The American Public Works Association recognizes, appreciates and fosters the synergy which is created when the work environment values the differences in individuals and practices inclusiveness and open communication.
Diversity includes race, gender, creed, age, lifestyle, national origin, disability, personality, educational background and income level.
The APWA Diversity Committee is appointed by the president and is comprised of members of the association. The Committee advances the diversity issues throughout the association, placing value on all individuals and the different perspectives of those individuals, and promoting the process for all to feel included as part of the whole. Being a member involves a conference call every month and a meeting at Congress. Here is the list of 2012-2013 APWA Diversity Committee members
. Read more about the Diversity Committee in Monthly Meeting Summaries.
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Are you interested in starting a Diversity Committee for your chapter? Here's a great article
written about the advantages of having a Chapter Diversity Committee and the successes that one chapter had since they started their Diversity Committee in 2009.
Want to learn more about diversity in the workplace? Click here for over 100 articles on diversity: Diversity Articles
in the APWA Reporter
Jump right in to find tools to help you learn more about diversity in the workplace or to find a diversity presentation for your chapter in the Diversity Toolbox
Teaching diversity to your chapter really does
make a difference. Click here for Diversity Success
Stories at the chapter level.
from the APWA Diversity Committee... Even more chapter presentations with the production of Presentations in a Can.
Here are four presentations that can be used at your Chapter meetings, Generational Diversity PDF
, a presentation on Inclusion in the Workplace PDF
, Progressive Women in Public Works PDF
and Retirees PDF
. And, exciting diversity events are in the making for Congress, August 25-28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Plan now to attend.
Want to know more about the Diversity Committee? Contact APWA Staff Liaison Cindy Long at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (800) 848-2792, ext. 5220.