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Building a Robust Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan

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About this event

Dates

Five Weekly Sessions via Zoom

Wednesdays – November 9, 16, 30, and December 7 and 14
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (PT)

Event Description

Title
Building a Robust Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Cohort Facilitator
Gerardo Ochoa, Ed.M., Associate Vice President for Retention and Student Success, Linfield University

Join a cohort of nonprofit practitioners to ideate, collaborate, and start an organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategic plan. Nonprofit leaders at every level are often tasked with creating and implementing DEI strategies. In this series, participants will design community-centered strategies for the community they serve. Cohort participants may choose to design their own organizational strategic plan or support the development of a peer’s strategic plan that addresses a selected topic of focus, prototyping, and implementing.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Build consciousness around the context, history, and power surrounding race and ethnicity in the United States. 
  2. Gain a greater understanding of the relationship with privilege and understand how it plays out in community. 
  3. Learn the components of community-based design.
  4. Co-create, prototype, and implement an action plan that addresses a selected topic of focus.

Outline

Session 1

Nov. 9    

Welcome, Cohort Introduction, & Community Agreements

Session 2

Nov. 16

DEI Ideation

Session 3

Nov. 30

Case Study & Work Session

Session 4

Dec. 7

Work Session

Session 5

Dec. 14

Present DEI Plan

Additional Guidelines

  • This learning cohort is intended to support Oregon-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits statewide. 
  • Participants make a commitment to attend all sessions.
  • Limit is 15 individuals per cohort with no more than two representatives from one organization.
  • Registration closes on Wednesday, November 2.

About the Cohort Facilitator

Gerardo Ochoa, Ed.M., Associate Vice President for Retention and Student Success, Linfield University

Gerardo Ochoa (He, Him, Él) is Associate Vice President for Retention and Student Success at Linfield University in McMinnville and Portland, OR. He has served Linfield in multiple capacities since 2004. Mr. Ochoa holds formal appointments to the President’s Diversity Advisory Committee (chair) and the College’s strategic planning and budget councils.

In addition to being a college administrator, Mr. Ochoa is a co-author and independent consultant of Path to Scholarships®, a college readiness curriculum. Since 2006, he has worked with thousands of diverse students from urban and rural high schools, community colleges, private colleges, and state universities on college access and affordability. He consults with higher education institutions on the inclusion of Latinx students, best practices to engage and serve undocumented students, and teaching strategies that draw on talents and address the needs of first generation students. He believes in the power of personal stories to build empathy, create opportunities, and influence change. As keynote speaker, his story of perseverance has reached audiences convened by organizations such as the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Northwest Public Employees Diversity Conference, the Ford Family Foundation, Portland State University, and most recently a TEDx Talk.

Mr. Ochoa carries out his life purpose of service as a board member of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. He has been an active member of the Beaverton School District’s Budget Advisory Committee, scholarship chair of the César Chávez Leadership Conference, and Scholarship Toolkit contributor with the National Scholarship Providers Association. He is co-founder of Mente, a Latino male higher education conference and emerging mentoring program.

Mr. Ochoa holds an Education Master from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and minor in Latin American History from the University of Oregon. He is an American Leadership Forum Fellow and an alumni of the Senior Leadership Academy sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute. He is a contributing author for Latinx/a/os in Higher Education and a guest education writer for the Somos Timbers Magazine. Gerardo is a proud father, brother, son, husband, and abuelo. He lives with his family in a four generation home, and their five-pound yorkie named Mambo.

Thank You Funders and Sponsors

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online events and communications. 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, Oregon Community Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, and The Roundhouse Foundation
Partner Sponsors: Columbia Bank, Nonstop, Heritage Bank, Kaiser Permanente, and Nike

Cost

$125 for NAO Members
$175 for Nonmembers

The NAO member discount will be applied after you select "Register Now" below. You must be logged in to your member account to receive the discount. 

You will receive a registration confirmation e-mail. A link to access each weekly virtual cohort session will be sent to registered participants by the Cohort Leader prior to each session.

