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Thursday, October 11, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9:00 a.m.

Event Description

Dismantling Workplace Barriers for Transgender & Non-Binary People

Jax Wheately, CPA, Rainbow Tax & Accounting and Rhodes Perry, Founder & CEO, Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC

Do you want to create a more inclusive organization for transgender and non-binary (TNB) employees and stakeholders? If so, join fellow nonprofit executives, board members, and those on their way to joining them understand the role you can play to dismantle workplace barriers endured by TNB stakeholders. You will have the opportunity to network and learn about cutting edge leadership, culture, and design strategies through a mini-lecture, a small group activity, and a group discussion. After the session, you will leave empowered to take your transgender & nonbinary inclusion efforts to the next level. The topics discussed work particularly well with leaders ready to enrich their awareness, knowledge, and leadership skills. Leaders that develop empathy, awareness, and skills are more effective collaborators in creating inclusive workplace cultures that truly welcome TNB people.

Understand why you should care about workplace barriers experienced by transgender & non-binary people, and learn how you can disrupt them

These objectives will be met during this advanced session:

  • Understand who transgender and non-binary people are, and why they experience higher rates of poverty, un-and-underemployment, and discrimination as employees.
  • Gain a foundational understanding of leadership, practice, and design strategies available to reduce workplace barriers for transgender & non-binary stakeholders.
  • Practice ways you can adapt and build upon promising strategies available through small and large group activities.
  • Commit to one personal action you can take after this learning opportunity.

Nonprofit Executives, Board Members, and those interested in cultivating inclusive workplace cultures for transgender and non-binary people.

Pre-session materials
To best prepare for this session, please read/view these materials prior to the session date.
2015 Transgender Survey Oregon State Report.
2018 Portland Transgender & Nonbinary Community, Executive Summary (pgs. 1-5) Listening Session Report.
Transgender Works: Creating a Transgender-Inclusive Workplace Video.
Article on gender identity and expression discrimincation case at Nike: Willamette Week article.

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Leadership & Culture and Human Resources & Operations

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 and Human Resources & Operations. For additional resources in this category, visit: Leadership & Culture and Human Resources & Operations.

About the Presenter

Jax Wheately, CPA, Rainbow Tax & Accounting

Jax received their bachelor’s in accounting from Portland State University. They have lived in the Portland area for forty years and has been working here in non profit accounting for over twenty years. Jax is active in the local community, both as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Portland Area Business Association.

Rhodes Perry, Founder & CEO, Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC

Rhodes Perry, MPA, is an award winning social entrepreneur, passionate speaker, and a nationally recognized LGBTQ thought leader with two decades of government and nonprofit experience having worked at the White House, PFLAG National, and the City of New York. Media outlets like The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, and The Huffington Post have featured his work as a diversity, equity, and inclusion expert. Rhodes believes in the power of bringing authenticity into the workplace, and he helps business leaders, change agents, and visionaries at all levels cultivate workplace cultures of belonging through his leadership & management consulting firm.


$35 NAO Member 
$65 Nonmember

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October 11th, 2018 8:30 AM   through   10:30 AM
Ecotrust - 2nd Floor
Billy Frank Jr Conference
721 NW 9th Ave #200
Portland, OR 97209
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 65.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Networking
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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