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Bringing It In: How to a Create a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Workplace Where People Belong

October 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

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Bringing It In: How to a Create a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Workplace Where People Belong

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 | 12:00 – 1:15 PM PT

The standard operating procedure for the workplace is to ensure that each cog in the wheel is working for the whole. This ignores the value of the cog and assumes the wheel is the best mechanism for movement toward the change we want to see in the world. When we step back and see each person for who they are and what they bring to the larger whole, we can better determine alignment for the individual and the organization. This cohort will focus on best practices of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), not as an appendix to the body but as an integral part of the whole system of organizational wellness.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify challenging areas in workplace culture that many organizations may face
  • Prepare for an audit to determine next steps
  • Design a strategy to integrate the most appropriate actions for their organizations


Cohort Facilitator:

Erica Briggs, Nonprofit Education Specialist, NAO

Erica Briggs is a facilitator of learning, DEI consultant, community caretaker, creative artist and author. In each capacity she is a storyteller, sharing stories related to developing a more transparent and fluid identity, embracing culture, and aligning with nature to better heal, grow and sustain mental health and well being.

A native Oregonian, Briggs has lived and worked across the country and overseas. Currently, she serves as a Nonprofit Education Specialist at NAO; Facilitator of Learning for the Anti-Defamation League; and is the founder and CEO of a small arts and nature nonprofit based in Troutdale.

As a single mother, she earned a BA in Communications at Mills College in Oakland, CA, and a Master’s in Africana Studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where she studied the social construction of race in America.

For over 25 years, she has served various roles in asset-based community nonprofits, and both traditional and alternative learning environments from elementary through college. When she is at play you will likely find her wandering in her garden, making a mess in her art studio, or hiking with her children to the nearest body of water.



$125 for NAO Members
$175 for Nonmembers

*Participants make a commitment to attend all sessions so we can collectively work together and build a network of support.


October 3, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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The Nonprofit Association of Oregon
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