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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

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Upcoming Diversity Equity and Inclusion Trainings & Resources


Upcoming Portland-Area Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Trainings + Events

See below for upcoming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) trainings organized by professional groups, seasoned facilitators and equity practitioners in Portland and surrounding areas.  For more information and instruction about registration and staff time, please email

Workshop: Productivity Tools for Creatives

Date: April 23, 2020 (6:00 - 7:00PM)

Description: Many of us are so overwhelmed with tasks and deadlines that we have no energy left for the creative side of our work -- we are so busy with professional pursuits that we have no idea how to carve out time for creative side projects. This workshop gives you an hour of neuroscience and frameworks to understand how you can manage your time differently, based on your own specific life and work hurdles. This session will cover productivity obstacles that creative minds face and quick tips on which tools to use based on which obstacle you re facing.

Venue: 11:11 Supply, 33 NE MLK BLVD

Cost: Free

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Workshop: Facilitation for Liberation: Facilitating With An Anti-Oppression Framework

Date: May 7, 2020 (8:30 AM to 4:00 PM)

Description: This workshop introduces team building tools and practices. Current research in trauma and interpersonal neurobiology yields important lessons about how teams can cope effectively, including: improving the capacity for self-regulation, both individually and collectively; interrupting reactivity and reframing negative thought patterns such as blaming and scapegoating; and building authentic, trusting, fun connections. By the end of the workshop, participants will understand the ways toxic stress interferes with team functioning, describe how mirror resonance systems operate within groups, neutralize interpersonal threats that undermine trauma informed teams; and practice specific, concrete activities, based on recent neuroscience, to increase team cohesion, well-being, and social harmony.

Venue: Revolution Hall, Room 101, 1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214

Cost: $120-165

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Workshop: Facilitation for Liberation: Facilitating With An Anti-Oppression Framework

Date: May 8, 2020 (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM)

Description: Facilitators have a unique role in movements for justice but facilitating without re-creating oppressive power dynamics and with a vision for social justice movements requires intention and skill.  Attend this training to practice facilitating in difficult moments, such as when oppression and harm arises and we need to address it.

Venue: Q Center, 4115 North Mississippi Avenue, Portland, OR 97217

Cost: Free

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Workshop: #Enlightened AF: How to Stop Caring What Folks Think and Start Living Your Life

Date: May 28, 2020 (noon to 1:00 PM)

Description: A fear of failure is holding women back from achieving their highest potential at work, at home, and in their personal health. At a time when female leadership may be the best opportunity to save our planet and our societies, we have an opportunity to rethink women and failure. Participants will learn how to rethink how women are socialized around failure and how it limits their careers, relationships and personal health.

Venue: Zapproved INC, 2175 NW Raleigh Street Suite 400 Portland, OR 97210

Cost: Free

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Workshop Series: The Trauma of Hate Incidents: Impact & Intervention From a Trauma Informed Perspective

Date: June 2, 2020 (5:30 to 8:30 PM)

Description: This workshop offers a trauma-informed perspective on the communal impact of hate incidents and explores trauma-informed psychological and social interventions. Hate based incidents intend to instill trauma not only in individual victims but also entire communities. Anxiety, fear and social alienation therefore operate on both individual and communal levels. The workshop focuses on experiences of communal traumatization as well as communal reactions and responses to hate incidents from a global perspective. Offered by Lutheran Community Services Northwest.

Venue: TBD

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Workshop Series: Intercultural Empathy and Cultural Intelligence

Date: June 2, 2020 (5:30 to 8:30 PM)

Description: Intercultural communication is generally not taught in psychology graduate diversity classes. This is an opportunity to learn about how to “fill a gap” in your training. Bookmark Connections’ workshops focus on incorporating and integrating the intercultural perspective with the complementary social justice approach to diversity work as well. Some of the topics covered include: How intercultural communication (IC) differs from traditional approaches to diversity used in psychology, and why IC and CQ are needed for increased cultural effectiveness; Intercultural sensitivity; Cultural intelligence (CQ) (because EQ is often culture-bound); Key cultural values for an effective cultural analysis; Intercultural empathy skills (it's not the same as regular empathy!); Culture and emotions, language, and cognitive styles; Intercultural conflict and resolution skills.

Venue: Tabor Space, 5441 SE Belmont Street, Portland OR 97215

Cost: $380

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Workshop: Embodied Leadership: How to Get Out of Your Own Way

Date: June 25, 2020 (7:15 to 9:00 AM)

Description: Join WCL and Sana for an interactive workshop that will guide you through inquiries designed to help you clarify how you may be getting in your own way. By identifying the patterns that derail you, you will walk away with practical tools for developing a stronger relationship with yourself in order to move faster and more confidently. At the training you will be able to clarify who you need to become in order to embody and manifest the results you desire.

Venue: Standard Insurance, 900 SW 5th Avenue, Center Auditorium Portland, OR 97204

Cost: $39

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Did you know that PBOT Equity and Inclusion Program has a library of books on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) topics that you can borrow? Available books are located physically on the 13th floor of the Portland Building. You can view the list of available books here. To learn more or request a book, email