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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. It's 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 overview: Click here​​

Applications: Click here

Applications are accepted through Wednesday, November 23, 2022. The agency director must approve the application. The final selection list will be communicated mid-December.

The 2023 LO Program begins Wednesday, January 25, 2023, and is expected to be delivered in person, in Salem and Portland area locations. 


  • 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
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  • Enterprise business acumen
  • Communication
  • Innovation
  • Intentional engagement
  • Mentoring & developing people
  • Stewardship
  • 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
  • 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
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2023 Applications open October 17th through November 23rd! 



Questions? Contact Lucy Gardner
503-302-8907