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OD Partnership Series -I am Standing Up In a Divided World; Fiction to Facts

  • February 08, 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


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OD Partnership Series - I am Standing Up In a Divided World; Fiction to Facts

Jim Morris           

This training will be conducted live via Zoom. The zoom meeting details will be sent out prior to the training.

This session is part of a new ongoing series offered in collaboration with the Oregon ODN.

With a commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, our network extends this program to help internal practitioners and external consultants strengthen their understanding and help their clients impact real change.

In a divided climate, those of us who want to be instruments of change are finding responsibility in understanding what others understand so as to spend time with each other, love each other and have productive discussions.

What makes for safe ways to explore, be vulnerable, share and even persuade?

This STANDING UP FOR DEI&B interactive program will help you learn how to create your own strategies to effectively engage in dialogue where roadblocks occur that impact the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what Critical Race Theory is and isn’t, how to speak to it

  • Shift from debating behaviors to being curious about others’ positions

  • Learn our sources of disconnection, our gaps

  • Connect, find common ground, and use your powers of persuasion

  • Share your opinions, in ways that can be heard, with those who have different viewpoints

  • Stand up for DEI (and change) while also bringing others along – those not yet there

  • Understand 7 Tips to Bridge the Gaps: Standing up for DEI and Building Authentic Connection

        About Your Facilitators

        Jim Morris brings 30 years of experience working and leading in purpose-driven consulting and learning organizations. He has a rich background in leading and facilitating organizational change efforts through both his work inside of companies as an executive and leader and, as an external coach and consultant. Jim now works with leaders to develop and hone their inclusion skills, while helping their organizations make sure their work sticks at a systemic level. He facilitates, speaks, and writes extensively on the topic, and delivers workshops and keynotes to corporate audiences globally. His approach is focused on helping organizations find sustainable, self-replicating solutions that make change efforts achieve long term results.

        Jim was the CCO of White Men as Full Diversity Partners, a brand leader in the engagement of white men in DEI&B. In this role, Jim and his team lead the firm through enormous expansion and the pivot to virtual session facilitation in response to the COVID pandemic, all while managing almost 30 percent of the firm’s client portfolio.

        In addition to an extensive library of blogs on leadership and diversity, Jim has thus far authored 2 books; a book on leadership titled The Five Insights of Enduring Leaders (2007) and Gaslights and Dog Whistles - Standing Up for Facts Over Fiction in a Fearful and Divided World, released in August of 2022.


        $15 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

        $25 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered

        $10 for students/seniors pre-registered 


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        4:00 – 6:00 pm Training

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