Equity & Inclusion Leaders Network (EILN)

In these challenging times, effective nonprofit leadership is more important than ever. This ongoing learning opportunity weaves together theory, experience, and context to help leaders deal creatively with the full range of organizational issues. NAO's Equity and Inclusion Leaders Network helps nonprofit leaders to learn how to lead, integrate, and practice equity and inclusion with their organization and leadership. Each session is designed to strengthen your cross-cultural skills and understanding while providing field-tested concepts and tools to take back to your organization for implementation. In addition to skills development, each session allows for networking and peer coaching in a collaborative learning environment. 

NAO’s EILN series will be held virtually via Zoom through May 2023. Nonprofit leaders, staff, board members and volunteers from across the state may now virtually participate in sessions from any of our three Portland Metro networks. Check out the network pages for details about upcoming learning opportunities. 

Who Should Attend? 

This series is designed for nonprofit leaders, staff, board members, and volunteers and is open to any nonprofit leader who wants to learn more about best practices and advancing equity and inclusion.

2022 – 2023 Schedule:

October 26
8:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Nonprofit Leaders Panel: Promoting Wellness, Preventing Burnout, and Fostering a Positive Work Culture
Facilitated by: Erica Briggs, NAO
December 7
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Creating Gender Inclusive Teams: Understanding Pronouns to Create Inclusion
Presented by: Kaig Lightner, MSW, Quantum Gender
January 18
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Why Critical Thinking is Essential for DEI Transformation
Presented by: Cliff Jones, Capacity Building Partnerships
February 22
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
What Does Mindfulness Have To Do With Anti-Racism?
Facilitated by: Katharine Quince, MA, Quince Consulting and Erica Briggs, NAO
March 15
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Sustaining Wellness While Doing DEI
Presented by: Erica Briggs, NAO
April 19
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Wired for Connection: How Microaggressions Undermine Psychological Safety
Presented by: Amanda Singh Bans, MA, LCSW, Resonance Therapy LLC
May 17
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
So Are You Latinx?: The Complexity of Language and How It Impacts Identity
Presented by: Cinthia Manuel, Autentica Consulting LLC

While most topics and presenters have been confirmed please be aware that topic titles, presenters, or dates may be subject to slight revisions.

Not sure if this series is right for you? Call 503-239-4001 or e-mail training@nonprofitoregon.org


Thank You Sponsor and Funders:

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Foundation Supporters

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