January 31 - February 1, 2020 – Communication: Telling Your Story!
Forestry and natural resources professionals and students from the Pacific Northwest are invited to participate in the 2020 Leadership Conference on January 31 and February 1, at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington. Participants will gain insights through leadership lessons from experienced leaders and learn effective communication skills.
DAY 1—FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
9:00 am Registration and Networking (Continental Breakfast provided)
9:30 Introductions and opening remarks—Wes Tracy, WSSAF State Chair
9:45 Keynote Address: “The Language of Leadership”—Koshare Eagle, Washington Dept. of Natural Resources
11:00 “The Language of Leadership" Continued—Koshare Eagle, Washington Dept. of Natural Resources
Noon Lunch (provided) with Leadership Lessons from Paul Davis, Vice President, Weyerhaeuser Western Timberlands
1:00 pm Communications: Roles and Responsibilities of Supervisors—Gordon Gibbs, Gibbs Consulting
2:15 Networking Break
2:45 Best Practices for Telling Your Story—Jennifer Mengarelli, Farm Girl Marketing
3:45 How a Writer Approaches Telling Your Story—Andrea Watts, Associate Editor, The Forestry Source
5:00-6:00 Leadership Icebreaker—Student-led activity
6:00 Dinner (provided)—Keynote: “Different Leadership Styles”—TBD
DAY 2—SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1
7:00 am Continental Breakfast provided
8:00 am Address from the SAF National Office—Tamara Cushing, SAF President
9:00 Intergenerational SAF Member Panel—TBD
10:00 Working with the National Office—Thomas M. Hanson, CF, SAF Board Member, District 1 Representative
10:30 Concurrent Sessions:
• SAF Advocacy: Using SAF Policy Statements in Communications—TBD
• Preparing for an Interview—Gordon Gibbs
11:30 Closing Comments: Leadership Action Items for 2020 and 2020 SAF calendar—WSSAF, OSAF, AKSAF Leadership
Noon Lunch (provided) and closing icebreaker
1:00 Concurrent State Executive Committee Meetings
The Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA, is a rustic hotel featuring 182 guest rooms and a Northwest mountain lodge setting. The group rate is $148 plus tax for single or double occupancy, and $10 for additional persons. Group rates are honored for Thursday, January 30 and Friday, January 31. To make a reservation call 360-254-3100 by January 10, 2020 and mention “SAF Leadership Conference” to receive the group rate.
The registration fee for professional members is $160/person, $200/person for non-members, and $50/person for students. A late fee of $25 will be charged after January 8. See links below to either register online or fill out and mail in the registration form.
Program: Wes Tracy
Registration: Melinda Olson, 503-224-8046
SAF CFE Hours
4.0 hours Category 1 and 5.5 hours Category 2 SAF CFE credits are available to attendees.