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Wednesday, December 4, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Light breakfast and lunch provided)

Event Description

Building Inclusive Services and Organizations: Continuing or Beginning the Journey

Cliff Jones, Consulting Partner, Capacity Building Partnerships

Our communities have many forms of visible and invisible differences. Leadership skills are necessary to bridge differences and build collaborations that support our communities to thrive and grow. The more people in our communities that have access to the resources needed to have good lives – the better off we all are. Working effectively across difference is critical for every nonprofit in the world we live in today. Difference in geographical base, access to resources, gender, race, ability, age, religion, sexual orientation and many other forms of difference present challenges in service delivery, board and organizational development and the achievement of our missions.

These challenges call for our best skills in building communication and partnering across difference. This workshop will focus on:

  • 18 essential skills for reaching, serving and including everyone in our community
  • Three key competencies – increasing awareness and knowledge, taking action and changing behavior and transforming systems to support inclusion
  • Three levels to work from – individual; group-team-organizational; societies systems and institutions and structures
  • A framework to support ongoing leadership and capacity development
  • And concrete things to do to continue or begin the journey of inclusion

This workshop is made possible with support from The Ford Family Foundation! 

About the Presenter

Cliff Jones, Consulting Partner, Capacity Building Partnerships

Cliff Jones is Consulting Partner at Capacity Building Partnerships. He is an organizational development consultant and a human rights activist with over 30 years of experience in working in nonprofit, government, labor and for-profit organizational development. He has experience as a frontline staff, supervisor, project manager, and executive director. He has been working in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for over 30 years. He deeply believes in our capacity to empathize with one another, build alliances across differences and rebuild trust where systems of bias and privilege have destroyed it. He was a staff consultant with NAO for 25 years. Cliff has served on the boards of MRG Foundation, Funding Exchange Foundation, Oregon Minority AIDS Coalition, Multnomah Legal Service Workers Union, and Peer Counseling Community. He has been a trainer for the Black Leadership and Community Development Institute and is a recipient of Nordstrom’s Cultural Diversity Community Service Award.


$25 NAO Members
$35 Nonmembers

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Contact or 503-239-4001 ext. 123 if you are having difficulties registering.


December 4th, 2019 8:30 AM   through   4:00 PM
Newport Visual Arts Center
777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 30.00
Event Particulars
City Newport
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Human Resources, Leadership Development
Presenter Cliff Jones
Event Region North Coast
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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