Presidents Council

President: A person in high position or of great influence. See also: Bigwig, Change Agent, Head Honcho, Heavy Hitter, Visionary, El Jefe, Ambassador, Top Dog, CEO, Commander in Chief

As business district Presidents, you’re a driving economic force and wield substantial political clout in our great city. But with great power comes great responsibility. We want to celebrate your collective power and help you navigate the often unpredictable waters that come with being a business district President!

The Presidents Council is an exclusive gathering just for business district Presidents. Join us for lunch to network, learn from each other, share experiences with peers, workshop your successes and challenges, strengthen your leadership skills and plot the future of your district and Portland’s economy. Lunch is on us.

  • September 13
    Work Smarter Not Harder
    Tips and tools to make your job easier
  • November 8
    Massaging Membership: Leading an Inclusive District
    Ensuring your member and board mix reflect your district
  • February 14
    Spread the Love: Volunteer Recognition
    Boosting board morale on a regular basis
  • May 9
    Show and Tell: Success Stories
    Learning effective inclusivity practices from other districts
  • May 23 (Hail to the Chief Presidents and Vice Presidents Training)
    Mastering your legal responsibilities as Chief Executive and setting up your Vice President to succeed you

The Presidents Council occurs quarterly at Venture Portland (1125 SE Madison, Suite 112) from 12-1:30pm. Attendance is free and lunch is provided.

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