August 15, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (PST)

Event Description

Mission Mirroring: Insidious Ways We Recreate the Problems Outside Inside Our Organizations

Sarai Johnson, Principal Consultant, Lean Nonprofit

Organizations who are doing good work in the world often unintentionally reflect the conditions they seek to change in the external world back into their own organizational culture. A recent example is a leader of a trauma research organization who was recently accused of abusive (and traumatizing) behavior toward staff. We do the same thing as we move toward equity and inclusion - often inadvertently recreating oppressive systems within our own organizations. Being aware and creating safeguards against Mission Mirroring is critical as we become more inclusive, humane places of work.

About the Presenter

Sarai Johnson, Principal Consultant, Lean Nonprofit

Sarai Johnson, Founder and Principal of Lean Nonprofit, LLC is a nonprofit management maven, creative entrepreneur, and best-selling author. Sarai spent more than a decade managing nonprofit programs, people, and projects. She earned her Master of Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Oregon, and holds certifications in Project Management, Cognitive Behavioral Group Facilitation, EverythingDiSC and Five Behaviors of a Team Facilitation, and Business Incubator Management, among others. Before launching Lean Nonprofit in 2014, Sarai served as the Assistant Director at NEDCO, Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation where she played a key part in scaling the organization from one program run by six people, to the multifaceted gem it is today.

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August 15th, 2018 12:00 PM   through   1:00 PM
Online Event
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Human Resources, Leadership Development
Presenter Mazarine Treyz
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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