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Friday, August 5 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
The Director's Chair: A Candid Dialogue and Panel Discussion with Young Nonprofit Executives

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This unique breakout session will bring you up close and personal with a diverse group of young, first-time executive directors who are leading successful nonprofit organizations in Portland, Oregon. Moderated by NGO consultant and social entrepreneur, Rebecca Channer, this interactive panel discussion will focus on several topics: the wide and varied career paths to becoming an executive director; the intuitive and learned knowledge required to effectively manage a growing organization; and the leadership skills needed to address systemic problems that act as barriers to equity in our communities.

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Rebecca Channer

Founder / Principal, UpCity Consulting, LLC
A dynamic NGO leader, savvy project manager, fluid systems designer, and outstanding communicator, Rebecca brings over 19 years of international experience advocating for the positive development of communities, families and children. | | Rebecca's primary areas of expertise: social entrepreneurship; executive coaching; strategic organizational development; staff and board leadership development; systems design and database implementation... Read More →

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Justen Harn

Executive Director, Portland Community Media
For over a decade Justen Harn has worked as a nonprofit arts administrator, educator, curator, and cultural engineer. He empowers communities via participatory, relational methodologies, developing innovative platforms that support the work of emerging artists, both regionally and nationally. Justen has curated experiences for leading institutions across the country, ranging from The Walker Art center to The Portland Institute for Contemporary... Read More →
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Jackie Murphy

Executive Director, Airway Science for Kids, Inc.
ASK's Executive Director, Jackie Murphy, is passionate proponent for access to educational opportunities for children of color and under-served youth, Jackie has spent the last 19 years of her professional career working in youth programs for nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions, focused on student success and goal attainment. | | Within the last five years, Jackie's enthusiasm for educational programs grew to include... Read More →
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Huy Ong

Executive Director, OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon
Huy Ong joins OPAL in 2016 as Executive Director. A dynamic trainer, facilitator, and fundraiser, Huy brings communities together to address tough issues. “I believe in intersectional organizing and collective transformational actions,” he says. “Putting people, our communities and our environment first is a core value that I have.” Born in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Huy is one of six children of Chinese immigrants. He came to Portland as a... Read More →

Friday August 5, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Rose Ballroom 1333 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. Portland, Oregon

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