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EDI class of 2014 is ready to rock and roll as Kick Off starts next week for both Puget Sound and Greater Portland.  Last year's class with 78 participants was the biggest since the recession began in 2008 and this years class is even BIGGER! Okay, I confess it's only bigger by one person. But, we are moving in the right direction with 79 participants.  All the  positive articles must be paying off. In the past month...Read More


 Alan Sugiyama with Mayor Ed Murray, Habtamu Abdi and Kim Long Nguyen at the Vietnamese New Year Lunar Celebration 
Mike Ackerman 
Leadership Navigation
Puget Sound
Class of 2010
Brownlee Chen
Leadership Discovery 
Puget Sound 
Class of 2011 
Jay Byunn 
Leadership Discovery 
Puget Sound 
Class of 2004 
Justin Poe 
Leadership Discovery  
Puget Sound 
Class of 2012 

Click on the Alumni to find out more about their move. If you have received a promotion/award or know of an Alumni who did, please email Rebecca Dmello at rebecca@ediorg.org.

The 2014 Programs are ready for Kick-Off!  

The 2014 participants are here and they are a dynamic and talented group! Last Thursday, the Puget Sound Leadership Discovery class gathered together to Jumpstart their program at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle. It was an exciting session where they got to meet their cohorts, network and have fun! Kick-Off for Puget Sound and Portland begins next week.


The Navigation Class had their Kick-Off session at the end of February at Cedarbrook Lodge. The participants had an unbelievable experience where they got to meet their executive coaches,participate in team building activities and listen to amazing speakers.


If you are interested to learn more about the program or know of someone who would be a great fit, visit the EDI website for information on how to apply for next year.  


Leadership Discovery Participants at Jumpstart 

2014 Leadership Navigation Participants are ready to "Kick-Off" the ground


 Bea Querido
EDI's Alumni, Maria Bea Querido, Leadership Discovery, Class of 2013,  was one of the ten exceptional individuals selected nationwide for the 2013 Filipino American Youth Leadership Program. She represented young Filipino-Americans in the United States and Guam.

The Philippine Embassy is now receiving applications for Filipino-Americans interested in the leadership program. Click here for more information.


Photo credit: Alan Alabastro

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If you have a position opening that you would like to promote - Please email Rebecca Dmello at rebecca@ediorg.org


Citizen University's National Conference 


Citizen University's annual national conference is the country's most creative and vibrant gathering on the art of powerful citizenship, March 21 in Seattle.

Registrations ends next week -- reserve your spot today! 

  • Inclusion Fusion - Sept 5th 
  • Puget Sound Graduation - Nov 13th
  • Portland Graduation - Nov 20th 
*email edi@ediorg.org if you are interested in joining the Inclusion Fusion planning committee. 
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