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. 

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.

2021 – 2022 Schedule:

September 23
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Leveraging the New Environment in Advancing Organizational Equity and Inclusion
Presented by: Cliff Jones, Capacity Building Partnerships
October 14
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Coming soon!
November 10
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Bridging to an Authentic Practice of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Presented by: Alexis Braly James, Construct the Present 
January 20
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Coming soon!
February 17
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Understanding Oregon's History of Racial Exclusion and How Exclusion Has Shaped Oregon's Demographics
Presented by: Zachary Stocks, Oregon Black Pioneers
April 14
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Building Inclusive Teams
Presented by: Gerardo Ochoa, Ed.M., Linfield University
May 19
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Coming soon!

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


Billy Frank Jr Conference Room (2nd Floor)
721 NW 9th Avenue 
Portland, OR 97209
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Not able to attend in person? This series will be available for remote attendance. Please be aware that remote attendance will not include the same peer coaching and engagement opportunities. We are offering the remote option to increase accessibility across Oregon at a time when leaders may not be able to attend in person for a variety of reasons. 

Not sure if this series is right for you? Call our Training Coordinator at 503-239-4001, ext. 123 or e-mail training@nonprofitoregon.org

Members Get More!

NAO Members can purchase our Member Pass which can be used at ten events across all six of NAO’s networks. Member Passes are priced at a steep discount and allow early-bird registration to upcoming events. Log into your member account to purchase your Member Pass!

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