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Equity and Inclusion Leaders Network

Emotional Intelligence & Diversity

NAO Members will receive a $35 discount when registering.
Ecotrust Conference Center, 2nd Floor 721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland

About this event

Cliff Jones, Senior Consultant

Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Continental Breakfast & Networking at 8:00
Presentation at 8:30

Do you care passionately about building partnerships across differences AND at the same time struggle to achieve the level of interpersonal connections that are required to do this?

Societal disparities based on people’s social identity group membership (for example groups like race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability) are rooted in long and complex histories and systems of power, dominance, privilege and oppression. Curiosity about and understanding and analysis of those dynamics are central to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. Work to continually develop this capacity is necessary so that decisions and actions are informed by our best thinking.

Systems change happens in part through a series of long term complex human interactions and emotions. Our capacity to successfully navigate those emotions and relationships in authentic pursuit of our vision related to diversity, equity and inclusion is also central to forward movement.

Emotional intelligence competencies in the context of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion; provide a rich tool box for more effectively understanding our own and others emotions and using that information to make better immediate and long term choices.
Emotional Intelligence is comprised of five basic competencies:

  1. Knowing what you’re feeling
  2. Managing your feelings, especially distressing ones
  3. Self-motivation
  4. Empathy
  5. Managing relationships

The concept of Emotional Intelligence is based on brain research showing that these skills are different from technical and purely cognitive abilities because they involve a different part of the brain – the emotional center, the limbic system, rather than the neocortex.

This session of the Equity and Inclusion Leaders Network will explore how each of us can use the tools of emotional intelligence to build our capacity to work more effectively across differences and advance change in systems of privilege and oppression.

About the Presenter

Cliff Jones is a human rights activist with over 30 years’ experience in social services, community education, and human rights advocacy. He has experience as a frontline staff, supervisor, project manager, and executive director. He is co-founder of Tools for Diversity, a comprehensive curriculum led by a multi-cultural team that addresses problems caused by discrimination and prejudice and supports building culturally competent organizations. Cliff has served on the Boards of McKenzie River Gathering 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.

About the Network

Most nonprofit leaders want to create inclusive work environments, address social and economic disparities, and engage diverse communities in their programing, yet the path to achieve greater equity is not always clear, and the work can be isolating. Equity and Inclusion Leaders Network brings nonprofit leaders together to share best practices, connect among peers, and engage in deeper learning with thought leaders and practitioners in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Become a Season Pass Holder

We encourage organizations and individuals to attend the entire series by purchasing a season pass. Season pass holders save up to $95 off of the individual session registration fees and are pre-registered for all five network sessions.

To purchase a pro-rated season pass, e-mail us at [email protected] or call us at (503)239-4001 ext. 123.

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NAO Members will receive a $35 discount when registering.
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Cliff Jones, Senior Consultant
Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Continental Breakfast & Networking at 8:00
Presentation at 8:30

Do you care passionately about building partnerships across differences AND at the same time struggle to achieve the level of interpersonal connections that are required to do this?

Societal disparities based on people’s social identity group membership (for example groups like race, gender, class, sexual orientation, ability) are rooted in long and complex histories and systems of power, dominance, privilege and oppression. Curiosity about and understanding and analysis of those dynamics are central to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. Work to continually develop this capacity is necessary so that decisions and actions are informed by our best thinking.

Systems change happens in part through a series of long term complex human interactions and emotions. Our capacity to successfully navigate those emotions and relationships in authentic pursuit of our vision related to diversity, equity and inclusion is also central to forward movement.

Emotional intelligence competencies in the context of advancing diversity, equity and inclusion; provide a rich tool box for more effectively understanding our own and others emotions and using that information to make better immediate and long term choices. Emotional Intelligence is comprised of five basic competencies:

  1. Knowing what you're feeling
  2. Managing your feelings, especially distressing ones
  3. Self-motivation
  4. Empathy
  5. Managing relationships

The concept of Emotional Intelligence is based on brain research showing that these skills are different from technical and purely cognitive abilities because they involve a different part of the brain - the emotional center, the limbic system, rather than the neocortex.

This session of the Equity and Inclusion Leaders Network will explore how each of us can use the tools of emotional intelligence to build our capacity to work more effectively across differences and advance change in systems of privilege and oppression.

About the Presenter

Cliff Jones is a human rights activist with over 30 years’ experience in social services, community education, and human rights advocacy. He has experience as a frontline staff, supervisor, project manager, and executive director. He is co-founder of Tools for Diversity, a comprehensive curriculum led by a multi-cultural team that addresses problems caused by discrimination and prejudice and supports building culturally competent organizations. Cliff has served on the Boards of McKenzie River Gathering 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.

About the Network

Most nonprofit leaders want to create inclusive work environments, address social and economic disparities, and engage diverse communities in their programing, yet the path to achieve greater equity is not always clear, and the work can be isolating. Equity and Inclusion Leaders Network brings nonprofit leaders together to share best practices, connect among peers, and engage in deeper learning with thought leaders and practitioners in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Become a Season Pass Holder

We encourage organizations and individuals to attend the entire series by purchasing a season pass. Season pass holders save up to $95 off of the individual session registration fees and are pre-registered for all five network sessions.

To purchase a pro-rated season pass, e-mail us at [email protected] or call us at (503)239-4001 ext. 123.

When
June 11th, 2015 from  8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location
Ecotrust Conference Center, 2nd Floor
721 NW 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Multnomah
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Price $85.00
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City Portland
NAO Event? Yes
Topic , Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility
Presenter Maria Lisa Johnson & Cliff Jones
Event Region Metropolitan Portland
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