Central Oregon
Diversity & Leadership Series 2018

Event Details

May 22, 2018 to Sep 19, 2018
1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
OSU-Cascades Graduate Research Center
650 SW Columbia St
Bend, OR 97702

$315 for the Series



Driving Innovative Innovation for Central Oregon

We know intuitively that diversity matters. It’s also increasingly clear that it makes sense in purely business terms. Research from McKinsey finds that companies in the top quartile for gender or racial and ethnic diversity are more likely to have 35% greater financial returns above their national industry medians.  More diverse companies are better able to win top talent and improve their customer orientation, employee satisfaction, and decision making, and all that leads to a virtuous cycle of increasing returns. In Bend, as business leaders look for opportunities to stand out to attract top talent, grow their business and build a thriving community; diversity and inclusion has become a business imperative but to hire D&I experts costs companies thousands of dollars that our small and medium-size businesses can’t afford.  We hope to bring the building blocks to help jumpstart all our employers, business leaders and students to get the understanding and tactical actions needed to build and celebrate diverse and inclusive business places. 

Ranemaker Institute will provide Inclusive Innovation Workshops once a month that tackles the latest issues companies are facing today.  Each session will cover 30 minutes learning, 30 minutes hands-on activities to jumpstart your organizations' tactical action plans to integrate into your company’s success and 30 minutes discussion with your peers around challenges and opportunities in deploying these tactics.  Of course, in Bend style it’s not all work, we will also provide 30 minutes of networking drinks and snacks.


    • May 22, 2018
    • September 25, 2018
    • November 27 , 2018
    • January 22, 2019 
    • March 26, 2019
    • May 21, 2019
    • September 24, 2019
    • October 22, 2019
    • November 19, 2019