Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining Diverse Staff: Cultural Belonging

October 10, 2023


We are excited to offer this special training, exclusive for CVSSD grantees. We hope your staff who work to recruit, hire and retain staff will join us. Three change leaders from Oregon Department of Human Services will facilitate this in-person event. The learning path includes taking back and applying what you learned in your organization. It also includes a follow up virtual session to discuss our experience back at work and receive additional support.

This event is free. We expect it will fill quickly, so don’t wait to register. You may use grant funds to cover your travel expenses.

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
  • Caroline Olfert | email

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Slide Deck (PDF) »


City of Keizer Community Center
930 Chemawa Road NE
Keizer, Oregon 97303
Driving and Parking Directions



Your experience at this training 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.

Please allow time to check in beginning at 8:30am.

We will provide coffee, tea, and water throughout the event. We encourage you to bring your reusable cups to reduce waste. We will break for a 90-minute lunch, which is on your own.

Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the venue. Smoking is permitted outside in designated areas only.


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. To be respectful of those with allergies and environmental sensitivities, we ask that you refrain from wearing strong fragrances.

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 Amanda VanTil (503-378-6870) (email).

Travel Information

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

We have secured a block of rooms at a discount rate at Best Western Premier Keizer/Salem Hotel (5188 Wittenberg Lane NE, Keizer, OR 97303 (503-390-4733).
Group Name: Oregon Department of Justice | Group Code: 4W2VN8I9 *Cut off date for reserving rooms under this block: 09/27/2023.

Book your room by:

  1. Going online». Verify your check in and check out dates at the top of the screen are correct. Select the room you would like to reserve and enter in information to book.
  2. Call 503-390-4733. Press 0 and provide the group name and group code (listed above) and check in and out dates.

We have also secured a block of rooms at the government rate at Comfort Suites | 630 Hawthorne SE, Salem, OR 97301 | (503) 585-9705. Book your room online».

If you have questions, please contact Amanda VanTil (503-378-6870) (email).