Cleveland Diversity Council
The Cleveland Diversity Council was established in 1993. The Council was formed to recognize the value of a diverse workforce and its ability to create a business advantage for the organization. The Cleveland/Strongsville Diversity Council was the first facility Diversity Council created and remains active to this day.
CLEVELAND COUNCIL MISSION
To improve our work environment by capitalizing on the benefits of our diverse workforce. Through the utilization of individual skills and cultural differences, we will promote and achieve a unified organization of dignity and respect.
- Work/Life Balance: Helping to create an environment where employees can balance their personal and professional lives.
- Child/Elder Care Issues: Benchmarking benefit options within our industries.
- EASE Seminars
- Change Management
- Balancing Work and Life
- Managing Emotions for Caregivers
- Aging Workforce: Identifying synergies with Ergonomics Team to combat aging workforce issues.
- Communication: Actively communicating with the workforce on diversity issues
- Outreach: Celebrating and supporting employees
- Sympathy/Birthday recognition
- Provide tutoring for a local school
- Valuing and Managing Diversity Workshop (855 employees have attended training)
- E-Spectrum - online communication tool
Past Council Activities
- Celebrated different ethnic origins through presentation of cultural pieces, food and art
- Organized Diversity Day with outside invited guests
- Provided Diversity literature to Management to further understanding and awareness
- Furnished a Diversity Calendar and articles in the facility newsletter
- Created a Partnership in Education with the Carl Shuler Junior High School
- Diversity Awareness Lunches/Breakfast
- Global Issues Resources Center
- Participated in 50th Year Anniversary Celebration
- Hosted a Diversity Summit with the Louisville and Oak Creek Diversity Councils
- Sent representatives to the Public Education Workshop at General Office
- Organized an internal Open House in the Cleveland Technical Department
- Teambuilding workshop for Council members
- Diversity Holiday Social
- Childcare Needs Survey
- Valuing Differences - An effort to develop e-mail access for all employees.
- Hosting activities to bring employees outside the workplace to have fun and create unity.
- The Cleveland/Strongsville council has had an educational partnership with the Carl Shuler Junior High School for several years now. The alliance has resulted in a new computer laboratory for the school. PPG remodeled an old computer room, added new desks, carpeting, window treatments, air conditioning, 15 refurbished computers and five new computers.
- The council coordinates tutoring for the sixth and eighth grade students at Shuler School.