Rotary Club of Portland: Service Above Self

Mar
21
2017
Cultural Wisdom: Ancestral Knowledge for the World of Today

Cultural Wisdom: Ancestral Knowledge for the World of Today

  • Tuesday
    March 21, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Roberto Dansie, PhD

Dr. Dansie has said that cultural wisdom is the collective insights of our ancestors, which guide us on our journey to our true self. Cultural wisdom focuses on four ancestral elements: earth, water, air and fire. Each one represents a physical, emotional, mental and energy intelligence. In our larger circle, cultural wisdom through balance and compassion applies to the four dimensions of consciousness, conduct, culture and community.

These core Native American principles can render extraordinary benefits not only to the indigenous population, but also to people of all cultures. These principles, which he learned at the knee of his Maya/Toltec grand mother, have been of great advantage to him, his family and the community in terms of life, health, education and resiliency when meeting challenges or adversity.

Roberto will help us make sense of sense of our differences with these four elements of Native American Wisdom and how to make a path with the heart and cultivate positive energy.

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Maya, Aztec & ancient wisdom scholar, Roberto Dansie, Ph.D. has been internationally recognized as the most eloquent and accessible contemporary authority on Cultural Diversity and a healer of psychosocial trauma.

He is an award winning speaker, trainer, and clinical psychologist. He has received many rewards and honors, to mention a few: The National Award for Community Development from the Department of Health, the distinguished “Mounted Medallion Award” from the National Indian Health Board and the Humanitarian of the Year from The International Medical and Educational Trust of Columbia Missouri University.

He has authored numerous research articles, has been featured in news and radio interviews and written two books: Eternal Wellsprings and his latest The Four Elements.

Roberto has been a long-standing keynote speaker traveling throughout the United States, Mexico, Latin America and Europe to share is wisdom with a variety of audiences from corporations, hospitals and non-profits.

In 1998 he founded his company Cultural Wisdom and continues to serve communities and organizations by challenging them to reach their potential by combining some ancient wisdom with all the resources within their group.

Mar
28
2017
Bill Stoller

Bill Stoller

  • Tuesday
    March 28, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Bill Stoller

Bill is co-founder, president and vice chairman of Express Employment Professionals, an Oklahoma City-based franchising company. Last year, Express helped more than 500,000 people find jobs through its 750-franchise system, located throughout the United States, Canada and South Africa. Additionally, sales topped the $3 billion mark for the first time in company history. In 2018, Bill will become the CEO of the company. Prior to co-founding Express, Stoller worked 10 years learning the business at Acme Personnel Service.

Stoller founded and owns Stoller Family Estate, a vineyard and winery located on nearly 400 acres in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The winery produced over 40,000 cases in 2015, has two production facilities on the property and 200 planted acres of vineyards with two-thirds planted in Pinot Noir and a quarter planted in Chardonnay. Stoller Family Estate was also the first in the world to receive LEED Gold certification. Additionally, the winery was awarded 2014 Northwest Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest.

Apr
04
2017
The Business Case for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Business Case for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Tuesday
    April 04, 2017
    12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
  • The Sentinel
    614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor
    Portland, OR

Speaker: Emmett Wheatfall

Emmett Wheatfall is an Assistant County Administrator for Clackamas County in Oregon where his primary responsibilities are for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Prior employment includes having been a Vice-President for the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette headquartered in Portland, Oregon, as well as Corporate Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Specialist for Portland General Electric, a 3 billion dollar utility and energy marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

As a human resources professional and leader, Emmett has extensive experience in the areas of public-speaking, training, and facilitation. Having spent years assisting employees, workgroups, and organizations in such areas as equity, diversity and inclusion, affirmative action, and equal employment opportunity, he is a highly regard conference, seminar, and workshop speaker.

Over the years he has been asked to keynote large and small conferences in Oregon and the United States; both public and private-sector. His evaluations constantly rank high in terms of his effectiveness and presentation quality.