Upcoming Events

  • Summer Pizza Party

    Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 06:00 PM · 35 rsvps


    Are you eager to meet new people, learn new skills, and make Portland a better place to live and work?

    Over pizza, help brainstorm bold ideas for the next year and hear how you can get more involved with YNPN as a volunteer, supporting current and future nonprofit and community leaders through professional development training, networking events, service activities, and web-based platforms for connecting and sharing resources.

    YNPN Portland is looking for people passionate about engaging the Portland community, developing their leadership skills, planning innovative programs, and who have a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Does this sound like you?

    We value your smarts and dedication, come join us and bring your empty belly and thinking cap!

    • Strategies for Managing Conflict

      Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 05:30 PM · $10.00 USD · 15 rsvps


      Successfully navigating conflict in the workplace is a persistent professional challenge. Having to confront a co-worker about a problem, deal with a boss’s emotions, or facilitate a group to make a decision are all situations that can produce uncomfortable feelings of conflict and discord. And yet, we can’t escape conflict and there are times when productive conflict can actually enrich our lives.

      So what’s the secret sauce that makes some conflict situations feel productive and energizing while others feel draining and demoralizing? During this interactive workshop we’ll explore specific strategies for proactively managing conflict in order to produce the best possible outcomes, as well as highlight the value in approaching challenging situations with openness and curiosity.

      YNPN Portland is excited to welcome back #ynpn16 workshop facilitator Signe Bishop for this event on Thursday, September 14th. 

      After completing this session, participants will be able to:

      • Identify biological responses to conflict

      • Recognize and explain their own default conflict approach

      • List and describe the 5 conflict management strategies

      • Apply the 5 strategies in personal and professional life

      Doors will open at 5:30pm with networking & snacks, the workshop will run from 6:00pm-8:00pm. 


      Trainer: Signe Bishop, M.A. | email | LinkedIn

      Sr. Learning & Development Specialist, Oregon Health & Science University

      Signe graduated from the University of Illinois in 2004 with a degree in International Studies. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Oregon to fight poverty with AmeriCorps VISTA, coordinate volunteers for “I Have a Dream” Foundation-Oregon, engage national service members and college students in their communities with Oregon Campus Compact, and, most recently, train managers in leadership skills at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). Signe is a foodie, loves the ocean, accidentally neglects her houseplants (but not her cats), and is a dedicated patron of the public library.  

      YNPN Portland charges a small fee to cover the costs associated with providing professional development events, but do not want the price to be an obstacle in attending. Please email info@ynpnportland.org to request an exception to the fee. 

      This event is wheelchair accessible. For other accessibility needs, please contact YNPN Portland at the email above. 

      YNPN Portland will not issue refunds in response to canceled RSVPs for this event, unless there is an error during registration. We promise to put your money toward the development of future programming. Thank you. 

      By registering for this event, you agree to the Code of Conduct.



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