Outreach and Equity

"Bill Flood knows communities, and he believes in the power of people thinking and working together. His approach to community cultural development has paid off handsomely, not just in an economic sense but in yielding better, more productive relationships within communities themselves."

Ethan Seltzer, Former Director
Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University

Volunteers of America

Serving as an equity and inclusion coach for a year-long training in capacity building partnerships. (current)

University of Oregon Arts Administration Program

Eugene, Oregon. Organized for the University of Oregon Arts Administration Program a one- day EQUITY workshop in Portland for arts and cultural representatives. (2017)

FernUniversität in Hagen/Regionalzentrum

Berlin, Germany. Presenter at this 2-day symposium on current equity thinking and practices. (2017)

German-American Institute

Tübingen, Germany. Presenter on current equity thinking and practices in the U.S. Also supported by the U.S. Embassy in Berlin. (2017)

Beaverton Arts Commission

Beaverton, Oregon. Surveyed and interviewed over 200 stakeholders from ethnic groups on how a proposed Beaverton Arts and Cultural Center can be designed and programmed to be most useful and inviting. (2015)

Beaverton Arts Commission

Beaverton, Oregon. Managed the Beaverton International Celebration, a festival celebrating Beaverton’s ethnic diversity. (2013 and 2014)

Bag and Baggage Productions

Hillsboro, Oregon. Facilitated conversations with over 100 individuals and community groups in seven rural communities to identify how they can access professional theater. (2013)

Regional Arts and Culture Council

Portland, Oregon. Worked closely with staff to develop a plan with strategies to better engage and serve ethnic populations in Washington, Clackamas and Multnomah Counties. (2012)

City of Beaverton and Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Portland, Oregon. Conducted a gap analysis between ethnic community values and City of Beaverton policies and services. (2012)

City of Beaverton and Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Portland, Oregon. Organized and facilitated a series of eight community outreach meetings with specific ethnic groups in Beaverton. Meetings focused on identifying barriers to accessing City services and strategies for civic engagement. (2011)

Portland Community College and Nonprofit Association of Oregon

Portland, Oregon. Co-facilitated a planning retreat with Diversity Council representatives from the four PCC campuses. (2009)

Portland State University Office of Academic Excellence

Portland, Oregon. Facilitated a six-month faculty self-study group focused on cultural diversity issues. (1997-1998)

Catholic Charities

Portland, Oregon. Conducted interviews with staff of El Programa Hispano and Catholic Charities with the goal of enhancing understanding and communications. (1998)

Metropolitan Human Relations Commission

Portland, Oregon. Worked with the Gresham Public Schools and co-consultant Guadalupe Guajardo to develop a model program bridging language barriers experienced by Latino families. (1989)

Tools for Diversity

Portland, Oregon. Worked with Tools for Diversity, a group of Portland-based trainers within Technical Assistance for Community Services (now the Nonprofit Association of Oregon), in providing diversity trainings. Contracts included training 200 Washington County law enforcement officials, teachers from Germany, and social service employees. (1992–1997)

Metropolitan Human Relations Commission

Portland, Oregon. Worked with a team of consultants in organizing a conference on discrimination against people with AIDS. Researched AIDS-related policies and guidelines of Multnomah County schools and organized a policy development workshop. (1987-89)