Wednesday, May 6, 2020
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

Inclusive Leadership for Nonprofit Executives

Chris Cartwright, MPA, Ed.D., Consultant

We live in a world that is both highly interconnected and diverse; this causes nonprofit leaders to be agile in order to respond to the complex needs and expectation of their constituents and staff. We need to be able to recognize and leverage the diverse perspectives that we engage while holding the vision for where our agencies are going. In this workshop, we will look at the Connective Leadership Model (CLI) and its dimensions of leadership behaviors that support inclusive leadership.

Participants will:

  • Become conversant with the behaviors of inclusive leadership.
  • Recognize their own strengths and challenges as identified by the CLI model.
  • Discuss a case study of a nonprofit leadership that requires inclusive leadership to solve.

Area of Nonprofit Excellence - Leadership & Culture

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

Chris Cartwright, MPA, Ed.D.

Chris is a consultant supporting individuals and organizations from around the world in assessing and developing inclusive and global leadership and behaviors and intercultural competence.

He has over 40 years of experience managing educational and training programs in higher education, business, government, and the nonprofit sectors. He consults, coaches, trains, teaches, and researches regionally, nationally, and internationally in areas of leadership development, intercultural competency, partnership, assessment and evaluation, and intercultural training. He recently completed two book chapters, one on intercultural competence in international service-learning and other on inclusive leadership. He is an associate of the Connective Leadership Institute, Aperian Global, The Intercultural Edge, and the Kozai Group and recently served as the assessment faculty member for the New Diversity Summit.

Dr. Cartwright is the former Director of Intercultural Assessment, as well as the Associate Director of Graduate Programs for the Intercultural Communication Institute. He is an adjunct faculty for the Portland State University, International Studies Department and MBA Programs, Minerva at KGI undergraduate program, as well as Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Intercultural Competence Program, and Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology, Ph.D. in Global Leadership. Prior to this work, he has served as the Dean of Academic Programs for the International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership, where he managed undergraduate and graduate level programs of study in 12 different countries.



$35 NAO Member
$70 Nonmember

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May 6th, 2020 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 $ 70.00
Event Particulars
City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding

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