Building Common Ground!
Forestry, natural resource managers and students from the Northwest are invited to participate in the 2019 Leadership Conference on February 1-2, at the McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, Ore. Participants will gain insights from the conference with the theme “Building Common Ground.”
Day 1 – Friday, February 1
9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking (Coffee and pastries provided)
9:15 Introductions and opening remarks—Meghan Tuttle, OSAF State Chair
9:30 Keynote Address “Building Each Other Up in Leadership”—Jessica Homyack, Weyerhaeuser Company
10:15 Collaborative Strategies: Breakout Session on Building Teams & Leadership Capacity – Fran Cafferata Coe,Cafferata Consulting & Julie Woodward, OFRI
11:00 NETWORKING BREAK
11:15 Next Generation Leadership Panel: Hearing from Emerging Natural Resource Leaders
Moderator: Lauren Grand, OSU Extension
- Anjel Tomayko, Washington State DNR
- Charles Gale, Doug Fir Consulting
- Trevor Sartnurak, OSU SAF Chapter Chair
- Brittany Church, SAF District 1 Student Rep
12:00 p.m. LUNCH (provided)
1:00 Leadership Lessons – John McNulty, SAF President
1:45 Developing Leaders: Local Leadership Breakout Session – Fran Cafferata Coe, Cafferata Consulting & Julie Woodward, OFRI
2:30 NETWORKING BREAK
Case Studies: Natural Resources Leadership in Action
3:00 Washington State Forester, George Geissler, Washington State DNR
3:45 Interim Dean, Anthony S. Davis, College of Forestry, Oregon State University
4:30 Leadership Icebreaker—Edgefield Scavenger Hunt
6:00 Dinner (provided) and No Host Bar
Day 2 – Saturday, February 2
8:30 a.m. Coffee and Pastries (breakfast on own)
Skills for Forestry Leaders
9:00 Skills for Forestry Leaders – Communications
- Top 5 communication skills required for any leadership role
- Breakout Session: How to have difficult conversations—Sara Duncan, OFIC
9:45 Advocating for forestry through SAF Policy Panel
Moderator: Tammy Cushing, SAF/OSU
- Mark Buckbee & Ed Shepard OSAF Policy Co-Chairs
- John Bailey, SAF National Policy Committee/OSU
- Seth Barnes OSAF Capitol Chapter Chair/OFIC
10:30 Mentoring – Mike Cloughesy, OFRI/SAF District 2 Board Rep
11:30 Closing Comments: Leadership Action Items for 2019 and 2019 SAF calendar
Noon Lunch (provided) and closing icebreaker
1:00-4:00pm Concurrent State Executive Committee Meetings
McMenamins Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdate, OR 97060, is a unique facility featuring 114 overnight rooms. Some rooms are equipped with private baths; the majority are European style lodging with bathrooms located in the hall. Group rates are discounted, but prices vary greatly based on room selection. Call 503-669-8610 by Nov. 30 and mention the Group name “OSAF-Leadership Conference” to receive the group rate for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2019. Their online registration does not recognize group rates.
Best Western Plus-Cascades Inn and Suites, 23525 NE Halsey St., Troutdale, Ore., located .7 miles from McMenamins. Call 503-491-9700 for rates and availability. Includes complimentary breakfast.
The registration fee for professional members is $160/person and $50/person for students. A late fee of $25 will be charged after January 24.
Registration is closed for this conference.
SAF CFE HOURS
Participants are eligible for 8 Category 2 SAF CFE Credit Hours.