Thursday, April 9, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Presentation at 8:30 a.m., Networking at 10:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided

Event Description

Deconstructing Whiteness at Work

Alexis James, Director of Training and Organization Development, Cascade Employers Association

As champions of social justice, nonprofit leaders steward charitable missions and we have a responsibility to take a deeper look at how whiteness shows up in our organizations. In this session we will unpack the concepts of whiteness and white fragility, and build practical skills to effectively interrupt white supremacy when it shows up in our work and workplaces.

Learning objectives:

  • Build shared context and definitions;
  • Learn practical tools and approaches; and
  • Normalize the act of interrupting white supremacy when it shows up in our work.

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Governance

Every learning opportunity NAO offers is aligned with one of nine areas of our Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence that NAO believes are critical to every nonprofit’s effectiveness and success. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential for a thriving, effective and successful nonprofit; therefore, DE&I is embedded across all nine areas.

This event focuses on Leadership & Culture. For additional resources in this category, visit: Leadership & Culture.

About the Presenter

Alexis James,Director of Training and Organization Development, Cascade Employers Association

Alexis James is a longtime educator and innovator. She supports Cascade members in activating contemporary responses to leadership development and employee needs through training, coaching, and team building. As a former classroom teacher, she is an engaging and empathetic trainer at meetings, board trainings, and mediations. Prior to joining the Cascade team, she was the Program Director at a statewide literacy nonprofit, where she specialized in creating an inclusive culture through supervision training, data analysis, and diversity, equity, and inclusion implementation. Alexis is a native Oregonian, earning her Master’s Degree from Lewis & Clark College.


$25 NAO Member 
$50 Nonmember

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April 9th, 2020 8:30 AM   through   10:30 AM
Inn at the 5th
Maple Room
205 East 6th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 50.00
Event Particulars
City Eugene
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Board Development and Governance, Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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