459 Third Street Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Developing Business and Community Leaders
Leadership Lake Oswego is a unique program offered by the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce. It is designed to help participants
An Opportunity to Learn
Year one includes a series of nine
monthly sessions in which opportunities
are provided for professional growth,
personal reflection, networking, and
community awareness. Participants will
receive leadership education in both an
academic setting and a practical setting,
explore community resources, identify
issues and concerns unique to Lake
Oswego, and interact with many business
and community leaders.
An Opportunity to Lead
Year two includes an opportunity to
experience leading the new students
through their own personal and professional
growth. Graduates of each
year’s Leadership Class assume responsibility
for organizing sessions for
the subsequent year’s class. Two or
three members of the class are selected
as overall chairs for the year.
Other members team up to organize a
particular day’s session.
Leadership Immersion and Development Sessions
These two‐hour sessions are a valuable element of each month’s program. Leadership sessions are taught by Dr. Bill Korach, superintendent of the Lake Oswego School District, and Dr. Marci Nemhauser, psychologist. Dr. Korach is a past president of the Chamber and has taught extensively at both Portland State University and Lewis & Clark College. In addition to being a practicing psychologist, Dr. Nemhauser is an executive leadership coach, workshop presenter, and keynote speaker. Joining them is a team of professors from Marylhust University who specialize in coursework related to leadership, effective communication skills, and ethics in the workplace.
The sessions include exploration of many topics: