Greetings OK Community and friends!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! 

Thank you for all you do to create a healthy, happy Central Oregon community!

We have a lot of exciting events and opportunities on the horizon to share with you – including our next happy hour and annual event, where you can come out and enjoy a good time with some of Central Oregon’s superstar business leaders and entrepreneurs and learn more about Opportunity Knocks. Take a few minutes to mark your calendar for the fun!

Happy Hour December 5th

Are you curious about Opportunity Knocks? Join us for our next Happy Hour to learn more and hang out with OK members, facilitators and board members – an all around fun bunch!

When: Tuesday, December 5th from 5:30 to 6:30pm
What: A fun hour of socializing with the OK community!
Where: Bendistillery Tasting Room 1024 NW Bond St Suite 102, Bend, OR 97701 (No host bar)
Who: You and everyone related to the OK community, and anyone interested in learning more about OK. All are welcome!

2018 Professional Development Courses co-hosted with OSU-Cascades:

Principles of Leadership with Dr. Rod Ray

Four Sessions: Tuesdays January 23 – February 13 from 4 to 7pm at OSU Cascades
Join Dr. Rod Ray for an interactive course on the Principles of Leadership. Dr. Ray will share what he learned during 20 years as President and CEO of Bend Research, easily one of Bend’s most iconic and successful businesses. Bend Research is a leader in the pharmaceutical development technology industry and was recently acquired by Capsugel in one of Bend’s largest acquisitions ever. Course topics include:  principles of leadership, change, change management, strategy and operational excellence.

Here’s what former students say about the class:
“I used information from each class with my team the very next day. Rod had a way of knowing what I needed to learn and helped me apply it to my business.”

“I’ve read a lot on leadership and attended a lot of training, but Rod’s class brought the critical elements of leadership–the emotional intelligence of the leader, the vision and the tools–all together in story form from his own fascinating experience. Exceptionally helpful!”


Compassion Cultivation Training with Aly Waibel

Eight Mondays: January 15 – March 5 from 4 to 6pm at OSU Cascades
Learn helpful tools to de-stress, increase efficiency, create a positive workplace and improve your relationships! Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is a personal and professional development course designed at Stanford University, and taught around the world by Certified Facilitators. The program includes practical tools and exercises designed to enhance your awareness, compassion and resilience. CCT will help you relate more positively to others and engage more successfully with clients, staff and coworkers, to improve employee retention and overall workplace performance.

Here’s what former students say about the class:
“After the 3rd or 4th week I knew that I wanted to incorporate this with the rest of my life and work.”

“I cannot say enough about what a great experience this was for me, how lovely it was to share this class with other students, and what an engaging and knowledgeable teacher Aly is. If you want to up your personal vibe and learn some amazing things (there are great physiological benefits from this course!), sign up.”

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