Directors’ Days 2023

May 9-10, 2023

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We are excited to see you at the 2023 Directors’ Days.  This is a time for everyone to come together to reconnect and strengthen relationships that help support you in the difficult work you do. These two days will provide the opportunity for us to train together and explore ways to increase access for all survivors and victims. We will also provide information to support you in managing your grant funds and build a common understanding of our funding requirements.

We hope that these days will bring value for you and your programs.  See you there!


The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ), Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division (CVSSD) is hosting the Directors’ Days conference on May 9-10, 2023 at the City of Keizer Community Center.

Your experience is important to us. Please let us know if you have questions, or if there is anything we can do to support your participation.

Amanda VanTil  | 503-378-6870 | email
Maria Ruiz Ceja | 503-378-8435 | email


Directors’ Day is a training and networking conference hosted by Oregon Department of Justice, Crime Victim and Survivor Services Division. All non-profit and Tribal Nations organizations that receive funding from CVSSD must attend.

We welcome executive directors, program managers, financial staff, and Board of Directors to attend. There is space for two people from your organization to attend this conference. We require executive directors to attend both days of the conference. The second person from your organization may attend both days, or may attend one day of the training and a third person can attend the other. An additional person may be added to the wait list and attend as space allows.

Registration Link»


City of Keizer Community Center
930 Chemawa Road NE
Keizer, Oregon 97303

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Frequently Asked Questions 


May 9th topics focus on racial equity and helping leaders build meaningful partnerships with the communities you serve.

May 10th topics focus on improving your management of CVSSD grant funds and providing inclusive services for people with disabilities and queer communities.

Schedule At-A-Glance (PDF)»

Full Schedule (PDF)»

Program Descriptions (PDF)»

Speakers (PDF) »


Your experience at Directors’ Day is important to us. We will do our best to accommodate special requests related to accessibility and food allergies. Please let us know how we can support you.

What to Expect

The Keizer Community Center offers plenty of free parking, wireless internet access, and a gender-inclusive restroom. Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the venue. Smoking is permitted outside in designated areas only.

We will be tracking attendance. Each morning you will sign in at the registration table. Please allow time for checking in which begins at 8:30am.

When checking in on the first day, you will receive a name badge with lanyard that includes your first and last name, job title, and organization, as well as pronouns (if included in registration). If you would like your name badge to include different information than what was provided in your registration, please contact Amanda VanTil | 503-378-6870 | email.

We will provide coffee, tea, and water throughout the event. We encourage you to bring your reusable cups to reduce waste. Lunch is provided on both days. If you requested a special meal when you registered – vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free – you will receive a ticket when you check in.


We are committed to providing accessible materials and programming at all our events.

This venue is wheelchair accessible. Accessible parking areas, pathways, and entrances to the buildings are available. American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreters are available throughout the event.

To help us with our planning, please indicate any accommodation needs you have on your registration, or by contacting:

Maria Ruiz Ceja | 503-378-8435 | email

Travel Information

We will not reimburse for travel. Travel expenses are an allowable use of grant funds.

We invite you to inquire about receiving the government rate when booking your hotel rooms. Hotels only have a limited number of rooms at the government rate. Please save your registration confirmation email to share with the hotel. This may be requested to provide proof of attendance at a required government-hosted conference. If you have questions, please contact:

Amanda VanTil  |503-378-6870 | email
Maria Ruiz Ceja | 503-378-8435 | email

Hotels near the Keizer Community Center include:

Comfort Suites | 630 Hawthorne SE, Salem, OR 97301 | (503) 585-9705
We have a small block of rooms at the government rate available on a first come, first serve basis.
Booking Link»

Best Western Premier Keizer/Salem Hotel | 5188 Wittenberg Lane NE, Keizer, OR 97303 | (503) 390-4733
We have a small block of rooms at the government rate available on a first come, first serve basis.
Booking Link»

Holiday Inn Express, Keizer Station | 6150 Keizer Station Blvd NE, Keizer, OR 97303 | (971) 718-5335
We have a small block of rooms at the government rate available on a first come, first serve basis.
Booking Link»
Group Code: DOJ

Post-Conference Information


3D Glasses and Bias Slide Deck (PDF)»

Racial Trauma and Radical Healing Slide Deck (PDF)»

Foundations of Parallel Development Slide Deck (PDF)»

Current State of Nonprofits in Oregon Slide Deck (PDF)»

Fiscal Compliance and Reporting Slide Deck (PDF)»

Human Resources Policies and Procedures Slide Deck (PDF)»

Time Sheets and Procurement Slide Deck (PDF)»

Employee Regulations, Wage and Hour, and Oregon Sick Leave Slide Deck (PDF)»

Enhancing Commitment and Capacity to Serve Survivors with Disabilities Slide Deck (PDF)»

Quick Organizational Audit for LGBT Visibility and Inclusion»

Determining Suitability to Work with Minors Slide Deck (PDF)»


We value your feedback about this event. Evaluation information will be provided during the conference.