FOW #1: Landscape East & West
Guest Speaker: Dennis Morrow for Janus Youth Programs
Dennis L. Morrow
Dennis Morrow, M.A.Ed., MBA, has been the Executive Director of Janus Youth Programs, Inc. since 1980. The agency has a $13 million budget, employs a staff of 280 in Oregon and Southwest Washington and provides a wide array of services to high-risk adolescents. Dennis is also a management consultant working with both nonprofit and for-profit businesses, and he serves as an instructor at Portland State University (Institute for Nonprofit Management) and Portland Community College (Alcohol and Drug Counselor Education). He has provided training and workshops for over 25,000 people and hundreds of businesses/organizations ranging from small nonprofits to some of the largest accounting firms in the world. His primary focus is on Values-Based Management, a unique model for supervision and support of employees in the nonprofit/public service sector, but he has also provided training in the areas of organizational change, team building, staff conflict resolution, and race/gender issues in the workplace. Dennis has been recognized by the University of Portland’s Pamplin School of Business at their 75th Anniversary as one of the “Significant 75” graduates from the Business School, by Portland State University for Outstanding Contributions to the Division of Public Administration, and by Portland Monthly’s Light a Fire Awards as the 2012 “Extraordinary Executive Director”. In 2013 he received the Natalie S. Bimel Community Partner Award from the Annie E. Casey Foundation for his leadership in Juvenile Detention Reform. As a working manager himself and a parent of eight children, Dennis tends to focus on concrete strategies and techniques even for complex organizational/human dynamics.