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2021 OAMR Annual Conference - Virtual

September 29-October 1, 2021


Wednesday (9/29): Annual Academy
Start – 8:30am
Lunch – Noon – 1 (Exhibitor Presentations at beginning)
Ending – 4pm

Thursday (9/30): Athenian Leadership Dialogue
Start – 9am
Lunch – Noon - 1
Ending – 4pm

Friday (10/1): Business Meeting *all members will receive a zoom link for the virtual Business Meeting. Registration not required to attend.
Start – 8am
End – 9am (Raffle Baskets and Pink Walk Drawing and Region/Special Guests Pictures   before ending)
October 1, 2021 OAMR Business Meeting Agenda (updated 9-30-2021)

General Academy
Start – 9:15am (or 15 minutes after end of business meeting)
Lunch – Noon (working lunch with short break to grab food)
End – 4:50pm

2021 Handbook (updated 9-29-2021)


Academy Session No. 1The first Academy Session will be held on Wednesday, September 29, and is titled, “Leveraging Strengths to Improve Individual and Team Performance.” The presenter is Dr. Daniel Hiltz. In this session, participants will use the results of their CliftonStrengths© profile to learn how their unique talents impact the way they perform, how those talents can be honed to become strengths, and how these strengths can be focused on improving work performance and achieving professional objectives.

Participants will engage in a wide variety of activities including a guided review of their CliftonStrengths© profiles, watching short videos, sharing insights with each other, applying their knowledge to case studies, completing small group activities, and creating individual and team action plans.

At the end of the day, participants will understand how strengths: Participants will discover and understand how strengths:

  • are developed from talents
  • have impacted their performance in the past
  • can be refined and increased
  • impact execution, influencing, relationship building, and strategic thinking
  • can be leveraged to achieve individual performance objectives
  • are distributed within their team
  • complement each other in a team environment
  • can be leveraged to achieve team performance objectives
  • can be used to drive closer collaboration within and between teams.

This session is a win for both new and seasoned City Recorders. Registration for this Academy Session is separate and distinct from the general Conference registration. This session qualifies for three educational points providing an assessment is submitted on completion of the session.

Academy Session No. 2

This session will be held on Friday, October 1, and is titled “Advancing Workforce Equity and Inclusion.” The presenter is Dion Jordan.

This Academy Session will delve into the promotion of diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice. The goal of the session is to help organizations ensure access, equity, and inclusion in all services, policies, and procedures while helping all employees lean into the work. We will begin by building some trust and bravery around engaging in courageous conversations and then progress into bringing awareness around the implicit bias we all carry. The session will conclude by talking about what it takes to advance equity work within your workforce. This training provides useful tools that will help further incorporate core values into all work serving the community. Woven throughout this training are goals and action items. These are our irreplaceable ideals of being:

  • people and mission-focused
  • accountable and transparent
  • racially just and trauma-informed
  • focused where the need is the greatest
  • dedicated to bringing a sense of belonging to all.

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are hot topics, and many cities are struggling to identify how to develop related strategies in our work places. At the end of the day, participants will have learned how to:

  • Build a shared racial vocabulary
  • Create an Equity Strategic Proposal
  • Address disparities in the workplace
  • Decrease micro aggressions and discrimination
  • Facilitate difficult conversations
  • Recruit, retain, and onboard diverse candidates
  • Develop equity leadership within your organization
  • Help create a culture of trust, bravery, and belonging
  • Strategies to help the resistant to be engaged
  • Resources and tools to advance equity efforts
  • Mediation strategies and best practices
  • Cultural competency
  • Decenter white-dominant culture.

This is another “must” for City Recorders as we strive to implement strategies that make our work places more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just. This session qualifies for three educational points providing an assessment is submitted on completion of the session.

Diversity Academy Session handout.pdf

Advancing Workforce Equity & Inclusion PowerPoint

Athenian Leadership Dialogue
On Thursday, September 30, OAMR is offering an Athenian Leadership Dialogue based on the book, The Girls of Atomic City – The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan. This Dialogue is facilitated by the one; the only – Mary Lynne Stratta – former IIMC President and Friend of OAMR. The Dialogue requires a separate and distinct registration, and participation is limited to 30 attendees.

The Girls of Atomic City tells the unbelievable true story of young women during World War II who worked in a secret city dedicated to making fuel for the first atomic bomb — only they didn’t know that.

This narrative non-fiction book introduces the reader to this world through the eyes of the real women who lived and worked there during the war. The Girls of Atomic City is a story of patriotism and purpose, of mystery and suspicion, survival and remembrance.

This session qualifies for three educational points providing an assessment is submitted on completion of the session.

Fundraising for Scholarships

2021 OAMR Annual Conference “Rocking Around Oregon!” Region Raffle Baskets

Winners will be announced during the conference on Friday, October 1 after the Business Meeting/Awards.

View the flyer here!

2021 OAMR Pink Walk Fundraiser

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