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Thursday, January 20, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9:00 a.m.

Event Description

Navigating Your Transformation Journey: Becoming A More Multicultural, Inclusive, Just and Fair Organization

Cliff Jones, Consulting Partner, Capacity Building Partnerships

These are times of transformation. Opened hearts and minds and healing are central to facing our current realities and cultivating multicultural, inclusive, just and fair organizations. What is your transformation journey? As we move into a new year and yet another new context, what is your long-term journey of growth and change? One that transcends the dealignment in our current social and political environments – the abandonment of historical norms towards an unknown state of being.

In this session of EILN we will explore:

  • Increasing our empathy and understanding about the numerous worlds outside of our own lived experiences.
  • Facing biases that we have developed based on our socialization and lived experiences with grace and humility.
  • Increasing our critical thinking regarding the dealignment in our current social and political environments.
  • Developing the analysis to hold the complexity and understand exactly what is going on in our world in which vast wealth and comfort coexist with extreme poverty and suffering and take action based on that analysis.

About the Presenter

Cliff Jones, Consulting Partner, Capacity Building Partnerships

Cliff Jones is Consulting Partner at Capacity Building Partnerships. He is an organizational development consultant and a human rights activist with over 30 years of experience in working in nonprofit, government, labor and for-profit organizational development. He has experience as a frontline staff, supervisor, project manager, and executive director. He has been working in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion for over 30 years. He was a staff consultant with NAO for 25 years. Cliff has served on the boards of MRG Foundation, Funding Exchange Foundation, Oregon Minority AIDS Coalition, Multnomah Legal Service Workers Union, and Peer Counseling Community. He has been a trainer for the Black Leadership and Community Development Institute and is a recipient of Nordstrom’s Cultural Diversity Community Service Award.


Thank You Funders and Sponsors

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, Gordon Elwood Foundation, The Johnson Charitable Trust and The Roundhouse Foundation
Partner Sponsors: Columbia Bank, Nonstop Wellness and Kaiser Permanente
Friend Sponsors: Miller Nash, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections and Nike
Supporter Sponsor: Nonprofit Professionals Now


$30 NAO Member 
$50 Nonmember

This session is Member Pass eligible!
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January 20th, 2022 8:30 AM through 10:30 AM
Online Event
Event Fee(s)
Price $ 50.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Principles & Practices