Past Organization Conversation Participants

American Swedish Institute (Minneapolis, MN)

Be Well Partners in Health, LLC (Chicago, IL)

Benchmarks (Raleigh, NC)

Kevin Boettcher

Boys Town (Boys Town, NE)

Briar Cliff University (Sioux City, IA)

CASH Oregon (Portland, OR)

Center for Women's Leadership (Portland, OR)

Chandler Group (Minneapolis, MN)

Children's Center (Oregon City, OR)

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (Williamsburg, VA)

Colorado Trust (Denver, CO)

Concordia University - Portland (Portland, OR)

Concordia Foundation (Portland, OR)

David & Lucile Packard Foundation (Palo Alto, CA)

Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, IL)

Family Forward (Portland, OR)

Focus the Nation (Portland, OR)

Foods Resource Bank (Chicago, IL)

Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care (Wilsonville, OR)

George Fox University (Newberg, OR)

Generation Next (Minneapolis, MN)

Global Fund for Women (San Francisco, CA)

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin (Milwaukee, WI)

Group Health Foundation (Seattle, WA)

Halter Business Group (Wilsonville, OR)

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation (Hamilton, ON)

HealthEast Care System (St. Paul, MN)

HealthEast Foundation (St. Paul, MN)

Helping Men Heal (Vancouver, WA)

Hope House of St. Croix Valley (Stillwater, MN

Impact NW (Portland, OR)

Integrative Arts (Portland, OR)

Ken Hubbell & Associates (Little Rock, AR)

Gary L. Klein

L'Arche of Portland (Portland, OR)

Lutheran Music Program (Minneapolis, MN)

Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota (Saint Paul, MN)

Mayo FounUniversdation (Rochester, MN)

Meaningful Marks (Wauwatosa, WI)

Metropolitan Group (Portland, OR)

Ministry of Influence (Singapore)

Minneapolis Foundation (Minneapolis, MN)

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust (Vancouver, WA)

Beth Nelson Chase

Nemours (Washington, DC)

North Omsted City Schools (North Olmsted, OH)

Northwest Area Foundation (Saint Paul, MN)

Oregon Community Foundation (Portland, OR)

Oregon Independent College Foundation (Marylhurst, OR)

Oregon Public Health Institute (Portland, OR)

Page Two Partners (Happy Valley, OR)

Parrott Creek Child & Family Services (Oregon City, OR)

Portland Homeless Family Solutions (Portland, OR)

Principia, The (St. Louis, MO)

Providence Alaska Foundation (Anchorage, AK)

Providence Cancer Center (Portland, OR)

Providence Center for Faith and Healing (Spokane, WA)

Providence Foundations of Oregon (Portland, OR)

Providence Health & Service Foundation (Burbank, CA)

Providence Health & Services (Portland, OR)

Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation (Torrance, CA)

Reinders Research (Milwaukee, WI)

Ronald McDonald House Charities (Portland, OR)

Zach Rus

Sanctuary Institute/ANDRUS (Yonkers, NY)

Tom Soma

Soul Journeys (Western Springs, IL)

St. Luke's University Health Network (Bethlehem, PA)

St. Mary's Janesville Foundation (Janesville, WI)

Starvation Alley Farms (Long Beach, WA)

Student (Portland, OR))

Swedish Medical Center Foundation (Seattle, WA)

The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond (Gresham, OR)

The Portland Clinic (Portland, OR)

Three Pin Strategy + Design (Portland, OR)

Trillium Family Services (Portland, OR)

University of Alaska (Anchorage, AK)

University of Alaska (Fairbanks, AK)

University of Alaska Foundation (Anchorage, AK)

Vesper Service Network (Milwaukee, WI)

Vesper Society (San Francisco, CA)

Vertex, Inc. (Paoli, PA)

Virginia Mason Foundation (Seattle, WA)

Warner Pacific College (Portland, OR)

Wheat Ridge Ministries (Itasca, IL)

Windhorse Farm (NS, Canada)

Continuing Conversations with Individual Attendees

"Conversation is a safe place for structured introspection that helps realign your internal equilibrium. It gives you the space to step out of the day-to-day distractions and focus energy on moving into a centered and balanced state that strengthens your ability to be authentic in your work. I walked away from Conversation with a much more even, holistic and long-term frame that affects daily decision making across my leadership role."

­"There comes a time in one's career that more or harder or faster working is not the answer … What the answers are to these and other questions involves deep reflection on 'why we do the work we do' and 'how might we be more reflective for ourselves and for others?' Gary Hubbell convenes a most remarkable gathering of purposeful people whose role is to 'play at the boundaries' of new practices, to stretch their minds in new directions, to answer once again, 'why I chose this noble work?' A rare and wonderful gift to yourself."

"Enlightening, unusual in format and context, distinctive in scope and participation."

"An immersive, wide-ranging discussion on the future of philanthropy (and other things) and how the participants can positively influence that future and successfully direct their respective institutions toward and in it. The discussion is not hampered by ego or agenda, and all participants are concerned with their fellow participants' successful learning experience as well as their own."

­"Three days of intense and inspiring dialogue with outstanding non-profit leaders from the U.S. and Canada."

­"Many leadership conferences and seminars are about the tactical aspects. Conversation is an experience that speaks to the very personal aspect of leadership--it's about authenticity, soulfulness, a framework for resilience and an opportunity to converse with colleagues from a variety of organizational experiences."

­"A high level of discussion of important, big issues we don't take time to explore when we are on the busy treadmill that is our work life."

"For me, it has been the safety of being away from my known circles of friends and colleagues and paired with people I usually don't meet….discovering that we experience certain similarities in our lives as we manage, analyze, interpret, and live our diversity in our callings. The space felt safe and it was like a strategic retreat for me; a space providing a shade in the heat of our daily work, a quench of water on the long walk in life's professions."

"Conversation is for leaders who embrace the gifts of thinking, sharing, and listening…for the brave who are willing to let go of who you told yourself you are, in order to unlock, unblock, unleash, and explore the outer edges of what you and your organization could be. A stirring engagement for leaders across disciplines, across generations, and across the continents. A seat at the Conversation table is an investment that both honors our professions and professes a deep commitment to do what is best for global survival and enrichment."

­"In these enormously challenging times, as leaders, we need to give ourselves the gift of time to step away from the daily routines and take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to rejuvenate our spirit, mind, and purpose. Spending a few days with colleagues who share your passion and commitment is what's needed! Your organization will be better for the time spent."

"An open, refreshing, intriguing, opportunity to talk with colleagues on topics of substance with a belief that in doing so, reflection and change will emerge."

­"An extraordinary opportunity to participate in thought-provoking, mind-opening, and stimulating conversation with a small group of wonderful people. You will reflect on the substance for days -- maybe months -- and you will have a "tribe" of colleagues and friends with whom you will want to continue conversation long after the Conversation is over."

­­"Powerful. Thought provoking. Challenging. Unsettling in a good way. Committed people in search of truth and deeper understanding. A must for anyone who knows they need to challenge themselves to be a better leader."