Growing Leaders

Forestry and natural resource managers, technicians, consultants, and students are invited to participate in the 2022 PNW SAF Leadership Conference “Growing Leaders.” This virtual conference is scheduled for November 1-2, 2022, and will take place over two half days.

The conference will feature three 90-minute Leadership Nature Leadership Academy modules on trust, communication, and teamwork and conflict; these module topics were selected through a membership survey that was conducted earlier this year. The modules will include downloadable handouts, exercises, and interactive features. Complementing the modules will be guest speakers.

Funding for the 2022 PNW SAF Leadership Conference was provided by the Foresters’ Fund.

Confirmed guest speakers include:

  • Sam Cook, vice president of SAF
  • Jason Spadaro, executive director of Washington Forest Protection Association;
  • Lisa Gonzales-Kramer, director of program management, reforestation with DroneSeed;
  • Lisa Northrop, Associate Deputy Chief, US Forest Service; and
  • Chris Maisch, CF, president of SAF.

2022 PNW Leadership Conference Program |PDF

Registration Pricing

$50/person – SAF members
$75/person – Non-SAF members
Free* – Students

*Thank you to American Forest Managment for their sponsorship to cover the cost of student registration.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022
(All times are in Pacific Time)

8:00 a.m. Sam Cook – Welcome from SAF Leadership

8:30 Leadership Academy Module Trust

10:00 Break

10:15 Leadership Academy Module Communication

11:45 Lunch

12:15 p.m. Jason Spadaro on Trust (Includes Q&A)

1:15 Adjourn

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
(All times are in Pacific Time)

8:00 a.m. Welcome back to Day 2

8:15 Leadership Academy Module Teamwork & Conflict

9:45 Break

10:00 Lisa Gonzales-Kramer on Teamwork and Conflict (includes Q&A)

11:00 Break

11:15 Lisa Northrop on Communication

12:15 p.m. Chris Maisch – “What Incoming SAF Leaders Need to Know”

12:45 Closing Thoughts

1:00 Adjourn

Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting the 2022 PNW SAF Leadership Conference.

Gold Sponsors

Student Sponsorship


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