The CEO's Corner: DDLS & The Smith Family
By Mal Shaw
Three years ago, DDLS' Corporate Social Responsibility committee researched options for our team to support charity and community organisations. Our committee recommended that DDLS would have the most impact if we formed one strategic partnership and recommended we support The Smith Family children's education charity. We felt a strong alignment with The Smith Family's purpose as a children's charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. We sponsored a student through The Smith Family Learning for Life program, volunteered at Smith Family events and provided professional development to The Smith Family's IT staff. I am delighted to say that The Smith Family has provided feedback that the training that they have received from DDLS has reduced their staff turnover, improved project readiness, driven process improvement and improved employee performance and engagement. We are proud to play our part in the success that The Smith Family has in driving outcomes through supporting education including improved school attendance, improved advancement to senior school and improved graduate engagement in work and further study.
We are delighted to announce that DDLS has renewed our strategic partnership with The Smith Family for three more years and we very much look forward to the outcomes that our organisations can achieve through our dedication to education.
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