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McCool Mill Works Tour

Forestry Events - 7 hours 8 min ago
Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This tour will visit a mill that refinishes old timbers for commercial use. The tour is hosted by Linn County chapter of OSWA.

Seattle | CPHHS Mixer at OSU vs. Washington

Health & Wellness Events - 7 hours 8 min ago
Saturday, October 22, 2016 12:00 AM

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) will be at the Washington tailgater (brought to you by OSUAA and Our Beaver Nation). Look for our table inside the tailgater to mingle with fellow CPHHS Beavers and for a chance to win college swag!

Saturday, Oct. 22
2.5 hours before kickoff
Kickoff TBD

A game ticket and registration for the OSU vs. Washington tailgater are required to attend the free CPHHS mixer.

Details and registration

Registration requested by Oct. 17.

Master Woodland Manager Course

Forestry Events - 7 hours 8 min ago
Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Do you want to make sure your forest is resilient to fire, pests or diseases?  Are you interested in how your land can better suit wildlife, timber production, or recreation? Would you like to make sure your roads are well-built, and know that you filed your taxes correctly? The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) program shows you how to “read” your woodland by understanding local ecological factors as well as how to conduct assessments to determine where your woodland is heading as it grows and matures. You will learn how various management activities can help you meet your long term vision for the property.   This is the flagship course of the OSU Extension Forestry program.  MWM volunteers represent a 20 year legacy, and include a wide array of people and woodlands throughout Oregon. Whether you own 5 or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you gain skills for tending your woodland and provide opportunities to share your passion for stewardship.  View the Master Woodland Manager application/registration brochure.

Plant Propagation Class

Forestry Events - 7 hours 8 min ago
Thursday, October 20, 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 - 7 hours 8 min ago
Wednesday, October 19, 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

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 7 hours 8 min ago
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property in Lane, Linn, or Benton Counties.

Topics covered:

  • Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
  • What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology 
  • Taking Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
  • Getting it Done: Safety, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

Operational Excellence

Environment Events - 7 hours 8 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)

The Hagenstein Lectures

Forestry Events - 7 hours 8 min ago
Sunday, October 9, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

A New Community Event. Emerging Voices in Forestry. Welcome the new leaders working at the forefront of social, economic and environmental change. Craft beer, wine, food, new friends, provocative ideas, great conversation.

Free. Advance Tickets Only. DOORS OPEN AT NOON.

Program starts promptly at 1 PM.

World Forestry Center, Miller Hall

http://www.hagensteinlectures.org/

The Hagenstein Lectures (THL) is a new, exciting program presented by the World Forestry Center and the Society of American Foresters to honor the legacy and memory of professional forester William D. Hagenstein who died in Portland at age 99 in 2014. The Hagenstein Lectures brings together influential young urban professionals who are deeply concerned about the future of the world’s forests, with fascinating, forward-thinking guest speakers (under the age 45) who are working on the ground in forests around the world. By combining their “Emerging Voices,” we intend to create a robust and ongoing local-global conversation about real opportunities to advance sustainable forestry in the 21st century. The Hagenstein Lectures are intended to be a catalyst for action.

“We are wise enough to see a different future, not one based on our worst behaviors that are easy to demonize, but based rather on our mutual desire to find new ground and new trust, and to craft an intelligent, far reaching, and inclusive policy that perhaps none of us considered.”   – W.D. Hagenstein (2010)

For more information, http://www.hagensteinlectures.org/ 

Oregon QuackCon

Environment Events - 7 hours 8 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!

Oregon Forest Pest Detectors Training

Forestry Events - 7 hours 8 min ago
Friday, October 14, 2016 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Oregon Forest Pest Detector training program is designed to help with early identification of exotic forest pests in Oregon, including the emerald ash borer (EAB) and Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Oregon Forest Pest Detectors are the front line of defense against these potentially high-risk forest pest invasions. We need people who are killed in recognizing the signs and symptoms of EAB and ALB so that we can quickly respond before they become established in Oregon.

The training will teach you how to identify these insects, their hosts, and their signs and symptoms; and what to do if you find an infested tree. This free course is great for anyone who is involved with tree care in urban or natural areas. The training has two parts: a self-paced, online prerequisite course followed by a field workshop.  

CEUs are available for ODA/WSDA pesticide applicators, ISA, SAF, and Master Gardeners/Naturalists.   For a full course schedule and registration visit our website: http://pestdetector.forestry.oregonstate.edu

Oregon Forest Pest Detectors Training

Forestry Events - 7 hours 8 min ago
Friday, October 14, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The Oregon Forest Pest Detector training program is designed to help with early identification of exotic forest pests in Oregon, including the emerald ash borer (EAB) and Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Oregon Forest Pest Detectors are the front line of defense against these potentially high-risk forest pest invasions. We need people who are killed in recognizing the signs and symptoms of EAB and ALB so that we can quickly respond before they become established in Oregon.

The training will teach you how to identify these insects, their hosts, and their signs and symptoms; and what to do if you find an infested tree. This free course is great for anyone who is involved with tree care in urban or natural areas. The training has two parts: a self-paced, online prerequisite course followed by a field workshop.  

CEUs are available for ODA/WSDA pesticide applicators, ISA, SAF, and Master Gardeners/Naturalists.   For a full course schedule and registration visit our website: http://pestdetector.forestry.oregonstate.edu

Plant Propagation Class

Forestry Events - 7 hours 8 min ago
Thursday, October 13, 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 - 7 hours 8 min ago
Wednesday, October 12, 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

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 7 hours 8 min ago
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property in Lane, Linn, or Benton Counties.

Topics covered:

  • Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
  • What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology 
  • Taking Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
  • Getting it Done: Safety, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

The Art of Managing Up

Environment Events - 7 hours 8 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)

Discovering Value in Your Forest

Forestry Events - 7 hours 8 min ago
Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

In this class you’ll tour local forests and learn about using – and marketing – plant materials for food and craft, small-scale milling, and how to selectively cultivate high-value forest products.

For more information, http://nnrg.org/discovering-value-in-your-forest/

REGISTER AT: http://forest-value-or.eventbrite.com

Plant Propagation Class

Forestry Events - 7 hours 8 min ago
Thursday, October 6, 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.

Drought Impacts on Central Oregon Forest Health

Forestry Events - 7 hours 8 min ago
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join forest health experts from Oregon State University, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and the US Forest Service for a day of forest health learning. We will spend a little time in the classroom and then head out to Roy Beyer’s Wine Down Ranch for hands-on experience diagnosing drought related forest health issues such as bark beetles, mistletoe, and maybe even some root rot! We will also discuss potential mitigation strategies.

RSVP required.

This workshop qualifies for 5.0 SAF CFE Cat 1 Contact Hours (ISA CE request in progress)

2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 7 hours 8 min ago
Wednesday, October 5, 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

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 7 hours 8 min ago
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property in Lane, Linn, or Benton Counties.

Topics covered:

  • Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
  • What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology 
  • Taking Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
  • Getting it Done: Safety, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.