As support providers, coordinators, and administrators: We subscribe to the primary mandate of the Hippocratic Oath: "THIS ABOVE ALL, DO NO HARM." We subscribe to the CONCEPT OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP in delivering supports to people with developmental disabilities. The test of servant leadership is: Do those served [our participants] grow as persons? Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, and more autonomous? We subscribe to the Center's CODE OF ETHICS & CONDUCT (GARC Staff Development & Morale Policy 309) and strive to embody the highest levels of integrity, stewardship, and accountability. We subscribe to the principles of effectiveness articulated by Dr. Stephen Covey, in his book THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE. Highly effective people:
The Griffin Area Resource Center reflects excellence in all its work and especially through a FOUNDATION OF SAFETY AND WELL BEING for participants, the identification and employment of BEST PRACTICES, and the improvement of services and outcomes for participants through CONTINUOUS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT.
We believe it is our duty to provide visionary leadership to our community by advancing our mission and promoting our values with integrity, stewardship and accountability.
As an organization we subscribe to the highest levels of integrity, stewardship and accountability. We conduct our business with integrity and believe that we exercise a public trust with responsibilities to people with disabilities, their families, the community, funders, and staff.
We believe that, in the field of disabilities, the measure of organizational success is responsiveness to the service user.