Leadership Lake Oswego

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How will you benefit from the 2022-2023 personal growth leadership curriculum?

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The Chamber’s Leadership Program offers an opportunity for personal growth as a path to making a difference in your life as a leader. Three plusses of the leadership development personal growth curriculum are as follows:

  1. Cohort fellowship. There is great renewal and growth benefit for adults that comes from learning together with others in a collective pursuit of expanding one’s personal abilities and leadership capabilities. New friendships and relationships developed within a learning community fellowship offer meaningful personal support, connection, and camaraderie.
  2. Experienced mentorship. Dr. Korach, whose leadership expertise is well known, will guide the leadership growth teaching curriculum. His goal as a mentor and facilitator will be to create the conditions that make it possible for all participants to expand their learning and make their own way toward meaningful personal and leadership growth. 
  3. Self-determination. All participants in the program will be encouraged to select what they find to be most engaging and valuable from among the many leadership growth opportunities to practice between sessions. Rotating practice partnerships will also allow participants to share ideas and learning perspectives directly with other class members.

Leadership Training Led by Dr. Bill Korach

The Program’s Leadership Curriculum

“A powerful leadership truth is that the more of a person one can become—the more present, aware, open, curious, insightful, emphatic, and adaptable one is—the better leader one will be capable of being. But most of all, leadership is about relationships, and a leader’s success depends on the strength, influence and quality of one’s relationships with others as well as the insightfulness of one’s relationship with oneself.”
~ Bill Korach

Dr. Bill Korach, retired Lake Oswego Superintendent of Schools who has taught over 50 graduate-level leadership courses between Portland State and Lewis and Clark, will again be teaching the program’s leadership curriculum in each meeting session. His focus will be on expanding personal growth abilities directly related to leadership capabilities that matter most.


This year, we’re virtual until the opportunity opens to visit Lake Oswego locations. Individual opportunities or small groups may be welcome in locations throughout the city. The formerly full-day program has been condensed to mornings, but class field trips or small group gatherings may occur during the months when outside appointments can be made.


The rate for Chamber members is $499 and covers monthly class sessions from September 15, 2022, through June 16, 2023. The Class will end with a celebration on Thursday, June 15, 2023. Non-Chamber members can pay an additional $99 for a one-year “individual” Chamber membership (or $350 for a Business membership).
If you would like to set up a monthly payment plan, please call the Chamber office.

“I participated in Leadership Lake Oswego last year, and this year participated again as a member of its leadership team. The experience has been inspiring, engaging and motivational. My classmates have been open, encouraging and very helpful as we continue our journey to be more insightful leaders and better people. I strongly encourage you to participate in the Chamber’s leadership program.”

Mark Birge, CPA, Partner Emeritus, Aldrich Advisors

“Leadership Lake Oswego takes you on a deep dive of what it means to lead and to build meaningful, impactful relationships. The lessons taught by Dr. Korach are as applicable at the dinner table as they are in the classroom or the board room. To hear firsthand from local leaders about their own leadership journeys and make lasting bonds with fellow classmates is the icing on the cake.”

Kimvi To, Attorney

“The leadership program has not only allowed me to meet wonderful and committed people who inspire and motivate me, but who are also making a difference in our community. If you are interested in expanding your knowledge, growing as a leader and meeting similarly committed people, I encourage you to consider participating in Leadership Lake Oswego.”

Paul van Roon

“I joined Leadership Lake Oswego to get to know my colleagues in the city and push myself to fine tune my leadership skills during COVID. This is a time of adaptive leadership when traditional practices are not necessarily what is needed. Being with a group of professionals who are prioritizing leadership is a priceless opportunity to learn about innovative approaches. Plus, Dr. Bill Korach’s leadership expertise is legendary, and I wanted to soak up some of his wisdom.”

Sue Hildick, Director of Public and Government Affairs, Clackamas County


$499 (Chamber Member rate) for the year or $50/month

Pay/register online:

Or call/email:

Liz Hartman, liz@lake-oswego.com

Registration due September 1, 2022

Leadership Lake Oswego – Class of 2023 Third Thursdays

August 25:
Meet and Greet (prospective participants welcome to attend to learn more about the program and hear from past participants)

September 15:
Christopher Boyer, Chamber of Commerce Past-President and Leadership Lake Oswego Host

October 20:
Martha Bennett, City Manager, City of Lake Oswego

November 17:
Kerry Tymchuk, Executive Director, Oregon Historical Society

December 15:
Chief Don Johnson, Lake Oswego Fire Department

January 19:
Jennifer Schiele, Superintendent, Lake Oswego School District

February 16:
Brian Monihan, Pamplin Media

March 16:

April 20:

May 18:

June 15:
Graduation event


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Christopher Boyer

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Martha Bennet

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Brian Monihan

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Dr. Jennifer Schiele


Kerry Tymchuk

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Chief Don Johnson (LOFD)

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Chief Dale Jorgensen (LOPD)