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2020-2021 Pacific Northwest RLF Program



2021 Sessions

  • March 15-16, 2021*
  • May 3-4, 2021**
  • June 14-14, 2021*
  • August 9-10, 2021**
  • September 20-21, 2021*
  • November 8-9, 2021**


Session Locations

Seattle, WA 

1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101   


Portland, OR
The Portland World Trade Center (Meeting Facility)**

25 SW Salmon Street, Two World Trade Center
Portland, OR 97204


AC Hotel Portland Downtown (Hotel Accommodations)
888 SW Third Avenue

Portland, OR 97204 



Fred Pond has more than 37 years of experience in business and technology in the Pacific Northwest, with the last 25 years managing teams and technology as CIO for four separate major companies based in Portland and Seattle. He has also participated and led advisory boards including Portland Chapter of Society for Information Management (SIM), the CIO Forum of the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), Quest JD Edwards Global User Group, and the Operations and Technology major at the Pamplin School of Business at the University of Portland. Fred was honored as one of ComputerWorld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2003. He is actively involved with business and technology through his work on advisory boards and consulting.



Butch Leonardson has 30 years of experience in IT, ranging from strategic consulting and large-scale systems implementation to senior leadership positions at Accenture, Seattle’s Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, and BECU – where he was SVP and CIO. He also spent two years at Harvard Medical School exploring a pilot program for a global disease management system. He has served as Chair of the Board of Regents for his alma mater – Seattle University – and is actively involved with the Albers School of Business, the Center for Leadership Formation Advisory Board, the Board of Trustees at Franciscan Highline Medical Center and the Technology Advisory Council for the Seattle Foundation. He is also an appointed member of the Washington State Governor’s Technology Services Board.


* The number of facilitators will be determined by the size of the class 

Click HERE For The
2020-2021  RLF BOOKS



Pacific Northwest RLF Additional Book Selections
Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Orbiting the Giant Hairball
Your Brain at Work
Don’t be such a Scientist
Networking for Those Who Hate Networking

Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times


Hit Refresh

Confessions of a Successful CIO

Program Costs

All SIM members are eligible for a SIM member discount of $500.  If you, or someone from your organization, is a member of SIM, please contact Molly Mahoney for a SIM member promo code.
Register on or before Saturday, January 15, 2021 and you will receive an additional Early Registration discount of $500.
One fee includes:  
  • Virtual sessions through February 2021
  • Speakers, presentations, materials and activities during six 2-day sessions of the nine-month program.
  • Inclusion in a national learning event for all 2021 RLF grads.
  • All books and media used throughout the program.
  • All breakfasts, lunches and refreshments.
  • Individual SIM national membership for each graduate during 2022.
*Travel and hotel accommodations are not included in this fee.

Special pricing is available upon request for qualified small nonprofit and government entities.   Email Molly Mahoney for more information. 


For More Information...

Direct questions to:
Fred PondRLF Facilitator
Butch LeonardsonRLF Facilitator

Lisa Harper, RLF Account Manager


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