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Tuesday, March 30, 2021
10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Strategies for Creating Inclusive Work Environments

Alexis James, Founder and CEO, Construct the Present

Inclusion is about acknowledging and valuing people’s differences so as to enrich or shift social planning, decision making, and quality of life for everyone. In an inclusive society, we all have a sense of belonging, acceptance, and recognition as valued and contributing members of society. How do we apply this to our work environments and programs? What does inclusion look like in action and how can we avoid some of the common pitfalls and stumbling blocks that often show up when we miss the mark.

Join educator, DEI consultant and expert, Alexis James from Construct the Present for a 60-minute interactive workshop style to talk about putting inclusion into action! Come ready to work in virtual table groups to share your ideas and learn from others. 

We will use components of NAO's Equity and Inclusion Guide to ground and guide our exploration. 

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Please note that a recording of this webinar will be sent to registrants after the event.

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. 


Thank You Funders and Supporters

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online events and communications during these challenging times. Their support is vital in helping NAO to bring much-needed resources and information to Oregon’s nonprofits – thank you.

Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, The Collins Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, and Gordon Elwood Foundation
Friend Plus Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank and Heritage Bank
Friend Plus Sponsors: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections and The Standard
Friend Sponsor: Nonprofit Professionals Now, Portland General Electric and Impact Benefits & Retirement


$15 for NAO Members
$30 for Yet To Be Members

A link to access this webinar will be provided in registration confirmation e-mail and e-mail reminder prior to event date.

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March 30th, 2021 10:00 AM through 11:00 AM
Online Event
Event Fee
Price $ 30.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Advocacy and Public Policy, Development & Fundraising, Financial Management, Fundraiser or Festival, Operations & Planning, Public Meeting or Info Session
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Thought Leadership, Voice