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Inclusion & Equity


Scott J. VanDeWoestyne
Inclusion & Equity Administrator
226 W 4th Street
Davenport, IA 52801

Scott VandewoestyneThe office of Inclusion & Equity is responsible for developing and expanding programming in the areas of Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Development. The Administrator collaborates closely with internal and external stakeholders on the development and deployment of local & regional diversity, equity, and inclusion plans. This position is also the staff liaison to the Affirmative Action Commission and is the City’s LGBTQ liaison.

Organizational & Talent Development

The City of Davenport is nurturing a strengths-based environment, focusing on strengthening our employees’ natural talents & strengths and allowing them to do what they do best every day. As the City’s Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, the Inclusion & Equity Administrator utilizes one-on-one and team coaching to increase individual and colleague awareness of our innate talents.

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Davenport Strengths Institute (DSI) is a 12-month strengths and leadership journey that began in July, 2017. This 15 member cross-departmental cohort participates in this year-long strengths-based leadership development program. The second cohort will commence in January, 2018, and subsequent classes will commence every 6 months thereafter.

Strengths are a springboard for our employees to have meaningful conversations that build trust and help teams accomplish shared goals. They also allow the City to attract top talent and creates a more engaged and productive workplace.