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TAO: Making Work Work, Part 1

October 24, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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Work can be hard. It’s even harder when we are disconnected from the organization, its values, and our colleagues. And there’s no one size fits all solution. Leaders and stakeholders need to address the specific problems they are trying to solve with long term, sustainable, and scalable answers.

In partnership with the Portland Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA), we invite you to a 2 Part series on “Making Work Work.” In Part 1, we will cover “Redefining Culture through Renewed Mission and Values” and “Effective Change Communication.”

Redefining Culture through Renewed Mission and Values

Company culture can be defined as a set of shared values, goals, attitudes and practices that characterize an organization. The last few years have challenged the way we work and why. With the absence of four walls to encapsulate a company’s culture we must reassess what is important for the organization as well as its employees. This 45 minute session will help you to redefine your company culture so that you may attract, retain, and grow your organization to its fullest potential.

– Learn how to work with stakeholders to reestablish your company mission and values

– Using your mission and values, determine how this shapes your true company culture

– Discover ways for everyone in the organization to contribute and embody these philosophies

Effective Change Communication

Every organization should ensure that all of its employees are receiving the same messaging in the most logical way. Communication should provide reasoning behind changes to the culture, mission, values, leaderships and especially so when the news may not be positive in nature. This panel conversation will provide pragmatic advice on how to talk and communicate with everyone at your organization and how to create feedback loops that provide efficiencies and positive change.

– Acquire practical skills to convey information

– Create communication plans and strategies

– Find non-traditional ways to disseminate organizational changes and updates


Human resource professionals will obtain SHRM credit for attending the sessions.


Molly Wilson
Manager, Workplace Strategy

Doug Doug Westervelt
Portland Internetworks

Isaac Dixon
Associate Adjunct Professor
Portland State University

Zhou Fang
Founder and Principal EDI Practitioner
Intersectional Group LLC

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October 24, 2023
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Prosper Portland
220 NW 2nd Ave
Portland, 97209 United States
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