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September 2012
September Highlights
Graduation: Register Today!
Now Accepting Applications
Leadership Reflections
EDI Needs Your Votes
Alumni Success
Executive Director Position

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2012 Calendar of Events


November 1

Puget Sound Graduation Celebration


November 8

Portland Graduation Celebration


Leadership & Community Events 



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On November 1st and November 8th, EDI will host its 19th graduation galas to acknowledge the achievements of the participants of the 2012 Leadership Navigation Program and our four Leadership Discovery Programs.  

In July we announced Michael Chen most recently of NBC would be the keynote speaker for the November 1st Greater Puget Sound Ceremony.

Kris Aman, who is the Global Vice President and GM of Football, Baseball and Men's Athletic Training, has agreed to be the keynote speaker for the Greater Portland ceremony on November 8th.    


Read Kris Aman's Bio


Now Accepting Applications for the 2013 Programs

"The EDI experience has empowered me to trust my instincts and listen to my inner voice, to be more apt to speak up and speak out, and to have the confidence to take risks and learn from my failures

-Alisa Yannello, HR Strategic Business Partner, Bonneville Power Administration

Like Alisa and the other 600 EDI Alumni jump start your career and get the edge now!   Applications for all EDI programs are due November 30, 2012.  There is limited space per program. Apply 
Information Forums:    If you want to learn more about EDI and our 2013 Leadership Discovery & Leadership Navigation Programs make sure to attend our Orientation Sessions! 
September 21st - Bellevue
October 5th - Seattle
October 12th - Portland
Click here for the location and time.

Leadership Reflections:
Nothing Risked ; Nothing Gained

"Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?" -
Jimmy Johnson

The Leadership Discovery participants, in September's "Nothing Risked, Nothing Gained" session, examined this quote and others, and applied it to their career choices and the risks they are personally willing to take. The session commenced with the participants ...Read More

EDI Needs YOUR Votes!

Right now, Chase Community Giving is awarding a share of $5 MILLION in grants for a non-profit organization with the highest number votes. Please cast your votes to help EDI! 

It only takes a minute, and you can make a real difference! Thank you so much.

Just click HERE and hit the vote button!

EDI Alumni Success Stories
Congratulations to EDI Alumni:  

Dan Nako, Puget Sound Navigation Class of 2008,  has been promoted to Director of Supplier Management Sustaining Airplane Programs Finance at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. 
Elizabeth Do, Puget Sound Discovery Class of 2006, has been promoted to Vice President and Business Banking Relationship Manager at KeyBank.
James Parico, Puget Sound Discovery Class of 2011, has been promoted to Kirkland Branch Manager at KeyBank.

We would like to include stories about your leadership successes and challenges in our newsletters. Your testimonies will help unite our community while giving practical advice to colleagues. Send your stories to edi@ediorg.org. Thanks in advance for your participation and for your voice.

EDI is looking for a new Executive Director

EDI is looking to hire a new Executive Director. If you are interested in the position visit our website to Apply. The deadline for the application is September 30, 2012.

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