Many thanks to Pacific Northwest Regional Co-Chair Verne Naito for the following article and photos!
On October 14, Portland hosted its first Leadership Development Program in the law offices of Lane Powell PC. Titled “Leading and Managing Change,” the event was attended by Portland Region members and 18 prospective members from the Portland business community. Special guests included the Consul General of Japan in Portland Takashi Teraoka, the president of the Japan Business Association of Oregon, and USJC’s Director of External Relations, Wendy Abe.
The speaker, Steve Hanamura, is a leadership coach and consultant, and a regular speaker at the Executive Development Institute of Seattle. He gave an inspiring talk on leadership and how to find the leader within you. His presentation was very well received by the audience.
The evening included networking and opportunities for prospective members to learn about USJC from current members. This will be the first of a series of leadership programs in the Portland Region.