Family Lifeline Engagement Council is happy to share the 2018 Values Award Winner this year is Laura Chalk, Parent Educator in our Early Childhood Intervention Program. This organizational honor is giving out annual to highlight a single staff member that most clearly embodies and exemplifies our organizational values at work.
Other nominees included: Yvette McGhee, Shannon Reaves, Mona Berry, Sonya Marsh, Tycsala Armstrong, LeStar Viera, Annie Rhodes, Victoria Harris, Cindy Wesley, Rosa Robinson, Angel Montgomery, Dawnmarie Pryor, Marsha Blye, and Pat Taylor. 
Family Lifeline Values include:

  • Respect:
    • We embrace diversity and equality, treating everyone with dignity and fairness.
    • We promote competence to respect and offer culturally informed practice.
    • We believe in open, honest and proactive internal and external communications.
      • Their actions speak louder than their words.
      • Treats others as they wished to be treated.
  • Excellence:
    • We challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance to achieve greatest impact.
    • We ensure the integrity of data that informs program planning and efficacy of service delivery.
    • We embrace change and remain flexible and open-minded regarding current and future opportunities.
    • We aim to have clear employee expectations and encourage autonomous decision-making.
      • Does ordinary things extraordinarily well
      • Good, better, best – never rests until their good gets better and their better gets best.
  • Accountability:
    • We act honestly and ethically.
    • Professional integrity is the cornerstone of our service delivery.
    • We are good stewards of the resources entrusted to us.
    • Transparency and fiscal responsibility are hallmarks of our daily operations.
      • Says what they’ll do and does what they say
      • Does their best when no one is looking
  • Partnerships:
    • We partner with other organizations that complement our existing strengths and competencies.
    • We partner with individuals and families in every stage of service planning, maximizing the development of a true, caring reciprocal relationship that promotes independence and empowerment.
    • We draw people together to solve problems whenever possible.
      • Believes we’re better together
      • Understand that there is no “I” in team
  • Support:
    • When interacting with others, we will remain compassionate and will encourage balance, health and well-being.
    • Our operational foundation is based on teamwork and collaboration.
    • Every employee is valued, and his or her engagement is crucial to the organization’s success.
      • Builds others up
  • Fun:
    • We will not take ourselves too seriously and will incorporate fun and light heartedness in the workplace.
      • Breathes deeply, and laughs often
      • Connects through laughter