Twenty-one AWARE Inc. employees returned to work in December after participating as delegates at a unique corporate gathering that allowed representatives to sponsor and vote on “bills” to improve the way the company serves customers. Corporate Congress concluded its three-day session Dec. 6 at Fairmont Hot Springs.
This was the 13th Corporate Congress AWARE has convened since 1999.
Delegates were nominated by their peers in October and elected to the Congress in November. Delegates, from AWARE offices across the state, were all non-supervisory and non-management staff or people who receive services.
Delegates represented every AWARE service and region across Montana. The Congress, which operates in much the same way as the state legislature, adopted 22 measures, including a bill that would create a social media site for families of children with developmental disabilities and a measure that would expand training opportunities for staff and families served by AWARE in the 26 communities where it has offices.