Some of that Portland Society mojo must be in the air, because we are currently organized three months out! A few details are still falling into place (we’ll update this page as soon as they do), but go ahead and mark your calendars for our three upcoming meetings.
All meetings are Wednesdays and run from 8 to 9 in the morning.
September 4, 2013 at Nutcase HQ (2505 SE 11th Ave, 2nd Floor): Leadership and Communication (Facebook event)
Professional skills coach Gladys Boutwell will speak about leadership and communication. Here’s how she describes her talk:
Have you been in a meeting or a gathering you can see the person that people look to? Have you thought about what it takes to be that person? Did you know that 90% of those that have a negative impact on those that they lead do it unintentionally?
During this session, we will review laws of leadership and how your influence will determine your level of leadership. If you think that you have heard it before, you will agree that a refresher review of how you can use the laws to influence and lead others is beneficial.
After attending this session, you will have the foundation of the laws of leadership in order to:
Know how to P.L.A.N. A.H.E.A.D.
Know the 3 questions that followers ask of their leaders.
Understand the 6 qualities that help leaders gain respect.
More about the speaker:
Gladys Monroy Boutwell has a goal-oriented attitude, love of learning, and desire to give to others. This desire led her to become an International Transformational Leader and John Maxwell Team certified coach, trainer, and speaker under Make Your Own Road.
With almost 20 years in Corporate America and leading teams in a Fortune 500 company and in a non-profit, coupled with an MBA in International Business and Leadership & Management, Certified Payroll Professional, Certified Six Sigma Lean Process Improvement Green Belt, and a Distinguished Toastmaster, you have a well-rounded leader to serve you and provide you with the necessary tools to become a great connector and leader.
October 2, 2013 at Nutcase HQ (2505 SE 11th Ave, 2nd Floor): Intro to Equity Issues in Bicycle Advocacy (Facebook event)
Through her anthropological research on the multiple meanings of bicycling in Los Angeles, Adonia Lugo found that social justice has sometimes been narrowly defined in bike advocacy. How do we build a movement that considers bicycling’s effects beyond the space of the street? Adonia will give an overview of her bike projects in L.A., Seattle, and online, followed by a discussion of what role Portland can play in bike justice.
About the speaker:
Adonia E. Lugo is a bike anthropologist who experiments with changing transportation cultures. Adonia has co-founded City of Lights/Ciudad de Luces (now called Multicultural Communities for Mobility) and CicLAvia in Los Angeles, interviewed community leaders for the Seattle Bike Justice Project, crowdsourced a history of the L.A. bike movement, and co-founded the Bicicultures Research Network, which connects social scientists who study bicycling as a social and cultural phenomenon. A member of the League of American Bicyclists’ Equity Advisory Council, she blogs as Urban Adonia and currently lives in Portland.
November 6, 2013 at Nutcase HQ (2505 SE 11th Ave, 2nd Floor): Recycling and Sustainability for your Home and Office (Facebook event)
Lindsey Maser helps Portland businesses increase recycling and sustainability practices through the City’s Sustainability at Work program. As a certified Master Recycler, Lindsey is happy to answer all of your “what, where, why?” recycling questions. She can also suggest ways to be more water & energy efficient at home or work, and where to find Portland’s best resources for bigger projects, like turning your roof into a garden.