Tuesday, May 16, 2023
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Check-in and Networking at 8:30 a.m., Presentation at 9:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided.

Event Description

Moving Beyond Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Incorporating Justice into your Mission

Miriam Cummins, MGC Consulting Services

Advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in our organizations is critically important to the success of our nonprofits and the communities we serve. As nonprofit leaders, once we have embarked on our EDI journey, we must next deepen our understanding of Justice and how we can incorporate it into our mission, operations, programs, and more. In this session, we will explore what Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) look like in our organization and how these core values are best implemented. We will compare and contrast what different organizational processes and procedures might look like before and after alignment with JEDI principles, and how we can further incorporate JEDI practices into our work. We all have the capacity, regardless of how big or small our organization is, to center Justice in our work.

Please note: This course is intended for nonprofit staff, board, or volunteer members who already have a basic understanding of the definition(s) and importance of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and who are looking for intermediate-level strategies to implement in their organizations. (The presenter will focus less on "what" and "why" and more on "how.")

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

About the Presenter

Miriam Cummins, MGC Consulting Services

Miriam was born in Zamora, Michoacan, and immigrated to Oregon when she was 8 years old. Her pronouns are She/Her/Ella, and she identifies as a Latina Immigrant that works in incorporating Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) in her personal and professional life. She is a mother, advocate, friend, and LGBTQIA2S+ ally. She lives in Albany, Oregon, with her two beautiful-wonderful children.

She is a highly motivated and experienced bilingual professional with knowledge and experience in implementing policy change and outreach to underserved/marginalized communities using an equity lens. She has experience in providing strategic counsel in addressing inequities in the educational and state government settings while at the same time working with them in finding solutions in how to implement and sustain Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in the workplace. She has over 8 years of EDI collaborative work experience, training and facilitating conscious/unconscious bias for businesses and agencies, board relations/leadership training, organizational development, and strategic planning and execution. She has a B.A. in Spanish and French from Oregon State University and received her Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace certificate from the University of South Florida Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education.

Thank You Sponsors

Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank


$40 NAO Members
$60 Nonmembers

This event is Member Pass eligible.
LCNN 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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Please note: NAO will follow the masking guidelines of the venue in which we are holding this session. To make sure you have the most accurate information, all registrants will be notified of the venue-specific policy in advance of the session.

May 16th, 2023 from  8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The Barrow - Mahonia Community Room
120 Shelton McMurphey Blvd. Ste. 230
Eugene, 97401
Event Fee(s)
Price $60.00
Event Particulars
City Eugene
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Leadership Development, Networking
Event Region Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding