Different is Good: Create an Inclusive Culture by Engaging a Workforce with Diverse Abilities

2014 Annual Conference
Workplace Application: Learn how to create a culture of inclusion that goes beyond a policy or initiative, but embraces each individual and engages them to reach their full potential.
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Successfully managing a workforce comprised of 2,000 employees representing 31 nationalities and speaking 28 languages requires careful navigation. Add in the fact that over 80% of employees have a disability and the mix becomes even more delicate. This session shows you how a 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. By remaining open-minded and flexible, Peckham yields innovative and passionate employees committed to inclusiveness and organizational success.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:15am

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. 


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.

Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Relationship Management
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
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