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WEBINAR: Create An Award Winning Culture by the Portland CFO Leadership Council
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Create an Award Winning Culture hosted by The Portland CFO Leadership Council **WEBINAR** please see registration link below

When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Program 8:00am-9:15am | This Event is Now a Webinar
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Pamela Franklin

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Program Description

Business leaders are becoming more aware of how their ability to attract and retain top talent and improve performance depends upon having a culture that their people describe as a “great place to work.” Forward thinking CFOs are also discovering they have a very important role in creating that environment, even during these unprecedented and challenging times of uncertainty. Therefore,  how are CFO's ensuring their company's compassion and culture are present with all employees, regardless of their physical work locations?  How can companies be present in these uncertain times while continuing to plan for retention and possible recruitment post-pandemic.


Join us virtually for Creating & Maintaining Compassionate Company Culture During Uncertainty where our panel of experts will address these challenges and provide insights into how to successfully encourage and motivate your teams in this WFH & Virtual environment.   Our speakers will share their first-hand experience, their lessons learned, and share practical solutions attendees can utilize within their organizations. 


Learning Objectives

  • Semantics Count!  How are the terms "Essential and Non Essential Employees" currently used by our media  & Government  affecting our teams emotional health and overall culture?
  • How does psychological safety encourage transparency and authentic communication?

  • How to compassionately prepare for post-pandemic recruitment/employment trends that CFOs should be aware of

  • Ensure teams who are working from home believe and lean into your company’s goals, missions, values and corporate culture 



Patrick Lyons, Senior Associate,New Legends Now

Patrick Lyons is a Senior Associate with New Legends Now, a consulting firm based in Portland, OR specializing in helping companies execute better than ever before. With expertise in strategic execution, strategic planning, leadership development and creating world-class culture by design, Patrick helps businesses grow top-line revenue and increase profitability through company-wide focused execution. Patrick’s been in this industry for 25 years and owns a wealth of experience helping individuals, teams and organizations get unstuck to reach their goals.

Paul Werder, CEO, LionHeart

Paul Werder founded LionHeart Consulting Inc. in 1983and has improved the culture and financial performance of numerous businesses and non-profit organizations such as Leatherman Tool Group, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Rejuvenation, and Eagle Home Mortgage.

Paul’s signature yearlong leadership program has provided thousands of people with life-changing transformation through deliberate daily practices that create an engaged, inspired, and high performing workforce.

Appointed a Distinguished Fellow by The Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at Case Western Reserve University in 2011, Paul was part of a research team that delivered on designing “the best means of integrating spirituality into their curriculum as an essential component of the Center’s mission of ‘businesses becoming agents of world benefit’…to make reflective practices highly accessible for business people everywhere.”The Fellows team collaboratively authored Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business (Stanford Press) as a genuine demonstration of how “a powerful team can accomplish a great result that could not have occurred with any single person missing.”

Paul received an MSW from the University of Washington in 1976 where he graduated in the top 5% of his class. Paul currently teaches spiritual leadership and personal effectiveness at the University of Spiritual Healing & Sufism where he began studying in 1997 and has authored three books, Building UnityMastering Effectiveness, and Business With Heart: A Better Way to Go to Work. 

Jon Calder, Assistant VP, Robert Half - Moderator & Panelist

Jon is currently an Assistant Vice President with Robert Half in Portland. In his tenure with Robert Half he has worked in offices in Milwaukee, WI, London, UK and now Portland. He has held several roles including managing a fifty-person accounting operational loan staff team as well as managing an internal recruitment team of nine which included a mix of remote and in-office management of the team. Across all the roles he has held with Robert Half he has worked closely with a wide range of businesses to meet their recruitment goals and challenges taking the time to learn the company’s overall culture but also the hiring manager micro-culture within his or her team.


CPE Information

- Instructional method: Group-Internet-Based
- Recommended CPE Credits: 1.5 in Personnel/Human Resources
- Experience Level: none
- Prerequisites/advance preparation: none

The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:



CFO Leadership Council members may attend this program for free. Non-member senior financial executives who are CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Directors of Finance and Controllers (or the like) are welcome to attend this program.

Please note that service providers or any executives who are not senior financial executives (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.) will not be admitted attendance to this event. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.



For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Pamela Franklin, Pacific Northwest Marketing & Events Director at 


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