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NWPEDC RFP for Workshop Proposals Now Closed

RFP Now Closed – Thank you for your submissions!


This year, eighteen leading municipalities, Multnomah, Clackamas, Clark and Washington Counties; Cities of Portland, Hillsboro, and Beaverton, Metro, the Portland Development Commission, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Home Forward, Portland Public Schools, Port of Portland, the Oregon Lottery®, TriMet, Oregon Health Authority, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and Bonneville Power Administration have combined resources to present this one-day conference on October 14, 2014 at the Oregon Convention Center.

Our Equitable Future: Equity + Diversity = Inclusion is this year’s theme.

This collaboration offers a unique opportunity to cross diverse boundaries in pursuit of a common purpose that promotes the values of inclusion, culturally responsive service, and equal opportunity. To achieve these goals, we are seeking workshops and presentations that will augment and strengthen our common purpose.

Who will attend:  Public employees at all organizational levels including line employees, technicians, managers and executives.

Presenter Information: The conference is seeking presenters and facilitators to conduct workshops during two (2) 90-minute morning sessions and one (1) 2-hour afternoon session.

As our conference continues to expand we welcome new ideas and innovations to enhance public service. In your proposal please outline what contemporary learning techniques will be used to engage conference attendees to actively participate throughout each workshop or forum.

If you are interested in being a presenter, please download the appropriate documents below.

INTERNAL presenter/facilitator (an employee of one of our partners) - Internal RFPPI Form

EXTERNAL presenter/facilitator (not an employee of one of our partners) - External RFPPI Form

Note: If your workshop can only present to a certain number of participants, please indicate that on your PI form.

Please complete and email the Presenter Information Form (PI Form) along with your bio or vita no later than July 31, 2014 to:

Carolyn J. Lee

Conference Coordinator

Northwest Public Employees Diversity Conference

Telephone:  (503) 380-5226


If you need to discuss your proposed workshop or require additional information prior to submitting your proposal please contact Carolyn Lee. Past conference programs can be viewed at:

All proposals will be reviewed by a panel of conference planning committee members and you may be contacted by one with further questions about your proposal. You will be notified by email if you are selected to present at the conference.

The conference will also provide selected presenters a complimentary pass to the conference luncheon and keynote address, as well as access to the full day of activities at the conference. All presenters will receive recognition for their contributions. We thank you for helping us to make this conference the best yet.


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