Donna D Rivett

March 22, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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The Richardson Center, Mueller Campus, Indian River State College
6155 College Lane
Vero Beach, FL 32966

Speaker Info:

Donna Rivett has been with Indian River Sate College for 32 years and is currently the Dean of Industrial Education. In 2009, she became a Bridges Out of Poverty Certified Trainer and volunteers throughout the four counties of Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie training organizations, businesses, and community at large in the concepts of Bridges to create awareness and develop knowledge and skills to assist those who serve under-resourced individuals.


How Economic Class Affects the Workplace

Using the concepts of Bridges Out of Poverty communities have reduced the social costs of poverty, strengthened the workforce, and built a more prosperous and sustainable community. Bridges brings people from all sectors and economic classes together to improve job retention rates, build resources, improve outcomes, and support those who are moving out of poverty. The Bridges community program provides concepts and tools to help employers, community organizations, social service agencies, and individuals address and reduce poverty in a comprehensive way.

This workshop will provide insights to Human Resources Professionals and line managers understand the work habits and motivation of individuals based on the economic level in which they were raised – generational poverty, generational middle class, and generational wealth.  Develop insight into how economic levels affects behavior in the workplace, performance, and engagement.  Identify strategies to increase worker stability which leads to increased retention, productivity and engagement especially in entry-level workers.

The SHRM Vermont State Council received a 2008 Pinnacle Award, sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Automatic Data Processing (ADP) for its “Working Bridges Out of Poverty Project.” In conjunction with for-profit, nonprofit, and government agencies, the council delivered Working Bridges training to more than 250 human resources professionals and line managers on the workplace implications of economic diversity; implemented an emergency savings and loan program for employees of participating companies; housed worksite resource coordinators in companies to help employees find help with housing, child care, transportation, economic assistance, and other resources without having to leave work; and began discussions of how to encourage employees to use health and wellness strategies.


Thank you to our March Luncheon Sponsor 



Sprinng Watson (772)321-3808

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Networking: 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

BoxLunch: 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Chapter Business: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Presentation: 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.

Cancellation Policy:

If you RSVP and can’t attend, you must send an email to: by 10 am on the Tuesday before the meeting or you will be charged for your meal.


$20.00 Members

$25.00 Non-Members