1012 - Equity in Parks: The Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace
Samose Mays, Director, Bryan County Parks and Recreation
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace can cause employees to feel accepted and valued. When employees feel accepted and valued, they are happier in the workplace and stay longer with an agency. As a result, agencies with greater diversity in the workplace have lower turnover rates and greater retention. This presentation highlights benefits that develop when recreational agencies employ a diverse team of individuals. Participants will learn how to promote diversity in hiring and practice inclusion on a day-to-day basis.
- Identify the benefits of diversity in the workplace.
- Apply the principles taught in this session to promote workplace diversity at your agency.