Laura Handy Laura Handy

Alumna '06
Transformative Leadership

Executive Director
Heart of Oregon Corps

"The TLD program at CIIS taught me that leadership must be developed and cultivated at all levels of an organization, and gave me the tools I needed to reflect, listen, act, and persist as a leader."

I currently serve as the Executive Director of Heart of Oregon Corps, a youth conservation corps, leadership development, and job skills training non-profit in Central Oregon. We support, teach, guide and challenge our young people, ages 16-24, to transform their lives through hard work, education, and service to the community. At a leadership level, I work to facilitate change, develop people, build partnerships, and increase organizational capacity. The TLD program at CIIS taught me that leadership must be developed and     cultivated at all levels of an organization, and gave me the tools I needed to reflect, listen, act, and persist as a leader. It also taught me that transformative practices are a journey, not a destination. 

To learn more about Laura's employer, visit: www.heartoforegon.org

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