We gathered at Ecotrust’s Billy Frank room for the August B Learning Lunch to learn how to run effective meetings. At the previous lunch in July, Suzanne Coffman, Senior Business Advisor & Insight Activator at Trebuchet Group shared the different types of conflict and how to harness it for better results. Healthy conflict should be present at effective meetings.
At the July B Learning Lunch, we met at Hopworks Urban Brewery to learn about Harnessing (healthy) Conflict for Better Results. The event was facilitated by Suzanne Coffman, Senior Business Advisor & Insight Activator at Trebuchet Group.
At the May B Learning Event, we met at Living Room Realty’s NE Alberta location to talk about networking and deepen our connection. The evening event was facilitated by Sara Spirko, Senior Recruiter at Noto Group who shared her experiences and provided some advice on what to do and what not to do.
At the January Learning Lunch, we came together as a community to share the results of the recent 2019 B Local PDX Community Survey. Over 75 individuals met at Ecotrust to help inform future programming for B Local Events. We had small group discussions and shared our 2019 goals and the current challenges we face in our organizations and community.
At our December B Learning lunch, we heard from BW, the Oregon Development Manager at Social Justice Fund Northwest. The organization is a foundation funding frontline community organizing in a five state region through a unique model called Giving Projects.
At our November B Learning lunch, we heard from Lisa Cox from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, along with representatives and interns from New Seasons Market and Nossa Familia Coffee, about the Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience (OASE). OASE is an internship program administered by Oregon Sea Grant and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, funded through a grant from EPA. This non-regulatory and voluntary program invites Oregon businesses to host a free, full-time, ten week intern to conduct onsite sustainability research at their businesses.