Join us for the start of the 2019 Industry Support Conference with three 1/2 day workshops

Wednesday, Sept. 18

1:00 PM to either 4:00 PM or 5:00 PM

Hilton Portland Downtown, 921 SW 6th Ave.

Cost – $35 Wed. only or $130 both Wed. & Thurs.


Inclusive Leadership: Bringing Self-Awareness, Intentionality and Action to Interrupt and End Micro-Aggressions

Presenter: Ann Su, J.D.,

As leaders of a diverse workforce, there is the ever-present challenge of finding the unifying elements that enable cooperative and collaborative work to happen with more effective and inclusive outcomes for all. This workshop will enable leaders to learn practical skills to become more self-aware, intentional and active in the process of modeling inclusive leadership. It will focus specifically on why micro-aggressions are so damaging to those who experience them, and then help participants to understand how to help educate others on their damage and how to interrupt micro-aggressions.

Maximizing social media for greater impact at your organization: Tips to help your organization effectively communicate with funders, policymakers, community members and leaders on social media

Presenter: Darion D. Jones, Social Media Specialist, Meyer Memorial Trust  

It can be challenging to deliver effective engaging messages when your organization doesn’t have the time or capacity for social media. In this interactive training, Meyer Memorial Trust’s Social Media Specialist Darion Jones will teach participants how to craft and deliver messages for social media platforms. The training will also provide best practices, case studies, tips and tools for communicating messages via text, photo and video on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Participants will leave the training with practical tips for developing strategic messaging around advocacy on social media, tools for managing time on social media, and strategies for engaging staff and community members alike. The session will include hands-on breakouts so that participants can create messages that can be used at their organization right away.

So, whether your organization is new to social media or a “pro”, this workshop will help your nonprofit improve upon its ability to communicate effectively online, learn how to use social media tools to help with expanding and growing your base of supporters, raising awareness, connect followers with issues you care about, increase fundraising and much more. 

Learn more via the presenter’sbookletandblog.

Resident Services 101: Orientation and Overview


  • Julia Doty, Director of Resident Services, Northwest Housing Alternatives
  • Amal Ahmed, Resident Services Specialist, Human Solutions 
  • Melissa Arnold, Home Forward

This half-day workshop explores the role of Resident Services in connecting residents of affordable housing to services and programs that support housing stability, household opportunity and advancement. Participants will learn about the wide range of services typically provided by this profession including housing stability services, eviction prevention, information and referral and community building. In addition, you’ll consider best practices for programming with youth, seniors, and culturally specific communities, as well as the importance of collaborating with property management teams to create vibrant, healthy, and stable housing communities. Interactive exercises and dialogues will engage participants in conflict resolution skills and sharing of common challenges and frustrations.