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Environment Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Leadership Academy Pillar: Member Choice: PURPOSEFUL or PROFESSIONAL

This workshop is for women students in Engineering and Business. It will teach you how to determine what employers are paying for the job you want when you graduate and how to negotiate to be paid what you are worth doing that job. 
Participants will learn about salary resources they can use and will have the opportunity to discuss negotiation dynamics in roundtables with professional women from industry and 
academia at the conclusion of the session. Dinner will be provided!

This event is offered in partnership through the COE’s Program for Women & Minorities, the COE Leadership Academy, and the COB Career Success Center.

Register here for this session.

Leadership Academy members DO NOT register through the Leadership Academy Portal for this event, instead register here. The attendance will be recorded via the Leadership Academy Portal and follow up surveys will become available in your account.

Social Change Model of Leadership

Environment Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

November 1st

Featuring: Emily Bowling

Leadership Academy Pillar: ETHICAL or INCLUSIVE

Come learn about the Social Change Model of Leadership and its’ “7 C’s”.  This theory of leadership is well established in the literature and widely applicable to modern leadership practice.  Social issues are complex, interconnected, and interwoven with personal values and beliefs.  After being introduced to the Social Change Model of Leadership, engage in an interactive activity to examine a current issue, analyze the symptoms and root causes and utilizing principles of the leadership model to explore what can be done to address it.  This workshop will empower Leadership Academy members to help create a better future by positively influencing the societal issues that are important to them as leaders. 

Over the past ten years, Emily has held Student Affairs positions in the areas of residence life, first year programs, civic engagement/service-learning, and sustainability. As an ardent supporter of experiential, place-based education, Emily's work is centered on facilitating students’ leadership development for working toward a more just, humane, and sustainable world. She holds a master’s degree in Sustainability Education from Portland State University and a bachelor’s of science in Biology from Susquehanna University. When not in the CCE, Emily enjoys hiking, cycling, seeing live music, cooking, playing indoor soccer, and exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. 

 

This event is for Leadership Academy Members only. Not a member?  Submit your application today!

(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing with a minimum of 45 total earned credits are eligible to apply)

Operational Excellence

Environment Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Monday, October 17, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Oct 17th

Featuring: Greg Peters and Norman Firchau 

Leadership Academy Pillar: PROFESSIONAL or COLLABORATIVE

No matter what your products are, striving for Operational Excellence along the entire value chain is the key to success and leads to competitive advantage. Porsche has been tackling Operational Excellence through continuous improvement for more than 20 years. The journey began with manufacturing but did not stop there. The proportion of added–value activities was not increased by boosting performance but by eliminating waste in all direct and indirect processes. Porsche transformed its business from the inside-out. Porsche Consulting shares lessons learned from Porsche and has provided companies in a variety of industries, ranging from automotive and aerospace to construction and consumer goods, with proven methods and tools to achieve Operational Excellence. The approach is to improve the performance of all processes, not only increasing delivery service and quality but also reducing cost and complexity. Simple and fast procedures support clients successfully on their path to becoming a lean and flexible company that outperforms itself.

Greg Peters was born on April 27th, 1947, in Eugene, Oregon USA. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from Duke University, North Carolina. Greg is an accomplished Operations executive serving in senior leadership roles (including UTC, Goodrich, Rohr, and General Electric; managing P&L’s up to $2B). He has demonstrated an ability to walk into a factory, quickly grasp the potential for Lean Transformation, skillfully guide a leadership team to embrace opportunities for improvement, and follow through in maximizing performance and associated value. 
• Spent 17 years in positions of increasing responsibility in General Electric's Manufacturing Management Program
• Joined Rohr Aircraft Corp. in 1986 as Director of Manufacturing Engineering
• Starting in 1990 began a series of leadership assignments as plant manager.
• He was exposed to the Toyota Production System principles (Lean Manufacturing) in 1995 and began to aggressively implement the TPS in all future roles.
• Rohr acquired by Goodrich in 1997
• In 2001-2002, led a team that successfully implemented a "full suite" SAP/Metaphase business systems upgrade across the Aerostructures business unit
• After the SAP assignment, assumed responsibility for Airbus programs and Operations
• Named President of Goodrich Aerostructures in 2008
• Transitioned to Executive Officer of Operational Excellence at Goodrich Corp. in January 2010
• With the acquisition of Goodrich by UTC assumed role as Vice President, Quality and ACE Shared Services, for UTC Aerospace Systems until retirement from UTC in March 2014.
• Former member of the Board of Directors for the Mission Valley YMCA in San Diego
• Former member of the Board of Directors of FACC with a seven-year term that ended in May of 2016. FACC is a composite manufacturing company based in Austria.
• Currently consulting in the areas of Continuous Improvement and Leadership.

