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Thursday, January 21, 2021
10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Mindful Inclusive Leader-Shift: Cultivating Your Leadership Capacity to Advance Equity and Inclusion

Natalie Matias, Global Meditation Coach, Facilitator, and Consultant, Natalie Matias
Lillian A. Tsai, Founder and Principal, TsaiComms LLC

For the majority of 2020, we have been operating in a Vulnerable, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) world. Never before has the world and our communities seen a more perfect storm of the impacts from a raging pandemic, social justice movements and a taxed world economy come together with astounding impact. Leaders have been taxed to the limit trying to find innovative and creative ways to survive and thrive. It’s obvious that previous tried and true ways of leading are no longer sustainable. Today’s climate is demanding an urgent SHIFT in the way we lead as a future determinant of our survival as a human species and the survival of the planet earth.

Many leading organizations have implemented mindfulness programs which resulted in senior executives reporting that they had improved their decision-making process, became better listeners and saved millions of dollars in health care costs. And those who participated in the classes reported a 28% decrease in stress levels and an increase in productivity.

In this 60-minute session, Natalie and Lillian will show how you too can apply this integrative approach using mindfulness with inclusive leadership practices, to begin cultivating the necessary capacity and resilience to be mindful and inclusive leaders to shift, survive, and thrive. In this online workshop we will explore:

  • The evolution of the leadership role and new ways of leading, thinking, acting and caring through Mindfulness and Social Emotional Intelligence.
  • The current challenges organizations face with operationalizing diversity, equity and inclusion and how mindfulness can be utilized as an agent of change.
  • Neuroscience and research on stress and the impacts on the brain and body, as well as ways mindfulness can help manage daily stress, decrease implicit bias and offer sustenance so that you can thrive through this critical period.

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About the Presenters

Natalie Matias, Global Mediation Coach, Facilitator, and Consultant, Natalie Matias

Natalie is a Global Mindfulness Consultant and Facilitator and spreads mindfulness and meditation to promote sustainable work and life culture. Her clients include FENDI, TD Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Willis Towers Watson, Rakuten, Verizon Media, and more. An advocate for wellness and positive workplace cultures, Natalie uses her broad skill-sets to successfully coach, and develop CEOs, management teams, and employees. Natalie's work is informed and supported by research and training in Emotional Intelligence, Conflict Resolution, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Co-active Coaching, Buddhist Psychology, Anti-Racism, TsaiComms © All Rights Reserved 2 and Oppression and Trauma work. She has a dedication to community and relationship building and extends her meditation and mindfulness classes outside of the workplace through workshops, classes, and camps in studios, schools, and online programs.


Lillian A. Tsai, Founder and Principal, TsaiComms LLC

Award winner Lillian A. Tsai has worked with dozens of organizations on crosscultural fluency, intercultural communications, and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) since 2003. This includes: assessments of organizational DEI effectiveness, implementation of strategic DEI programs, jump starting and grounding DEI committees, team interventions, executive coaching and professional development of employees from all backgrounds and cultures. Ms. Tsai’s strengths lie in the ability to understand and bridge gaps between cultural (organizational, team and individual) differences as a result of her lived experiences as an immigrant and working with or inside multi-cultural organizations for more than 35 years. She has coached, trained and/or consulted for many private, government, public and nonprofit agencies such as Big Brothers, Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, Education Northwest, Ride Connection, & Meals on Wheels People; global corporations such as Nike, Columbia Sportswear, & Microsoft; public agencies such as the Oregon Departments of Agriculture and Corrections, Oregon Youth Authority, Oregon Governor’s Enterprise Leadership Team, Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation Dept., the U.S. Forest Service, as well as clients from architecture, construction, corrections, education, energy, finance, food, healthcare, sportswear, technology, and pharmacy.



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, Heritage Bank, and Nike
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

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January 21st, 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

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