We are honored that you have chosen the 2008 Savannah Women's Health Symposium, October 18th as your day for Remembering Your Health.
This special day is our sincere way to show African-American women in Savannah and the surrounding metropolitan area that health is top priority.
The Women's Health Symposium was designed with you in mind. As African-American women, we nurture our families, friends, and the community. This day is the first of your new commitment to nurture yourself! We encourage you to indulge in the master fitness class, learn from the dynamic expert panelists and workshop presenters, actively participate in the open dialogue, and immediately adopt the practical strategies provided to improve or sustain your health as well as take full advantage of the free health screenings.
We are especially grateful and deeply appreciative to our 2008 Women's Health Symposium sponsors, General Mills and Honey Nut Cheerios Brand as title sponsor. We are also thank the Host Organization S10 Joseph's/Candler African-American Health Information & Resource Center, the City of Savannah, Savannah State University, the hard-working members of the local planning committee, local sponsors, volunteers and the many supportive organizations for their energy, enthusiasm and tireless assistance. We also extend our deep appreciation to Ms. Ella Williamson, for her excellent chairperson leadership in the local planning of the symposium.
Lynda M. Dorman
Executive Director and Vice President
On October 23, 2008, a panel of assessors observed Ms. Ella Williamson during a twenty minute lesson for the purpose of certifying the presence of interactive instructional skills required for Certified Instructors in the Certified Customer Service Specialist (CCSS) curriculum.
Ms. Williamson met the requirements and is designated Certified Instructor for the CCSS program.
Quick Start uses a structured observation process and protocol, based on selected skills from IBSTPI 1, to determine instructional competence.
Coordinator, Certification Programs
Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education
Dear Ms. Williamson,
Thank you so much for your presentation to the Workplace Readiness Class. You have a dynamic personality, and your enthusiasm appealed to the students. The students were positive in their comments during the debriefing of your presentation.
You brought an important message to the students about the role of good health in employees' success in the workplace. Often this factor is overlooked, but it can be crucial. I have a friend who works in a school cafeteria who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. She may have to take disability [income] because of the pain she has to endure everyday. Of course, teenagers seldom think of the importance of health since they usually are pain free. When the students visit work sites, they ask employers to identify what they expect from their employees. Usually, the employers say they want the employees to be at work and on time. However, to meet these conditions the employees have to be healthy, but in all the field trips I have taken the students on, not one employer has identified good health as an important condition of being a good worker.
Your comments on good health were important for the students to hear, and they might not have had this information without your presentation. I appreciate your taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with the students.
Workplace Readiness Class
The best that I can say may not sufficiently describe Ella Williamson's outstanding qualities as a trainer. Ms. Williamson has provided organizational and community development training for the City of Savannah's Leadership Development Institute for more than ten years. She is stellar in the organizational and community development training field. Ella presents with competence, precision, professionalism and enthusiasm. All of her participant evaluations are consistently excellent and superb.
Ms. Williamson has an exemplary work ethic, always exceeding what is expected of her. She constantly wants to be challenged, never content with mediocrity. In addition, Ella has a personality that is second to none. I am confident that Ms. Williamson will rise to the top in whatever she pursues. I gladly recommend Ella Williamson and I am sure that she will be a tremendous asset to your organization.
Community Leadership Coordinator
Thank you so much for the contribution you made to the 8th Annual Conference of NASW-Georgia Chapter through your presentation. Overall, the feedback from participants of the 1996 Annual Conference indicates that the event was extremely successful.
Jackie, E. Pray, Ph.D., ACSW
Interim Executive Director
On behalf of the Annual Meeting Planning Committee and the Board of Directors of the Georgia Conference on Social Welfare, I would like to thank you for your presentation on Cultural Values That Impact the Health of a Community at our 69th Annual meeting. Your presentation received excellent feedback from those participating. Thank you once again. We truly appreciate your willingness to donate your time and expertise to our organization.
Dana Hamilton, President