NIEHS celebrates and thanks administrative staff
By Richard Sloane
Each year NIEHS holds a special event to thank the Institute’s administrative staff. The annual Clerical, Administrative, Secretarial, and Technical (CAST) employee celebration took place April 22 and featured motivational speaker Earl Suttle, Ph.D. Suttle’s humorous presentation held the audience totally spellbound for two hours, as he encouraged employees to be their best at work, and to find their passion, power, and purpose in life. Participants learned how to establish personal growth plans to enhance their careers.
“If you want to grow in this competitive world … build your skill security” Suttle said. “Do not do what most of the crowd does … live your life like nobody else!”
Suttle is co-author of five books, and a highly sought-after facilitator and motivator with more than 25 years of experience in team building, leadership, and personal development for corporations, universities, the National Football League, and the National Basketball Association.
“Our administrative professionals make it possible for this Institute to fulfill its research mission and to reach our scientific goals,” said NIEHS and NTP Director Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D. “We appreciate them so much, and it’s a lot of fun to celebrate all that they do.”
Birnbaum and the rest of the NIEHS executive leadership team served ice cream cake and refreshments following Suttle’s motivational seminar.
(Richard Sloane is an employee services specialist with the NIEHS Office of Management.)