Dates: June 7-8, 2012
Location: Portland State University Campus
In stonework, a capstone is the central block that holds an arch together and supports the other stones in the arch. The arch of the ESP program year is held together by the final two-day wrap-up session, which integrates the leadership lessons learned over the course of the year with the practical challenges participants face in their agencies. Participants come prepared to discuss issues from their own work experience and apply principles learned during the year to these issues. They present their conclusions to a panel of ESP Advisory Board members and Portland State University faculty, who provide feedback. Beyond providing a summative learning experience, this session provides an opportunity to deepen professional relationships and friendships formed over the program year. In association with the final session, ESP alumni have organized optional mini-cases and informal receptions, where current participants can network with program alumni and Advisory Board members.
The Executive Seminar Program is an advanced leadership training program for natural resource leaders offered by the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and the Center for Public Service at Portland State University. For more information, visit the program web page.