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Equity Lens Tools & Equity Assessments

February 12, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

| $85

Dr. Janet Bennett, PhD., Executive Director
Intercultural Communication Institute

Dr. Chris Cartwright, MPA, EdD., Director of Intercultural Assessment
Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI)

Continental Breakfast & Networking at 8:00
Presentation at 8:30

An equity lens or assessment is a tool for analysis, planning, decision making, and evaluation.

These tools can be used to analyze the internal, external, and foundational elements of policies or programs on under-served, marginalized, and diverse individuals and groups to identify appropriate accommodation to eliminate barriers.

They can also be used to evaluate interpersonal engagement and how well people work effectively with people who are different from themselves.

Through explanation and demonstration of two tools:

We’ll explore strategies to:

  • Use equity lens tools & equity assessments to support your work
  • Broaden the roles of individuals, organizations and constituents in assessment
  • Make assessment part of the learning process and use it to serve developmental purposes rather than sorting and selecting purposes

About the Presenter

Dr. Janet Bennett, PhD, is Executive Director of the Intercultural Communication Institute, sponsor of the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication and director of the Master of Arts Degree in Intercultural Relations jointly sponsored by ICI and the University of the Pacific. She specializes in developing theory and intercultural competence programs both domestically and internationally for individuals who teach, train, or work across cultures. Most recently, she has been working with universities, corporations, government agencies, and international humanitarian aid professionals. She publishes in the area of intercultural training design and adjustment, and teaches in the training and development program at Portland State University.

Chris Cartwright, MPA, EdD. is the Director of Intercultural Assessment for the Intercultural Communication Institute (ICI). Dr. Cartwright has over 30 years of experience managing educational and training programs in higher education, business, government and the nonprofit sectors. He consults, coaches, trains, teaches and researches regionally, nationally and internationally in areas of leadership development, intercultural competency, partnership, assessment and evaluation, and intercultural training. At ICI he specializes in training campus, corporate, governmental and non-governmental organizations in assessing global leadership and intercultural competence. He also teaches in the MA in Intercultural Relations program, advises MA students, and supervises thesis completion.

About the Network

Most nonprofit leaders want to create inclusive work environments, address social and economic disparities, and engage diverse communities in their programing, yet the path to achieve greater equity is not always clear, and the work can be isolating. Equity and Inclusion Leaders Network brings nonprofit leaders together to share best practices, connect among peers, and engage in deeper learning with thought leaders and practitioners in the field of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Become a Season Pass Holder

We encourage organizations and individuals to attend the entire series by purchasing a season pass. Season pass holders save up to $95 off of the individual session registration fees and are pre-registered for all five network sessions. Purchase a season pass today!

NAO Members $ 50.00
Nonmembers $ 85.00


February 12, 2015
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Nonprofit Association of Oregon


721 NW 9th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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