DEI and OD: Helping Our Clients Connect the Dots – March 10, 2021

DEI and OD:  Helping Our Clients Connect the Dots – March 10, 2021

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has historically taken a back seat in organizational life. As society shifts, organizations are bringing DEI to the forefront of our attention. Professionals in OD, L&D, and HR are tasked with tall orders in meaningfully applying DEI to the workplace.

How can we help our organizations gain greater clarity around what DEI success looks like? In this interactive session with Isaac Dixon, a highly respected HR/OD leader, we will discuss the factors of failure and success as we move into an unfamiliar area of practice. We will also discuss how to align DEI with your organizational strategy, mission, or vision, and how to balance DEI with many competing priorities.

About Isaac Dixon
Isaac has been an HR professional for over 30 years. He has worked for companies such as NIKE, GE Capital, Providence Health and Services as well as the Oregon Military Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation. Isaac also worked in higher education at Lewis & Clark College and Portland State University, serving as the Associate Vice President for HR at both institutions.

He received his BS degree at Warner Pacific College, his MA at Marylhurst University and his doctorate at Capella University. He lives in Portland with his wife Lauri.

ODN Competencies Fulfilled

Uses evidence-based approaches to measure the performance of organizational processes, including quality, cycle time efficiency, inclusiveness, and effectiveness
Works to bring equity, voice, empowerment, and fair treatment to all in the workplace; Creates an inclusive environment for people of all identities to feel valued, respected and able to contribute; engages diverse views and opinions


Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 4-6pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom. Log in instructions will be sent out to registrants the day of the event. Please note that there is no technical support for this event. Check your audio and video prior to joining the meeting.
Cost: Chapter Members and Partner Organizations (ATD, PHRMA): $10; Guests: $25
Register: Through Eventbrite. Online registration available until 8 am the morning of the event. Space limited to 100 attendees.

This program may be recorded. If so, a link to the video will be sent out to registrants only.