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Build Your Personal Leadership Development Plan

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We aren’t all lucky enough to have a team of people focused on our professional development, but we can apply the best practices of Learning & Development experts to build our own. Join WCL and facilitator Kirsten Meneghello, as we host a panel of L & D professionals who design programs for their employees. Gain insight into the recurring leadership themes and challenges they observe. Finish the morning by crafting your own development plan while panelists circulate to offer their insight and experience. To increase long-term success, you will be paired with an “accountability partner” and each attendee will be given an access code for leadership assessment to be completed at home.



Autumn Woods, MABS
Senior Global Manager, Learning and Talent Management
Columbia Sportswear

Autumn holds a master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Development and has over 20 years of senior-level management and leadership experience in diverse industries. Most notably in law enforcement, property management, private consulting, healthcare, large Internet retailers, and apparel and footwear companies. Autumn’s unique combination of strong practical business experience and knowledge with learning and talent management strategies has helped shape the way companies engage their employees and transform the methods used to acquire leadership skills.


Rachel Shafran, Ed.D.
Leadership and Learning Consultant

Rachel is a business transformation coach and facilitator with extensive experience in Leadership Development, Change Strategy and Organization Effectiveness. Rachel has worked in a diverse range of industries including High Tech, Consumer Product, Telecommunications, Pharmaceutical and Non Profit. Rachel completed her Doctorate degree in Education at Pepperdine University, holds a M.A. from the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University and received a Master's Level Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.

Mara Kershaw, VP- Learning and Organizational Development
First Tech Federal Credit Union

Mara has been a leader for over 25 years in leadership and organizational development, talent management, and team effectiveness in various industries including healthcare, high tech, and financial. She has a master’s degree in learning and organizational development and is a certified professional coach, specializing in emotional intelligence coaching. She has a passion for leadership development and its correlation to employee engagement. In many organizations, she has led and created comprehensive leadership development programs, succession planning, and mentor programs for all levels of leaders.


Katie C. Kelley
People Development Director
Fuerst Group

Katie C. Kelley, author of Career Courage, is responsible for performance management, employee engagement, training and management coaching at Fuerst Group (KEEN Footwear, Chrome Industries, ROFU).  Prior to this role, Ms. Kelley ran her own company, Katie Kelley Networks for six years in which she developed professionals for senior level roles through television segments, executive coaching, networking events and speaking engagements throughout the United States.  Clients included Google, Time Inc. and Meeting Planners International and many more. Katie earned a B.A. in Psychology at Boston College and a M.S.W. at Smith College

Kirsten Meneghello, JD
Executive and Leadership Coach
Illumination Coaching LLC

Kirsten coaches leaders and executives to build dynamic teams. She is passionate about people bringing their talents together to maximize their team’s effectiveness. She is an ICF-certified coach, facilitator, and Authorized Partner for Everything DiSC and Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team. She has proven leadership skills from her many years of nonprofit experience and community service. Kirsten is an attorney and a member of the Oregon State Bar.

LOCATION: The Standard Building, ATRIUM ROOM, 900 Southwest 5th Avenue, Portland, OR, 97204. (The building with the marble sculpture) 

PRICE: $35 per person. Includes continental breakfast and parking at the Standard Plaza, 1100 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204. Read our event cancellation/refund policy.