Norman L. Firchau is a graduate of the mechanical engineering program of the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany, where he also earned his doctorate. Firchau began his professional career as an assistant professor in engineering design in 1998. In 2003, he joined Porsche Consulting where his main focus was optimizing products and processes, mostly in the areas of automotive research & development as well as supplier integration. In 2009, he assumed the position Manager, Business Development at Porsche Cars North America, Inc. where he led all strategy and corporate development projects before taking up his present role in October 2011. Porsche Consulting is one of Germany's leading management consulting companies with seven offices worldwide. Their experts in Operational Excellence advise companies worldwide in the automotive and aerospace industries, among many others. Firchau is adamant that lean transformation and operational excellence requires a rigorous adherence to added value as everything else is waste. 

 

This event is for Leadership Academy Members only. Not a member?  Submit your application today!

(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing with a minimum of 45 total earned credits are eligible to apply)

Oregon QuackCon

Environment Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Friday, October 14, 2016 12:00 AM - Sunday, October 16, 2016 12:00 AM

October 14th-16th, 2016

University of Oregon's MAC Court, Eugene, OR 

Leadership Academy Pillar: Member Choice; COLLABORATIVE or PROFESSIONAL

A hackathon is an intensive prototype period typically lasting between 24 and 48 hours. During this time participants will collaborate and work toward building a product. Hackathons are perfect vehicles for hands on learning and interdisciplinary peer-to-peer knowledge sharing. Over 80% of all Ivy League universities hold annual hackathons and annually there are well over 100 collegiate hackathons with over 50,000 student participants.

The University of Oregon (UofO) held its first two hackathons during the 2015/2016 academic year i.e. QuackHack and HackTown USA 26.2 Coding Marathon. The aforementioned hackathons attracted a very diverse student population i.e. students from 16 majors, 15 universities and 6 states thus facilitating the interdisciplinary peer-to-peer knowledge sharing concept.

During the 2016/2017 academic year the UofO plans to introduce QuackCon, the first ever collegiate sports/tech hackathon; with the explicit end goal of prototyping sports and outdoor products for athletic performance and/or audience engagement. Student participants will have the opportunity to receive mentorship from local industry experts, thus expanding their own professional network.

For more information click here.

Leadership Academy members DO NOT register through the Leadership Academy Portal for this event. If you decide to participate in this event, please email Scott Paja (scott.paja@oregonstate.edu) indicating such - your attendance in the Academy Portal will be recorded and you will be expected to complete the follow up processing survey as is typical. 

Details and required event registrations are available in the Academy Portal for members.

NOT A MEMBER? SUBMIT YOUR application TODAY!

The Art of Managing Up

Environment Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

October 6th

Featuring: Mike Hermens (Capgemini US LLC)

Leadership Academy Pillar: PROFESSIONAL

New employees have a lot to learn: their job, processes, coworkers, supervisors’ expectations. Most employees quickly develop an understanding of their position and perform well. However, a few will rise at an accelerated pace. Developing a strategy for successfully creating the right kind of visibility for oneself among decision makers is crucial for getting on the fast track. Join us to learn how to develop a strategy that is compatible with your goals and personality.   

 

This event is for Leadership Academy Members only. Not a member?  Submit your application today!

(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing with a minimum of 45 total earned credits are eligible to apply)

Community Leader's Forestry Tour

Forestry Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Clatsop Forestry and Wood Products Economic Development Committee invites you! Join us for a tour of forestry operations and demonstrations related to the protection and enhancement of forests in Clatsop County. Morning refreshments, box lunch, and bus transportation provided by the committee. Please wear boots or sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for the field tour.

Reservations required by Sept. 30 at 4:30pm.

Log Scaling Workshop

Forestry Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This Program is for woodland owners, ranchers, loggers and contractors or those interested in how logs are measured and scaled.

Want to improve your skills and understanding of how our current and future log measurement system works and how you can make the most out of it when harvesting or selling your timber? Join us! No prior experience necessary.

Workshop followed by refreshments. Please R.S.V.P.

Woodland Farmer Recognition Banquet

Forestry Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join your fellow tree farmers in recognizing the 2016 Woodland Farmer of the Year.

Reservations required by Oct. 14th.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

4-H Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info.  Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

4-H Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info.  Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

4-H Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info.  Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

4-H Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info.  Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

Free Mason Bee Workshop

4-H Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Expert speaker on Mason Bees, easy to raise, rarely sting, discussion on bee house placements and Mason bee pest info.  Improves pollination in your yard, learn to house, harvest and store for spring pollination, addtional supplies available.  Bring your cocoons or use ours.  No experience necessary.

CPHHS Alumni Gathering at Homecoming's Beaver Bash

Health & Wellness Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Friday, October 28, 2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) at Homecoming's Beaver Bash! Look for our table to mingle with fellow CPHHS Beavers, play our quick interactive game and pick up some cool college swag. Enter for a chance to win a college travel mug, tote bag and other goodies.

