Upcoming Events

Here’s what’s coming up

Looking to expand your knowledge, build your skills, invest in your development, and strengthen your network? Check out what’s coming up. And if you’re curious about bringing us into your community or organization, We’re interested!

In Seattle

In Alaska

In London

  • Gauge Leadership Lab (London edition.) This 12-week program for leaders, entrepreneurs, and instigators incorporates a powerful 360° leadership assessment, three full-day workshops, 1:1 coaching, and 12 weekly assignments to amplify your learning. The 2017 London series starts on February 24, in collaboration with L__eap. Curious? Let’s talk.

A selection of recent public projects:

We’ve been facilitating some thought-provoking conversations and connecting with some remarkable organizations and community gatherings in recent months. If you’re curious to get a feel for what we’ve been up to and who we’ve been working with, take a look here.

Conferences, professional meetings, and community-sponsored gatherings
  • Alaska Women’s Summit, October 14 and 15, 2015. Anchorage, AK.
    • 10/14/2015: Pre-Summit Workshop: Shaping Your Future, the Power of Negotiation, facilitated by Sara Lawson. [SOLD OUT]
    • 10/15/2015: Alaska Women’s Summit: Connection, Inspiration, Action. Featured speakers include author Gail Evans, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, and leadership coach and consultant Sara Lawson.
  • Courageous conversations: Digging deep for success. August 3rd, 2015, Seattle. Half-day session for the National Conference of State Legislatures, during the 2015 Legislative Summit. Seattle, WA.
  • Leadership, Teamwork, and Trust: Building an Extraordinary Board-Staff Partnership.  March 27, 2015. A full-day workshop for 150 nonprofit leaders convened for the annual Sherwood Trust Workshop at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA.
  • South Sound Non-Profit Leadership Forum:  from 1pm-4:30pm on March 12, 2015, in Lacey, WA. This two-part gathering, facilitated by Sara Lawson, featured a workshop on Courageous Conversations: Digging Deep for Success, along with facilitated discussions during an Executive Leadership Forum. This networking and education event for nonprofit CEO’s and Executive Directors was sponsored by South Sound Partners for Philanthropy.
  • Raising Money Takes Courage: Digging Deep for Success.  Seattle, WA. January 28th, 2014, as part of the Northwest Development Officers Association Winter Conference. Co-facilitated with Heidi Thomson of Evelation ConsultingClick here for conference info.
  • Build Your Board, Expand Your Impact: A workshop for nonprofit boards and staff. March 28th and 29th, 2014 in Ketchikan, Alaska. A workshop for nonprofit boards and staff, sponsored by the Ketchikan Community Foundation, with support from the Alaska Community Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation and First Bank.
  • Happiness at Work: Lunch & Learn Wellness Workshop.  Ketchikan, Alaska. Tuesday, November 12th, 2013, noon-1pm. Co-sponsored by the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition and the Tongass Federal Credit Union. 
  • Happiness at Work: Impractical Dream or Mission-Critical?  Seattle, WA. Tuesday, December 10th, 2013, 9am-4pm. Sponsored by the King County Non-Profit Staff Development Coalition. Click here for more info 
Leadership programs
Workshops, courses, and misc. events
  • Leadership from Within: Cultivating an Authentic Leadership Style.  A four-hour Service in Action Seminar for the Institute of Public Service at Seattle University. October 18th, 2013. Co-facilitated with Noreen Elbert, Ed.D.
  • Nonprofit Governance. A 9-week, 3-credit graduate-level course in the MPA program at Seattle University, 2010-present.
  • Fundamentals of the Nonprofit Sector.  A 9-week, 3-credit graduate-level course in the MPA program at Seattle University. 2012-2014.