If you have questions or trouble registering, contact [email protected]

Location

Online

Register Now

 Registration is closed for this event

Dates

Five Weekly Sessions via Zoom

Wednesdays - November 9, 16, 30, and December 7 and 14
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (PT)

Event Description

Title
Building a Robust Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Cohort Facilitator
Gerardo Ochoa, Ed.M., Associate Vice President for Retention and Student Success, Linfield University

Join a cohort of nonprofit practitioners to ideate, collaborate, and start an organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategic plan. Nonprofit leaders at every level are often tasked with creating and implementing DEI strategies. In this series, participants will design community-centered strategies for the community they serve. Cohort participants may choose to design their own organizational strategic plan or support the development of a peer’s strategic plan that addresses a selected topic of focus, prototyping, and implementing.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  1. Build consciousness around the context, history, and power surrounding race and ethnicity in the United States. 
  2. Gain a greater understanding of the relationship with privilege and understand how it plays out in community. 
  3. Learn the components of community-based design.
  4. Co-create, prototype, and implement an action plan that addresses a selected topic of focus.


Outline

Session 1

Nov. 9    

Welcome, Cohort Introduction, & Community Agreements

Session 2

Nov. 16

DEI Ideation

Session 3

Nov. 30

Case Study & Work Session

Session 4

Dec. 7

Work Session

Session 5

Dec. 14

Present DEI Plan

Additional Guidelines

  • This learning cohort is intended to support Oregon-based 501(c)(3) nonprofits statewide. 
  • Participants make a commitment to attend all sessions.
  • Limit is 15 individuals per cohort with no more than two representatives from one organization.
  • Registration closes on Wednesday, November 2.

About the Cohort Facilitator

Gerardo Ochoa, Ed.M., Associate Vice President for Retention and Student Success, Linfield University

Gerardo Ochoa (He, Him, Él) is Associate Vice President for Retention and Student Success at Linfield University in McMinnville and Portland, OR. He has served Linfield in multiple capacities since 2004. Mr. Ochoa holds formal appointments to the President’s Diversity Advisory Committee (chair) and the College’s strategic planning and budget councils.

In addition to being a college administrator, Mr. Ochoa is a co-author and independent consultant of Path to Scholarships®, a college readiness curriculum. Since 2006, he has worked with thousands of diverse students from urban and rural high schools, community colleges, private colleges, and state universities on college access and affordability. He consults with higher education institutions on the inclusion of Latinx students, best practices to engage and serve undocumented students, and teaching strategies that draw on talents and address the needs of first generation students. He believes in the power of personal stories to build empathy, create opportunities, and influence change. As keynote speaker, his story of perseverance has reached audiences convened by organizations such as the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Northwest Public Employees Diversity Conference, the Ford Family Foundation, Portland State University, and most recently a TEDx Talk.

Mr. Ochoa carries out his life purpose of service as a board member of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. He has been an active member of the Beaverton School District’s Budget Advisory Committee, scholarship chair of the César Chávez Leadership Conference, and Scholarship Toolkit contributor with the National Scholarship Providers Association. He is co-founder of Mente, a Latino male higher education conference and emerging mentoring program.

Mr. Ochoa holds an Education Master from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and minor in Latin American History from the University of Oregon. He is an American Leadership Forum Fellow and an alumni of the Senior Leadership Academy sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute. He is a contributing author for Latinx/a/os in Higher Education and a guest education writer for the Somos Timbers Magazine. Gerardo is a proud father, brother, son, husband, and abuelo. He lives with his family in a four generation home, and their five-pound yorkie named Mambo.

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Thank You Funders and Sponsors

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online events and communications. 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, Oregon Community Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, and The Roundhouse Foundation
Partner Sponsors: Columbia Bank, Nonstop, Heritage Bank, Kaiser Permanente, and Nike

Cost

$125 for NAO Members
$175 for Nonmembers

The NAO member discount will be applied after you select "Register Now" below. You must be logged in to your member account to receive the discount. 

You will receive a registration confirmation e-mail. A link to access each weekly virtual cohort session will be sent to registered participants by the Cohort Leader prior to each session.

If you have questions or trouble registering, contact [email protected]

Location

Online

When
November 9th, 2022 11:30 AM to December 14th, 2022 12:45 PM
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Price $175.00
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City Online learning
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Topic Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
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Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
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