Apply Now for the 2012 Chinook Institute

Apply Now for the 2012 Chinook Institute
October 7-12, 2012

Aldersgate Conference Center – Turner Oregon
$1,895 – all inclusive fee for program, food, and single occupancy

Join with other civic leaders from public, not-for-profit, and private organizations throughout western North America in forging new leadership skills, insight, wisdom, and passion. Guided by the teaching of Don Coyhis, Marcus Ingle, Sheila Sheinberg, Michael Galvin, David Landis, David Sawyer, Louie Larimer, and John Morgan, the Chinook class will probe deep into:

INDIVIDUAL TRANSFORMATION AND LEADERSHIP · Self-awareness of one’s leadership skills and strengths

UNDERSTANDING PROFOUND LEADERSHIP · Insight into leading successfully through the complex issues

CREATING AND LEADING TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE · Moving organizations and communities through difficult change

REACHING AGREEMENTS· Leadership through forging agreements is critical in the interconnected world

UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF LEADERSHIP · Creating leadership motivation, passion, and drive

STRUCTURES FOR SUCCESS · Understanding the power of relationships, vision, aspiration, focus, and especially, learning.


The Chinook Institute offers a mixture of technical and insightful learning opportunities. These focus on participants committed to growing their own knowledge and leadership skills. The members of the Chinook Class come from a broad array of top organizational, political, and community leadership positions and serve as a powerful group of teachers as well as learners. The Chinook Institute includes a number of guest leaders sharing their real world experiences and knowledge, including Liane Richardson, Lane County Administrator, twaching about innovation in the face of severe budget issues.


  • John Morgan, the creater and leader of the Chinook Institute, will be joined by:
  • Don Coyhis – Servant Leadership and the Management of Change
  • Michael Galvin – Individual Styles – the MBTI
  • Sheila Sheinberg – Strategic Leadership for the 21st Century
  • David Landis – Negotiations and Mediation
  • Marcus Ingle – EMERGE Leadership
  • Shelli Honeywell – The Leadership Imperative
  • David Sawyer – Borders and Pathways
  • Louie Larimer – Ethics and Authenticity

Program Structure

  • The Chinook Institute is a residential program starting at 1:00 on Sunday, October 7th and going through 3:00 on Friday, October 12th. An optional full day for renewal and new learning will be held in January 2013.
  • The beautiful and inspirational Aldersgate Conference Center in Turner, Oregon is the home of The Chinook Institute.

 Program Fee

  • The program fee of $1,895 covers all the program materials and teaching, meals, and single-occupancy lodging. Discounts are available for double-occupancy and for use of one’s own RV in the on-site RV park which has full-hookups. The number of single-occupancy rooms is limited and will be assigned in the order requested. Early application is highly encouraged.

Graduate Credit

  • The Chinook Institute is approved for graduate level credit through the Center for Public Service at Portland State University for those seeking their Master of Public Administration or Executive Master of Public Administration degree. An extra tuition payment and course work is required. Contact John Morgan for details.


  • Admission at the Chinook Institute is by application only. The class is selected from the pool of applicants based on creating a broad diversity of participants from all levels of government and from a broad geographic spread.
  • The application form can be found at


A detailed program brochure can be downloaded from
Also, contact John Morgan, Executive Director, at 503-304-9401 or with any questions.

Chinook Institute
1308 Marigold Street NE; Keizer OR 97303