September 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Wise Webinar Series: 

Building Intentional Culture: How to foster a welcoming & inclusive workplace

with Morgan Cain, Chisa O’Quinn, and

Jaimie Laitinen

Please join us on Wednesday, September 23rd for our webinar, Building Intentional Culture: How to foster a welcoming & inclusive workplace.”

Individuals at all levels of an organization can affect culture by the ways in which they interact with their teams. It can be difficult to actively reflect on your own organization’s cultural norms, and when not addressed, unhealthy norms can inhibit the effective recruitment and retention of diverse team members.

This session will provide examples and interactive activities to guide attendees in reflecting on their own organization’s culture. Attendees will also learn strategies for addressing unhealthy norms, as well as ways to intentionally create new ones. 

Learning Objectives (Info, tools, and skills attendees will receive):

  • Understanding of organizational culture and how it can present itself
  • Ability to begin reflecting on your own organization’s culture
  • Tools to bring back to your team for reflecting on culture and norms
  • How to start addressing the unhealthy norms in your organization

Do you require an accommodation, materials in alternate format or have inquiries about accessibility in this event? If so, please reach out to [email protected] no later than 5pm Friday prior to this webinar. Due to the short turnaround of our webinar series we are unable to accommodate same day requests. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully.

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There are no refunds for those that do not attend the scheduled webinar. If you do miss the webinar, we will provide you with a code to access the next webinar free. 

Wise provides Washington State Educator/Teacher Clock Hours for our webinars. For more information and to request Clock Hours, please click here. 

Morgan Cain

Morgan joined Wise in 2016 after graduating from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Psychology. She has since obtained her M.P.A. from the UW’s School of Public Policy and Governance, where she primarily focused on social policies and conducting participatory, community-driven research. Morgan is passionate about social and economic justice for all communities and is particularly interested in the intersections of identity, opportunity, and health. She spends her free time advocating for policies protecting women’s rights and is an active member of the LGBTQ+ community in Seattle. She lives in Capitol Hill with her partner, where she enjoys browsing in used bookstores, is attempting to grow an urban garden, and loves biking downhill around the city.

Chisa O’Quinn

Chisa O’Quinn is a Social Worker who has traveled with individuals through the worlds of Corrections, Counseling, Disability Services, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse. What sets her apart as a leader and advocate in the field is her ability to creatively seek solutions in difficult situations, as well as her focus on person centered planning strategies. Chisa holds a Masters in Social Work from Portland State University. She has been in the field of Developmental Disabilities since 2003, starting as an Employment Specialist, Supported Employment Program Manager, and Personal Agent in Vancouver and in Oregon’s Brokerage system. Chisa is an avid spectator who enjoys watching sporting events, comedy shows, theater, movies and generally saying “yes” to new opportunities and activities that cross her path. Her primary focuses include Transition, Person Centered Planning, Community Building, and Diversity initiatives.

Jaimie Laitinen, Wise

Jaimie found her way to Wise as a student at Western Washington University in 2005, and since then she has enjoyed a wide range of roles and experiences in working toward getting people with disabilities into the workforce. In her current role at Wise, she specializes in working with schools and agency partners in supporting students and their families in the transition from school to adult life. On any given day, you will find Jaimie coordinating and facilitating all phases of conference planning, coordinating technical assistance, and facilitating Person Centered Plans. Her passion for this field is nurtured by being part of a determined community that shares the belief that each person has value to contribute and that everyone can work. She holds a BA in Human Services, is CESP certified through APSE, and completed the Highline College Employment Certification Course. When Jaimie is not working, you can find her volunteering on the Washington State APSE Board of Directors, enjoying time with family, exploring neighborhood parks, and making salads for her two pet bunnies.

Supported employment is rooted in the firm belief that all people deserve respect, dignity, and self-determination.  Here at Wise, we are committed to standing up for and embracing positive changes in policies and practices to stamp out oppression and discrimination in our institutions and systems. We are focused on our mission of inclusion and equitable employment for people with disabilities. With this in mind, we ask that all participants extend respect, humility and grace during our events. We strive to create a learning platform where we all leave with new ways of thinking, doing and moving supported employment forward.
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