Friday, Oct. 28
5 - 9 p.m.

Memorial Union
Ground Floor Ballroom

Free.  No need to register, just stop by to see us.
More information

CPHHS Gathering at APHA Conference

Health & Wellness Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Monday, October 31, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) at the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting and Expo. The CPHHS will have a booth at the Expo and a reception the evening of Oct. 31 for college alumni, faculty, students and friends. Marie Harvey, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, and other college faculty will be in attendance. Come mingle with fellow Beavers who work in public health fields!

Monday, Oct. 31
Location near the Colorado Convention Center and exact time TBD
Denver, Colorado

The CPHHS gathering is free to all registered attendees of the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo. Registration for the gathering is not required, but appreciated by Oct. 28.

Stop by the college's booth at the Expo to get further details about the gathering on Oct. 31. Event details will be emailed to registrants as soon as arrangements are finalized.

The Expo will be held at the Colorado Convention Center, Hall A/F. The college will be at booth 222. Browse the Expo's floor plan using the Virtual Expo.

Event details and registration

Plant Propagation Class

Forestry Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Thursday, November 10, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Would you like to learn how to propagate native plants for your forest or landscape? Native plants support the local wildlife habitat, and are low maintenance when planted in the proper place. If you have a natural area that needs to be restored, or are just interested in putting more natives into your home garden, farm or woodlot, then propagating your own can be very rewarding and save you money to boot!

Clackamas Community College’s fall term Plant Propagation class will emphasize native plants this year, and is designed to give you hands-on experience reproducing a variety of plants from seeds and cuttings. There is also an online component where you will get more of the background on how and why plants are propagated the way that they are.

The class is offered by the Horticulture Department at Clackamas Community College on the Oregon City campus Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm, September 29 - December 8, 2016, taught by Jen Gorski.

2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Visit our website for details and registration here.

·        -Have land but not sure how to take care of it? 

·        -Need a plan for your property? 

·        -New to the area?

·        -Thinking of purchasing land?

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property.  The program incorporates weekly field classes, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. This program is great for land owners who want to learn or enhance or develop land management skills as a part of their rural lifestyles. 

The 11-week training covers topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, natural vegetation and wildlife, rivers and stream ecosystems, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Weekly classes will meet at OSU Extension at 569 Hanley Road, Central Point

Wednesday afternoons, September 7th – November 16; 12:00-5:00pm

Sick Trees In Curry County

Forestry Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adaptive Management: Practical Ideas for Woodland Owners and Managers in the Face of Drought and Wildfire

Forestry Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a fun day learning about how we can manage our eastern Oregon forests for resiliency and health when faced with persistent drought and wildfire. We have a great set of speakers and specialists on hand for the day, including Jeff Blackwood, USFS Umatilla National Forest Supervisor (retired), Dave Powell, USFS Umatilla National Forest Silviculturist (retired) Richie Gardener, Supervisory Forester, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla (CTUIR) and Hans Rudolf, Oregon Department of Forestry Stewardship Forester, as well as the speakers below discussing specific topics to stimulate our thinking.

In the morning we’ll focus on these topics in a classroom setting:
-What is the Current Climate Situation in Eastern Oregon and Predictions for the Future? Kathie Dello, OSU Climate Change Research Institute
-Management Strategies to Improve Forest Resiliency and Health. Steve Fitzgerald, OSU Extension Silviculture Specialist and Director of College Forests
-What is Biochar and How Does it Fit Into Management Now and in the Future? Jim Archuleta, Umatilla National Forest

At around 11:00 we’ll shift to the field which will include these stops:
Stop 1: Westminster Woods thinning and fuels reduction project
Stop 2: Deadman’s Pass: Overview of the Weigh Station Fire
Stop 3: Ernie Strahm, Paul and Mary Davis and CTUIR properties---wildfire and fuels reduction practices, post-fire management issues and lessons learned

Wrap-up, questions and where do we go from here, feedback discussion. Adjourn at 3:30 PM


Please register by Tuesday, October 11.

Yamhill Small Woodlands Meeting

Forestry Events - 5 hours 50 min ago
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

On Wednesday, 28 September 2016, the Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association and the OSU Extension Service are presenting Forest Grove District Forester, Mike Cafferata who will provide an update of the 2016 fire season and report on current issues in our local area including forest classification and target shooting.

The Social half hour will start at 6:30 pm and the presentation will start at 7:00 pm at the OSU Yamhill County Extension Auditorium, 2050 NE Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128.  You do not have to be a member to attend.

Free refreshments and door prizes by will be provided, and contributions of door prizes would be appreciated.  All woodland owners and the general public are invited to attend.  Woodland Association membership applications will be at the meeting or downloadable at OSWA.org.  The YSWA pays $25 for new Yamhill County Chapter members, so bring your application to the meeting.