PEAK Pacific NW Fall 2019 Meeting - Authentic Communications

Nov 15, 2019 12:00pm -
Nov 15, 2019 04:00pm

Event Description

Join the Pacific Northwest Regional Chapter for our annual fall meeting to connect with your local grants management community and participate in an interactive workshop on authentic communications. Our speaker will join us in Seattle, but additional hub locations will be offered throughout the region. Lunch will be provided. 

Authentic Communications Workshop: Connecting and Engaging in Real Time
Today’s successful leaders navigate an ever-evolving and ever-changing workplace. They walk a delicate balance between executing strategic vision and setting purposeful goals, while inspiring others to bring their best to the work. The demand for work to move rapidly is normalized by technology creating the expectation for everything and everyone to move, respond, and communicate quickly. Meanwhile, our ability to communicate, connect and engage deeply around the things that matter to us most, suffers. In addition, leaders are challenged to bring an awareness and intention to establishing an equitable and inclusive environment. Authentic communication is essential to meeting that objective.

Shifting paradigms in the nonprofit sector and society call all of us to greater responsibility and accountability. That means, we must heal the gaps that hinder our ability to authentically communicate and connect. We must face our challenges as Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Generation X-ers and Millennials by learning to work together in new, more inclusive ways. As leaders and decision-makers, in order to cultivate more meaningful engagement with our boards, professional associations, co-horts and communities, it is imperative that we embrace a higher level of self- awareness and personal commitment.

Participants will learn and practice how to:

  • Use authentic communication to make the most of opportunities and unify to overcome challenges
  • Increase self-awareness, communicate through conflict and negotiate win-win outcomes
  • Address attitudes, assumptions and blind spots that get in the way of authentic communication
  • Break through the: “Us versus Them” and “I versus We” syndromes
  • Tap in to what it means to be authentic, inclusive, and trauma-sensitive
  • Practice ways to authentically communicate that earn trust and deepen connection

Speaker: Carmen C. Marshall, Training | Consulting | Keynotes | Coaching 

Main Location: 
Pacific Tower
1200 12th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144

Local Hubs: 
Can't make it to Seattle? Local hubs will also be hosted across the region or you may participate remotely. If you are interested in hosting a remote hub in your area, please contact

State Lands Building - Oregon Room
775 Summer St. NE
Salem, OR 97301 
Guests will need to sign in at the 2nd floor reception desk. There is metered parking on Summer St in front of the building. 


Headwaters Foundation
Missoula, MT

Registration Fees: 
Organization Membership: Free
Individual Membership: $25
Non-Member: $55

Event Type:5- Chapter Hybrid
Category:1- Career Development
Early registration ends on Sep 18, 2019.
Regular registration starts on Sep 19, 2019 and ends on Nov 12, 2019.
Late registration starts on Nov 13, 2019.
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