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2013 NWPEDC Program     *     2013 Agenda and Workshops

20th Annual Northwest Public Employees Diversity Conference

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Keeping the Commitment

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Final Program Cover

Special thanks to the following:

Port of Portland Police – Security

Bureau of Technology Services, City of Portland – IT Support

Kevin Kitamura, Multnomah County – Program

Dennis Stichman, Washington County – Volunteer Coordinator

Clackamas County – Video Services

Jerry McCarthy, Port of Portland – Photographer

2013 Presenters and Facilitators

Oregon Convention Center and Pacific Wild – Venue and Catering Service

Read this year’s welcome letters

NWPEDC Welcome Letter

Multnomah County Letter * City of Portland Letter * Clackamas County Letter

PDC Letter * Metro Letter * Washington County Letter * Portland Public Schools Letter

City of Hillsboro Letter * Port of Portland Letter * Clark County Letter

Home Forward Letter * DEQ Letter * City of Vancouver Letter


2013 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Caprice D. Hollins 

Dr. Caprice D. Hollins was born and raised in Seattle, Washington.  She received a B.A. in psychology from Seattle University and an M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural and Community Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology―LA.  She became licensed in Washington State after doing her post doc work at Atlantic Street Center.

Dr. Hollins has over 15 years of experience working with ethnically diverse populations, providing mental health services, facilitating workshops and teaching graduate courses as an adjunct professor at several local universities.  She currently works as an Assistant Professor of Counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.

After serving as the Director of Equity, Race & Learning Support for Seattle Public Schools for four years she started Cultures Connecting, LLC, providing culturally relevant professional development workshops, keynotes and consulting services to organizations seeking to improve their skills in effectively engaging all cultures  She is co-author of Train the Trainer: Helpful Tips for Leading & Facilitating Conversations on Race.

Dr. Hollins works hard to balance her passion and commitment to equity and social justice while at the same time raising a family with her husband, Gary Hollins.  Together they have two children and she has three adult step children.

2012 NWPEDC Program


2011 NWPEDC Program


2010 NWPEDC Program


2009 NWPEDC Program


2008 NWPEDC Program


2007 NWPEDC Program


2006 NWPEDC Program