Changemaker Retreat | April 26th - April 28th | Johnson 219

Pillar: COLLABORATIVE and a pillar of your choice!

Do you want to maximize your ability to drive change in organizations? This weekend Leadership Academy Changemaker Retreat, hosted by Sue Galatz, is intended for those who will be entering an internship or professional position in the near future; and for those who want to develop their ability to work and communicate across diverse groups and organizations, while also honing skills in communicating findings and shaping next steps.

Each participant will bring a real-life "problem/issue" with data to the retreat. For your problem, think of a time when you've been asked to resolve, discover, or figure out something. This could be from a lab project, internship/work example, or even a major life decision, such as deciding to take a job.

This retreat will be highly interactive and innovative. Students will be workshopping their chosen problem and advancing their skills in change-making, visually bringing insights to life, and leading with insights.

Retreat Schedule. All sessions will be held in Johnson Hall 219 and meals will be provided.

Friday, April 26
Retreat Kick-Off: 5-7 pm

Saturday, April 27
10 am to about 6 pm

Sunday, April 28
10 am to 4 pm

Sue Galatz recently retired from Nike.  While there, she served in various Business Director roles that spanned disciplines and fields. Before joining Nike, Galatz gained experience in directing global supply chain, engineering management, and corporate strategy at Mentor Graphics as well as Tektronix. She also has experience working as a business development consultant with numerous Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and education institutions (examples include:  Ford, IBM, FedEx, BMW, Nordstrom, Calpine, the US Navy, the State of Oregon, and the University of Nebraska). Galatz leverages strong communications and relationship building skills to bring great ideas to life. She is adept at making innovative ideas real, and making the complicated simple. She enjoys hiking, cycling, and other outdoor sports, along with art, travel, and community service. Galatz holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University, a Master’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Portland, and a certification in Japanese from Shibusawa International School in Fukaya, Japan.