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Created in 1989 by the Director's Office of the Department of Administrative Services, Leadership Oregon is the executive leadership development program for the State of Oregon.

Mission statement

Our mission is to support and enhance the professional and personal development of Oregon state managers through an interactive and practical curriculum that expands an awareness of self, state government and local communities while promoting excellence in public service.

Program goals

  • Prepare participants to commit to positions of increased responsibility and leadership within state government

  • Provide interactive discussions about key issues in state government

  • Learn from nationally and locally recognized presenters

  • Create opportunities to network and learn with participants from other agencies

  • Facilitate increased discovery of self-knowledge and professional growth

Leadership competencies

  • Enterprise business acumen

  • Communication

  • Innovation

  • Intentional engagement

  • Mentoring & devloping people

  • Stewardship

Program learning objectives

  • Identify professional strengths and areas for development

  • Recognize key issues in Oregon state government impacts on “home” agency

  • Examine ideas and concepts that simulate insight into personal values and beliefs

  • Formulate sustainable networks

Guiding principles

  • Value diversity of people and perspectives

  • Encourage and support learning of self and others

  • Ask challenging questions

  • Seek opportunity to apply new knowledge and skills

  • Be accountable for continuously enhancing the program


Connect with leadership Oregon

Phone: 503-302-8907

Leadership Oregon 2016 - Pride in Public Service
We have 31 participants from 23 different agencies, boards and commissions representing 2 branches of state government (Executive and Judicial).​ 

Leadership Oregon 2017 - Excellence in Public Service
Expanding leadership skills in:
  • Enterprise Business Acumen
  • Communication
  • Innovation
  • Intentional Engagement
  • Mentoring & Developing People
  • Stewardship
2017 Program begins January 25, 2017. Applications are due November 15, 2016. Applicants are permanent staff in management service with enterprise potential.

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