Using some of the best faculty and presentations in the field, the Chinook Institute for Civic Leadership helps participants gain new skills and insight in leading through the challenges of an ever-changing and increasingly complex world, recognizing that the world is getting both smaller and ever more interconnected.

The Chinook Institute for Civic Leadership faculty includes:

John Morgan

John Morgan

John Morgan is the facilitator and leader of the program. He will teach about the fundamentals of successful profound leadership in an interconnected world and weave that theme throughout the program.

Don Coyhis

Don Coyhis

Don Coyhis provides the foundation at the start of the institute with a deep, powerful look at the forces influencing organizations and leadership. He analyzes change as a inevitable and desirable element of organizational life and the leadership through change being a key to success. He focuses on models of servant leadership understanding the necessary power of spirit and clarity of intention. Don is a member of the Mohican Nation, has worked extensively in corporate American, and is the founder and leader of the White Bison Foundation which is devoted to creating wellness in Native American Communities. His is a 2010 winner of the Purpose Prize.

Dr. Michael Galvin

Dr. Michael Galvin

Dr. Michael Galvin is a highly skilled practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory. His style and teaching using the MBTI will focus on the strengths of each individual and the relationships of those individuals to their teams and those with whom them must forge relationships to further mutual purposes.

Dr. Sheila Sheinberg

Dr. Sheila Sheinberg

Focusing on new models of leadership, especially those approached in a strategic context, will be Dr. Sheila Sheinberg. She is an expert in the field of systems thinking and leadership in the 21st century and will bring those lessons to the program.

Senator David Landis

Senator David Landis

Senator David Landis is renowned for his teaching of negotiations skills. He will take the participants through an intense series of role play exercises that mimic real life, and teach new real life skills and insight.

Shelli Honeywell

Shelli Honeywell

Shelli Honeywell presents on the imperative for leadership. Team teaching with John Morgan, this program will help instill a strong devotion to the causes for which leadership is devoted, and create great insight on the reasons for stepping up to the tasks at hand. As a public administrator with a law degree from Willamette University, she currently leads the Oregon Department of Energy’s work developing and implementing major sustainable energy projects throughout the state.  Shelli oversees $60 million in energy funding that came to the state through the Americian Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

David Sawyer

David Sawyer

David Sawyer – astronomer, computer programmer, former mayor, and public administrator – currently serves as the City Administrator of Turner, Oregon. He is deeply committed to the vitality of the public sector and the power that comes from deep service to people in need. David is a powerful speaker on systems and relationship aspects of society and governance.

Louie Larimer

Louie Larimer

The program closes with Louie Larimer. He will start by working with John Morgan in presenting powerful lessons on thinking strategically, which helps bring together the insight and courage to apply the teachings from the first part of the program. He then helps close the Chinook Institute by delving into the arena of ethics and the authentic self, recognizing that all great leaders much work from within a framework of personal ethics tied to the ethical framework of the communities and organizations they serve