Archive for May, 2014

“Diversity in the Public Sector: Getting from Here to There” Seminar Scheduled for July 11

Do you have a diversity program?  Does your organization need one?  If you have one, is it dusty and sitting on a shelf or alive and well and making an impact?  Is your program in existence only to address legal requirements or worse yet, viewed as the pet project of the HR director? Regardless of which category fits your situation, join us for what is sure to be an engaging, practical and worthwhile morning. The Oregon Chapter’s training workshop scheduled for July 11 at Clackamas Commuity College will provide you with real world tips and tools for HR folks and supervisors who would like to be able to launch or revitalize a diversity initiative to secure its place as a program-level priority supported by employees and leadership.  The key points of the workshop will be:

  •  Assessing your organization
  •  Role of HR
  •  Creating urgency
  •  Achieving incremental change
  •  Patience versus progress
  •  Eye on the prize

Vicki Nakashima, our presenter, will share her experiences in the public sector including serving on Governor Kitzhaber’s most recent Transition Team to assist him in creating a diverse Governor’s Office staff.  You won’t want to miss this one. Vicki has lived and worked in the Portland/Salem area since 1967.  She is 3rd generation (sansei) Japanese American.  Vicki currently serves on the Board of Partners in Diversity and previously served as its first Executive Director.  This non-profit program was founded in 2005 to help major employers in Oregon and Southwest Washington to increase opportunities to attract, hire and retain a highly talented and diverse workforce.  One of the programs supported by Partners in Diversity is Say Hey, NW, a quarterly networking reception sponsored to welcome new professionals of color relocating to the area.

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IPMA Oregon Chapter
Serving Oregon and Southwest Washington
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