GAME CHANGER: Different Is Good: How to Engage a Workforce with Diverse Abilities and Cultures Toward Success

SHRM 2012 Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition
You will learn how to move beyond just a surface-level diversity initiative to a culture that fosters an engaged, innovative and best practice-driven workforce.

Mixing 2,500 employees—80% with a disability, 31 nationalities, and 28 languages—may not exactly sound like a recipe for workforce success. Learn how a unique nonprofit blends this unusual mix with a mission centered on dignity and respect, high business standards, and principles of wellness, education and sustainability across five unique business lines. With a dash of fun and a sprinkle of creativity, we yield innovative and passionate employees committed to inclusiveness and organizational success. You will learn practical, reasonable and realistic ways to incorporate accommodations and flexible business practices to support every employee in reaching his or her fullest potential, which in turn, directly contributes toward overall organizational success.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, October 22, 2012 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

Sarah George


Sarah George is the Organizational Employment Manager and has been with Peckham since 1999. George provides coordination and guidance to a team of 30+ vocational services professionals who support persons with disabilities and other barriers to employment participating in Peckham's Organizational Employment programs. George has a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University.

Shavonne Singleton


Shavonne Singleton is the Public Relations Specialist and has been with Peckham since 2008. Singleton assists with the coordination and management of internal and external communications, and works closely with the Human Resources team to devise strategies and plans on how to engage Peckham's diverse workforce. Singleton has a Master's Degree in Public Relations from Boston University. 


Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile - 5th Floor, Los Angeles/Miami/Scottsdale
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
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