Wednesday, November 10, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9:00 a.m.

Event Description

Bridging to Authentic DEI for Maintaining Trust

Alexis James, Founder and CEO, Construct the Present

In this session, participants will learn how to apply DEI best practices within an organizational development context while bringing conscious awareness to their own learned biases. By reflecting on self-identities and bridging some of the divides that exist when it comes to talking about race, this session will encourage a deeper understanding of creating an inclusive culture rooted in trust and authentic conversations.

Due to the increasing COVID-19 cases and rise of the Delta variant, this network session will be held virtually via Zoom.

About the Presenter

Alexis James, Founder and CEO, Construct the Present

A longtime educator and activist dedicated to social justice and empowering marginalized communities, Alexis James currently focuses her activism on leadership development, employer support, and advancing social justice across the nation.  

​As a longtime Oregonian, she possesses and shares with all who know her an enduring and unconditional love for the state and a desire to see our communities manifest our dreams of a more inclusive and just future. 



$30 NAO Member 
$50 Nonmember

This session is Member Pass eligible!
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November 10th, 2021 8:30 AM through 10:30 AM
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 50.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding