Diversity at NRVCS
As the New River Valley’s public provider of behavioral health services, NRVCS (New River Valley Community Services) is committed to ensuring that culturally competent services are provided to our consumers. This policy incorporates the concept of equal and non-discriminatory services that are matched to the individual consumer’s needs.

NRVCS recruits, manages, develops, and retains qualified staff who reflect the diversity of the population served in order to provide the highest quality of services in support of the agency’s mission.

Non-discrimination statement
New River Valley Community Services prohibits discrimination in employment, as well as services for consumers, or agency sanctioned activities, on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender expression.

New River Valley Community Services prohiben discriminación en el empleo, asi como los servicios para consumidores, olas actividades sancionaron de la agencia, por la raza, origen nacional, el color, el credo, la religión, el sexo, la edad, laincapacidad, estatus de veterano, expresión sexual de orientación or género.

Diversity – a single word that can cause even the most powerful of business executives to crawl under their desks.

Most of us think we know what “diversity” involves and how to respond when it becomes a point of discussion. But do we really understand diversity and how to manage it in the workplace?

Recognizing the ever-changing landscape of diversity in our community, New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) is pleased to offer selected diversity trainings to businesses and non-profit organizations – each one facilitated by a pair of NRVCS’ certified diversity trainers.

NRVCS Community/Corporate Diversity Trainings
Diversity 101 –
A basic introduction to the subject of diversity and related issues. This is an interactive training which features discussion and exercises designed to foster greater awareness of diversity and its importance in the workplace and in our community. Training session is approximately three (3) hours in length.

The Power of the Four: Understanding and Appreciating the Four Generations in Today’s Workplace – For the first time in history, there are four generations in the workplace at the same time. Each of these age groups has different expectations and different demands. During this three-hour training, participants learn how to mix all four generations to maximize cross-generational communications, avoid conflict, and maximize performance.

Color Blind to Color Rich – The primary focus of this training is on race and includes activities related to race that may be completed individually and then shared with the group. Includes video clips related to race that may spark emotions. Session is approximately four (4) hours.

ABC’s: A – addressing, B – basic, C’ – cultural communication, s – situations – This training will provide an overview of the language assistance program, cover the effective use of interpreters, and focus extensively on illiteracy issues to include ways of identifying and addressing the problem.

Contact Mike Wade at 540-961-8420 or mwade@nrvcs.org for details.