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Wednesday, March 8, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9:00 a.m.

Event Description

Embedding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Organizational Transformation

Jamila Dozier, MA, Founder & Principal, New Theory Consulting LLC

This session will provide a comprehensive overview of effective Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) policies and practices in the workplace and how organizations can implement them to create a more inclusive work environment. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Key elements of effective DEI policies, including anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, recruitment and retention practices, and more.
  • Best practices for developing and implementing DEI policies, from conducting a DEI audit and setting DEI goals to creating an accountability framework.
  • A range of DEI initiatives such as employee resource groups, unconscious bias training, and diversity and inclusion training programs.

Through interactive discussions and group activities, participants will learn practical strategies for creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. Participants will leave this session with a greater understanding of DEI policies and practices and be equipped with practical strategies for promoting DEI in their organizations. Whether you are a leader, manager, or HR professional, this session will give you the insights you need to make a real impact in your organization.

For accommodation requests, please contact us at Advanced notice of at least 10 days is appreciated.

About the Presenter

Jamila Dozier, MA, Founder & Principal, New Theory Consulting LLC

Jamila (she/they) is a Queer, bilingual Afro-Latina originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and currently based in Portland, Oregon. Jamila founded New Theory Consulting in 2020 and has provided training and education, strategic planning, organizational development and coaching, and racial equity support for a variety of organizations nationwide.

Most recently, Jamila served as the East Portland Policy Coordinator at the Portland Housing Bureau, with a focus on building an anti-displacement and housing stabilization program in East Portland. During this time, she co-managed the $100+ million Multnomah County Emergency Rent Assistance program and implemented a network of culturally-specific providers to deploy Federal rent assistance dollars to communities of color in Portland.

In the Portland community, Jamila has served on the City of Portland's Human Rights Commission, is the co-chair of Metro's Committee on Racial Equity (CORE) and the Multnomah County Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Advisory Board. As a commissioner, CORE co-chair, and SHS co-chair they serve as an advisory board to elected officials including, Metro Councilmembers, City of Portland Commissioners, and the Mayor of Portland on a variety of equity issues including racial equity, houselessness, policing, immigration, and discrimination based on race, gender, sexuality, and ability.

In all the work Jamila does as an educator, Human Rights Commissioner, CORE co-chair, and SHS co-chair, she utilizes targeted universalism, centering populations who are most marginalized and vulnerable when making decisions and providing support to individuals.


Thank You Sponsors

Partner Sponsor: Umpqua Bank
Friend Sponsor: CFO Selections


$40 NAO Members
$60 Nonmembers

This event is Member Pass eligible.
NLN Member Pass holders may register for events within this specific network. Your unique discount code may be used for ten registrations (per pass). Passes are shareable across your organization.

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March 8th, 2023 from  8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Online Event
Event Fee(s)
Price $60.00
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding