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July General Education Session - How to Respond to and Interrupt Microaggressions

July 24, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

K&L Gates LLP, Umpqua Bank Plaza
1 SW Columbia St #1900
Portland, OR 97258
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This fifth and final presentation is the culmination of the four-part series delivered since July 2017 with a general overview, followed by gender, race and age. The audience should already have a basic understanding and/or experience with microaggressions and attended at least one previous session to fully appreciate this one.

Participants will be able to:

• Identify microaggressive situations when they happen
• Apply tools and skills to minimize the impact of microaggressions, whether they’re
an unintentioned offender, a bystander/ally, or a target.
• Practice and role play how to interrupt and respond to microaggressions as an
offender, bystander or target.


Lillian Tsai, Founder and President of TsaiComms LLC, has been working with a plethora of organizations on cross-cultural competency, intercultural communications, and diversity & inclusion (D&I) since 2005. Ms. Tsai’s strengths lie in the ability to understand and bridge gaps between cultural (organizational, team and individual) differences as a result of her experiences as an immigrant and working in global and multi-cultural environments for more than 35 years. She has trained and/or consulted for many corporations in the Pacific Northwest and specializes in training on topics and onboarding expatriates on business practices/etiquette. 

Ms. Tsai holds a Practitioner’s Certificate from the Intercultural Communications Institute in Portland, Oregon, and a Certificate in Artful Facilitation from Resolutions Northwest. She is an Expert Panelist for the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks, an instructor at Portland State University’s Center for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE) and a returning guest lecturer at the University of Oregon’s Executive MBA program since 2012.

Lunch will be provided.


$25.00 Member Registration

$35.00 Guest Registration