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Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM PDT
Friday, July 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM PDT

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Vision Action Network

Operationalizing Equity: Beyond Talk

Making an organization more diverse, equitable and inclusive takes more than talk. It requires actual change.

But for all the talk of diversity, equity and inclusion in recent years, what do these terms actually mean for us as leaders, and for our organizations? What does change look like? How do we take these concepts and make them actionable? Where do we start? 

Vision Action Network is hosting a Operationalizing Equity: Beyond Talk for leaders in Washington County. Each group will be small (approximately 8-10 people), include leaders from business, government, nonprofit, faith, education, and health care, etc., and consist of developing practical strategies and a draft workplan to implement equity in your organization.

Sessions take place in two phases:

Phase I - 1 1/2 days of guided discussion and operational planning

1st day - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

2nd day - 9:00 am - noon

Phase II 

3-hour follow-up session to assess progress and plan

Some simple prepartory work will be required prior to the initial gathering.


Event fee is $175 (early bird is $150). Financial assistance may be available. Email to make a request.

Refund policy

No refunds will be issued. Given the small number of attendees and the likelihood that a registrant's seat will not be filled by someone else, the cost incurred to reserve a seat cannot be refunded. Thank you for your understanding.


Thomas Bruner of Bruner Strategies helps businesses and organizations across the country do great work in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Leadership & Governance, and Financial Development. Bruner has 25 years of executive-level leadership, a master's degree in Psychology, and an impressive portfolio of civic engagement. He is a former Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion for the American Red Cross, and received a diversity management certificate from Cornell University.