that had an ambitious strategy to grow the 100 year old brand by significantly ramping up its operations and product offerings. But first, there were modernization of systems, implementation of new financial controls, as well as a culture transformation that needed to occur to move the organization into a growth phase. In this session, Linda will share the strategies on how her team worked cross functionally to transform their operations and prepare for growth.
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.
LEADERSHIP SKILLS FOR CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAM COMMUNICATION
Head of Marketing
When there is strong and healthy cross functional team communication, everything works more smoothly. We build better products and services, sell them more effectively, and in the end, make more money. Brad Cope, Head of Marketing for Fred Meyer, will teach the core tenants that lead to successful cross functional communication, including:
Culture – the mindset and norms that allow individuals and teams to take prudent risks, and to seek out, create and introduce innovative solutions and then how to act upon them as a team.
Process – the general processes and practices that enable functional groups to operate effectively and collaborate toward a common goal – as well as a robust set of innovation methodologies and tools
Structure – organizational structures and supporting technologies that enable collaboration across functional lines
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.
EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVES: THE 4 DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION
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.
THE CASE FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION WORK HAS BEEN BUILT...
Director, People Operations
Laundry Service Agency
Director, Human Resources
Wieden + Kennedy
THINKING BEYOND YOUR ROLE TO BECOME A BETTER LEADER
Chief Human Resources Officer
Genesis Financial Solutions
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.