The City of Virginia Beach Inclusion and Diversity Council (IDC) was recently honored by two national organizations for its efforts to ensure that the city organization embraces diversity and creates and sustains an environment of inclusion for all employees. The IDC, formed in 2009, consists of employees who volunteer their time to help the city reach this goal.
The IDC was awarded the Champion of Diversity Award by the American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA). The Champion of Diversity Award is given to an organization that demonstrates a dedication to fostering equal opportunity and exceptional commitment to diversity.
In addition, The Association of Diversity Councils has named the IDC one of 25 winners of the 2012 Diversity Council Honors Award. The award will be presented at a dinner Oct. 4 in Washington at the annual Diversity Council Conference, where the top 25 rankings will be revealed. The winning councils come from corporations, government agencies, the military and higher education institutions.
The award honors outstanding contributions and achievements of councils that lead diversity processes in their organizations and demonstrate results in their workforce, workplace and marketplace. Applicants were judged in four categories: demonstrated council results, demonstrated management commitment, measurement and accountability, and communication and education.
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