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2014 NWPEDC Agenda and Workshops


7:30 am – 1:00 pm        Registration Open (Portland Ballroom Lobby)

8:00 am – 8:30 am        Welcome and Opening Announcements (Portland Ballroom)

8:45 am – 10:15 am      Workshop Period 1

8:45 am – 11:45 am      Executive Session (By Invitation Only, Portland Ballroom 252)

10:30 am – 12:00 pm    Workshop Period 2

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm      Lunch Service with Award and Keynote Speaker (Portland Ballroom)

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm       Workshop Period 3


EXECUTIVE SESSION (By Invitation Only)

The Executive Session is limited to invited elected officials, executives, department and bureau directors.

Workshop Period 1 through 2:  8:45 am – 11:45 am Portland Ballroom 252

Succession Planning for the Diverse Workforce of the Future – Caprice Hollins, Psy.D., Cultures Connecting


WORKSHOP PERIOD 1: 8:45 AM – 10:15 AM

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Well-Being – Page2Stage Express (Touring Wing of Jewish Theatre Collaborative)

CELs as Your Outreach Go-To-Guys – Ronault Catalani, City of Portland

Equitable Outreach + Engagement = Really Representative Community – Multnomah County Citizen Involvement Committee, Jenn Burleton, Founder and Executive Director of TransActive Gender Center and Lee Po Cha, Associate Director of IRCO and Director of Asian Family Center

Diversity 101 – How Did We Get to this Place; and Where are We Going? – Donny Adair, Donny Adair Consulting

A Fair Chance for All: Housing and Employment – Patty Katz and Pegge McGuire, Oregon Action and Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Race, Bias and Dissonance: Understanding How They Intersect With Inequity – Greg Taylor, Community Connection Consulting

The Power of Mentoring – Cindy Fritz and Elizabeth Higley, 4Results Mentoring at Columbia River Mental Health Services

Developing Formal Tools to Further Equity in Public Transit – Jake Warr, TriMet


WORKSHOP PERIOD 2: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Well-Being – Page2Stage Express (Touring Wing of Jewish Theatre Collaborative)

Keeping it Practical: Three Equity in Practice Model Partnerships – Ronault Catalani, City of Portland

Pathways to Allyship: How and Why to Ally – Alanna Hein, Hein Consulting Group

Diversity 101 – How Did We Get to this Place; and Where are We Going? – Donny Adair, Donny Adair Consulting

To Affinity and Beyond! – Rasheeda Webber and Sonja Hendrix, Multnomah County

Race, Bias and Dissonance: Understanding How They Intersect With Inequity – Greg Taylor, Community Connection Consulting

Codeswitching and the Language of Social Media: How to Develop Culturally Competent Communications – Simon Tam, The Slants LLC

The Native American Mascot Issue Local and National Movement – Sam Sachs – The No Hate Zone, Seahdom Edmo – Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce, Yakama, Jacqueline Keeler – Navajo/Yankton Dakota Sioux


WORKSHOP PERIOD 3: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Equity 101 – City of Portland Equity Framework Basics – Koffi Dessou, City of Portland

From Seclusion/Exploitation to Inclusion: Developmental Disabilities Past and Future – Mary Strehlow and Darla Helt, Clark County

Viva la Differances! How You Can Apply the Principles of Effective Communication and Negotiation to Enable Deeper Understanding Across Race, Gender, Age, and Sexual Orientation – Karen M. O’Keefe, Advanced Negotiation Strategies and Jill Nelson, The INUS Group, LLC

Mentorship for Personal Mastery, Cultural Agility, and Organizational Moxie – Yvonne Chang, Yvonne Chang Consulting

The Equity Issues of the Future: Understanding Inclusivity, Deep Identity and Invisible Culture – Shariff Abdullah, Commonway Institute

Building Community: An Equitable and Inclusive Approach – Cat Goughnour, Radix Consulting Group, LLC and Stephanie McBride, Resolutions Northwest

Internalized Sexism and White Privilege: White Women’s Position in Equity Work – Ilsa Govan, Cultures Connecting

Learning from Each Other: a Discussion about Inclusion at Work – Multnomah County Health Department Diversity and Quality Team