Conversations that Led to the
Leadership Summit Series
When the coronavirus pandemic broke out last winter, along with widespread job losses and the racial justice crisis, it was clear that the Oregon Business Plan would have to pivot to an online format of shorter policy events instead of the day-long Leadership Summit in December. That led to the current Leadership Summit Series.
To build what became the 2020 theme, Recovery for Shared Prosperity, we held informal conversations online in the spring with public, private, and nonprofit sector leaders to surface issues and ideas, paying particular attention to the trends, challenges, and opportunities exposed or accelerated by the crisis.
There were four topic areas and multiple conversations in each to grapple with the pandemic and its implications for Oregonians: 1) the economy and life in general, 2) education, 3) the social safety net, and 4) workforce. Descriptions on this page link to summaries of those conversations.