Marci's Column - November 2015

Above: 2015 Navigation graduate, Christine Sakamoto (middle) presents flowers on behalf of her class to Navigation Program Director, Colleen Yamaguchi (left) and EDI's Executive Director, Marci Nakano (right).

Above: 2015 Navigation graduate, Christine Sakamoto (middle) presents flowers on behalf of her class to Navigation Program Director, Colleen Yamaguchi (left) and EDI's Executive Director, Marci Nakano (right).

Our 2015 programs came to an end this month with our graduation celebrations in Puget Sound and Portland.  We are so proud of the 2015 graduates and are excited to see what lies ahead for them.  We wish them the best as they continue on their leadership journeys and will look forward to showcasing them in our “Alumni on the Move”.  Congratulations, Class of 2015! 

Thank you to everyone in the EDI community for your support of the 2015 program and participants.  Special thanks to our 2015 program chairs, facilitators, executive mentors, executive coaches and sponsors.  We couldn’t have done it without you. 

Now we focus on 2016!  Our goal is 83 participants and we need everyone’s help to reach this goal.  Our initial application deadline is November 30th, but we will keep the application process open until all classes are filled.  All applicants must be enrolled prior to the kick-off sessions in March.  Remind your friends, colleagues and others in your network to get their applications in soon.  If you have interested candidates that would like to learn more about our 2016 programs, please contact the EDI staff at edi@ediorg.org.  We’re happy to do informational sessions or meet with individuals one on one.