Building the Foundation

Building the Foundation

May 15, 16 & 17

Course Schedule
1:00pm to 5:00pm
9:00am to 5:00pm
9:00am to 5:00pm

5431 NE 20th Ave, Portland, OR

Workshop Cost

Registration includes materials and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday

CDE Workshop Group Photo

For those who are newly embarking upon diversity work, this 2½-day course is the first step of a dynamic and rewarding journey. Diversity and inclusion work is not swift: it is an iterative process of awareness building, information gathering, analysis, vision development, planning, and action.

There is no magic shortcut. We start by creating a safe space and a forum for deep learning, honest exploration and open dialogue. From here, we begin to develop an understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion in our lives, our relationships and our work, and explore the many dimensions of diversity in our personal and professional interactions. More information about the program.

Contact to register or with questions you may have about the training.

What are past course participants saying?

“My eyes have been opened to a great many things that my privilege and power have kept me from seeing, much less acknowledging or addressing. No more. Where I take it from here, I know, is up to me. The tools (some of them) and perspectives are now in front of me. So thank you for helping me see what I badly needed to see. I will never be the same.”

“The experience came at a moment I describe as the worst of my working life and provided me with beauty, love, and new inspiration for my work. It gave me a long-term focus that makes immediate challenges less disabling. I am more grateful to have been a part of, and more proud to be associated with this experience than any other educational experience in my career. It is among the top 5 experiences of my working life.”

“For me this retreat helped me to underscore the important role I play in advocating for our diversity and inclusion initiative. As someone who at least looks like the dominant group at our organization and as a senior manager, I have influence I can use to advance our cause.”

About the Center for Diversity & the Environment

We harness the power of racial & ethnic diversity to transform the U.S. environmental movement by developing leaders, catalyzing change within institutions, and building alliances.

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