Steve Patty, PhD

Steve Patty has over 20 years of experience working in the field of evaluation and leadership development. He holds a PhD from Trinity in Chicago and has been trained at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. After 13 years in high education, Dr. Patty has dedicated the past 10 years to helping organizations design and develop evaluations. He has worked with teams from over 200 organizations to strengthen their capacity for doing meaningful self-studies of impact. He has presented for thousands of leaders across North America and has consulted with organizations and foundations including the YMCA of the USA, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Canadian Evaluation Society, Foundation Centers, Americorps in Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Iowa, California and Utah, Geneva Global, Nonprofit Association of Oregon, United Way, and Lilly Endowment Inc., among others. He is a published author and frequent conference speaker.



Steve’s Monday Session:

Leadership Inside Out (Double Session)

***This is a double session that requires registration for BOTH breakout sessions 3 & 4***

Wise and seasoned leaders understand their best leadership characteristics come from within. While much has been stated on how leadership can be taught, it is the development and nurturance of personal characteristics that builds leadership potential. Such characteristics include integrity, courage, determination, humility, and intelligence, among others.

The goal of this extended session, designed for individuals in leadership roles, is to create a safe space for participants to reflect, uncover and discuss those leadership traits that all too often stay hidden inside of us.  A key objective is to deepen self-awareness and authenticity.

Ella Bell, Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, is a nationally respected managerial consultant considered by industry and the academy to be one of the leading experts in organizational change. Ella will lead participants through a series of experiential exercises designed to enhance leadership capacity.